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Henry Holland Ladders Tights

Now let’s have some fun. I haven’t done a casual blog in some time now, and I decided to use this opportunity with some funky prints to do so! I don’t do much of Henry Holland, but I gotta say I do love their collection.

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: One Size

Denier: 20-30

Price: £12.50

Website: Legs11 – Henry Holland Ladders Tights

My Outfit

Yep my t-shirt is slightly rude, but then again it’s better than staring at my face! I wore my printed t-shirt paired with my denim shorts and I completed the look with my white hi-top trainers.

My Deets

T-Shirt: LOTD

Shorts: Select Fashion

Tights: Henry Holland

Trainers: Just Fab


The Review

From The Website: Featuring ladder prints all over, these are completely original. Another winner from Henry Holland, get yours now before they sell out! Henry Holland is known for his cool and quirky prints and ideas, the ladders tights are no exception. Combining a sheer tight with ladder prints all over, these are unlike anything you will have seen before.


The Packaging: these come in a small slim box. The model wears them on the front along with the brand name. The back has very generic details about the brand, the sizing guide and hosiery care.

When you get in, you find this cute set of instructions before you get to the hosiery. I think that is such a good idea for those who are new to hosiery or need a bit of guidance from time to time.

Once you get in, you will find these flat folded and wrapped around card.

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On The Legs: my oh my! The matting on this is so nice; I love it when there is hardly any shine to them so you get this pure smooth effect on the legs. Plus is helps to create the illusion of slimmer and toned legs too!

The design has got to be one of my favourite playful ones; it’s so random and I love it. I mean who would think of putting ladders on tights? It’s such a twist on the actual laddered tights – I’m actually giggling here!

The fit of these are great; they have plenty of elasticity in them being a ‘one size’ pair, so you will get a snug fit no matter what size you are. The feel of them are so smooth, but also the type to easy snag. The quality of them aren’t as great as it might look so do be careful.

Now one little mention is my bottom right picture, where I got those weird markings again. I actually took my time rolling them up and not tugging as I didn’t need to, and these were peering right on through. I have no idea how or why, but luckily it was on the inner leg so it wasn’t too much of an issue. I think it just ruins the whole smooth finish it has going on.


The Toes & Ankle: as you can see below, these have reinforced toes so they’re kept safe! I kept my nails short so they wouldn’t poke holes through. These have plenty of stretch to them so you shouldn’t find any pressure added on the toes, and there should be enough wiggle room too.

Around the ankles, these are a lovely smooth finish, with a slight ombre effect!


The Waistband: now the waistband is a bit of a funny one. Let me start off by saying as it’s a one size fits all pair, these are so long on the waist; I could sit them higher than the waist and up to my bra line!

Secondly, when they do sit high, they are comfortable but they do start to roll down. I did try to pull them down to the waist, but I got a horrible crinkle look so I kept them higher. But you’re no better as they just roll down on themselves after a while.

Thirdly, these are a bikini brief style pattern; from the waistband to the top thigh, you will see a bikini shape thicker denier outline – which I didn’t expect at all.

Fourthly, I did find that as I had some extra material, it all gathered around the top thigh, causing that little patch (right image) to happen.

The band itself is comfortable, but it’s one that I can’t seem to adjust myself to. I can’t get it to sit right, which then leaves me fidgeting all day long. Thank goodness I’m not wearing a bodycon dress otherwise it would have been a nightmare.




My Thoughts?

I totally am digging the design of these; one of the funkiest pairs I have come across and one to certainly keep in the collection. I do love the matte finish on these tights, but the waistband was a nightmare to be in all day. If it wasn’t for that, I would happily recommend, but I would say think before you buy!

2 thoughts on “Henry Holland Ladders Tights

  1. Nice review these are so kewl looking on your legs. I myself have a few Henry Holland tights in different styles and love wearing them. Have to say I would love wearing these also am game for wearing anything different just for a different fashion look.