Until recently, Pretty Polly Tights at £12 a pair would have caused a few raised eyebrows. Them being also one size would have caused an outcry, but it is becoming quite the norm. So are these tights worth it? The design is all about the pattern of diamond studs that cover a large part of the front of the legs of these tights. They are very evident looking through the window on the packet completely eclipse the rest of the garment once you unpack it. The pattern is where the money was spent, too. The tights themselves are of quite basic construction with unshaped legs, no gusset and raised seams in the panty.
On the upside, the material feels smooth and soft. Although it has the opacity of 60 denier hosiery, it does not have the weight either. The sheer toe is not the same weight as the leg, so it is clearly visible. Sadly, the panty is different knit to the legs with a deep transition band visible at the top of the leg. So no wearing with short skirts ladies. Fit is reasonably good, and there is plenty of stretch to get the most out of “one size”. The colour is even but less dense than would be expected of 60 denier opaque tights. Sadly the studs distort the background a little, which spoils the overall impression.
Indeed a great look with a black dress and black or sparkly silver shoes for a party or a night out. But a bit expensive for a pair of very basic opaques. These would sell for no more than £3 without the studs. Premium price without premium quality.
Despite our reservations, we have to say that this unique look and individuality sometimes comes at a price. If these tights had been sheer to the waist with flat seams and a cotton-lined gusset, we would have been raving about them. Even if they did cost £15-18.