Yes we are going for a statement look today – keeping it super simple at the top and making sure the legs do the talking for me today. I was going to try and do a Halloween costume with these, but then thought it was too provocative, so I changed it and made it into a statement piece instead.
This pair was gifted off Amazon, which you can find the purchase link below.
Size: 2 / Small
Materials: 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
I paired my turtle neck bodysuit with a feathered skirt to add some texture. I added suede court shoes to finish the look. You can add a pop of colour with a coat/jacket or a colourful cardigan.
From The Website: Stylish Elegant Patterned Tights by Adrian. 20/40 Denier. Beautiful pattern. Mock over the knee stockings
Stylish Elegant Patterned Tights by Adrian
Pattern over the knee
85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
20/40 denier opacity
Fancy, party tights
Getting Them On: these were actually pretty easy to slide on the legs. I thought they would be quite difficult to line up, roll on etc. but I did that with ease.
I did my scrunch and roll and lined the pattern at the back up with my legs and rolled them right up. I did have to pinch and push a few times but it didn’t take me ages like it sometimes can.
Around the ankles, it was fine going over my anklets; I rolled them above it leaving enough space.
On The Legs: what a design?! Now this is similar to a pair I have reviewed before from Ann Summers, where the lace up was at the front looking like a boot lace up. However, this time as we are working with a pair that is more suited my my leg length, and they look incredible. The front has a mock over the knee sock effect, with a lace up back and a lovely design to finish it at the top.
The quality is pretty decent. I do like Adrian as a brand, as most of their pairs have lasted me so well, and I hardly have any issues with them. This pair I did find they snagged a lot more easily on the front part where it was a thicker denier, and the floral detailing at the top of the knee wasn’t the cleanest. From afar, they look amazing, but up close I could see the stitching errors.
The fit of these were true to size, and I did have enough stretch to achieve even leg coverage too. I did find around the feet it was a little baggier than I would have liked it to be. But then again these are a duo size, so it does need to have that little extra, especially when it comes to thicker deniers.
The feel are really lovely and soft to work with, and there was no irritation to my skin whilst I was in these today. They have a smooth feel to them, on both sides too.
The Toes & Ankle: I mentioned above that around the feet I felt there was extra material, especially around the toes. It didn’t cause much of an issue, but if I was to wear footwear that would show more toe cleavage, this would have become one.
Around the toes, I had piety of wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear either.
Around the feet and ankles, once my tights were stretched these did not wrinkle or gather up around the ankles.
The Waistband & Gusset: as shown in the images above, the rest of the legs turn to a tan-coloured sheer, which then works up to the waistband like so. I had plenty of stretch in this band, which stayed up during my wear. This also stayed put; no shimmying down my waist, no rolling over itself either. I suppose the bodysuit helped that though, so I might need to try these again without it.
These do have a cotton gusset to them, which sits flush against the skin.
A pair I really like, and would certainly recommend ifyou like bold statement pieces like this.
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