Not to be confused with Pretty Polly Cool Occasion Tights that use a unique fibre mix to keep you cool, these are 100% nylon tights that deal with the problem of crotch ventilation by the simple expedient of having an opening where the gusset would typically be found.
Such has been the fuss about the Henry Holland tights styles from Pretty Polly it is easy to forget that Pretty Polly have their fashion designs for Spring/Summer 2011, and they look pretty exciting. In this case, Pretty Twirly.
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?
First off, we would like to answer many of our readers’ questions about this design. Yes, they are tights. The Over The Knee (OTK) refers only to the design.
Pretty Polly offers you shaping with discretion. Whether you prefer the bare leg look of their Natural Secret Slimmer Tights or this style from their Nylons range.
We were tempted to add this review to the one for Pretty Polly Nylons Cuban Seamed Tights. Still, in the many years since we looked at that style, Pretty Polly have changed the style name and included the gusset and seam material in the overall fibre mix.
When we first looked at these tights, we said, “From the packet, these tights have the same look and feel like the summer tights with Polyurethane in the fibre mix”. At that time, the packet quoted a fibre mix of 56 % Nylon with 44 % Lycra.
When we first saw that these eight denier summer sheer tights were “secret slimmer”, we thought it was a terrible idea. We want summer rights to be light and sheer to the waist. On reflection, we realised that it was a very sensible idea as the need to shape and firm does not disappear with warmer weather.
We can perhaps all remember the summers of our teenage years, long hot sunny days, tanned legs, and perfect skin, although we did maybe not appreciate it at the time.That perfect smooth, natural tanned look is how we would love our legs to look now, and the way to get that look is ultra-sheer hosiery.
We had a slight feeling of deja vu when we read the details of these tights. Then the penny dropped that they are pretty similar to Pretty Polly Naturals Sideria Tights. Like this other style from Pretty Polly, they are designed for summer wear