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Fiore Andrina Tights

Changing it up a little here with a pair that I have not seen before. I will admit these were pretty hard to style (well I found it to be) so I did the best I could for my trip into work. I will say I love the cobalt blue; it’s one of my favourites to work with, especially this time of year.

This pair was gifted from my Amazon Wishlist – all details can be found below.

The Spec

Colour: Black/Blue

Size: 2 / Small

Denier: 40

Materials: 61% Polyamide, 32% Polypropylene, 7% Elastane

Price: £7.99

Website: Amazon – Mock Leggings Tights by Fiore” Andrina” Imitation Leggings Style Tights

My Outfit

So to keep the blue running through, I paired my padded shoulder bodysuit with my faux leather shorts and added a long cardigan and court shoes to finish the look.

My Deets

Bodysuit: Zara

Shorts: H&M

Tights: Fiore

Cardigan: Femmeluxe

Heels: Onlymaker

The Review

From The Website: Highly fashionable tights with a leggings imitation pattern. Invisibly reinforced toe portion and single-covered Elastane yarn for improved durability. Perfect to finish off any stylish ensemble.

Natural with Blue detail pattern
Sizes: small 5’0″-5’4″, hip 34″-38″, medium 5’4″-5’7″, hip 38″-42″, large 5’7″-5’10”, hip 42″-48″
61% Polyamide, 32% Polypropylene, 7% Elastane
Hand Wash Only
Matt Fein
Thickness: 40 Den
Brand: Fiore
Garment Care :hand wash only

The Packaging

Getting Them On: I will say these are so awkward to put on. I spent roughly 20 minutes, if not more trying to get these on as straight as possible. I had to tweak hem so much just to make sure they sit well and look like it flows before setting in place.

I did my scrunch and roll up the legs, taking care going over my anklets. I did have to tug at them slightly to make sure they sit well before setting them in place.

On The Legs: let me first talk about the design, because I have to say it is pretty unique, and something I haven’t really seen before. These literally look like leggings when you see them from afar, but actually it is all one piece. The foot is a darker denier (not too sure why) before it works into a sheer strip at the side of the legs. I do like that gorgeous pop of blue, however I feel that it would work so much better if the black was a nude shade instead. It would just give it that leggings effect and look stunning in my eyes. I feel the black darkens it a little, and honestly I don’t like the darker foot as it completely messes with the whole look.

The quality isn’t the greatest and I did feel a little let down. Normally Fiore is pretty good and reliable, however with this pair these snagged before I got them on and I managed to make a little hole too. It also had a few threads coming out which I was not too pleased about. The finishing on these as well could have been so much better; I felt the edges where the blue ends and becomes the nylon; this is messy!

The fit of these were true to size, however I did feel the need to tug at these from time to time as they were slipping down slightly to begin with. I suppose wearing shorts helped here as it kept the gusset in place so no more slippage! I would definitely recommend going one size up, specially if you are in-between sizing, as these don’t have a lot of stretch to them.

The feel are pretty nice; they are soft and smooth against the skin. However I will say I did feel slight irritation during the day where the edges were fraying at the side seams. Apart from that, they were ok to be in for the duration of the day.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with invisible reinforced toes to them, which is a bonus here as I would hate for the nylon to rip around this area. I did have enough wiggle room to begin with, but as the day went on I did feel these becoming tighter in my shoes. I did have to pinch them away from the toes a few times to relieve the pressure.

Around the feet and ankles, it’s a smooth finish with no wrinkling.

The Waistband & Gusset: so trying not to reveal too much here, but I wanted to show where the nylon side seam ended and it becomes the blue thicker denier to act as a reinforcement around this area. I had enough stretch in the waistband for these to sit well on the waist. They didn’t move much during the day, and I think the shorts helped here otherwise I think it would have been an issue.

My Thoughts?

If I am honest, this is a pair I don’t think I would be wearing again. I liked the look of them, but I encountered too many problems with them in the end.

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