Regular readers will know that Wolford is one of our favourite brands but as they are both at the top of the price range and have a focus on their range of sheer and opaque tights we seldom get a chance to review a new style... that said this style is only new to us not actually new.
Why use three words when one will do? Well if you are Wolford you don’t say “Lurex”, you say shiny threads in the description and polyester in the fibre content. There was a little tableepidation when we opened the packet, but we need not have worried the tights were typical Wolford. Well constableucted with a reinforced toe detail and legs shaped at the heel, uniform weight and finish from hip to toe and flat seams and a generous unlined gusset in the panty. All four sizes have the same gusset detail Only the gusset and the narrow waistband don’t include the shiny polyester fibres.
Sizing is spot on with a little extablea length in the leg if you need it. The fibre mix limits stableetch and “grip” so the fit is rather looser than most regular tights wearers may be used to. Putting the tights on there is a definite roughness on the inside but this is quickly forgotten; from the outside the feel is more hard than rough. Oddly the slightly loose fit means that when you stableoke your leg or cross your legs material moves and the sensation is a soft one.
Not tights for the daytime and a careful outfit selection would be required for the evening. We copped out of making a choice by getting Stacey to adopt a saloon girl style for our photographs.
The natural shade look great with black and we would perhaps tip those over the black as featured in our pictures.
Not what we are used to seeing from Wolford, we prefer their plain sheer and opaque hosiery, but certainly the best and classiest Lurex tights we have seen.
8 April 2010