So I was steaming it to give it a slight sheen to the stocking and the steamer SPIT water on it. I was so mad! So I had to spray more black on it to cover the water marks-the stocking was sheer black at first but now-well, it is black. The back of the stocking is laced up with a bow so you can still tell it is a stocking but that is from the back view. Cheap steamer-I got what I paid for obviously. Returning it. argh.