Cecilia De Rafael · Hosiery

Cecilia de Rafael Vidrio Gloss Tights

Let’s start Monday off right by bringing in some gloss for an outfit which I can safely say would be summer appropriate. I can’t say if it would work in your office, but I sure loved it!

I have reviewed the Vidrio once before (years ago), so if you never got round to reading that review, then hit the link below (opens in a new tab):

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The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 15

Materials: 88% Nylon, 12% Elastane

Price: £5.95

Website: The Tight Spot – Cecilia de Rafael Vidrio Gloss Tights

10% Off Discount: Panda10 (can be used worldwide)

My Outfit

I wore my white shirt tucked into my hounds-tooth shorts and added my lace-up heels. I wanted to do courts, but thought that was a little plain, so opted for those instead. I kept my hair up in a ponytail to finish off the look.

My Deets

Shirt: H&M

Shorts: Forever21

Tights: CdR

Shoes: Steve Madden



The Review

From The Website: Cecilia de Rafael’s Vidrio Tights are ultra sheer and ultra shiny. The gleaming yarns give these gloss tights a polished, glamorous look. At 15 denier these high shine tights have strength and durability with a super sheer appearance. Available in XL & XXL the plus size tights feature an added black panel for comfort and fit. Finished with flat seams, sheer to waist brief, cotton gusset and a reinforced toe, these shiny tights are on trend and rather luxurious! 88% Nylon, 12% Elastane

15 Denier
High Shine Finish
Sheer to Waist
Cotton Gusset


The Packaging: like most of the CdR packaging, these have the model/s on the front wearing different colours from the collection. The back goes into a little more detail about them.

When you get in, you will find these flat folded wrapped around promotional card. These also have the foot and subtle leg shaping to them, which will help you line up and get them on easily.


Getting Them On: so after taking my time to get these on, what do I discover which I couldn’t see before I got them on? All these little snags running up the damn leg! I will show you in a little more detail further down, but I was super annoyed.

I thought it was me, but it couldn’t have been as I made sure they didn’t skim my anklets and I wore hosiery gloves to get them on as well! So annoyed Soni here … and think I had to spend the whole day with those horrible things!



On The Legs: so as I mentioned before, I ended up with loads of scuffy marks and little snags on the legs, from the top thigh right down to top of the ankles. They were scattered around, but you get the jist of what I was working with today.

So much for amazing quality here …

The denier being 15 is pretty fine, which means you will need to take care of your hosiery once it’s on. Mine was a done deal as soon as I got them on, so it didn’t really matter now to be honest.

The quality I won’t even go into…

The fit of these are true to size, with very little stretch in them so you will need to make sure you check the sizing guide before you purchase. I did feel these fit my legs really nicely and I didn’t encounter any issues with these causing any gapping or moving away from the legs at any point.

The feel of them have that gorgeous silky oily coating to them, which give that sublime shine! It’s not like the Eternos, but a more toned down version. So if you like gloss, but not high gloss, then these would be perfect for you.


The Toes & Ankle: the toes have reinforced toes, which does look odd if you haven’t seen this style before. I have come across it only a handful of times before, but I could tell instantly these were reinforced. It will make it harder to wear with open toe sandals (peep toes and similar would be fine) but I’m sure if you rejigged the seams around a little, it would be ok.

These have plenty of wiggle room in them and no pressure is added either onto the toes. The feet also have enough breathing room in them too.

Around the ankles, it’s a smooth fitted finish.


The Waistband: well firstly it has a wonky seam let me just point out. Secondly the band is great to wear all day long! I have had no issues with it at all; no rolling over itself, no shimmying down the waist, no losing elasticity.

It has been a great band and I love the comfort I get from it.



My Thoughts?

I am not too sure what to think to be honest. I am disappointed in the quality of this pair, but then again I have another pair to review so I do wonder if it’s a one-off thing!

Otherwise I do think these are a lovely pair to wear for any occasion, and to be honest, for any weather. I feel these could work all year round (if you don’t mind going hosiery in the colder months)

3 thoughts on “Cecilia de Rafael Vidrio Gloss Tights

  1. Hello Soni,thank you very much for reviewing these sheer blacks👣👌🏻
    Have a nice day Goddess!

    Greetz Andre😘