It’s been some time since I have been in Charnos, and I am looking forward to reviewing these. I have done similar pairs in the past, which you can find using the search bar at the side.
I managed to get this pair in the sale instead of full price at TK Maxx one of the days I went shopping near Oxford Street.
Colour: Barely Black
Materials: 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
Price: £5.50 / Sale £2.99
Website: TKMaxx (In-Store)
This isn’t the weather to bring out the cute summer dresses yet, however I was dying to get into this as I got this dress in the sale too. I paired up with my barely black tights and added Perspex court shoes to finish the look.
Dress: BCBG MAX AZRIA
Getting Them On: what surprised me the most when getting these on is how these don’t look barely black but more a brown-ish colour. But I will get into that a little further down.
I did my usual scrunch and roll up the legs, and tugged a little here and there to get them to sit where I want them to. These were fine going over anklets as well in case you were wondering.
On The Legs: okay so I have a fair few points to speak about here…
First thing, these have a lovely shine to them. They are subtle in natural light, but when the flash hits, they have a lovely shimmer. I am sure these would pack a shine in darker lighting conditions with flash on.
Secondly, the colour of this pair really baffled me. I was expecting a greeny colour, or maybe black, but these came more of a browny tone instead. I’m not complaining but for those who expect a barely black pair, you might not want to go for these. I suppose on a sunny day, these may change in colour?
The quality of these were not bad. I don’t see these lasting wears and wears, but certainly for 2 if treated properly. These didn’t snag or rip easily during my wear, which is always a good thing. I didn’t expect much from a pair that is pretty cheap to get hold of, so I was happy.
The fit of this pair I felt it was true to size to begin with, but then I found when getting them on, I had to tug a few times for it to sit flush at the top. Around the gusset area, it was a little low and it felt it didn’t have enough stretch to cover the top half of me properly. I got there in the end, but it took some work in the morning.
The feel of these are really lovely; they’re soft and smooth and it allows my dress to flow freely against them too. They don’t irritate the skin in any way, so happy days!
The Toes & Ankle: as you can see below, these come with darker reinforced toes that cover them well. The seams sit at the side of the toes, which do move now and again but otherwise stay in place for most of the wear.
I had plenty of wiggle room, with no pressure added during the day. They were a great pair, considering I was worrying about them ripping for most of my day (the shoes I paired them with tend to not work with hosiery well if they lack in quality!)
Around the feet and ankles, it was a smooth finish with no wrinkling.
The Waistband & Gusset: so these have a boxer brief, which is basically a big reinforced part from the waistband to the top thigh. This is where I had an issue getting them to sit properly on me. I felt when they were stretched out to fit, they lacked elasticity and it was more nylon I was messing with. I wasn’t a fan to be honest; to me it was unnecessary hassle.
These have somewhat a gusset, but it isn’t the standard cotton you would normally get; it’s more of nylon gusset that would definitely irritate the skin if worn without underwear.
Not a bad pair, but not one that I would recommend to be honest. These are a good everyday pair, but honestly I don’t think it’s worth it. I liked the quality, but the colour was super weird and the fit was a little off too.
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