Lingerie I Love: Gatta’s Ars Amandi Erotic Hold-Ups

by Estelle Puleston

I love stockings and hold-ups that have a deep lace welt, but these ones by Gatta are something special; semi-hidden against a background of leafy stems, they feature erotic illustrations of a pair of lovers. Depending on the picture it looks either fairly obvious or a bit more subtle, like you might mistake it for a typical floral design if you just glance at them from a distance.

Sneaky, erotic prints are somewhat popular right now on lingerie, but this is the first time I’ve seen something similar on hosiery. These hold-ups come in a choice of three designs which are part of a larger, aptly-titled collection called Ars Amandi – that’s Latin for ‘art of loving’ – though the other items don’t feature these illustrations.

The hold-ups are available in two sizes to fit 58-68cm thigh circumferences. They cost 39.90 PLN which currently works out at roughly £8.30, $10.70 or 9.50€, so they’re not going to set you back much at all. Even the shipping cost is low at less than half the price of the hold-ups, regardless of destination, though they appear to only be delivering to Europe and Russia.

Update 03/06/17 – I contacted the brand to clarify where they ship to. Although you can select from a list of countries at checkout, they only deliver to Poland – confusing! A few UK stockists I’ve found are APM Fashion, Sassy Star and Room 69, all charging £11.

US customers can get these for $25 with $1.50 shipping direct from Gatta’s US website – a bit pricier but you don’t have to worry about customs charges or lengthy delivery times.

What do you think of Gatta’s illustrated Ars Amandi stockings? Will you be buying a pair? I might!

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Avigayil June 4, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Know where to get 02 and 03 designs in Canada? The US link just has 01.

Estelle Puleston June 4, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Sassy Star delivers to Canada for £5, and Apm Fashion does too (price calculated at checkout). I’m afraid I don’t know if they have any Canada-based stockists though. You could try asking their customer service team but when I asked if they had any UK stockists they replied “No, we’re a Polish company” sooo….

Mirat June 9, 2017 - 1:24 pm

Beautiful pattern and sexy.

Teri Louise August 4, 2017 - 9:59 am

I saw this post the second it came out and had to have all of the designs, I couldn’t find them anywhere at all however as I began to give up my search I found them on amazon! they came quite quickly and are absolutely perfect, so for people struggling to get them from the Gatta site like I was I highly recommend trying Amazon before you give up the search

Estelle Puleston August 4, 2017 - 10:17 am

Thanks for the tip!

I couldn’t find them on Amazon by searching for the Ars Amandi name, but I’ve found them in the Gatta store as ‘not applicable’ hold-ups haha >