Calzedonia Fashion Tights With Knee Chains

We are dressing up a little today, and I am taking inspo from my good friend Samaiya here. They rock similar outfits so well, and I just had to re-create! I haven’t done a mock over-knee look for a while, so this blog excites me a little!

This pair I picked up in their sale, so I am not too sure if they are still available to purchase!

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: S/M

Denier: 50

Materials: 88% Polyamide, 10% Elastane, 2% Cotton

Price: £15.99 / Sale £8.00

Website: No Longer Available

My Outfit

I kept it cute with my new cardigan paired with my feathered skater skirt. I added simple court shoes to let the legs do the talking.

My Deets

Cardigan: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Tights: Calzedonia

Heels: Lost Ink

The Review

The Packaging

Getting Them On: these are not a pair that you can wear any way round. The chains do need to sit at the front; I say this as I was toying with the idea of wearing them at the back. It wouldn’t look right, so I left it facing the front.

I did my scrunch and roll up the legs, did a little tug so they sit well around the knees and then set them in place.

These are fine going over anklets too, as long as you take care.

On The Legs: well this is such a great design, and so different to your typical mock over-knee hosiery too. They have this great dip at the front that has a chain and bow sitting pretty. I love this concept, and it’s one that I could easily wear over and over. It has a high back to it, which is pretty simple and at the side of the legs it starts to dip in. The only downside is; if you have knobbly knees, these kinda emphasise them. I hate my knees and I found that they were the star of the show here!

The quality of this pair is pretty nice. I like the thicker denier at the bottom half of the legs, which then turns into 20 denier (approx) to keep it light and bright. They could easily snag where the denier becomes low, so I would recommend a lot of care is taken here. I managed to keep them snag free the whole day, which made me super happy!

The fit was spot on for me with this pair. There was enough elasticity in these to give great coverage with no gapping. I also didn’t have to tug them after that one time getting them on either, which is always a good thing.

The feel of these were super soft and so lovely to be in. The bottom half is microfiber, so it does attract little particles from time to time, but nothing you can’t dust away easily. The top half is just comfortable and super smooth to work with. It just glides up and down your legs with ease. I didn’t have any issues with irritation either.

The Toes & Ankle: these don’t have reinforced toes to them, however the denier is quite thick so that gives some reinforcement. These fit perfectly around the toes, and there was plenty of wiggle room for my toes to breathe during the day.

Around the feet and ankles, even though it’s a thicker denier you don’t find much wrinkling. It was a lovely smooth finish.

The Waistband & Gusset: and here is how the waistband looks. You have the thin band itself, with a lovely amount of reinforcement sitting right under it. Even though the band is quite thin, this doesn’t roll down on itself or shimmy whilst you move either. It sits in place with ease, and has plenty of stretch to it.

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

My Thoughts?

I absolutely love this pair; the look, the quality, the feel. They are a great show piece, and one that I would happily pair with short skirts and shorts to really show them off.

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