shiny diy bodystockingsWhat do you think about cheap (< €3) pantyhose from supermarkets and chains like Albert Heijn, Lidl, Kruidvat, Hema, Auchan, Aldi, etc? Having played with Wolford, Oroblu, Omero, La Perla, Maxmara, Falke and so on, my opinion was quite strong –Albert Heijn Panty crap. But since I was advised by Searcher to use Albert Heijn pantyhose for the DIY bodystockings I decided to sacrifice €2.39 and bought AH Matglanzend 15 den suntan (colour “Sherry”) pantyhose. I chose one size bigger, since they were supposed to be pulled up as high as possible.

The result was quite shocking. I don’t know who produces pantyhose for Albert Heijn, but, in Albert Heijn Pantyhosea nutshell, I fell in love with the shiny beauty. Absolutely unbelievable. Now I see no reason in buying Jovanda Crystal 17 or Breeze 12 (two times more expensive), Oroblu Style 15 (3 times more expensive, difficult to find), Philippe Mattignon Miro 15 (2-3 time more expensive and not easy to find).

Something to think about…

But back to the bodystockings. Making two slits in the band took me around 5 minutes, and this is what it looks like:

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The first photo shows how I was dressed when I was in a supermarket. The Sun was shining and so were my pantyhose!

img__02884There’s one drawback, though. The”straps” cut deeply into the skin.

I think I mad a mistake with the size. According to the size chart size 46/48 I bought is not “longer” but “wider”, so the fit was not perfect. Will buy 42/44 (my size) next time.

Also see this post about inverted bodystockings.