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Sarah Borghi Roxane Tights

Come on bold patterns! This is a new brand I am trying out, and I already love the look of them. They are so statementy – and right up my street!

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: Small/Medium

Denier: 60

Materials: 95% Polyamide & 5% Elastane

Price: £19.99

Website: UKTights – Sarah Borghi Roxane Tights

My Outfit

Of course I had to do a black and white combo here, just to let the legs be the statement piece. I paired my cami top with my skort, and added my ankle strap black heels to finish the look.

My Deets

Top: H&M

Skort: In The Style

Tights: Sarah B

Heels: Lost Ink

The Review

From The Website: Sarah Borghi Roxane Tights is a fascinating and very new type of design we haven’t really seen before. That is really saying something, if you run an emporium of leg wear, and see fascinating designs all the time. Roxane takes a classic floral motif and then reduces it by two thirds by hiding most of it behind a silhouette. This might seem like a drastic thing to do, but it is a case of less being more. The pattern is obscured and hidden and given an air of mystery that really makes the rest of the pattern stand out incredibly well.

* 60 denier
* Lacy effect
* Comfort waistband
* 95% Polyamide
* 5% Elastane

The Packaging

Getting Them On: these were easy to get on this morning. I had enough material to play with – the hardest part was keeping these symmetrical on each leg as my legs bend a little.

These were fine going over my anklets too.

On The Legs: this design is simply gorgeous! This reminds me of a pair I did many years ago, which I was in love with for ages. I love the opaque with the lace contrast – it just screams out to me! The back is all opaque and the front has this lace design to it – and the best part is you can flip it around if you wish!

The quality on this pair is not as great as I would have expected; these snag very easily on the lace parts. I just didn’t expect them to damage so easily as soon as they were on the legs.

The fit of these are true to size, but I did find them slightly baggy. They have no leg shaping to them, and they are more of a box fit; this is where they are just straight and can be quite baggy if you have slimmer legs. I rely on the elastane in them to hug the legs well all over, but I found around the knees and calves it didn’t as much compared to y thighs.

They do feel slightly grainy on the legs rather than a smooth finish, so my legs did feel slightly itchy in them from time to time during the day. The back of the legs were fine as it was just all opaque, but where the materials change slightly, is where I noticed the issue.

The Toes & Ankle: so I do like comfort around my toes, especially when wearing heels. But these are next level; I had so much bagginess in this area that it clumped together near my baby toe in my heels. It wasn’t a great look, and I ended up having to tuck some material in behind the toes to keep it looking smooth.

I had plenty of wiggle room for my toes to breathe, and no pressure was added either. I will say these don’t come with reinforcements, but as you have a thicker denier here, it kinda acts as its own reinforcement.

Around the feet and ankle, I had a semi-smooth finish; the thicker denier means there will be some wrinkles here and there during the day.

The Waistband & Gusset: these have a good waistband on them. The band itself is decent-sized with a thick reinforcement sitting just below it. I had plenty of stretch in these, and they stayed in place all day with no issues.

My Thoughts?

I absolutely love how these look, but everything else just seems to let me down. The quality wasn’t all there, the feel wasn’t great and the fit could be much better in my eyes. I would still recommend but just bear in mind what I’ve written about above.

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