Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We Love Colors Review and Giveaway

The lovely folks over at We Love Colors sent me a couple of review samples, and I am seriously, SERIOUSLY impressed. I've perused their site several times, and while I was wowed by the selection - opaque tights in 51 colors is nothing to sneeze at - I wondered about quality.

See, I adore tights because they make it possible for me to wear skirts and dresses year-round, but I abhor tights because most pairs transform me into a segmented worm. The waistband digs into my midsection, dividing my torso into unsightly chunks that no sweater or blazer can disguise, and causing me no small amount of discomfort. I've bought quality and I've bought cheap, and found that fit is a total crap-shoot. But when I find a style that is even remotely comfy, I snap it up in as many colors as possible.

Sadly I cannot afford 51 pairs of tights. Not right now, anyway.

The nylon that comprises We Love Colors tights is thick, but has tons of give. The waistband does NOT dig and is extremely comfortable. I requested a M/L pair, and they are definitely designed for someone with legs a bit longer than mine ... but they don't bunch up so horribly as to be unwearable, and the excess leg length is far preferable to squeeeeezing myself into a smaller pair. I really, truly adore these tights.

I was sent a footless pair to try out, and while I've seen many ladies pull this style off beautifully, it's not quite me:


HOWEVER! I can assure you that these tights will get worn endlessly come fall. Another comfort issue I tend to have with tights is in the foot. They crush my toes, make my feet hot and sweaty, and cause my feet to slide around inside my shoes. But footless! Footless tights can be worn with boots and SOCKS, like so:


Nice absorbent, cushiony cotton socks. AND tights. Not quite sure how I failed to think of this before, but I'm glad that lightbulb finally went off.

Oh, and speaking of socks ...


My contact at We Love Colors was kind enough to send me a pair of socks, too! Again, I'm a sweaty-foot kinda gal, so these nylon jobbers won't get daily use. But occasional wear with an open shoe? For sure. I mean seriously, how cute are those?

So now that I've raved about these products, you probably want some for yourself, dontcha? Well, I can totally set you up. TWO lucky winners will get to chose from any of We Love Colors' tights, footless tights, socks or shoe laces! Just leave a comment on this post by midnight CST on Sunday, September 6, and I'll draw two random winners the following week.

Oooh, and be sure to follow We Love Colors on Facebook and Twitter, too!

147 comments:

Gillian said...

Oolala. I love tights. Count me in!

Career Changer said...

Seriously hope living in Canada doesn't eliminate me.

lisa said...

Are you sure footless tights aren't for you? I think you're rockin' the look pretty hard here. :)

Cal said...

Mmm. Tights. What would we do without them in this ridiculous state of MN?

The Barely Tattoo'd Artist said...

Count me in! I'm currently trying to increase my collection of tights so I can wear my skirts and dresses through the autumn, winter, and early spring...

In the meantime, totally love the tights on you and I'm thinking I should buy some of the funky socks...

Clare said...

Um, yes! Sign me up!

Pat said...

Footless tights with socks and boots. That sounds like a great idea!

SBB said...

I love tights, I love boots, and I love colors. Clearly, this is the contest for me!

enna. said...

Tights! YESSSS!

Middle Aged Woman said...

No other way to wear skirts in Midwest winters!

Jennifer I. said...

Tights in 51 colors! I am going to have to check them out.

Brittney said...

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude I never say no to freee tights!!! Yay!

(also the capcha text here is "poopye" which I find funny. snerk.)

Yess said...

I'LL DO IT! Hot pink's a good color, btdubbs. Keep it.

Ria said...

I would love some tights for the winter!

Liz said...

Tights are my fall-winter-spring staple. Would love a pair that's not basic black!

Charlie said...

I love their tights, so many choices.....ah!

i_b_erin said...

As a girl who lives in a colder northern cal climate (fog, rain, fog, rain..you get the picture)...I cant enough of tights..

Pick me pick me!!

And to suck up...you do look really cute in the first pic with the footless tights...AWESOME!

Carla said...

Yay! Almost tights season!

Shelley said...

yay! those are so much fun! I think you look really cute in the footless tights!

