Dolly Kei style printed tights by Celeste Stein

This post I will focus solely on tights in floral, paisley, cherub and other dolly kei type designs. (See also my post on Dolly Kei ebay finds)

Here are some of those quintessential looks as worn by Heri (Grimoire):

 

and some less obvious choices; the last one I took at the Virgin Mary store (she’s wearing Vivienne Westwood thigh highs)

   

I discovered a US company that has an amazing variety of designs, and in a great range of specifications as well. If you can’t find something you want here, there’s no hope for you. Many of them I find will work well into a dolly kei wardrobe, depending on how you co-ordinate, of course.

Celeste Stein

To start, you can choose to have your fave design printed on tights, leggings, thigh highs, trouser socks, or even scarves or car mats! Even just within one category, such as tights, you can choose from sheer tight, lycra tight, nylon tight, lurex tight, fishnet tight, or solid nylon/spandex tight. Phew!

But where they really come into their own is the huuuuuuuuuge range of designs offered. You can choose from categories, such as floral, paisleys, angels, or by colour…or just go exploring. While many of the ones I’ve chosen are quite “busy”, remember in sheerer stockings and fishnets, the impact will be reduced for a more subtle effect.

Angel/Cherub Designs

                   Angel Tapestry                            Natural Angel                           First Kiss                  Heaven

     

Renaissance or medieval themes:

                           Spring                                   the Creation of Adam                    Mideval (sic)

   

Tapestry designs

   

Insects

                  white butterflies                                yellow bugs                                 pink sandy

   

Florals

                      Blue Bonnet                                     Granny Wall                              Sonjia

   

These are lace florals in colours Bashe, Yellow & Lilac (there are other colours too)

   

Lace & Rose design in tan, pink & white (more colours available)

   

Lace design tights in rouge, red and midnight tones

   

One of my favourite designs is the Stained Glass Lace series, which is like battenburg lace

   

Floral medallions in blue, pink and white

   

Paisleys

Rose Paisleys in cream, peach and blue

   

There are also more traditional paisleys and psychedelic ones.

And finally, some miscellaneous ones I liked:

       

There are also animal print designs, orientals, modern abstract, pin-up/Vintage looks, spots, stripes, psychedelic designs….you’re just gonna have to have a peek yourself. Oh, and check out her couture designs too.

Do you like any of the above? Do you know of any good sources for floral, lace and dolly kei patterned tights?

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Comments

  1. Oh dear me. I hear those floral medallions calling my name. My spendy-sense is tingling!

  2. Oh, I love those Tapestry designs. What beautiful tights!

  3. Man oh man some of these designs are really mouth watering. I must have one of them.
    thanks.

  4. I love tights <3

    Of what does it remind you of?
    And thanks ;3

    Btw, I can't seem to get this right. I don't get notified if you reply to me, and if I check the box for followup comments I get an email everytime someone is commenting on your post T+T

  5. Ooooh! I knew this was gonna be good, but hot diggity, woman! And Celeste Stein is a U.S. company too, which is great for me.

    In other news, I’m pretty sure it’s New Years where you are, by now! Happy New Year!

  6. “If you can’t find something you want here, there’s no hope for you” LOL, that is so true, my god, there are too many to choose from! Tights are a girls best friend here in Melbourne and I can never have enough of them.
    I have one style here–the blue-green miscellaneous one, in knee-highs. Love them!

  7. I was blown away the first time I saw these tights at a local alternative co-op store. I forgot the name and thanks to your post I am reminded once again. I jst came across your blog via Fuyume.net and I absolutely love every single one of your posts. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

  8. wow, talk about eye candy! i love the lovely designs…oh le sigh…

    :)

  9. I agree, this stuff is really inspiring and awesome. BUT, I placed an order a few weeks ago and have heard nothing from them. No email confirmation, no charge on my credit card, nothing. I even called them to find out what was going on and they assured me the order would be charged when shipped. Considering that they have such a fantastic product, they don’t seem to make themselves all that available. I’m curious what has been your experience with them or if you know who i could order from that carries a wide selection of her tights w/o going directly through CelesteStein.com

    you might also like the UK designer Pamela Mann

    thanks!
    Betsy

    • Hi, this is regarding Betsy’s comment..did you ever got your order? I’m just curious because I’ve LOVE the socks on her website, but I haven’t placed an order…namely because I don’t see shipping charges listed, and your comment about the order taking so long to ship makes me a little leery too. So if you don’t mind me asking, what were the shipping charges and how long did it take to get your order?

      • Yes, I myself have never ordered from them so have no experience., and would likewise like to hear from those who have. I ended up buying some from japan on my recent trip, but the tights were quite expensive!

  10. Hi, I was wondering if you could me if you know if Celeste Stein ship internationally by chance. I’ll really appreciate if you can share any relevant information. Thank you very much in advance! ^__^

  11. I like this style clothing! But i could not do well as these model

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