Ooo well hello there Gabriella! It’s been some time but glad to be seeing you again, in MATT FORM! I am so looking forward to reviewing these … all thanks to Elegant Up!
If you haven’t seen my previous reviews on Gabriella, click on the links below:
Size: 2 / Small
Materials: 85% polyamide, 15% elastane
So I decided to pair these with my new skirt, and do a edgey grungey look with this instead of a feminine one like I normally do!
I added my fluffy jumper with my lace denim skirt, added thigh high socks and then my Jeffrey Campbell boots to give me some serious height!
Jumper: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Lita
From The Website:
The Packaging: I like how the packaging gets right to the point; the brand, the model wearing them and the fact that they state they are matt a effect.
The back of it has a bigger window so you can see the colour of the hosiery, along with the sizing guide, hosiery care and a bit of blurb about them:
” LYCRA – stretch tights, Semi-satin, matt, with high waist and reinforced panties’ part. Invisibly strengthened toes part.” – basically the same as what you see on Elegant Up’s website.
Getting Them On: so these came flat packed around cardboard ready to get on. I would scrunch and roll these straight up but be careful of anklets though!! These are pretty delicate and can catch easily!
On The Legs: well what can I say? They gave my legs a gorgeous bronze tan and I am loving it! They hug the legs really well and give them a real nice flawless finish too! The bottom right image is in a different light where I was showing the difference; not too great but hey!
The denier is fab for spring/summer as it’s pretty light and gives enough coverage without it feeling too thick on the legs so they can breathe.
The feel and look is just stunning; they are super smooth, not silky which I expected anyways and they are great quality too! Not only that, these don’t snag easily!
Now I did put flash on on a few of the bottom row images and these don’t have hardly any shine to them which is fab (not that great for some though) as they truly are a matt finish!
The only downside I found is these don’t work that great with cotton socks; they caught the fluff and it took me a while to dust it off (to the point I had to pick it out of my tights!)
Otherwise I have no complaints with these!
The Toes & Ankles: once again a flawless finish here too! These are reinforced which is great for those who have longer toenails and these would look fab with a pair of peep toes or open toe sandals too! I love them!
Around the ankles, it’s all smooth and perfect looking; no wrinkles or crinkles anywhere!
The Waistband & Gusset: now this band is great to start with; it’s a slim on which sits around belly button level, however during the day it does start to roll on itself (especially if you’re sitting a lot), so one thing to note there!
Otherwise these are fab; they have a cut off boxer brief to them as well, so be mindful with anything short that you will see that line!
The gusset is a cotton one, pretty rounded as well and not the oblong diamond shape that they tend to be!
I am digging these! I love that colour on my legs and how they just transformed into some gorgeous honey tan colour!
They’re comfortable, they went all day snag-free and I love the way they looked on my legs too! I love the quality and how they felt on the legs as well!
I would recommend these for summer for sure!