Day 2 in my Emilio’s .. and we have such a statement pair on! I flashed these on my Instagram and had a lot of people interested, wanting to see more!
I spent the day doing up the new room, finally being able to move into it after months of doing it up. It’s still not fully done, as I need to get a rug, sofa, stool and curtains in there and then accessorise it up!
So instead of rocking out in my jeans to do my little DIY project, I decided to slip into my EC’s and get the job done!
Colour: Black / White
Materials: 90% polyamide, 10% elastane
I kept it real simple today; my oversized baggy t-shirt dress with my love hearts and slippers! I normally would have teamed these up with black boots (either stiletto or chunky) but as I was at home all day, I thought I would make these more about the tights than my outfit.
Dress: New Look
Tights: Emilio Cavallini
From The Website: You’ll fall in love with this amusing and adorable design. Make any outfit fun, flirty and feminine with these tights. Pair them with dresses, skirts and minis
90% polyamide- nylon
10% elastane -spandex
Made in Italy
The Packaging: the front shows the model wearing the hosiery (no model name or anything). The back gives you a little info about the hosiery along with a little window so you can see the hosiery along with the denier as well! What I like about it is that it’s simple and straight to the point, which is perfect for those who aren’t into hosiery and just getting into it.
Getting Inside: these came neatly wrapped around cardboard (thank goodness!) and pretty easy to get into. As these have no labels or tags to state front or back, you can get them on either day. What I tend to do is look where the band is stitched together and I normally put that at the back.
On The Legs: so one thing I did notice is that these shade differently depending on the light. They aren’t a thick black denier as they appear, as the inside is a grey-ish colour, which means when stretched it doesn’t stay jet black as it looks.
The denier is pretty thick so it gives good leg coverage and even when stretched, there isn’t that slight sheerness to them, which can be a bonus point for some, and disappointing for others.
The Toes: got to say not too happy as there is a lot of extra material lying around here. Even when stretched up the legs, it’s still lingering at the sides, so not really a fan. It would also be extra padding in shoes, which isn’t good in tight courts with pointy toes! Otherwise there is enough wiggle room in these, and the coverage is once again great. One thing I will add is that these are reinforced and you can slightly see the seam go across the toes, so no worries for those long toenails!
Let me just also add, due to the thick denier, these do crinkle at the ankles slightly when bent!
The Band: okay I am not so impressed with this band, as I had to keep pulling it up during the day. I had such an active day, which meant that my tights would be in action too and put to the test. I found that they slowly slipped during the day which resulted in my band slipping down and the crotch part not sitting flush against me. Normally I don’t have a problem with S/M tights as they normally fit really well, but with these I found that they just kept falling every so often.
By the way let me mention that there is no cotton gusset on these, so undies are needed (unless you’re still gonna roll without them on!)
The Design: this is the one thing I do love about these – that eye-catching statement design! I think it’s so great and so playful, it’s perfect to keep amongst your collection! the white hearts against the black ‘opaque’ is just to die for and can be worked in so may ways. I kept mine simple, but I know for sure I would be dressing these up to work or for a lunch date in town.
I mentioned the denier and the ‘opaqueness’ before, but don’t let that be an issue. I put on flash in some images to show you the contrast between normal lighting and when the flash hits!
I so love these – that design is just banging! But I would recommend maybe getting a size smaller. They do have these in XS/S, so I would prefer to downsize and see how they fit on the legs and see if the band is the issue or if it stays put!
I love the quality as I managed to catch these so many times on the ladder, but not one snag appeared on the legs so I am dead impressed here!
The thickness is just right too – perfect for A/W!