Seamed Stockings are a perfect way to add a sophisticated and seductive look to any outfit! If you’re looking for sexy stockings or maybe some vintage stockings then you are in the right place. The Tight Spot’s collection of back seamed stockings are both seductive and retro. Ranging from a simple back seam line to seamed bows running up the legs, we’ve got you covered.
What are seamed stockings?
Seamed Stockings provide a sophisticated hosiery look that can also be seen as a vintage hosiery look due to the seamed stocking being highly fashionable and popular in the earlier half of the twentieth century. Originally seamed stockings were knitted flat and then sewn together along the back which created the backseam. Seamed stockings made in this traditional way are called fully-fashioned stockings. A small number of brands still create fully-fashioned stockings, which have a finishing loop that makes them recognisable. Due to the higher cost of fully-fashioned stockings, most brands focus on seamed stockings with non-functional seams. At The Tight Spot we have a wide range of seamed stockings that fit into this category. Mock seamed stockings can achieve the same aesthetic as fully-fashioned stockings at a lower cost and hosiery lovers can enjoy the benefits of stretch hosiery that isn't available with fully-fashioned stockings (since fully-fashioned stockings are all non-stretch).
How to Wear Seamed Stockings
The Tight Spot’s range of nylon seamed stockings includes black seamed stockings, nude seamed stocking and back seamed stocking which can all help the wearer achieve a vintage seamed stocking look. If you’re looking for some vintage style nude seamed stockings to go with your look, we recommend the Fiore Madame Seamed Stockings which are affordable and inspired by 1950’s Parisian fashion. These vintage stockings look great worn with a pencil skirt or mini dress for parties or retro themed events. Another favorite in the seamed stockings category are the Trasparenze Pennac Seamed Stockings. These luxury black seamed stockings are simply beautiful and designed to last. Due to their simple elegance, these can be styled with almost anything in your wardrobe making them very versatile. If fishnets are your thing then we recommend the Silky Scarlet Back Seamed Fishnet Stockings.These seamed net stockings feature a gorgeous black back seam which leads up to the lace patterned top. These would look great styled with a black dress and heels for date night. If you don’t want to fuss with a garter belt, we also have a large range of Seamed Tights.
Where to buy seamed stockings?
Seamed stockings can be bought online at thetightspot.com. Our wide range of seamed stockings includes black seamed stockings, glitter seamed stockings and plain back seamed stockings. In addition The Tight Spot also sells a range of contrast seamed nylon stockings, coloured seamed stockings such as lilac seamed stockings and seamed stockings with bows. The Tight Spot offers free world wide shipping for seamed stockings with express shipping which can make next day delivery available for certain areas in the UK.
Why did stockings have seams?
Before the technological developments in machinery that allowed the manufacture of seamless stockings, stockings used to be knitted flat and the seam would be added to sew both ends of the stockings together. So essentially, stockings had seams so that they could be turned from a flat piece of material into a tube shaped stocking that could be worn as a fashion staple! Modern machinery can still add seams into stocking however these are non-functional seams that give the wearer a vintage look seamed stocking without the high cost of fully-fashioned stockings.
When did stockings stop having seams?
Circular knitting machines which were developed in the 1950s enabled seam-free stockings to become more popular than the seamed fully-fashioned stockings that were sewn up at the back. By the mid 1960s, seamless stockings became more popular than the vintage look back seamed stockings were. The association of the back seam and sensuality meant that the vintage seamed stockings never truly died out and they are still popular today as a hosiery item that has infinate amounts of sex appeal!