Black seams and ivory pearls.

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

In yesterday’s blog post https://rations2rocknroll.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/skinny-minnie-fishtail-come-an-catch-a-me/ we featured a wonderful ‘Vintage Style Black 3/4 Sleeve Peplum Fishtail Hem Bodycon Pencil Dress’.

To beautifully accompany…

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below *).

Fully Fashioned Stockings Point Heel H2033 made on vintage Reading knitting machines. Sheer 15 denier nylon with sewn seam and finishing loop. Made in UK from 100% non stretch nylon. Priced at £22.50.

From http://www.highlandangel.co.uk (link below **).

Vintage Style Ivory Pearl Necklace With Round Clasp made with a traditional sterling silver clasp and freshwater pearls. Pearls measure approximately 6-7mm, necklace length is 44cm. Priced at £28.00.

Finish off with heels and ready to go.

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* https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1116/fully-fashioned-stockings-point-french-heel

** http://www.highlandangel.co.uk/vintage-style-pearl-necklace-with-round-clasp~547

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The adventures of Ella Vine and her poppy stockings and poppy suspender belt.

@Rations2R_n_R has a passion for supporting #womeninbiz and we are especially excited about Ella Vine and the innovative ‘Clip and Go’ poppy stockings and poppy suspender belt.

Attaching suspender straps to stockings; especially those at the back, can be problematic, with the wearer often having to become a specialist in the art of contortion. 

To help stocking wearers all over the world lingerie designer Ella Vine has developed a suspender belt which attaches to stockings by way of magnetic fastenings on both the suspender strap and stocking welt.

The Ella Vine website https://ellavine.co.uk/ showcases a variety of delightful lingerie sets including the lovely ‘Royal Blue Bra & Suspender Belt Set’. 

The gorgeous mix of satin-like rich royal blue with cream lace does not disappoint as it is as lovely in the flesh as it looks above. Bra and suspender belt set priced at £39.00.

The accompanying 10 denier Ultra Gloss stockings feature a pretty lace welt. 

Priced at £12.00.

Presentation of lingerie is vital to add an extra dose of sparkle and Ella Vine does not let down with your selection arriving in a pretty box featuring the fabulous Ella Vine logo.

As for the world’s first magnetic suspender belt as Ella herself says, and I can only agree, it is both very fast and very easy to attach to the stockings…just ‘Clip and Go’.

Ella Vine may be found on Twitter @EllaVineBrand, Facebook Ella Vine Lingerie and Instagram ella_vine_lingerie.

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It’s time we all reach out for something new. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From ladyvlondon.com (link below *).

“Lady Voluptuous” Estella Dress designed by Georgina Horne from http://www.fullerfigurefullerbust.com featuring a full 1950s style flared skirt, with a cross-over bust and small capped sleeves. There is a concealed zip fastening at the side. The dresses are true 1950s length (measuring approximately 45.5 inches from shoulder to hem in a Size 16). Priced at £50.00.

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below **).

15 denier Seamed Stockings Purple Glamour with a translucent champagne leg and purple point heel, seam and welt. Made in Italy from stretch nylon and elastane for ease of fit. Priced at £10.00. 

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* https://ladyvlondon.com/Estella-Dress-Purple/#.Wb6ibUHTWEc

** https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1426/seamed-stockings-contrast-purple-glamour


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Stocking up for Autumn and Winter.

With the length of each day rapidly decreasing as we head towards the Autumn equinox thoughts turn to hosiery; and for lovers of vintage style fashion, to stockings. 

I am blessed to possess many sets of beautiful matching lingerie. However unless one procures ones lingerie from a specialist vintage style retailer; such as What Katie Did (www.whatkatiedid.com), suspender belts are usually of the four-strap variety…with many only suitable for the boudoir.

Personally I prefer my suspender belts to have a little more ‘substance’ and to feature either six or eight straps. 

With these thoughts in mind I turn to today’s fashion pick.

From http://www.stockingshq.com (link below *).


Stockings HQ new Classic 6-strap lace front suspender belt featuring stretch satin side panels, a lace front panel, a bow at the top of every strap, triple hook and eye fastening at the back and 2cm wide straps with metal adjusters and metal clasps. Available in white and black. Priced at £29.50. 

Also from http://www.stockingshq.com (link below **).


Stockings HQ new Classic 8-strap lace front suspender belt; like the 6-strap version, featuring stretch satin side panels, a lace front panel, a bow at the top of every strap, triple hook and eye fastening at the back and 2cm wide straps with metal adjusters and metal clasps. Available in white and black. Priced at £33.50. 

I think it is fair to say that many of us gals like our opaque hosiery.

My favourite and available from http://www.mayfairstockings.com (link below ***).


Gerbe Opaque 70 Matt Stockings; with a 70 denier appearance, and made of Tactel yarn for an incredibly soft feel. These French stockings also feature invisible reinforced toes. Priced at £22.00. 

