Review: The colourful seamed Stockings by What Katie Did

What Katie Did Seamed Stockings: Review and Styling Tips
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What Katie Did stockings with seams

The stockings by What Katie Did with colourful seams are very popular in the vintage and retro community. They are available in a lot of different shades and are also quite affordable. In the following, I am going to tell you a bit more about them.

What Katie Did Seamed Stockings: Overview

Colour: available in different shades, I own beige stockings with dark red seams

Hosiery type: Stockings with artificial seam

Special features: Colourful seams and a colour-matching welt

Stretchy: Yes

Denier: 15

Care: Hand wash, if possible

Price: ca. 15 €

Shop: What Katie Did, Ars-Vivendi*, Top Vintage*, for example


Colourful seamed Stockings by What Katie Did: Review

The seamed stockings by What Katie Did are available in many different colours, so there is an option available for almost every outfit. But let’s talk about them a bit more in the following.

Colour and Features

RetroCat wearing colourful seamed stockings by What Katie Did

My stockings have an almost sheer champagne colour with a dark red seam and a colour-matching welt. The stockings are available in different shades, though. There are champagne coloured ones with seams in blue, lilac, yellow, green, red, pink and many more shades available. But What Katie Did also offers sheer black stockings with colourful seams.

The stockings have a very subtle satin finish and look great on the legs. The seam is quite prominent, the heels have a pointy shape, a soll called “Cuban Heel”. I have to mention that this is an artificial seam, so no real seam as it would be the case with fully fashioned nylons. Nevertheless, the stockings add a lovely retro charme to the outfit.

The soles, toes and heels of the seamed stockings by What Katie Did

The upper part of the stockings, the so-called welt, has the same colour as the seam. This is also the part where I adjust my garter belt. If I put the stockings on, I also grab them at the solid welt to save the more delicate parts. Toes, part of the soles and heels are reinforced, by the way.

Wearing Comfort

RetroCat wearing a dark red dress and matching seamed stockings by What Katie Did

The wearing comfort of my stockings is good. They feel great on the skin. I always wear them with a quite solid garter belt, though, to make sure they do not slip down, even when I am moving a lot.

My Conclusion:

RetroCat wearing dark red seamed stockings by What Katie Did and black shoes

The seamed stockings by What Katie Did are available in a lot of different colours and therefore, I am sure there is also a pair for your favourite dress/skirt available. They are comfortable and do not wrinkle while wearing them, due to an elastane share. Although I personally prefer true fully fashioned nylons with real seams, I really do like them as they add a great variety and some pops of colour to my closet. The price with about 15 Euro is appropriate, in my opinion. Especially as I have worn mine quite often and also hand washed them a few times, and they are still in a very good condition.

So if you like stockings with colourful seams, these are definitely some that are worth a deeper look.


How to style the colourful Stockings by What Katie Did

You can either colour-match your stockings with your outfit or add some pops of colours to a little black dress. If you are fashion brave enough, you can also do colour blocking and wear your colourful stockings with an outfit in a contrasting colour.

A dark red Dress and colour-matching Stockings

This pin-up girl outfit consisting of a dark red dress and colour-matching stockings is a classy look for different occasions. No matter if you go out for dinner, to a bar, to the cinema or simply visit a café with friends – this outfit will look great.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Unique Vintage via Peggy Sue Vintage, similar here*

Petticoat: Vintage, similar here*

Stockings: What Katie Did*

Shoes: Peter Kaiser, very similar here*

Gloves: Vintage

Hat: Vintage

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An elegant Vintage Dress and matching Stockings

RetroCat wearing a red vintage dress and matching stockings

The seamed stockings look also great with very elegant outfits like this vintage dress – a perfect look for more formal occasions or a lovely dinner.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Vintage, similar here*

Jacket: Vintage, similar here*

Stockings: What Katie Did*

Shoes: Peter Kaiser, very similar here*

Handbag: Vintage

Gloves: Vintage

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The Little Black Dress and dark red Stockings

RetroCat wearing a little black dress and red What Katie Did stockings with seams

If you want to add a pop of colour to your little black dress, stockings with colourful seams are a great way to do so. I am wearing my black dress by Wheels and Dollbaby with sheer stockings that have dark red seams.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Wheels and Dollbaby, similar here*

Stockings: What Katie Did*

Shoes: Menbur, similar here*

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