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The Ultimate Guide for Tights & Stockings

Hello, my name is Vienne Brown, and I am the Founder of VienneMilano – a luxury hosiery brand dedicated to thigh high stockings. In 2011, I created VienneMilano because I could not find stockings that would stay up on my thighs. Since then, I have launched a number of hosiery collections, wrote many articles about stockings, and have continued to follow my passion for fashion. In pursuit of building an iconic brand, I’ve come to realize that the more I know, the more there is to learn.

Follow me as I intend on creating the ultimate guide for tights and stockings. Here in the VienneMilano Blog, you will find helpful topics such as (to name a few): How to care for stockings, how to select the right hosiery style, how to determine your hosiery size, and the history of stockings. Feel free to browse our blog by using the search filter.

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Let’s Connect! We Love to Be Social

Let’s Connect! We Love to Be Social

Keep up with the latest trends in the Luxury Hosiery World. Connect with VienneMilano on all of our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Youtube and Tumblr.
March 20, 2017
Intern: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Intern: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Kick-start your quest for total world domination by becoming an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Compared to other internships, ours is an extremely dynamic role with great potential to impact the company’s growth, learn a lot, and make a bit in the process.
March 10, 2017
Tags: Jobs
Back Seam Stockings for Work

Back Seam Stockings for Work

Dear VienneMilano,
My name is Julia, and I'm a Marketing Director from a small .com company based in Chicago. As a person who loves all things retro, I have been tempted to wear back seam stockings to work. However, I've been reluctant to do so as I'm afraid that back seam stockings may be considered a fashion faux pas in the corporate environment. Can you tell me if back seam stockings are appropriate for work? And if so, what's the best way to style them?

– Julia M.

Back seam stockings: a modern way to creating a perfect silhouette reminiscent of the 1950s. Featuring a delicate knitted vertical seam that runs from the top of your hosiery down to the toe, providing a touch of retro glamor – To help with Julia's question, we reached out to renowned stylists, fashion bloggers, and experts for their advice:

Generally speaking, nude-toned back seam stockings are appropriate for work (Office settings, creative vocations). I recommend wearing back seam stockings with a short to medium height heel or knee height fashion boot.
- Mary Winkenwerder, Beauty Expert, Beautereport.
I personally love back-seam stockings. I love that they appear to be regular nylons from the front, so I can meet with colleagues and clients while still presenting myself as a traditional young professional, but that telltale line up the back of my leg is subtle enough to waver between classic, retro and sexy. They don't give too much away, but they can be a great conversation piece for those paying attention. They are intriguing to a new generation for their simple sexiness. I can wear them to work and still be completely appropriate in my professional environment.
- Chris, CoFounder of Heel and Toes.


Not only are back seams appropriate for work, but it's also essential to make sure the seam is straight.

When I went to school in Europe, there were no non-back seam stockings; we always had to make sure the seams were straight. It was not cool to have them [the back seam] crooked, not even a millimeter!

- Adeodata Czink, Founder of Business of Manners.


Ok, we get it: back seam stockings are appropriate for work. However, what do you wear with them? Amber S. Brown, Founder of GOCO Collective offers two outfits pairing back seam stockings, bodysuits, blazers, and chunky heels.


Michelle Freiberg, Founder of She's Not So Basic, shares this fabulous outfit. She believes that matching a black turtleneck with a knee-length pencil skirt and pointed-toe pumps will add just the right amount of sexiness:


What about you? How and where do you like to wear your back seam stockings? Join the conversation and comment below.


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March 10, 2017
How to Wear Back Seam Stockings: Their Cultural, Historical, & Modern Significance

How to Wear Back Seam Stockings: Their Cultural, Historical, & Modern Significance

Back seam stockings 101. Here's our tribute to a classic fashion accessory. Discover back seam stockings' cultural, historical, and modern significance.
March 03, 2017
Made in Italy, From Italy, With Love

Made in Italy, From Italy, With Love

Much like its cars, food, and fashion, Italian hosiery is no exception to superb quality. Every pair of stockings that are made in Italy embodies the exceptional country from where they are produced.
February 24, 2017
Tags: Italy
My Fashion Internship Experience

My Fashion Internship Experience

One of our fabulous intern submitted the following blog post. While it's not our usual piece, we were so touched by it that we decided to publish it. We hope you'll enjoy!
February 10, 2017
Top 5 Best Seller List for 2016

Top 5 Best Seller List for 2016

As 2016 (arguably one of the most strangest years of our generation) comes to an end, VienneMilano celebrates the arrival of 2017 with enthusiasm. Before we begin with a fresh start (again), let's take a closer look at 2016. How did women reveal their style and confidence in 2016?
December 30, 2016
How to stay fashionable with warm stockings

How to stay fashionable with warm stockings

Yes! It's possible to look fashionable and stay warm during winter. All you need is a fabulous pair of thick thigh high stockings. Here's our top recommendations for winter stockings.
Are Pantyhose Still In Style?

Are Pantyhose Still In Style?

The jury is in: Pantyhose is awful. And according to the New York Times, the usage of pantyhose has been on a decline since the mid-90's. However, before you cast all stockings away, there's one thing to understand: not all hosiery are created equal.
October 21, 2016
Tags: Pantyhose
Can I Wear Stockings with Open-toe Shoes?

Can I Wear Stockings with Open-toe Shoes?

We at VienneMilano are often asked: Can you wear stockings with open-toe shoes (also known as peep-toe shoes)? And the answer is: Well it depends.
October 14, 2016
Tags: Fashion tips
Intern: Fashion Marketing & Events

Intern: Fashion Marketing & Events

Kick-start your quest for total (and totally glamorous) world domination with an internship at VienneMilano!
October 07, 2016
The Difference Between Stay ups, Hold Ups, and Thigh Highs

The Difference Between Stay ups, Hold Ups, and Thigh Highs

Some call it thigh highs others call it stay ups. Here are the differences between these terms.
September 30, 2016