Not for the anal retentive type...

If you have about 3 hours to assemble and prepare these (and at least two of you, because finishing on your own will probably take twice as long in every regard) then these MIGHT be for you. The tops are flimsy, and definitely leave something to be desired. I'll try again now that the agonizing part is over, but I don't have high hopes they'll be better.
Published:
Pros:
Great for killing time (and lots of it)
Cons:
Cheap (as in, do-it-yourself lacing)
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review
I absolutely loved the look of these stockings. I'm always looking for something out of the ordinary, especially something sexy like the lace-up back of these stockings, and for $14.99 I figured I'd really enjoy wearing them with some of the outfits I have. (BUT DON'T RUN OUT AND BUY THEM YET... READ ON FIRST!!)

Fresh out of the box the package looks ordinary, like most of the stockings you'd find here, adorned with the "perfect" photo of the stockings perfectly modeled for your enjoyment (and much needed reference later on).They look so great in the picture
But that's where the surreal feeling ends, and the regret begins...
What a mess
As soon as the stockings are un-packaged, you realize that the cheap laborers simply attached the lace to the fabric, and then threw it all in a pretty pink package to ship off to the Americas. It literally has nothing pre-assembled. In fact, the daunting task of "lacing" up the stockings (much like the shoe salesman does for you each time a new pair of sneakers is brought out for you to try on) falls entirely on you, the buyer. OK, not a big deal, we can do this... right? So we each take one stocking and begin lacing, pausing every few seconds to stare at the details of the packaging photo, to make sure the lacing is starting off generally close to what the finished product should look like. And an agonizing hour+ later (OK, probably 30 to 40 minutes to be realistic, times two people of course), they're (ALMOST) done. And now for the finish work. While I lay on the sofa, he works diligently with a knitting needle to adjust and tighten the ridiculous ribbon rows, to as closely as possible mirror the package. And in the end, what do you have?

Waste of time

A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! That's what! Sure, I don't expect them to match the model (after all, I'm not a model), but I'd expect something better than what we got. After over two hours, we threw in the towel. The tops of the lace, which is also used for the holes to lace the ribbon through, are finished poorly. One set had about 1 1/2 inches extra of lace on each side, while the other pair had no extra and was ready to break. The only upside to these are in the fact that the material, and lace to some extent, are fairly sturdy so you're less likely to experience a run or tear.

Kinda nice, kinda not
Overall disappointed
Follow-up commentary
After another two hours of adjusting the lacing (what a waste of time), the overall look is slightly better. They still look nothing like the stock photo, but they're better. Personally, I don't think I'd recommend anyone without a ton of time and fairly thin legs should attempt these.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Bridal gift
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    • Legs
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  • Funnyhunny!
    Funnyhunny!  
    ty
  • mpfm
    mpfm  
    Thanks for the review. I bought these last month. They are still sitting waiting to be laced up. Some day when I have an hour or two, I'll try them out.
  • Kissy
    Kissy  
    I actually think they look a lot like the model! This is really pretty on you! Great legs and great photos!
  • CindyH
    CindyH  
    awsum review
  • ibetannerz
    ibetannerz  
    thanks for the review
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    PeaceToTheMiddleEast  
    They look nice on you, sorry to hear and see they were such a disappointment. Thanks for sharing!
  • RedKyuubi
    RedKyuubi  
    too bad they were cheap, but helpful review
  • Kitt Katt
    Kitt Katt  
    They look great on you!
  • Anne
    Anne  
    thanks for sharing
  • joolie
    joolie  
    It stinks that the stockings are so hard to get on. They do look cute.
  • Faust
    Faust  
    nice review
  • amenti
    amenti  
    I have to get a pair of these. I'll use my garters to keep them up. Then again I didn't think about all the lacing work I'd have to do. FML.
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    These look stunning on you! Too bad they are a pain in the the neck to lace up! Thanks for the review!
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