Adrian · Hosiery

Adrian Olga Tights

Adrian is making another little appearance on the blog, and this time I have a really cool pair to try out. I got this pair kindly gifted off my Amazon Wishlist, and as the weather is still a little mixed here in the UK, I grabbed these to keep those legs warm.

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 40

Materials: 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane

Price: £6.99

Website: Amazon – Tights 40 denier with back hole seam.

My Outfit

I had to add a pop of colour to a dark leg today, and my choice was my Zara wrap over dress. I recently purchased this, and now cannot get enough of it. I added simple diamante mules to add a little statement to the front of the outfit, and let the back just do its thing.

My Deets

Dress: Zara

Tights: Adrian

Heels: Onlymaker

The Review

From The Website: Almost opaque 40 denier tights with a real eye-catcher: A Back Hole stitching, the ends in a small decorative bow. Mat. 85% Polyamide, 15% elastane.

The Packaging

Getting Them On: as I’m working with a backseam, I needed to keep them as straight as possible whilst gliding them up. I got them on over my feet and anklet, set he bow in place and slowly rolled them up until I was happy and set them in place.

These were fine going over my anklets as well, as I lifted the tights over them instead of rolling.

On The Legs: I got a little trigger happy shooting the backseam part of these; only because I LOVE IT! I love how different they are, and the fact they are very well reinforced too. I popped my nails into them and tugged at it to see if they would easily catch and rip; I can safely say these are hard-wearing. You can see little stitches at the side of each hole – that part is where they have added that extra reinforcement, so even if pulled they won’t rip easily.

The quality of this pair is quite nice; I like how they don’t damage easily during the day and I kept them pretty much snag-free. I did find there were parts on the legs where it wasn’t even coverage, and it looked slightly lighter in denier than the rest of the legs; however it wasn’t something I could easily catch on camera.

The fit of these are true to size; small was just perfect for me as I didn’t need to tug at them and I had plenty of stretch to achieve even coverage. IF I went one size up, I would have a lot more material to play with, achieving a higher denier look.

The feel of these are so smooth, and soft on the legs. These are a microfiber material, so there were times I had to just dust my legs off as they attract particles in the air every so often. Apart from that, these have been great to be in and so comfortable too.

The Toes & Ankle: the toes have no reinforcements to it, which means you gotta keep those toenails in check before getting them on. I had plenty of room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear.

I had enough stretch around the feet, and no wrinkling around the ankles either.

I do like that bow that sits just above; I sat mine quite low as I was in mules so I didn’t want to leave too much of a gap here. It was a nice touch.

The Waistband & Gusset: I found the label to sit at the front of these tights in this pair, which was super strange. Normally they tend to sit at the back but not this time.

The waistband is ribbed, quite thick and super comfy around the waistline. These sit just under my belly button, and stayed there until I move it myself. They have a lovely amount of stretch to them, so it ends up hugging the waist during the day.

These come with a cotton gusset, which sits flush against the skin.

My Thoughts?

This is a pair that I think look amazing; if you like something a little different. The open backseam was a great little addition against a semi-opaque leg. The fit was great, the feel was lovely and I really enjoyed being in them. I would happily recommend.

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