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What Exactly Is A Point Heel Stocking?

What exactly are point heel stockings? Here at UK Tights, we get so excited about new trends and outfit ideas, that we forget about those staples and making sure newcomers to the world of legwear know about them.

One category of jargon and technical terms that really throws people are the types of stocking heels to choose from. So, what exactly is a point heel stocking?

A point heel is one of the sexiest and the most classic features to any pair of backseam stockings. These are stockings with a darker heel area made by double folding the fabric for strength. This heel area is a long and tall triangle that comes to a sharp point. It is not only a striking head-turner; it is also the best at lengthening your legs and adding something even more shapely to your legs.

It is not the same as the equally as widespread Cuban heel, which is almost identical. But, the stockings cut off at the top for a flat finish. Both are beautiful though, and if you want the full array of sexy and sophisticated classics, then a Cuban and point heel stockings design should both feature in your wardrobe.

But the point heel is the undisputed champion for gorgeous legwear that lengthens the leg. They are perhaps the most popular type of fully fashioned stockings or the most adored and coveted backseam stockings of all time because of that.

(4) Comments

  1. Very useful explanation, thank you. I’ll keep an eye out for more of these going forward.

  2. Ed. R. says:

    Thank you for explaining the difference between the two types of heels, and for directing us to a brand that shows a large variety of heels for us to learn about.

  3. There are quite a few actually, like Memphis and Manhattan. Gio is the best brand to see all the different types of heel:

  4. ribbedtights says:

    I’ve always wanted to know the difference between ‘cuban heels’ and ‘point heel’ stockings … now I know! Learn something every day!

    Are there any other heel type we should be aware of??

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