And hello statement legs. Now these are a piece I have been dying to get my hands on ever since I saw them released last year pre-Christmas. I could have easily paid £33.00 for them at the time, but as I had so many reviews to get through I knew it wouldn’t be worth it.
So I had the chance to get them in the sale from the Calzedonia website in the New Year, where I got them for half the price and managed to get the review done a lot sooner!
Materials: 95% Polyamide 5% Elastane
Price: £33.00 / Sale £16.50
So as I didn’t want to do all black with these, I went with my cream knitted jumper tucked into my skater skirt, and I added my red booties to finish off the look. I was going to go for yellow, but it didn’t look as great as I thought it would, so a last minute switch up there!
Shoes: Marks & Spencer
From The Website: Womens 100 denier opaque tights with small and large 3D shiny stones stitched by hand.
The Packaging: well I gotta say they go all out with their packaging when it’s part of the Special Edition Collection. The front doesn’t really say much, the back goes into slight detail and shows the model wearing the tights.
You gotta lift up the flap (held down with magnets) and find your tights wrapped in plastic inside. These won’t have card in them as these are pretty thick as it is.
I gotta say I absolutely love them already and cannot wait to get them on!
Getting Them On: okay so it’s not as bad as you might think with the gems on the front. I will say now that these are heavy as the gems are pretty chunky and do have some weight to them.
I did my scrunch and roll, but stopped where the gems started. I popped my foot in, just tugged them up the ankle, pulled up the calves and then rolled them the rest of the way up. What I really do like about these is that they don’t catch onto the tights at all – no matter what which is very impressive. I thought they would, but these are fastened in such a way that they don’t catch at all.
On The Legs: they are looking absolutely divine! Against that thick black shiny denier, they really do pop. I had everyone staring at my legs today, and it was wonderful!
The denier being 100 gives you that solid black coverage; there is no sheerness to these whatsoever so you could even wear them like leggings if you wanted to. I thought they might when stretched out, but not at all. It’s a solid thick denier!
The quality is absolutely spot on; they don’t snag, they don’t catch, they have enough stretch to them and I am not doubting their durability one minute! I feel you would have to hand wash these only, just because of the gems.
The fit is amazing; they are a S/M, so you will have enough stretch in these and they hug the legs so well. The feel of them are to die for; they are super super smooth and so shiny when the flash hits.
I am seriously in love with this pair!
The design is just amazing; bold and eye-catching, something unique and unusual, simple but enough. I really think these are a pair you can dress up or down, wear day or night and basically just have!!! The design works from top ankle to over the knee, and based just at the front of the legs.
The Toes & Ankle: so the toes will have reinforcement to it due to the high denier. I didn’t find these had extra material on the sides of the feet and they had plenty of wiggle room too. They were dead soft and so comfortable.
Around the ankles, I did find that these crinkled, but it was expected not only to the higher denier, but to the weight of the gems on the legs which would have naturally pulled the tights down.
The Waistband: it just keeps getting better. The band was so comfortable and didn’t dig on throughout the day. There is plenty of stretch to it as well, and they hold up the tights so well. I thought it would have been dragged down, but not at all.
All I’m gonna say is get yourself a pair. I am so impressed and in love with these. They’re thick, super opaque, have a shine to them and are just a fabulous statement pair.