Cecilia De Rafael · Hosiery

Cecilia De Rafael Eterno Super Lucido Shiny Tights

After I did my YouTube Review on them in the colour natural, I decided I needed to get them in black to see what they’re like!

Once again I have been waiting to get these on the legs, and finally the sun is out, we can watch it shine away! Now I apologise in advance for the lack of images with flash on as I was in a rush to get this blog up and ready!


The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 20

Materials: 68% Nylon, 32% Spandex

Price: £15.95

Website: The Tight Spot – Cecilia De Rafael Eterno Super Lucido Shiny Tights


 

My Outfit

Let’s make it pop with a bright bodycon dress paired with peep toe sandal/shoes for work! I kept the hair bedhair to make it a little more playful rather than straight and formal.

My Deets

Dress: AX Paris

Tights: CdR

Shoes: New Look

 

The Review

From The Website: Cecilia de Rafael brings you the Eterno Super Lucido Ultra High Shine Tights. A similar design to the Eterno Sevilla tights but with extra, added shine. Designed without a waistband for a smooth, sleek finish and featuring the famous Sevilla, patented technology these tights are just about the shiniest we’ve ever seen! The oil look shine makes sure your legs get the attention they deserve, whilst the anti-ladder technology gives durability. These luxurious High Shine Tights are also available in plus size up to XXL. Look great no matter your shape. 68% Nylon, 32% Spandex

– 20 Denier
– No Waistband
– Sheer to Waist
– Cotton Gusset

 

The Packaging: check out the legs on that model; they look fantastic and so oily! I love these tights a hell of a lot, and I cannot wait to try them out!

So the front (as you can see) has the model wearing the black pair, and the back goes into a little more detail about them:

“New super glossy, highly resistant tights, laser cut waistless, never seen before. Feel like a second skin and are ladder-resistant. Great mix of shine, comfort and technology.”

As you get inside, these are neatly wrapped around promotional card. I wore hosiery gloves from this point just to be careful getting them out of the packaging and on the legs.

These are subtly shaped to the legs and feet, which is great so you can follow the crease down to get the toes spread to roll right on up.

Now I am a little disappointed here as these have already come snagged. (I took my gloves off to just hold them up properly – my gloves are the silky pair so kept slipping around!) and I saw at the top it had a few snags! I am so miffed as I haven’t even got them on yet!

 

Getting Them On: so now I have to be extra careful getting them on if these are already snagged, it makes me think that they aren’t as resistant as I thought they would be. I did a pair before and they were fantastic, so I don’t get why these aren’t?!

So I did the scrunch and roll super carefully up the legs and around the anklets to make sue I don’t create any! It was fine getting them on thank goodness!

 

On The Legs: so on the legs, without the flash is just a black glossy pair. It’s only when you get super sunlight you see the oily look (which is great to be honest!)

The denier is 20 so you get that real nice sheer coverage with the black, which works for work!

The fit and feel is amazing; they fit so well on the legs without any gapping whatsoever. You want to get these in the best size to make sure they feel like a second skin on the legs rather than it wrinkling at your ankles as it creates this gorgeous look! Anyways as you run your hands down your legs, you get this real nice slippery touch; it’s just super soft and really smooth!

Now the quality … I have an issue with. I have worn them for a day doing nothing different from my normal day at work, and I came home to find all the back of my legs are snagged up as well as parts on my thigh. These are super easy to snag (no rips have happened .. yet!) which makes me sad as I love the way the black looks on! I would make sure if you’re wearing these out and about to take extra care, because these aren’t as good as I would like to think they are!

 

The Toes & Ankle: around the toes these are fab! They have plenty of wiggle room with no extra material. They can get a little tight depending on your shoes, but just pull them away from your toes for a second to release any pressure on them.

These aren’t reinforced, so please do be careful with long or sharp nails as I can see them destroying this pair easily!

Around the ankles, these have a lovely smooth finish, which just looks gorgeous with my shoes!

 

The Waistband & Gusset: so the waistband is a laser cut (seamless even) which is great under bodycon dresses and skirts! I felt these came up a lot higher on my waist rather than at belly-button level like they normally do. It wasn’t a problem until they started to roll down a little which created a little bump under the dress!

The fit and feel of them are great during the day; they keep them held up really well and they don’t squeeze you either which is always nice when you’ve had a lot to eat at lunch!

The gusset is a standard cotton one, which is a grey-ish colour rather than black or white.

 

My Thoughts?

Honestly, I thought the quality would have been as great as when I last reviewed them on YouTube but I was sadly disappointed to find that they snagged hardcore at the back and on the thighs.

I wasn’t too impressed, but hey you live and learn. Not too sure if I could recommend this pair, but then again they look too good not to either! It’s a bitter sweet review this time around lovelies!

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5 thoughts on “Cecilia De Rafael Eterno Super Lucido Shiny Tights

  1. Have to say first off nice legs second these tights are fantastic. Have one pair in a Moreno shade they are the ones next to my screen name. Being that said no snags on mine they have a fantastic shine the fit, feel are great wish they came in more colors. Think next will get a pair of black the site that I got them from have great customer service they replace defective hosiery had that happen with my JA Luminosity tights didn’t even ask for me to return them. The best part was they were free plus got 3 other brands of tights from them just from doing reviews. Couldn’t believe I won the $50 monthly contest was thrilled like hitting the lottery lol.

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  2. CDR Eterno Super Lucido Ultra High Shine Tights have had no snag problems. Always love reading your reviews gives those of us a better insight. I look forward to reading more reviews few brand. I would love hearing what you think like of the Silvia Grandi brand Top30 and the Silk40, Top 15 and the Silvia Grandi Lucido Top20 one’s which you might of reviewed and I missed the review.

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