Well well well… We have another new brand pop up on the blog. Has anyone else heard of Hanes as I sure haven’t before? So I am super excited to see what they’re all about, and test out the quality of their products.
So this pair I am doing for Elegant Up, which have some pretty awesome brands under their website. I normally tend to get the Collant Studio Ballerina collection from them as they have so many different varieties, along with other more worldwide hosiery companies I haven’t ever heard of!
“HanesBrands is a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as in Australia and South Africa. Our iconic innerwear and activewear apparel brands found in the United States and elsewhere include Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform, JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. Outside the United States, we also have dominant national and regional brands, including DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Zorba, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Track N Field and Ritmo.
We are the world’s largest marketer of basic apparel. We sell bras, panties, shapewear, sheer hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece and other activewear. In the United States, we sell more units of intimate apparel, male underwear, socks, shapewear, hosiery and T-shirts than any other company.
Founded in 1901, Hanes has a long history of innovation, product excellence, and brand recognition. In fact, nearly 90 percent of U.S. households have our company’s products in them. We revolutionized Tagless T-shirts and underwear, we invented the sports bra and the stretch-cup T-shirt bra, we were the first to advertise a bra on national television (Playtex), and we are innovating with ComfortBlend and temperature-control X-Temp fabrics and seamless Smart Sizes bras.
Our Sell More, Spend Less and Make Acquisitions strategies are driving growth and creating value for our shareholders, consumers, retailers, employees and communities. Hanes has made more than a half dozen acquisitions, including Maidenform Brands, Gear for Sports and Knights Apparel in the United States and DBApparel in Europe.”
– taken from their website
Colour: Little Color
Size: AB / Small – Medium
Materials: 85% polyamide, 15% elastane
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I was out and about shopping today, so I decided to get something summery on and head out. I wore my cami top with my bodycon knitted skirt ( my statement piece), added my nude hosiery and blue heels to match.
I also blinged it up a little with my choker set and curled the hair to just finish off the look!
Cami Top: New Look
Choker: Dorothy Perkins
From The Website: Gorgeous sheer that’s better than bare. You’ll swear these are made of silk.
Sleek knit fabric caresses every curve for a flawless fit.
Control top waist contours for a smoother tummy, hips and rear.
Sheer toe lets you sport your skimpiest sandals.
Great color selection for a better skin tone match.
15 denier sheer appearance
The Packaging: I gotta say it reminds me of Sheer Chemistry and how they do their packaging. I quite like it; looks quite retro! So the front has the model wearing the hosiery along with the brand name, make and sizing in the top and corner.
The back goes into more detail about the sizing guide, hosiery care and the following:
“Silky, Soft & Beautiful –
That’s how your legs will look and feel every day. Silk Reflections Silky Sheer hosiery pampers you with superior fit, silky soft feel plus the added benefit of cool comfort – a finish designed to keep you cool and comfortable all day. Silk Reflections hosiery, a wardrobe necessity that provides a flawless finish to complete your look with beauty and comfort.”
When you get inside, these come flat packed right from the toes to the control top waistband. You can instantly see the reinforced toe on these which is nice!
Getting Them On: so getting them on I would say use the silk hosiery gloves as the cotton wouldn’t help you to scrunch and roll properly. I lined up the toes on each foot and then carefully rolled them on. They don’t seem that delicate compared to other 15 deniers I have worked with before.
These were fine going over anklets once you have set them in place, and they easily glide up the legs.
On The Legs: so now that they’re on, I can instantly see a colour difference, but I’m not too sure that I like it if I am honest. I went for ‘Little Color’ when I was picking which colour I wanted to review, but now I don’t think I like it. It made my legs look lighter and slightly pasty; I prefer tans really.
Anyways, so the denier was great for that minimal leg coverage for summer. I thought these worked really well with my outfit rather than going for 30+ denier to make it seem thicker.
The quality is really decent; I actually didn’t manage to snag these throughout the day which is always a bonus when I go shopping! These have plenty of stretch in them which helps as it’s not fully tight on the legs; they gently hug them so your legs can still breathe. I like the whole concept where they allow your legs to cool down as well; CdR tend to do a few in their range which actually does work! Today wasn’t a hot day, so I couldn’t fully test them out in the heat, but so far so good!
The colour I mentioned wasn’t really to my liking, but I wouldn’t be put off buying them again in a different shade!
The fit and feel are great; they are super soft, super smooth and feel real nice on the legs. It doesn’t help that my laser is due soon so I have small hairs coming through which were highlighted slightly in these, but nevertheless, I love the shine that they have to them. The images below will show you what they look like in normal daylight and with the flash on so you can see that shimmer they have to them!
The Toes & Ankle: have a good toe cap on these. They full cover the nails and majority of the toes (front and back) which does help with long nails! These have plenty of wiggle room in them and are great basically! There’s not much I can say apart from that!
Around the ankles, these sit flush against and don’t wrinkle throughout the day either.
The Control Top & Gusset: so I opted for the ones with the control top, because why not?
So these are around light-medium control; they were comfortable to wear for the whole day without feeling any pressure put on around the waist. These don’t have any markings where your butt would need to fit, or anything like that. It’s more of a tighter elasticated boxer brief and waist control than anything.
One thing that did grate me a little was the waistband does roll over itself giving you that little bump under clothing.
The gusset is built in, with a cotton patch. However what I did find was the stretch markings on either side of these when I was taking them off; you can see where the yarn has stretched and pulled but not enough to be causing rips.
I think these are great and a real reason price for them too. They do their job which is the main thing, and make your legs look great at the same time. I love that shine they have when the light hits them, and the control top is basic so great for beginners.
Overall I would recommend these, but make sure you get a colour that would suit you.