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.
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Top 11 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
It's no secret that our bridesmaids have helped and supported as we prepare to walk down the aisle. While our upcoming nuptials are a confirmation of our relationship with our fiance, it is also a great opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the friendships we have made so far on this journey. Our dearest friends and family have been by our side watching us date, planning the wedding, and now they will be walking with us down the aisle. To recognize their dedication and support, we should take a moment to gift them a creative and most unique bridesmaid gift that represents how much we truly value our attendants' friendship and help along the way.
To help us with this special task, please scroll through a compilation of the most unique bridesmaids gift ideas that they will love:
Give each attendant a special piece of jewelry to wear on the wedding day and for years to come. Jewelry is often a typical bridesmaid gift, but today there are so many creative options available that we can't rule this idea out. Consider gifting initial necklaces, pendants with your favorite lyric tunes engraved on them, or an infinity ring as a symbol of friendship.
Monogrammed phone cases or fine purses
Give them something nice that can be used every day with a practical accessory that has their initials engraved on it. Stamping out a personalized gift for each of the bridesmaids makes it unique and fun.
Make sure each bridesmaid knows how special they truly are by giving her a journal. Look for a combination adult coloring book with a journal for hours of stress relief and personal reflection.
Provide a cute photo op before the wedding by giving every bridesmaid a matching robe. Look for a classic look so the robes can be used for days to come.
A wine countdown
If your girls are wine connoisseurs then this gift is for them. The "Twelve Nights of Wine" set allows your maids to enjoy a new glass sized bottle of wine every evening for 12 days before the wedding. While this was originally intended for the holidays, why not countdown to the big day inspirited and unique way?
A gift card booklet
Channel your inner writer and design a simple booklet about your relationship with your bridesmaid and include set of gift cards that tie into the story. Think of it like a grown-up version of those coupon booklets we used to give our parents when we were kids, instead of chores or free backrubs on each page you include a gift card that your bridesmaid will enjoy.
A special flower arrangement
Flowers are the perfect way to express our gratitude and appreciation to our bridesmaids. Tap into the symbolism and meanings of colors or flowers to craft the ultimate meaningful bouquet or arrangement to use flower power to express all our emotions without any words.
A henna tattoo
Whether your gals prefer the real deal or would rather opt for henna, tattoos are a most unique bridesmaid gift idea. A little ink therapy is a wonderful way to mark the special occasion and give you an excuse to spend some quality girl time together. Make a day of it and create lasting memories, even if a henna tattoo will wash off in a week or so.
Personalized bottles of perfume
Carefully select a prized bottle of your friend's favorite scent and customize the package with pictures featuring you two together.
The gift of music
If music is your jam, give each bridesmaid a high quality set of headphones and a gift card to their favorite online music site. Your attendants will enjoy listening to their favorite playlists in comfort and style. Ones we love: BOSE wireless earbuds.
VienneMilano thigh highs
This gift tops all of the others, because a nice pair of luxurious thigh highs are an indulgent splurge that can boost a woman's confidence and make her feel special. Also, consider purchasing the ISABELLA nude, ISABELLA black, or GRAZIANA hosiery that is fit for any bride and her attendants. By giving each bridesmaid a pair of hosiery to wear at the wedding, they will feel pampered all day and remember the day whenever they wear them in the future.
Why are thigh highs a fabulous gift idea? Here are three fabulous reasons.
1. Thigh Highs are Practical
Thigh highs are a wedding day essential. Your bridesmaids will need a pair of stockings to wear with their dresses on the big day and unfortunately, stockings are sometimes overlooked. Why not give your friends a gift they can be sure to use on the big day? Also, by pre-purchasing high quality thigh highs, you can avoid any day-of mishaps like mismatched tights or girls with runs down their legs! Giving a gift that can be worn on the big day is a wonderful way to get everyone excited, and to ensure that on the wedding day they will feel luxurious and fabulously put together.
Thigh highs are practical in that they are not a one-time product. Your bridesmaids will be able to wear their hosiery time and time again after your big day. While VienneMilano hosiery is high quality and certainly formal enough for wedding-wear, depending on the style you choose, it will be versatile enough to wear to a variety of occasions like work, formal dinners, or other special events. Also, if you are concerned about buying the right size for each girl, do not fret. At VienneMilano, two sizes fit all! Our products come in small and large and fit a spectrum of different body types. Not convinced? Take a look at our tall girl and short girl blog posts to see how girls at both ends of the height spectrum wear VienneMilano.
2. Thigh Highs are Luxurious
Wouldn't it be great to be able to give your friends a luxury fashion accessory, made with the finest materials, shipped all the way from Italy? With VienneMilano, you can! VienneMilano thigh highs are not like other pantyhose or stockings as they are made in Italy and come in a variety of designs. VienneMilano thigh highs are a luxury fashion accessory for women, and are fun to style and flaunt. You may also choose to have your stockings delivered in our beautiful VienneMilano gift box. The purple box holds up to three pairs of VienneMilano stockings and slides open at the pull of a ribbon. Presenting your gift in this way is exciting to give and to open! Not only is hosiery a fun gift for your girls, but it is also all about embracing one's beauty, style and confidence. And why not help empower your fabulous friends?
3. Thigh highs are Perfect
A pair of VienneMilano thigh highs makes a perfect stand-alone gift, but it can also be a great supplement to any "themed" present. Whether your theme is "a night on the town," "girls' night in," or "beauty must-haves," thigh highs are always a fun addition. Perhaps you are thinking of giving your bridesmaids some day-of wedding essentials. Why not pair VienneMilano with a bottle of perfume? Or maybe some earrings and their favorite makeup product? You could have fun individualizing each gift-set based on each girl's personality. Remember, thigh highs can be personalized too! All VienneMilano products are unique and have been given a name to reflect the style of a different woman. Maybe one of your bridesmaids is colorful and bold like VANNA matte. Perhaps another friend reminds you of the luxuriously lacy OTTAVIA lace. Maybe ALESSIA stripe screams your best friend Sarah. Or maybe her name is ALESSIA, which in that case this pair is the one for her.
Which Design do I Choose?
There are a number of thigh high styles to choose from, and if it is for the big day the style will depend on the bridesmaid dresses. However, in general we recommend choosing ISABELLA for your bridesmaids. Our ISABELLA design comes in nude, chestnut brown, and black which match with just about anything. Also, the design's lace embellished band makes it a beautiful wedding accessory. Another option is CLAUDIA black. GRAZIANA, which comes in nude and ivory, is another perfect wedding style. This style however, we like to save for the bride herself. Yes, thigh highs are for bridesmaids but they are for brides, too! While you are getting together the perfect bridesmaid gift, treat yourself with your own pair of VienneMilano thigh high hosiery.
Whatever way you decide to thank your friends, with VienneMilano you are all sure to look and feel fabulous! Getting married soon? Let us know in the comments. We can't wait to see you and all your beautiful bridesmaids looking stunning in VienneMilano thigh high stockings!