Giulia · Hosiery

Giulia Inkwell 20 Tights

We are gonna have fun with this pair today! I love tattoo tights, especially when they look this good. One of my Trasparenze pairs was absolutely stunning, and certainty did look like I had leg sleeves. So I am going for something a little more subtle this time; thigh pieces.

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: 3 / Medium

Denier: 20

Materials: 91% Polyamide, 8% Elastane, 1% Cotton

Price: £10.99

Website: UKTights Giulia Inkwell 20 Tights N.3

My Outfit

Keeping it smart casual, I paired an orange shirt with my faux leather skirt and added some simple court shoes to finish the look. I would have opted for a t-shirt, but then decided to go for the shirt as I haven’t worn it in so long.

My Deets

Shirt: Zara

Skirt: Gifted Off Amazon

Tights: Giulia

Heels: Coleter

The Review

From The Website: Inkwell is one of the most imaginative designs in the whole Giulia range right now. Singular motifs are very popular, and this one is new and interesting and certainly different but also has something familiar about it too. The series of dots, the crescent moon, the lotus leaf and the trailing vertical lines are all new and creative. The familiarity comes from the Eastern themes in the tights, with the opening lotus and the crescent moon being popular motifs in Eastern art. It is fascinating and entrancing as a pair of fashion tights and extremely eye catching thanks to its creative and novel approach.

  • 20 denier
  • Sheer leg
  • Tattoo effect
  • Lotus design

The Packaging

Getting Them On: so the struggle was real this morning let me tell you. I scrunched these down, and found that the tights are slightly twisted on the right leg. That meant that rolling these up, it will cause some issues with placement. As I rolled up, I did find one leg with the pattern fit fine, and the other was super bent in comparison.

On The Legs: so I got these in a size medium, which I am glad about as I sure did need the stretch. I felt these were quite tight on my right leg due to the twist; I had to do this as the toe seams would have been going across my toes vertically instead of sitting at the top, and the ink would have been sitting on my inner thigh instead of outer thigh. It was something I couldn’t help unless I didn’t mind having a wonky pattern.

The quality wasn’t too bad, but it could have been so much better. I found the rings across the tights in some sections that would not budge, and overall it was a hassle to get them on this morning. I did find other discrepancies as well in certain sections, like around the thin bands on the thighs and some markings around the feet/ankle too.

The fit of these would have been great if I didn’t have a twist in them. I am also not too sure if they run small, but I did find medium a great fit with plenty of stretch, which makes me wonder if small would have been quite tight.

The feel was smooth, and actually quite nice. I didn’t experience any roughness at all, and these didn’t irritate either.

The pattern is lovely; I love the lotus with the drops. It is such a lovely thigh piece, and the fact hey are on both, it just adds that little extra to a simple pair. It’s just a shame that these didn’t live up to my expectation.

The Toes & Ankle: these come with reinforced toes, which I am glad about. These do shade darker, however not dark enough that it stops you from wearing open toe shoes with them. I had plenty of wiggle room in this pair, and no pressure was added during my wear either.

Around the feet and ankles, I had a smooth fitted finish with no wrinkling.

The Waistband & Gusset: I am working with a t-band, which has reinforcements around the seams. The waistband itself is comfortable, and sits in place all day without moving. I also found it didn’t roll over itself or shimmy down either once set in place.

My Thoughts?

They look great, however it was so much hassle for something this nice! I love the pattern, and it works so well with shorter clothing, but these missed quality control for sure and made it hard to slip into these again.

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