Cette is one of the top hosiery brands in the world for plus sized tights, and essentials like sheer tights and opaque tights. They are initially from the country of Belgium and still produce much of their items from there to this day. Cette produces high-quality tights, hold-ups and stockings, and do them in many different designs and take. But they specialise in essentials and plus size tights that are well made and affordable. Their opaques are particularly popular with their range of thick tights keeping you toasty in the chilliest European winters. But they are not all about practicality. They give you a stylish and feminine look and a classic style that everyone loves.
What Is Cette Tights’ History?
Cette is the leading hosiery designer and shapewear manufacturer in Belgium. They were founded in 1958 in the tiny and sleepy village of Denderleeuw in East Flanders. At only 30km or so West of Brussels, in a historical textile area, they had all the benefits of being close to a continental hub and all the talented young designers that comes with it. Their hosiery wing was only launched in 1988 after years of making other kinds of shapewear. But today, Cette tights is perhaps their most significant area of production and is recognised worldwide for its quality. Today more than half of their tights and other hosiery are exported, which ends up in more than 40 countries around the globe. Cette tights and pantyhose are classically stylish. They are items you can wear wherever and whenever. But they are also items that are priced at far less than you might imagine from similar manufacturers and yet Cette tights are every bit as good as a pleasure to wear.
Cette Vienna Seamed Tights are from Cette’s “Fun” collection. “Fun” is a word that worries us, as it conjures up images of expensive, poorly made one size tights made for the bedroom (is that just us?). Anyways, no such concern here, these are pretty severe fashion tights that come in a range.
Cette is one of the dark horses of the hosiery industry; it is easy to forget until you slip a pair of their tights from the packet just how nicely they are made and the impression of quality they give. Sheer to waist, entirely shaped legs and a smooth, soft feel in hand…gorgeous!
This season sees a resurgence of sheer natural hosiery, and this style from Cette promises all you could wish for from tights trying to give you that “is she or isn’t she?” bare legged look…ultra fine, matte finish, sheer to waist and sandal toe. So does it deliver?
Leopard prints are going to be something that you either love or hate. All we would say is that one leopard print in a single outfit is enough, mix different leopard prints, and the look just won’t work.
The sharp-eyed reader will have noticed that these are stockings rather than tights. This is not the first time we have reviewed stockings, but it may be the last. We hope to open in the very near future, and all stockings reviews will be there.
We find ourselves testing these opaque tights in the spring when we would hope to be looking at summer ranges, but with the British weather, opaques can be part of your wardrobe at almost any time of the year.
This may not look spectacular but it does save on waste packaging and from a practical point of view, it means you can keep the box with two spare pairs in your office, in your car or even in your handbag if you are following the fashion for large bags.