Cecilia De Rafael · Hosiery

Cecilia De Rafael Flora Lace Tights

I haven’t done a patterned pair of CdR for a good while now, so I am happy to be slipping into these. I got this pair gifted from my Amazon Wishlist to review.

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The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 20

Materials: 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane

Price: £8.95

Website: Amazon – Cecilia De Rafael Flora Lace Tights-Small-Black

My Outfit

I kept it simple for work today, as the pattern was busy enough. I wore my sheer shirt (cami underneath) paired with my lace bottomed shorts and simple black heels (not pictured).

My Deets

Shirt: New Look

Shorts: In The Style

Tights: CdR

Heels: Onlymaker (not in the shots)

The Review

The Packaging

Getting Them On: as these are more nylon than elastane, they give a little (just ever so slightly) more material for leg coverage. I did my scrunch and roll, taking care over my anklets before I popped them into place and got dressed.

On The Legs: I love that intricate design that flows from the toe seam right up to the waistband. It’s on a net base, so I would advise being super careful not to tug these anywhere as they will easily rip. I did find that the bottom of my legs were a little more cramped with the design compared to the thighs where it was stretched out, looked a lot brighter and you can see the floral pattern even more.

The quality of this pair is pretty nice; I did find that they can snag super easy, but luckily it’s hidden by the floral design so you can’t notice whatsoever. Apart from that, I dind’t hav any other issues with them.

The fit is true to size; I thought small might be too fitted for me, but actually they fit perfectly fine. If you do want a denser floral look, I would advise sizing up to achieve this, otherwise it will be quite sheer and look pretty much similar to how it does on me.

The feel of them I am not a fan of. As great as they may look, they are very grainy and do rub against the skin from time to time. I felt super uncomfortable at first, but then it eased slightly and I was able to spend the rest of my day not thinking about them.

The Toes & Ankle: these don’t have any reinforcements to them, so you will need to be careful with those long/sharp toenails. I had to make sure mine were smoothed down before I got this pair on. I had plenty of wiggle room or my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear.

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

I did add a 3rd image, where you can see it started to ladder. I quickly popped some hairspray on to stop it, and luckily it’s on a part of my foot where it isn’t shown.

The Waistband & Gusset: so the waistband is super slim, but it does a great job holding these up the whole day. I found these didn’t lack elasticity during my wear, and they stayed put without any movement. I was worried that it might roll over itself, but there was none of that – happy days!

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

My Thoughts?

I think this pair is lovely, and perfect for this time of year. The only thing I didn’t like was how grainy they felt against the skin. Apart from that, I would recommend these for sure.

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