Aristoc · Hosiery

Aristoc 40D Microfibre Opaque Tights

I quite like monochromatic looks, with a little twist. And today I am representing what it currently looks like near me. I wondered if I could dress like Autumn, and here it is!

The pair was gifted from my Amazon Wishlist – all details are below.

The Spec

Colour: Bitter Choc

Size: S/M

Denier: 40

Materials: 87% Nylon, 12% Elastane, 1% Cotton

Price: £6.99

Website: Amazon – Aristoc® 40 Denier Micro Fibre Opaque Tights – The Ultimate Leg Luxury (Made In Italy) S/M

My Outfit

I didn’t have a brown jumper to pair with this look, so cream had to do. I went with my new faux leather mini skirt and added some leopard sandals instead of brown shoes to finish this look. I still wanted something fun to wear, so the sandals were my thing today.

My Deets

Jumper: Matalan

Skirt: Zara

Tights: Aristoc

Heels: Topshop

The Review

From The Website:

Aristoc 40 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights
These beautiful soft tights are knitted using smooth microfibre yarns for extreme softness and a velvet-like touch
87% Polyamide, 12% Elastane, 1% Cotton
Hand Wash Only
40D Microfibre Nylon/Elastane 3D leg that is extremely comfortable and has an exceptional fit
Deep comfort waistband, Sheer opaque to waist, Flat seamed, Cotton gusset
Hand wash recommended, Approx Dress Size Equivalent: SM (6-12)

The Packaging

Getting Them On: a nice little scrunch and roll and we are ready to get the day started. I took my time going over my anklets before slowly rolling them up my legs. I did have to tug slightly to try and get even coverage instead of an ombre effect – I’ll speak about that further down.

I set them in place and off we go!

On The Legs: now this colour is something I would totally wear again let me tell you. I love this richness and it isn’t your average brown either. I thought it was going to be too dark for my skirt, but it actually works really well. Now about that ombre – when I set it this morning I had even coverage, but as the day went on I felt these move slightly and it set itself leaving me with am ombre effect like so. I don’t mind it but I would prefer the same sheerness all over the leg instead of a darker bottom half.

The quality is really nice. I do like Aristoc as a brand, as they have some great pieces which do last me a good while. I found these don’t snag as easily, and they were a great pair to be in all day.

The fit of these are true to size, and I did have enough stretch to give me good leg coverage, where there was no gapping to be found.

The feel of these are really nice and soft. I am aware that not everyone liked microfibre tights, but these are really nice. They were so comfortable to be in on a cool day, and they didn’t irritate my skin at all.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with reinforced toes, which are a slightly different shade to the actual tights. Luckily I could line these up with my sandals so it didn’t look off, but I would say if you are planning to showcase them like I am, make sure you have straps that can define that cut off otherwise it will look silly.

I did have enough wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added either. I did also find the reinforcement slightly curved around the toes too.

Around the feet and ankles, it was a lovely smooth finish with no wrinkling to be found. I did expect some wrinkles as these are a slightly thicker denier, but luckily they did not form.

The Waistband & Gusset: I have such a great band that holds up so well during the day. I had enough elasticity in them so they hug the waist well, and move with me instead of restricting me. These also sta in place and don’t shimmy or slip down the waist whilst I walk either.

These also have a T-band reinforcement to them – so it shades slightly darker before it turns into the 40 deniers you see on the legs.

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

My Thoughts?

These are actually a great pair if you like thicker deniers, and like to work with colours. I love the quality of these, and they have been so lovely to review.

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