Gatta · Hosiery

Gatta Trish ‘Be Happy’ Backseam Tights

Oh it has been some time since Gatta has made an appearance. I find them to be quite limited; it was hard finding this brand in the UK and stockists. Plus they have increased their prices greatly, becoming a little more in the luxe category than the affordable brand.

Anyways, this pair was gifted from my Amazon Wishlist.

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The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small

Denier: 20

Materials: 92% polyamide & 8% elastane

Price: £23.41

Website: Amazon – Gatta BLACK PANTYHOSE with BACK SEAM | Womens Sheer Tights Stockings with BE HAPPY message | TRISH 25 Made in Europe}

My Outfit

Going for a black and red combo, I paired up my cold shoulder blouse, with my red shorts and added red patent heels to finish the look. I would have done simple black heels, but I wanted that pop of red on the feet too.

My Deets

Blouse: H&M

Shorts: New Look

Tights: Gatta

Heels: Ajvani

The Review

From The Website:

  • 92% polyamide, 8% elastane (Lycra)
  • Sheer toe, t-band panty (except size 5), plain gusset, 20 denier, made in Europe
  • Elastane
  • Machine Wash
  • Clear
  • PLEASE NOTE: If your measurements fall between sizes, the larger size may be a better choice for you.
  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.

The Packaging

Getting Them On: with backseams that start from the toes, I have to take a good amount of time to make sure I line them up as straight as possible. I used my hosiery gloves to get them on, and then rolled them up in a straight line before setting in place.

On The Legs: I love this design; it’s simple, it’s fun and it looks great on the legs. I like that the ‘Be Happy‘ statement is on one leg and not both, just to give it that something extra.

The quality of these are nice; they are just like the older pairs I’ve tried from Gatta where the quality is amazing. I kept these snag-free and damage-free for the whole day which I am super proud of!

The fit is true to size; I had enough stretch in these to achieve even leg coverage. I was scared that my thighs would have been a little too thick for a small, but these fit just fine. I would advise going a size up if you’re unsure, or in-between sizes. This allows you some extra material so you don’t have to tug so hard at them.

The feel of them are lovely; they are smooth, they are soft and they made me feel great all day. I love that they didn’t irritate my skin either, which makes it an easy wear.

I will say that the backseam did move slightly around my feet and ankles; I had to keep doing a pinch and pull to keep them looking straight.

The Toes & Ankle: as you can see below, the seams start right from the toe seam. This means that the toes aren’t reinforced either, so I would be careful with those long toenails. I made sure mine were smooth and semi-short just so I don’t cause any damage whilst reviewing them today.

Around the toes, I had plenty of wiggle room, and no pressure was added. The feet and ankles have a lovely smooth finish, as you can see below.

The Waistband & Gusset: so I spoke too soon. I managed to create a small hole in these right at the last minute. Never mind…

The waistband is great; they sit flat on my waist with no issues whatsoever. I had plenty of elasticity in these, and they hugged my waist well. These also come with a T-band, which is that strip going down the front and back that acts like a reinforcement.

These have a cotton gusset in the middle, which sits flush against the skin too.

My Thoughts?

I think this pair is adorable, and I loved the way they look on. I now need to try them with the seam at the front, for a different type of look. I think they are quite pricey for what you get if I am honest.

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