Well don’t we have an interesting pair to be reviewing today? I got these a few weeks ago and thought they would be great to try out to begin with. I found myself pushing them to the back of the pile as every time I saw them, I wasn’t too keen to get them on. But I decided to just get them on with a simple outfit so I’m not creating too much noise and roll with it to work.
Now these badboys are currently in sale from the Hosiery Outlet part of The Tight Spot, so whilst you can, grab a pair for half the price!
Materials: 100% Nylon
Price: £34.95 / Sale £17.45
I kept it simple and low key today with monochromes; simple white t-shirt dress with my waterfall jacket on top (I left this at work) and had my pumps on with them today instead of heels to make it that little bit more on the casual side.
I added long drop earrings and left my hair in such a bloomin’ mess!
Pumps: Dorothy Perkins
Earrings: Dorothy Perkins
From The Website: Fabulous stripy, patterned Tialda Tights from Wolford have alternating bands of 20 denier sheer and 30 denier opaque horizontal stripes that finish at the thigh. These luxury fashion tights are striking and feminine and have been designed from a special stretch yarn to provide a comfortable and easy wear. Give a fashionista edge to your look with this classy stripy pattern. Finished with a sheer to waist brief, soft knitted waistband and cotton gusset. 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane – that’s wrong!
– 20 Denier
– Stripe Pattern
– Cotton Gusset
– Sheer To Waist
The Packaging: I don’t have to go into mega detail here with Wolford packaging; it’s pretty much the same as what you would normally get. The only time it would change is if you’re picking up old pairs that were sold many years ago, so it would vary.
The model is on the front wearing the hosiery along with the brand name and make of the hosiery, and the back goes into slightly more detail along with hosiery care, sizing guides etc:
“Graphic and feminine: These airy-light, striped tights are made from a special, stretchy yarn, guaranteeing ultimate comfort. Made entirely without elastane. The unreinforced toe is perfect for looks with open-toes shoes, Elastane only in the knitted waistband. Soft, comfortable knitted waistband. Cotton gusset.”
Getting inside, I always check to see the quality assurance sticker; this is how you know they are a genuine Wolford pair and not some knock off.
You will find these wrapped neatly around cardboard.
Getting Them On: I found these to be very subtly shaped to the legs, which is surprising as they normally have a more defined outline to them. They only had it around the foot this time round.
I would advise using hosiery gloves to get these on as they are once again delicate and can easily snag.
As I was rolling them up the legs, I found these to be quite loose. I might wait and see at the end of the day what they’re like.
On The Legs: so after being in them for a day at work, I still found these to be quite loose on the legs. Like they hug but not like you want them to. I found them to move easily on the legs when you cross them or when you’re walking, you can feel them move up and down the legs a little.
Now what I found really odd was that you can’t tug on the hosiery. What I mean by this is that the stripes are supposed to stop and sit in one place and you won’t be able to take it higher than that. You feel it work against you when you reach the top of the stripe design where you have no choice but to let to go and just do your waistband. – And that is how you know they are 100% nylon!
The design and denier are just great though; the base is 20 which is enough to still let the legs shine through with thicker denier stripes going across to make it bold and effective. I do like how soft they look and not to sharp and edgy.
The feel of them are so nice; they’re soft and smooth and the stripes are a little raised on the legs rather than a pure flat finish.
The quality of these are decent too; I didn’t snag them even though I did bump into my desk a few times today which is always a good thing (I mean the quality here, not me bumping in a desk!)
“Generally, vertical stripes make you seem taller, while horizontal stripes can make you look wider. Thin stripes are great for petite women but do be wary, as thick stripes can sometimes do curvy women an injustice.”
– Taken from Good HouseKeeping
I’m still working out if these look right on my legs or not; stripes can be a massive hit or miss depending on your shape and size.
The Toes & Ankles: so around the toes; these are great. There is plenty of wiggle room in these and they don’t add pressure to your toes during the day.
Around the ankles however is a different issue; there is quite a fair bit of material causally collecting itself here. I think this is to do with me going a size up. I’m normally XS in Wolford, but I chose to go for Small this time as that does fit; clearly not working for me at the moment!
It doesn’t look it (and this is where I thank the stripes) but you can actually feel the nylon sitting around the ankle which is really frustrating. It takes away the classy from the hosiery and make it look like you can’t dress yourself properly!
The Waistband & Gusset: so this sits quite high on me. Normally I find Wolford sits around my belly button area, but these go slightly higher! They’re still comfortable but a bit strange.
The band is great on these; soft, comfortable and keep the hosiery up all day long!
The gusset is a cotton one, nothing special to be honest and I am pretty shocked that these have extra bits outside of the seam – poor quality there Wolford!
Even though I’m not too keen on the design, I do love the quality of the tights and how they felt on the legs. The stripes still need to win me over, but I’ll happily take all the other positive points I made.
The only downfall was that I went one size up which made it clear to me that these were quite loose on the legs and for that reason, didn’t make it comfortable to be in the whole day. I get that they are 100% nylon but I felt so uncomfortable in them!