Sierra said...

Tights are totally my favorite! And I think you look great!

Brande said...

I'm only like 3 years behind, but as of this spring I've FINALLY jumped on the tights bandwagon. Count me in! =]

kristophine said...

I'm generally against footless tights, but I hadn't considered wearing them with socks; I have the same feet feelings...

BM said...

I'd love to have some colorful tights, thanks for the giveaway!

Rebekah said...

Are those pigtails I see? Cute!

I just discovered the wonders of boots + footless tights. My local Dollar Tree had a wide selection of footless fishnets in fancy patterns,
your readers might want to take a look.

Bianca said...

I need some tights too! Count me in!!

kristin said...

Yes Please!!! Love the colors!

Alexandra said...

Footless tights? Brilliant! I love all the color options, too. :)

Anne (in Reno) said...

I keep going to their website and surfing around as I am SO curious, so it was great to see this review! Hope I win some, otherwise I'll just have to go buy some! if they're a little long on you, dare I ask how tall you are? Tights usually shimmy down on me since I am lengthy...

Mary said...

Yay fall, yay tights, yay colored tights! Definitely count me in!

Nadine said...

Hey Sal, how come you always do a click-through on product reviews or competitions? (I just got some tights from this company, and I love having such an awesome selection of colours.)

Christina said...

i love tights!

cciele said...

Nice tights! Thanks for the review Sal :)

Michelle said...

I love tights! I'm totally planning on picking up some for fall. Whenever fall hits in Texas, anyways...

And it may not be you, but I think that first outfit looks SUPER cute!

jen fu said...

i like the footless tights on you! maybe with a pair of cage heels?

Gourmet Girl said...

Please... oh please... count me in!

AumTattoo said...

You've got fans all the way down in New Zealand. And I'd love to get my paws on some of those tights!

somsomsmom said...

AumTattoo said...You've got fans all the way down in New Zealand
and from israel too ! :-)
please pick me :-)

Allie said...

That peek-a-boo pic of you is adorable!

Boutique Girl said...

I love, love coloured tights - and I feel the need for lots more this year!!

Sue said...

Fabulous! I've had good luck with Kohls Vera Wang tights in fun colors and textures and these sound as good or better. Please enter me in the draw and thanks for the review!

Traci said...

It's the only thing keeping me from despairing that summer is ending...

amys said...

I haven't worn opaque tights since high school... I'm not sure if I can pull off post '90s tights. (I wore them under cut-off shorts as I recall)

Dolores said...

I'm a teacher who can ONLY wear skirts/dresses...and I live in New England. Tights are my best friend: please count me in!

hoxtonmarket said...

Oooh... I love tights, and I love colored tights even more!

JessicaMM said...

I think you look great in the footless tights! I've been looking for a couple of pairs of good quality tights, will definitely check out We Love Color!

kaimanaMM@bellsouth.net

ShopKim said...

Oh, I want some tights!!

porrothecat said...

One can never have too many colors of tights. I like the footless pair too!

Tina Z. said...

Nice tights! Count me in.

Cynthia said...

Want, please!

I love tights, can never have enough - one of my favorite things about cooler weather coming back!

treesaw said...

I've wondered about the quality of these. Thanks for doing the review, and please count me in for the contest!

l e i g h c i a said...

I love tights! And unfortunately they develop holes fairly quickly with constant wear... so I go through many pairs a year... Thanks!

maggieandpaul said...

My tight wardrobe could use some revamping.

Sal said...

Anne (in Reno): I'm 5' 5.5", doll!

Sal said...

Nadine: BlogHer Ads forbids me from doing contests, giveaways, and reviews on a page with their ads, so I have to send you over here.

kappapsichica said...

So excited for tights weather!! I have been looking for a great pair of capri-length tights, wonder if We Love Colors has any...

Maria said...

How fun I have been looking for some new colors

maija said...

hurray tights!

Alison said...

I sure would love to try their tights. Like you I've been skeptical. Great to hear such a great review.

Jess said...

OMG- footless tights with boots and socks is genius!!!

