I still have so much Gabriella to go through, it’s unreal. I picked up so many little goodies here and there, and now I am suffering because I went totally mad on it.
I have to admit, Gabriella is a very good brand, considering they are really cheap. I always used to have mixed reviews about them before, but as I am trying more of their pieces out, I am beginning to really like them!
Materials: 85% polyamide, 15% elastane
Price: £4.20 / Sale £3.78
God I cannot remember the last time I wore an outfit like this; it has got to be absolute ages. I used to love wearing long tops with shorts, tights and pumps. It just worked for errands, seeing friends at the park etc.
I wore my bodysuit paired with my frayed shorts and added my white pumps to finish off the look. I kept it proper simple today, but you can always brighten it with jewellery or scarves
Bodysuit: Cecilia De Rafael
Shorts: off eBay
From The Website: Gabriella Zafira is exclusive fancy tights 20 den with spectacular design on the calf. Made from Lycra fibers double braided with silk polyamide. Without marked panty. Cotton gusset, flat seam and invisibly reinforced toe provide durability of the product. Perfect for summer.
|gusset:||cotton gusset / small gusset|
|Colour:||beige / grey / black|
|occasion:||dating / party / evening|
|toe:||invisibly reinforced toes|
|panty area:||none marked area|
The Packaging: as you can see below, these are exactly how they come. The front of the packaging shows the model wearing them along with the brand and model name. when you flip over, it goes into a little more detail.
When you get inside, you will find these flat folded, wrapped around card and then covered with plastic.
On The Legs: well let me just say how lovely they are; pretty simple with a cute statement on the back. I thought these are super cute to be able to dress up or down, whatever the occasion might be. I went with shorts instead of a skirt for a change, and not once did I feel that these didn’t work with what I was wearing.
The quality is great. I seriously cannot complain here to be honest. No snags, no rips, no hassle.
The fit of these are spot on for my leg length and size, so I would recommend checking out the sizing guide before you buy a pair. There is a nice amount of stretch in them depending on the size you buy. I felt mine was enough to be able to get on the legs without tugging.
The feel of them are lovely and smooth, and these also do have a semi-shine to them. I forgot to take images with the flash on, but there is a subtle shine there so that’s a bonus if you’re wearing them in Spring/Summer.
The design starts right at the bottom of the foot and works its way up to behind the knee (that is for me; it can differ depending your size and height). I did have to push and pinch this back into place a few times as it did move on one leg, but it wasn’t a huge issue as it stayed in the same place most of the day. I have done something similar before (ASOS Snake Tights) which were super cool and a thicker design compared to these.
The Toes & Ankle: I am whooping for joy that these have reinforced toes to them, and with them being invisible it’s even better that you get to wear them with almost any type of footwear too! I went with pumps to keep my outfit casual, but I would have easily worn my peep toe boots instead to give it a bit more glam.
There is plenty of wiggle room in these to keep your toes from feeling crushed and there is no extra material hanging around the sides. There is also no pressure added at any point during the day either when you’re in these.
Around the ankles, it’s a lovely smooth finish.
The Waistband: fits really well and I had no issues being in these either today. They have sat around my belly button and haven’t rolled down once or felt too tight either. They have plenty of elasticity to them as well, which means you get a lovely huggable fit.
For what you pay, I think these are great. It’s nice for those who don’t wear patterns much, and with the design being at the back you will hardly notice you have it on after a while. I love the way these fit and felt on the legs and I will be surely recommending them!