Calzedonia · Hosiery

Calzedonia Opaque 50 Soft Touch Tights

Oh yes I am back in a white pair again, and this time I am dressing them up for work. I do love a white and red combo, prepping myself for Valentina’s Day coming up!

Now this pair was kindly gifted from Italy, which has been on quite a journey to get to me.

The Spec

Colour: White

Size: Medium

Denier: 50

Materials: 90% Polyamide, 8% Elastane, 2% Cotton

Price: €5,95

Website: Calzedonia – 50 Denier Total Comfort Soft Touch Tights

My Outfit

I paired a simple white t-shirt with my red tweed skirt. I went with burgundy heels with my white tights as I wanted deep reds instead of bright to finish off the look.

My Deets

T-Shirt: New Look

Skirt: Stradivarius

Tights: Calzedonia

Heels: Gifted

The Review

The Packaging

Getting Them On: now let me say as these were a size medium, I had a lot of material and a great amount of stretch when getting these on. I did my usual scrunch and roll up the legs, taking care of my anklets. I didn’t have to tug these up or pinch into place. They just glided right on before setting in place to get the rest of my outfit on.

On The Legs: let me start off with the colour because why not? So I found that this white has a blue tinge to it. Against my t-shirt, they really do reflect a little blue-y in the light rather than a pure pure white. It’s not a huge deal if paired with coloured clothing, but when paired with other whites these didn’t really make me smile.

The quality of this pair is really good. As they are a thicker denier, they are harder to snag and rip unless you manage to do some serious damage. I liked the fact they lasted the day without any issues.

The fit of these are great, however as they settled during the day I found that they did wrinkle behind the knees a tad. I expected it to be around the ankles, but for some reason the knees was the choice of place. As these were a size larger than I go for, they fit me really well and gave me more of an opaque coverage. I normally find when I go one size up with opaques, I get a thicker coverage as it isn’t stretched so much over the legs.

The feel of these are super soft and so cosy to be in. They’re microfiber, which means they’re extremely smooth however they catch dust and little bits of fluff too. I didn’t experience any irritation on the legs during my wear, which is always a puts a smile on my face!

The Toes & Ankle: I don’t think these come with reinforced toes, however as they are a thicker denier you have some sort of reinforcement in place. I would still advise making sure your nails are short and smooth before slipping into them to prolong the life of this pair.

Around the toes, I had more than enough material around them to keep them feeling super cosy with enough wiggle room.

Around the feet and ankles, it was a smooth, fitted finish with no wrinkling.

The Waistband & Gusset: now here is where the party is at! Okay well maybe not really, but I absolutely love this waistband! It’s thick, it’s comfy, it’s super soft, it hugs well and it fits me like a glove. It sits a little higher up the waist, but what I love is that it does not roll down on itself or scrunch down during my wear.

My Thoughts?

I have to say I really like this pair. It fits well, I love the colour and they are so soft on the legs. If you can get your hands on a pair, I would highly recommend them!

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