Hello new brand! This is a pair that was sent by Raspberry Heels, and I have to say it sure is unique.
When I first saw these on the website, I thought they would be awesome to do. But now that they are here, boy did I struggle to find an outfit to pair with it. So I played it safe and went with all black! No harm done there hey…
About Marie Antoilette
is the founder, Ceo and art director of Marie Antoilette. Born near Lyon, Valérie studied at the Emile Cohl Graphic Arts School, where she graduated with a mention and special prize from the jury for “her humour, wit and the impressive diversity of techniques used.”
In february 2011, she presented her very first tights collection at Le Village des Créateurs, Lyon. The success was amazing so she decided to open her own boutique while looking for other shops all over France. Valerie is constantly observing women around her, in the streets, the subway, day-dreaming of drawings that would shape the leg, make it shine. She’s always wondering : “What would my daughter, my friends wear ? What about that lady I passed by a minute ago, what is her own personal universe ?”
– taken from their website
Materials: 96% polyamide, 4% elastane
I paired my turtle neck top with my skater skirt and added my suede heels to finish off the look. I could have paired with rounded court heels or some trainers for a more causal look, but as it was for work… I had to make it work appropriate somehow!
Tights: Marie Antoilette
From The Website: Founded by a graphic art artist Valerie Moënne in 2011 near Lyon – France.
Polyamid 96%, Elasthan 4%, 50 denier
The Packaging: now this is some loud but cute packaging we are working with. The front shows the brand name along with a little window at the front. This doesn’t give much away to be honest, so you will need to turn over to see the full image of the tights inside.
When you get in, you will find these wrapped in their own plastic with no card inserted.
Getting Them On: these are super easy to get onto the legs, and the material is stretchy as anything, so it’ll be easy to get these up the legs. I took care going over my anklets and the rolled them up the legs slowly after.
On The Legs: these do look pretty interesting and very detailed! Let me start off with the design as I feel I need to touch upon this before I go into detail. Now at first, I’m not gonna lie, it might hurt your eyes, but up close these have such a cute little design to them. I feel it’s based on ‘The Scream, 1893 by Edvard Munch‘ but done with a twist so it’s not identical. These have the print of the sea, including sea life etc. on them, which I think looks adorable when you really study it up close. The design works on both legs and isn’t symmetrical at all – so each part you look at will be different.
The quality of these are pretty good, but not the greatest I have come across. These are quite thin, even though they state 50 denier. I know this as I can see my tattoos come through and it’s not as block coloured as I expected it to be. I feel the more you stretch it, the thinner it becomes. I certainly noticed that on my thighs, but it’s not like it is that thick to begin with.
I will mention that on each leg, there is a line running through the print. It’s not so visible to begin with, but the longer I looked at them, the more I saw it.
The fit of these are great, but bear in mind that they do have some room in them and a good bit of stretch, so check out the sizing guide before you purchase. I felt these worked for me perfectly, and I still had some room in them. The feel of them are pretty soft and smooth to touch – both inside and out. They were comfortable on the legs, and didn’t irritate either, which is a good thing!
The Toes & Ankle: as you can see the toes are reinforced with a thick black strip going across the front and back. The print then comes into play and works right to the top of the thigh.
I have to say around the toes start off quite loose, with a lot of extra room either side, but then start shaping in once you get moving in them. I didn’t want them to be baggy all day long, but luckily they weren’t.
Around the ankles, these are quite baggy, so you won’t see a definite ankle shape but more of a gap where the tights just stretch all the way up.
The Waistband: as you can see from the top thigh up to the waistband, it’s all reinforced and blacked out. I do love the reinforced boxer part, especially with a good waistband, which this certainly has. It stays put around my belly button area, and stays like this all day long. It doesn’t roll over itself at any point, stays flush against the skin and holds up really well throughout the day.
It also has plenty of elasticity to it, and doesn’t start to lose it throughout the day either.
I think these are pretty cool, but I would opt for a different print if I was to buy another pair or recommend. These are lovely, but the colour against my legs didn’t work out for me, so I would prefer to go for a bold colour or something that will work with my skin tone.
Otherwise I have to say these are a pretty unique pair, and I am so glad I got to try them out!