I gotta tell you I am loving these super high shine hosiery lately. I have had a right blast being in them and I know I don’t do them enough on the blog either, so see this as a birthday month treat for you all 🙂
Now this pair I am so excited to try out – not only do I love Fogal, but their quality I cannot fault and it’s even better that I get to do a shiny pair too!
I thought I would add links which relate to some tights that are similar to this pair I will be reviewing (opens in a new tab):
Materials: 73% Nylon, 27% Elastane
I normally don’t do shirts with tights like this, but as these are thick enough to look like leggings, I went for it. I wore my batwinged shirt paired with my super high platform suede boots and kept my hair up 🙂
Boots: Gifted via Amazon
From The Website: A classic high gloss effect with opaque finish for a sporty yet chic look. Tailored, high sheen made from highly elastic Charmeuse fabric with a discreet back seam.
– Comfortable FOGAL waistband
– Charmeuse cut and sewn fabric
– 100 denier
75% Nylon, 27% Spandex
The Packaging: if you haven’t come across Fogal packaging before, this is basically what it looks like 99% of the time. It’s pretty basic, gets straight to the point and looks so classy. The front doesn’t state much, but at the back it goes into a little more about the pair inside.
Getting Them On: I have to say these aren’t so bad compared to the past couple of times I have put on thicker denier shiny hosiery. These do remind me of the CdR Uppsala Tights, which I have reviewed previously (just search CdR on my blog) so I was super happy when I saw that they were similar to those.
I took my time getting these over my anklets and up the legs, making sure that I don’t tug too much to then push it back down later!
On The Legs: well I am super impressed with how thick these are on the legs; to the point I only see my kneecaps slightly showing through when stretched out so you know these will give you 99% blackout coverage on the legs!
Now the special thing with these I found is that they have a subtle shine to them, and when the flash hits, they really go to town! They become this amazing thick glossy shine (which you can see below).
The fit of them are true to size, but I would certainly recommend going 1 size up if you’re unsure as these are super fitted and only have a limited amount of stretch to them. Luckily, size Small was perfect for me, but I certainly would have gone for Medium if I was double-minded.
The feel of them are so soft and so smooth, I cannot tell you how gorgeous they are. I would happily say these top the CdR Uppsala pairs I have done before, purely because the quality is 10000x better and thicker, and you really notice the difference.
One little detail I forgot to mention was these have a backseam, which is pretty common when you get thick denier hosiery like this, so don’t forget to line them up correctly from the toes all the way to the waistband.
The Toes & Ankle: as you can see below, the feet are nicely shaped in these, with no baggy material shown anywhere. I did find that the middle part of the feet have a weird bump – this is due to the backseam starting here, but this will smooth itself out the longer you’re in them.
I had some wiggle room in these, but if you have long nails, then you will find your toes feel a lot more cramped compared to shorter nails.
Around the ankles, it’s a flush finish with no wrinkle in sight.
The Waistband: slim, subtle and holds these up so well! I do love a Fogal waistband purely because I never have any issues with them whatsoever. These fit so well around the waist, and stay put all day long. No matter how high or low the denier might be, these are perfect to hold the tights up well throughout the day.
They don’t dig in or fall down easily either, and are super soft even if they might not look it. I loved being in my pair.
These do have a gusset to them, which is roughly palm sized and does a great job whether you choose to wear underwear or not with them. I would love to show you but WordPress has restricted those images unfortunately, so scroll down for a little video instead!
I gotta say these are so worth it, even if they are a little expensive. I haven’t felt such good quality like this in a long time and I would totally recommend these if you are after a good, long wearing pair of hosiery!