I too have a long and contemptuous history with tights/stockings/nylons of any kind, so it's nice to hear that maybe they finally got the waist band figured out. I'm tired of tights having a death grip on my mid section, yet still somehow managing the shimmy their way down my body!

Sondra said...

Tights are part of why fall is my favorite season.. So many opportunities for layering! (Especially with footless tights/socks combos and boots!)

J said...

i love their tights! especially their crazy patterned ones, although i can't pull them off!

Anna said...

Ooh, I do need new tights for fall...although, since I live in the South, fall is still a couple months away. Sigh...

Barb said...

Wow, plus sizes for real. Will have to try this out.

I discovered wearing socks with my knee-high boots a long time ago. Good heavy socks (ex Smart Wool) will work with tights, but yes, is more comfortable with leggings.

Jilliebeanie said...

I've heard a lot of good things about We Love Colors and have been meaning to give 'em a try!

LiteralDr.Cat said...

Oh, tights! I can't wait for fall!!

Becky said...

I love tights! I discovered Hue tights last fall, but if We Love Colors impresses you that much, perhaps I should give them a twirl!

Christine said...

As a Canadian who loves wearing skirts, I love tights in the fall/winter. Did you know 2 pairs of layered tights is actually really, really warm? Great giveaway! Count me in!

Mrs.M in MI said...

So I live in Michigan for other reasons because I can't stand the COLD. Last winter, there were days so cold that I wore tights under my long underwear then under wool pants, with thick wool socks and tall boots. I definitely need more tights!

Anne in Reno - I'm 5'8" with a medium build and I do well with HUE tights, size 2.

wakenbaker said...

tights tights tights!

Olga said...

Absolutely LOVE tights and have been wanting to try We Love Colors for ages. I should really break down and just buy a pair already.

Darling Petunia said...

I'd never heard of this place...would love to try a pair!

Allison said...

Oh I've been looking at their website a lot! I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

I always need tights to survive the chilly Canadian winters. Please pick me.

Sarah said...

I never wear tights, and I'm too chicken to buy a pair to try them out. I'd love to get a sample.

Courtney said...

Yay! Count me in for tights!

Darcie said...

tights. yes, please! :)

Kathleen said...

Can't wait for fall, the optimal tight-wearing season!

Allie said...

I need some new tights with this new shape!!! Love the colors!!

evanadine said...

oh sal!
i have been wanting to try this line for ages now, but being plus-sized often have trouble finding good tights.
i would LOVE the chance to try out a pair for free -- if they fit, i will most CERTAINLY invest in tons more!

*crosses my fingers and hopes to win!*

alli said...

yay for tights season! i'm in :)

becksplusworld said...

OOO.... I used to buy my bright coloured tights from the Bay (up here in Canada). But since I started working at Sears I haven't found any coloured ones that I like!!

Angela said...

The purple and pink together is mahvelous. I'm hoping to score a sweet color, too!

Dawn said...

Fantastic! I love wearing footless tights with skirts and tall boots (and yes, comfy socks are a must). Thanks for letting us know about this particular brand. I'll definitely be checking them out!

Kris said...

Thanks Sal! I'm still skeptical about the tights trend (at least on me) but you are showing some awesome ways to wear them and I might yet give in. Especially for a free pair!

McKristie said...

Ok I am a Minneapolis girl as well and I love tights for the very same reason - I found wool tights last year that works in the -20 degree weather! But I would love some colour!

hedavis13 said...

I've loved the selection at We Love Colors but never bought any...glad to know they're good quality! I'd love some :)

Lesa said...

My feet are killing me know that I amback to work with heels, tights are exactly what I need right now. I love the footless ones too and think they are great on you!

Erica said...

The footless tights with boots is brilliant! Why didn't I ever think of that? Tights are essential in the winter otherwise I just wear the same wool pants for months.

Kelly said...

What a coincidence - *I* love colors too ;-)

Jade Wombat said...

It's great that they're available in plus sizes, and even have XXlarge leotards for dancers.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! Count me in too, please!

Junebug B said...

I'd love some new tights!

Cheryl said...

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons because and wears tight and short skirts! Bring on the tights!!!

