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Cecilia de Rafael Women’s Uppsala (Grey Smoke)

I am back in Uppsala, and I am so excited for this pair. I haven’t come across this colour before, and it was one that I actually found hard to pair to begin with as it was such an unusual colour.

Now this is a pair that I won’t be doing such an in-depth blog on, as it’s practically the same as the ones below.

If you missed my previous CDR Uppsala reviews, you can catch them below (opens in a new tab):

Cecilia De Rafael Uppsala Tights In Black

Cecilia De Rafael Uppsala Tights In Rouge

Cecilia De Rafael Uppsala Tights In Marron


The Spec

Colour: Grey Smoke

Size: Medium

Denier: 100

Materials: 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane Lycra

Price: £39.99

Website: Amazon – Cecilia de Rafael Women’s Uppsala Tights, 100 DEN


My Outfit

I kept it snug as I was lounging around today. I wore my cream jumper paired up with these tights.

My Deets

Jumper: Bershka

Tights: CdR Uppsala

The Review

From The Website:

Opaque Gloss
80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane Lycra Beaty
Machine Wash
28150

The Packaging

Getting Them On: you will notice that the seam will start from the big toe; it’s a triangle shape foot. From here, the seam sits in the middle and goes right to the waistband.

I did my scrunch and roll getting these on, and paid attention using a mirror to make sure I line the backseam up as straight as possible.

On The Legs: this colour is out of this world! I love how great it looks on, and it’s such a mind-blowing shade. It’s a cross between a blue and a grey, and I absolutely adore it.

The quality is so good; these I find hard to snag due to the denier and that fact that they are so soft and silky smooth. I have never once snagged or ripped a pair, so that says something!

The fit is true to size, which I like. I would advise checking the sizing guide before buying a pair, as these have a nice amount of stretch for your size. Also just note that you will be prone to gapping occurring around the knees as it is a super thick denier that does pull away slightly when your leg is straight, and wrinkle when you bend your knees.

The feel of them are super soft, super silky and amazing to touch. These don’t irritate the skin at all, so you can spend all day in them without no worries.

I did try to take some images with the flash on, so you can see how much these shine!

The Toes & Ankle: these don’t have reinforced toes, however these are a thick denier so you’re somewhat protected. I do have long-ish nails at the moment, ad I had no problems wearing these all day. The only issue I found was that my toes did feel cramped from time to time, so I had to pinch the nylons away to relieve some of it. I will have to give the a go with shorter nails next time to avoid that happening again.

Around the feet and ankles, you will find some wrinkling but that’s completely normal with this pair.

The Waistband & Gusset: are really comfortable and doesn’t slip during the day! The band is really soft and hugs you well throughout the day too. The inner material isn’t slippery so you won’t feel it slide around and against any undergarments

They have plenty of elasticity in them for you to go mad stretching! I liked that they didn’t squeeze my waist during the day – they’re practically like leggings at the top.

As these are tights, they do have a gusset on them – all cotton!

My Thoughts?

All I’m gonna say is that I love the colour – and I totally recommend!

3 thoughts on “Cecilia de Rafael Women’s Uppsala (Grey Smoke)

  1. I agree with you, I have nearly all Uppsala colours. As I wear them day by day, I did notice that the Gusset dissolves, so after washing the tights 8 or more times there will not be much left of the cotton, but that does not matter too much. Also, the gloss will fade a bit. None of my tights were washed with more than 30° and I always use a washing bag. The Uppsala is one of my favourites. I sometimes do wear the Lunamy (which is a Chinese copy – also not bad).

  2. Oh I’ll have to get me a pair to add to the many pairs I already own! These look and you look amazing wearing these! 💙💙💙

  3. Have to agree with all you said and they do look stunning on I myself have these CDR Uppsala tights in 8 different colors just don’t have grey plus have to say they are warm on cold days.