New brand alert!!! I have not come across these before, and I must say I am intrigued. These aren’t a brand you can come across easily, as I found when I was trying to hunt down info to add to the spec below.
These took me a while to find, however I managed to hunt down a supplier who still stocks them (the rest were private sellers on eBay)!
Materials: 76% Polyamide, 24% Elastane
I went summery to work today, wearing my oversized top tucked into my tweed skirt and adding simple black court shoes to finish the look. I haven’t worn these in so long, so they came out to play.
From The Website: Semi-opaque Shaper 20 denier tights X-Press has an excellent shape modelling push-up effect. Create the silhouette you’ve always wanted with these fantastic shaper tights. The special design of the panties reduces hips, forms a slender waist and flat tummy. Elastic band with push-up effect raises the bottoms, making them more toned and elastic. Special double covered yarn make these tights smooth and soft, ensuring tender and pleasant touch to your skin.
X-PRESS – perfect figure without much effort.
Semi-opaque Thin modelling tights, 5 modelling belts, 7 shaping zones, flat seam and cotton gusset.
SOFT Sensitive – is an innovative series, developed in the laboratory of the company Conte Elegant, specially for sensitive skin of the legs.
5 modelling belts
7 shaping zones
Smooths and Slims Tummy and Hips, lifting the Bottom.
Reinforced toe for greater wear
Fabric & Care: Polyamide 76%, Elastane 24%
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Double covered yarn
Made in Europe
Getting Them On: so once again, when working with control tops, I tend to just bypass and start scrunching the nylon leg. I took my time getting them on over my feet and ankles, before I slowly rolled them up the legs. When it came to the control top, I set the thigh piece in place and then rolled up the rest around the waist. I don’t tend to scrunch and roll this part because it is thicker and slightly harder to work with.
On The Legs: I am starting off with the colour, as it’s something I wasn’t too sure would work with my skin tone. When I got them on, I realised they weren’t so bad and pretty easy to style too. These are somewhat a tan shade, but a cross between tan and a trying-to-be-a-barely-there look. It’s hard to describe, but it works.
The quality is decent and what I expect from a pair like this. I didn’t get an snags or rips during my wear, which I was very impressed with.
These fit really well too. There was plenty of stretch to achieve even leg coverage, and there was no gapping either. I like that they give a smoothing effect on the legs too.
The feel of them are very nice. They are kinda smooth (they have a grainy feel) but nothing that would irritate the skin or make me want to take them off. You get used to the feel once you start moving about in them, and to be honest I forgot all about it.
The Toes & Ankle: these have reinforced toes to them, which do have a slightly thicker denier to them. They give great toe coverage too. I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to move and breathe, and no pressure was added during my wear either.
Around the feet and ankles, there was no wrinkling.
The Waistband & Gusset: okay so let’s get to the main part of this review. The thigh piece is supposed to smooth around the area, which leads up into the body piece which is supposed to help smooth and keep everything in shape. The back is supposed to lift the tushy slightly.
Did it do all this? To be honest, I don’t feel like it did. I felt the thigh piece did its job, as it did feel a lot smooth and toned that usual. But the tushy lifting part didn’t really feel like it worked in my eyes. Maybe you need a bigger behind for it to work? I like the fact it has this, but I have experienced better control tops where you can actually feel and see it working.
Not a bad pair overall, however I am not too sure how I feel about them. I like the colour with this outfit as it works, but I wouldn’t pair them with anything black as it wouldn’t look right. I would like to see what heir normal pairs are like and do a comparison.
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