These stockings are gorgeous but simple. They will work real well for child or adult and will follow them though the rest of their lives if taken care of. The embroidery is done very professionally. The red thread really pops. I wish I had used red thread on the other one I got, because I got one for each daughter and had green used on it and now I see them together, whether you purchase the green cuff or red cuff ,the red just seems to pop. I have used this seller several times before and they have never failed to impress.