Bring on the snake print. I have to say I am not a snakeprint fan at all, but I thought I would give these a go seeing as they do look pretty awesome. I always find that models tend to make everything look so good, but when it comes to trying it on yourself, it can look super dud in comparison! So not trying to be negative, but let’s give this print a go!
I managed to get these from TKMAXX for £7.50 in the sale, but I have found another website that does it for a sale price. If you also Google the title, it should come up with other options.
Colour: Almodine Rattle
Materials: 93% Polyamide & 7% Elastane
I gotta say it was hard not instantly going for black or white to pair with these, so I went for neutral with a pop of colour. I wore my oversized jumper tucked into my leather skirt and I added black shoes. I wanted to do tan, but realised it didn’t look as good as I thought it might, so I switched to black at the very last minute.
Skirt: New Look
From The Website: WOLFORD Rattle Tights Size XS ( EU 34/36, I 38/40, F 36/38, UK 6/8, USA 4/6 ) Colour Beluga ( Grey ) Rattle ( 8995 ) 93% Nylon, 7% Elastane ” Anything but tame: These wonderfully soft bi-colour tights in snakeskin look are an immediate eye-catcher and give every outfit a racy touch. Variations of the snake pattern are repeated in the current ready-to-wear and accessories collections, allowing for a wide array of combinations.”
The Packaging: as these are a thicker denier, the packaging for this is slightly more padded out. The model wears the hosiery on the front and the back going into further detail about the hosiery.
When you get in, you will find the certificate of quality along with the hosiery folded around promotional card.
One little comment: I found these to be static. They kept making that static-like noise, so just make sure you wipe it down with a dryer sheet (or whatever you may use to get rid of static out of clothing). I was surprised to see that – never come across hosiery that had that before!
On The Legs: so to my surprise, they aren’t that bad. They are pretty wild and out there, but they aren’t as bold as you might think. I wore an outfit that toned the tights down a little, rather than using simple white or black to really make them stand out.
The quality of these are fab; they are nice and thick on the legs, which only slight sheerness peering through where it really stretches. I got these in a size Small than X-Small so I get that extra bit of stretch, whereas the X-Small it would have had a bit more sheerness to it. Oh also let me mention that these will hardly snag; and even if it did, you wouldn’t be able to tell at all!
The fit of these are great; they fit like a dream and are certainly true to size. I like the fact that they do hug every curve and don’t have any gapping. I thought the thicker denier would have slight gapping in areas, but not with these.
The feel of them are super soft as well; you don’t feel the print on these so you know these will be sewn into the hosiery. I will say if your insoles are quite smooth, these will slip in your shoes so just make sure that you have this covered!
The Toes & Ankle: once again all good here! You don’t see any nail varnish peering through this, so the toes are completely covered. These aren’t reinforced, but as these are a thick denier, you should be ok with long nails (maybe not sharp). There is enough wiggle room in these as well and no pressure added.
Around the ankles, these are a nice smooth finish. Even if they did wrinkle down (yet they shouldn’t if you got the right size) you shouldn’t be able to tell too much due to the heavy print.
The Waistband: a stunning waistband once again. You get the print working right to the top, so anything short can be work with ease in these (without having to worry about the boxer brief).
These are a gorgeous fitting band, which holds up the hosiery all day without any issues. The elasticity is on point and they are snug around the waist.
Snake print – you have amazed me. When dressed in the right way, these can actually look pretty damn awesome! I love the way they look on the legs, and the fitting is always on point. I am glad I got to do this print in a brand where I know it would look amazing on the legs rather than a cheaper brand where it could look ill-fitting.