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* https://www.stockingshq.com/suspenders-and-lingerie-c7/new-classic-6-strap-lace-front-suspender-belt-p1090

** https://www.stockingshq.com/suspenders-and-lingerie-c7/new-classic-8-strap-lace-front-suspender-belt-p1093

*** https://www.mayfairstockings.com/products/gerbe-opaque-70-stockings?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=149788282&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqv6f7o-b1gIVqZPtCh2JgAPREAQYASABEgLkpPD_BwE


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Seams the way to classic elegance. 

From the eternal question when guys feel compelled to ask if you are wearing stockings, by way of a compliment on ones summery looking hosiery, to a look of horror that anyone could have the audacity to display seams in public. 

There is little doubt that seams provoke comment. They provide a focal point on the legs that draws the eyes towards them. They add a classic and timeless look to an outfit.

For those that wish to step out in seamed stockings for the first time it is interesting to note that not all seams are the same and that heels come in a variety of delightful shapes.

Traditional nylon fully fashioned stockings are made by knitting the material into flat sheets that are cut to the shape of a leg, folded in half, with the two sides sewn together to form a seam. 100% nylon stockings will contain no Lycra and therefore have little or no stretch.  The top of the seam where it meets the double layer of nylon at the top of the stocking; known as the welt, is completed by the welt being turned over and a finishing loop applied. This process is needed to allow the needle sewing the seam to be withdrawn. 

Fully Fashioned Stockings Full Contrast Cuban Heel H2027. Priced at £26.50. 

(https://www.whatkatiedid.com/product/918/fully-fashioned-stockings-full-contrast-cuban-heel?fes_pva_id=158937&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIldKJ86DZ1QIVxbztCh2ClAVpEAQYASABEgIrM_D_BwE).

Reinforced Heel and Toe stockings (RHT) are also made from nylon but have distinct differences from fully fashioned stockings. There is no keyhole in the welt, and although RHTs with seams are available, the seam is solely for decorative purposes as the process of circular knitting the stocking on barrels removes the need for a seam.


RHT Seamed Stockings. Priced at £12.95.

(http://www.touchable.co.uk/shop-pages/product-stockings-reinforced-heel-toe-rht-seamed-15820.html).

Most stockings that we wear today are a composition of nylon and Lycra (elastane); that allows their stretch, with the seams and heels being decorative to reproduce a vintage style. 


Seamed Stockings Red Glamour H2039. Priced at £10.00.

(https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1348/seamed-stockings-contrast-red).

As mentioned earlier there are also a number of styles of heels (photos http://www.vintage-legs.com). 

Cuban Heel – where the reinforced part is squared off above the back of the ankle, rather than tapering to a point.

Similar to the Cuban heel, the reinforced part of the stocking comes to a wider square above the back of the ankle, with the width above the ankle being similar to that on the bottom of the foot.

A mix between the Point and Cuban heels with the inclusion of a thin outline that traces the entire heel design.

Sometimes referred to as a French heel the reinforced section tapers off to a point that helps to accentuate the length and shape of the leg.

I should be pleased to answer any questions that anyone may have through the comments function or by email to rations2rocknroll@outlook.com.

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Blossom & be pretty in pink. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.britishretro.co.uk (link below *). 

‘Rhonda’s Revenge’ Magnolia Orchid Vintage 50s Style Limited Edition Pencil Dress designed & manufactured in the UK and featuring an off-the-shoulder Bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight bateau back neckline. The dress is made from stretch cotton with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back. There is also a 8 inch vent at the back of the skirt. Priced at £58.00.

Yesterday I was wearing from What Katie Did…


…Seamed Stockings Sky Glamour that come in an array of delightful colours including (and featured before)…

15 denier Seamed Stockings Pink Glamour H2049 (link below **) featuring a shocking pink seam with a translucent champagne leg and pink point heel, seam and welt. Made in Italy from stretch nylon and elastane for ease of fit. Priced at  £10.00. 

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* https://www.britishretro.co.uk/product/rhondas-revenge-pink-floral-vintage-50s-style-pencil/

** https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1425/seamed-stockings-contrast-pink-glamour

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Stocking up ones hosiery draw. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick where I have selected two pairs of stockings that I possess.

I should also like to explain a little about each pair that are quite different for a number of reasons.

Firstly from http://www.touchable.co.uk (link below *).

Genuine reciprocated heel and reinforced (RHT) toe sheer stockings featuring a deep welt and after welt with an external seam from welt to toe for extra definition. Made from 100% Nylon (and therefore non-stretch) the 15 denier construction using the sheerest of yarns specifically matched to give an appearance as stylish as fully-fashioned stockings. Priced at £12.95.

Secondly from http://www.whatkatiedid.com (link below ** and I am hoping that the colour is as sweet as it appears in the promotional photograph).

Seamed Stockings Sky Glamour H2051. 15 denier seamed nylons with a translucent champagne leg and sky blue point heel, seam and welt. Made in Italy from stretch nylon and elastane for ease of fit. Priced at £10.00.

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* http://www.touchable.co.uk/shop-pages/product-stockings-reinforced-heel-toe-rht-seamed-15820.html

** https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1427/seamed-stockings-sky-blue-glamour

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