Andrea Bucci · Hosiery

Andrea Bucci Gentle Support Tights

Andrea Bucci is making its way back into my life – and I am not complaining one bit I have missed reviewing this brand. If you haven’t tried this brand before, it is so worth getting!

I got this pair gifted from my Amazon Wishlist and all details are below.

The Spec

Colour: Barely Black

Size: Medium

Denier: 15

Materials: 89% Nylon, 9% Elastane 2% Cotton

Price: £8.00

Website: Ellamore – Andrea Bucci 15 Denier Gentle Support Tights

My Outfit

I always pair this dress with weird and wonderful colours, so it was only fitting that I bring it back out to try out the Barely Black shade. I added simple black court shoes to finish the look.

My Deets

Dress: Republic

Tights: Andrea Bucci

Heels: Onlymaker

The Review

From The Website: As part of Andrea Bucci’s ongoing range of fantastic support tights, they have released Gentle Support. This is a pair of sheer tights with all the amazing innovations that we would expect from an Andrea Bucci range. Graduated compression from ankle to thigh, a factor 6 light support, and a gorgeous sheen are all contained in these high quality and comfortable sheer tights.

  • 15 Denier
  • Sheer Leg
  • Elegant light sheen
  • Graduated Light Compression from foot to thigh
  • Factor 6 (British Standard)
  • Reinforced toes
  • Comfortable waistband
  • Boxer Brief
  • Cotton Lined Gusset, sizes M-L
  • XL has full back panel gusset
  • 89% Nylon, 9% Elastane 2% Cotton
  • 91% Nylon 9% Elastane for Back panel Gusset Size XL only
  • Hand wash 30° 
  • Do Not Bleach, Dry Clean, Tumble Dry or Iron

The Packaging

Getting Them On: I did my usual scrunch and roll to get these babies on. I took my time going over my anklets, and rolled them up the legs with ease before setting them in place.

On The Legs: so these are a 15 denier pair, however they look so much lighter than that. I have to admit I was sceptical about this colour before I got them on; they have a different tone to them. The tone is this weird looking browny-green colour, but once on the legs, they become this really like black, making it look like an 10 denier pair instead. I have a love/hate relationship with this colour, but it isn’t all that bad.

The quality of this pair is really nice; they don’t snag easily which is one thing I love, and I managed to keep it damage-free all day! Andrea Bucci is another brand that doesn’t let me down easily.

The fit is spot on. I could only get Medium upwards, as I don’t think they stock small any more and they were perfect. I had enough material to achieve even coverage on the legs, and I had plenty of stretch with them too. I do also like how smooth they make my legs look too; like to the point some parts look flawless. Obviously I am brought back down to Earth when I see my knees, but around the legs, these do look amazing.

The feel of them are really soft, and super smooth on the legs. I love how comfortable they have been, and that is one of the benefits of getting gentle toner tights. There was no irritation to the skin whatsoever, and to be honest, it did not feel like I was wearing any.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with reinforced toes, which just about cover the toenails. This does limit my footwear choices as it is a darker denier, but I am still pleased that they do have them.

I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear either.

Around the feet and ankles, I had a smooth fitted finish with no wrinkling.

The Waistband & Gusset: these come with a boxer brief, which sits nicely at the top of the thighs. These are a much darker shade, so bear in mind when pairing with anything short that these aren’t shown.

With the waistband, these are a good thickness. They sit well on the waist, and don’t roll down on itself either. I had enough elasticity in them so they hug me rather than make me regret eating too much for lunch.

My Thoughts?

I really like these – I made up my mind. I like the shade when it’s on the legs as they are so much more appealing that when you first get them out the packaging. The fit was great, the feel is super soft and I would so recommend these. Honestly this brand is great and super affordable too.

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