Fogal · Hosiery

Fogal ‘Pioggia Colorata’ 551 Tights

Another unique pair hits the blog today, and I know it will be an acquired taste for some. I thought they were pretty cool and can be dressed quite well as long as you have the right outfit.

I can imagine serious colour being paired with this, taking colour blocking to the max However I played it safe and just went with one colour.


The Spec

Colour: Cayenne-Cycl

Size: Small

Denier: Around 20-30

Materials: 92% polyamide, 8% elastane

Price & Website: Unknown


My Outfit

What better way to create a look – pair navy. I went with my navy mini dress paired with my studded court shoes to finish the look. I thought it worked quite well if I say so myself 🙂

My Deets

Dress: Tezenis

Tights: Fogal

Heels: Caitlin Pan

 

 

The Review

The Packaging: like the rest of them, these come with a plain front and the back has most of the details. When you get in, you will find them flat folded and wrapped around card. These do have foot and leg shaping to them, which will help to get these on 🙂

I will say these look quite bright in terms of the mustard base colour. Let’s see what they are like on the legs.

 

Getting Them On: I did my scrunch and roll on the legs, taking care going over my anklets. I did notice that these become sheer on the legs, and not looking as thick as they did in the packaging.

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On The Legs: well this design is pretty cool right? I normally don’t like the mustard colour (never really liked it to be honest – I prefer my bright and bold yellows) however I did not mind this pair as it had a lovely run of colours going through them. As I mentioned previously, the colour did become sheerer when I got them on the legs. From far, the design does look a little odd; like woodwork but in colour, but close up it looks really nice. I’m glad I paired up navy as it worked well, and to be fair so would pinks to bring out the colour in the tights.

The quality of these are once again great and have not failed me; one of the reasons I like Fogal. They had a nice amount of stretch in them to ensure that my legs had good coverage and wasn’t ombre-ing on the legs. These are also quite hard to snag, as the design is – in a sense – printed onto the tights rather than sewn in.

The fit of these are true to size, and fit my legs well. I had enough stretch to hug the legs without it feeling too tight. The feel of them are still smooth and soft, even thought it may not look it. They don’t irritate the skin in any way and they are super soft inside too.

 

The Toes & Ankle: so these do have reinforced toes to them, which you can make out better when you see it under my toes. At the top of my toes, the design starts near to the toe seams, although I was still careful with my nails in these. The toes had plenty of wiggle room and there was no pressure on the toes.

Around the feet and ankles, these have a smooth fitted finish.

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The Waistband & Gusset: another great band on another awesome pair of tights! They have the brand name going around the band, and there is a nice amount of elasticity in this band for it to hug my waist without it squeezing me.

They also have reinforcement under the band before it works into the design.

The gusset is a palm-sized piece in the middle of the tights, which sits nicely against the skin.

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My Thoughts?

I gotta say these were pretty funky and something I haven’t done something like this before. I love the quality of this pair and how they fit too. I would recommend if you can get a pair.