So I am back in another pair of Uppsala… But this time I am going bolder! I added red to my wishlist a while back, and one of my followers decided to go for it.
This isn’t my fair pair (or last for that matter) that I have reviewed; I have done both written and a video blog of them, so if you haven’t seen them already, just hit the links below:
Colour: Rouge / Red
Size: Small / 2
Materials: 80% Polyamide, 20% Lycra
So today’s outfit is a little weird I know as I went with my white jumper paired with my big black heels! I was in a rush and literally chucked something (not black) on!
Jumper: Dorothy Perkins
From The Website: Amazing, super shine, wet look finish tights from Cecilia De Rafael. These gloss opaque tights are made from luxurious high shine yarns, which offer glamours 150 denier, completely opaque coverage. A versatile addition to any wardrobe they can be dressed up or down for an on-trend look, available in Blue, Black and Electric Purple, Gold & Red colours. The sheer to waist finish and cotton gusset show the great finish and high quality of Cecilia de Rafael products. Completed in the traditional cut and sew style with the stitched seams running down the back of each leg. Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz De La Prada has specially commissioned two striking new colours to feature in Electric Blue and Rosa for an extra pop of colourful fashion! 80% Nylon 20% Elastane
Luxury Gloss Finish Tights
150 Denier Opaque
80% Polyamide, 20% Lycra Beauty
Semi Opaque, Opaque
Cut & Seam Design
Super Shine Look
The Packaging: once again we are working a nice bulky package full of nylon goodness! The front shows the model wearing a black pair so you get the jist of what it looks like, with the back going into such little detail about the pair:
“Fashion tights. With reinforced brief.“
When you get in, you will find these neatly folded around promotional cardboard. As you unravel, these are shaped to the legs, so all you have to do is follow the backseam down and roll up from there.
Getting Them On: you will notice that the seam will start from the big toe; it’s a triangle shape foot. From here, the seam sits in the middle and goes right to the waistband.
As you roll up, don’t worry if you go slightly bent as these will work itself back into the middle. This happened during the day to me and I found that it does work its way back slowly so you won’t need to pull down then up to get it right.
I can say that you don’t need hosiery gloves with these as they are as thick as leggings would be, but if you want to be cautious then go ahead 🙂
On The Legs: I always amaze myself how much I fall in love with them once they’re on. These are a really thick denier with no sign of any sheerness peeping through. The quality is so good; these I find hard to snag due to the denier and that fact that they are so soft and silky smooth.
The colour is one that gets your noticed; I love this red as it can work for any time of the day. I find brighter reds hard to work with as you gotta make sure you’re able to dress them right, otherwise they can look pretty trashy!
The only thing I found was that they don’t sit that well under the knees; they tend to come away and look quite baggy. It’s not too bad when you’re walking, but when you sit that’s when you see it the most. The backseam is also a lovely little addition, however it does leave marks on the legs after wear, so be mindful of that.
I love that smooth gloss finish on them, and especially when the flash hits and gives that golden shimmer. I love the way these look and these can work with practically anything! Chuck on a long t-shirt, a hoodie, dress or even shorts. It doesn’t matter; be daring!
The Toes & Ankle: once again I didn’t have anything to really complain about; the toes were slightly cramped to begin with, but you will need to pinch away the tights from the toes to release some pressure, it’s perfectly fine. It’s also cool having long nails wearing these too; I currently have kinda long nails and after a day’s wear, they were still looking mint!
Around the ankles, I found there is little crinkling when you’re feet are flat on the ground. They are fine otherwise (shown in the bottom image) but if you’re wearing courts or footwear where it shows off the ankles etc, then just bear in mind that you will see some crinkles.
I also found some gapping around the ankles as well; there was a fair bit of space around this area which I did find annoying and made my feet look so chubby and weird.
The Waistband & Gusset: are really comfortable and doesn’t slip during the day! The band is really soft and hugs you well throughout the day too. The inner material isn’t slippery so it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing silky/satin underwear underneath, these tights won’t be slipping down!
They have plenty of elasticity in them for you to go made stretching!
As these are tights, they do have a gusset on them – all cotton!
Once again these never cease to amaze me! I adore them and I would get them in every colour going if I could!