Back into some heavy lace and some colour! This brand is a own one, and I mean this as Next is well-known store that sells clothing, homeware etc. and the normally sell their own brand hosiery.
I bought these off eBay a while back for a cheap price, and I have tried to find other pairs so I could share a link … I had no luck so I do apologise.
I don’t think I have reviewed this brand before on the blog, however this isn’t much info I can give you about their hosiery collection.
Denier: Around 40-60
Materials: 85% nylon, 15% elastane
Price: £9.00 / Bought for £1.50
Keeping it simple with black today; I paired up my shift dress with my suede mules. I was gonna do court shoes, but switched it last minute to these for a funkier look 🙂
Mules: River Island
The Packaging: these normally come like this, unless they are sheer or luxe pairs which come in plastic packaging. It states the size and brand on the front and the back goes into a little more detail about hosiery care and composition.
I made sure I didn’t rush opening the packaging as this had card going though one of the legs and they’re netted lace, so it can catch easily.
These come flat folded (in a sense) with no foot or leg shaping to it as you can see below.
Getting Them On: as these are pretty stretchy, these can be stretched and rolled on. I did my scrunch and roll around the feet and anklets to ensure they don’t get caught. From there, you can easily pull them you if you didn’t want to roll them up.
On The Legs: these are looking pretty awesome! I gotta say I do love this colour; I’m not too sure what it is exactly, but this mix of blue and purple looks incredible as netted tights. And with the added lace pattern, it makes it slightly more feminine.
The quality of these are not bad, and I say that as I wasn’t too keen on how easily these catch on. My nails kept getting caught in them, which I had gently prise away each time, not to mention if I walked past anything slightly raised or sharp. Other than that, they aren’t so bad as I haven’t actually ripped them yet!
The fit of these are great on the legs; as these are a duo size, there is so much stretch in them. If I was a size larger and got into them, I can tell you that they won’t look as tight as they do on the legs. They will open up and the colour will become a little lighter. There was no gapping around the knees or ankles either 🙂
The feel of them are a rough netting, as these are cheaply made which you can tell. I can’t say these itch the legs when they’re on, but if your skin is sensitive, you may want to wear a base pair with these. These are a matte finish on the legs, as if they were shiny they would feel softer and smoother.
The Toes & Ankle: these come with reinforced toes, which is a solid colour before it works into the netting. You see the strip working at the front and back of the toes. There is plenty of wiggle room in these for your toes to move and breathe and no pressure is added.
Around the feet and ankles, you get a smooth and fitted finish with no wrinkles.
The Waistband & Gusset: I am working with a thin waistband on these, and I have to say they did very well. They did not roll down themselves, they stayed up the whole day unless I moved them and they had enough stretch so they didn’t squeeze me. I like that thee tights have no reinforcement going down to the thigh, as you can wear shorts and mini skirts without having to worry.
Unfortunately there is no gusset on these; it’s just a small centre stitch.
Not a bad pair. I love the colour and style more than anything to be honest, especially as it looks so different and not a colour you can easily get hold of. Other than that, the quality wasn’t too bad and the fit was really good. I suppose I would recommend with a base pair of tights underneath.