The latest exciting news from What Katie Did HQ that after over a year in the making, we've finally received the first delivery of our Curve Stockings! 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Black Nude Seam
 
Designed to fit heights 5ft 1 to 5ft 9 (154-180cm) with thighs of 28-36" (71-91cm), (approximately dress sizes UK 18-26, US 14-22, Euro 46-54, Fr 48-56) we've been trying to put plus size stockings into production for a long time! 
 Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Nude Seam
Champagne Curve Stockings coming soon!
 
Now you might be wondering why it took so long to make these! The problem we had is that most curve hosiery is designed in a single width of leg - larger sizes are just longer and rely on the multi-way stretch of the fabric to fit properly. Past a certain size however, they just can't stretch round the thigh enough and cut in. 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Nude Seam
Champagne Curve Stockings coming soon!
 
We solved this by getting our factory to weave the stockings more loosely, so they do actually stretch further around the thigh! As you can imagine this has involved quite a lot of persuasion and changes to the machines, and as a result we've had to order the first lot of these stockings in large quantities, so have only ordered Contrast Black, Black and Champagne stockings (Champagne arriving in the next few weeks!) to begin with. If these sell well we'll look at bringing out some coloured options! 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Black Seam
 
You might have noticed the welt is different on the Champagne and Black versions of these stockings, and looks more like a Fully Fashioned welt. This is part of the way they've been made wider and we rather like the effect! We may look at making the welts more similar to the rest of our Glamour Seamed Stockings in the future however - let us know what you prefer in the comments below! 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Black Seam
 
Over the past year we've also introduced an expended size range across our Maitresse, Harlow, Liz and Dixie ranges. Our corsets have always gone up to size 34" (for around a 40" waist, although our Extremes could potentially fit a couple of inches bigger depending on body shape) but we now stock up to a size UK22 across these ranges, and make high waist knickers, and several suspender belt and girdle options to suit you. 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Black Nude Seam
 
We've recently added an eight strap suspender belt to our Liz Lingerie set in sizes UK18-22 to help stop stockings twisting round or falling down on a curvier thigh. Phoebe wears it here, and it will be available to purchase on our site very soon! 
 
Vintage Lingerie | Curve Plus Size Stockings Hosiery Black Nude Seam
 Credits:
Model - Phoebe
Jewellery by Splendette
 
Champagne Curve Stockings available soon 
 


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