Kimberly said...

I am absolutely squealing delight that in about a month or so it will be tights season!!

maria said...

Yum! Tights are one of the few things I like about cold weather!

GLC said...

Alright! I do love tights and love fall because of them.

kathy c said...

ooh! count me in! i love tights too!

Lydia said...

The footless and socks is a good idea.

Allison said...

I looooooooove tights! They might be my favorite fashion accessory. What a cool offer! Very nice indeed!

AsianCajuns said...

I go to this site every fall and winter just to drool over all the colors. I hope tights stay in style for a couple more years.

ebinbaby said...

Pick me! Pick me!! I adore tights of any colour!!!

Audi said...

I live for tights. Between the chilly SF weather and the fact that I hate to shave, they are my BFFs. And I agree, you should rethink the footless tights -- they look fab!

Genevieve said...

I am so glad to read this review! I plan to try WLC this fall for my tights stock-up. Would love to win a pair too though! The socks are cute.

Chesh said...

Yes yes yes! I'm addicted to tights!

kelly said...

in san francisco we need tights in summer too! :)

FashionAddict said...

ooooooo, please enter me! I LOVETH my tights and wear them with dresses all Fall/Winter/Spring long. Thanks, Sal!

Julia said...

Oooh, I love tights and hardly wear them. I think this is my winter to really branch out into them. And 51 gloriously bright ones to pick from? What a way to start!

Kaytoe said...

This is fantastic! I love colored tights.

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

I love the footless tights and boot idea!! And I love the thought of free tights... :)

Kara said...

Yes! Please!!!!!

Sunny said...

I agree with the many above commenters that footless looks great on you!

I went to a private school for high school and we had to wear skirts year round except in very very bad winter months, but the way the girls would express themselves would be through their shoes and tights, amazingly there were no rules! Flames on your shoes? Glittery multi-colored tights? Sure!
I haven't had a reason to really wear bright tights since then, and I'm trying to incorporate them back into my style so this sounds awesome! Plus Ohio winters are a bit cold ;];]

Giovanna said...

Wow, I have the exact same thights color, and I never thought about matching them with purple, I love the combination. You are really rocking the tights.

Meli22 said...

I have NO tights and want to learn to wear them- this would be the best way to get going on it if I could win a pair. Thank you for the opportunity!!

may-fly said...

Ohhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!
I so dearly want one.
My favs are the Microfibre Footless Tights, in a Navy...

Sarah V. said...

Love the tights, and would love to hear your comments on how to wear them with open toes (which I always thought was a bit of a faux pas but would love to hear your take). Count me in!

sara jane said...

Big Ole colored tight 'ho delurking here!

Anamika said...

Loovvvvvveeeeeeee those tights!! I hope I win this one!
Can you do some more reviews of tights from other brands too? I plan to get 2/3 this fall...and knowing what quality I am buying before hand helps so much.
Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

those tight are so hawt!

Patty Ann said...

i love your honesty, i know what you mean about elastic bands! hahaha, i loved your head to toe purple outfit! xx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Spandexpony said...

YESSS!! The perfect tights are so frickin hard to find! Starting to appreciate the concept of "control top". Love love love We Love Colors selection. Sign me up!!!

spandexpony@gmail.com

pizza'd to death said...

Tights are crucial for fall, winter and spring here is lovely Cleveland Ohio! Cute ones with a nice, high waistband that doesn't make me look like a glow worm are the best!

irotalot said...

Tights are one of the greatest things. Looooove colors. Such a great idea, this giveaway.

Blume said...

Maybe I can break out of this black-tight-wearing rut...

Jeanne said...

Love the pink tights! Count me in.

Liane said...

Would DEFINITELY love to win this.

Shiny Green Penny said...

I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a source of coloured tights (other than black, brown and navy). These are so fabulous! I bet my kindergarten students will totally dig these - I can't wait for ORANGE day!

Erin said...

Nice Acreas, Sal.

I love a loud pair of tights with a really conservative skirt or dress. Makes folks wonder.

Anonymous said...

I have recently learned the amazing wonderfulness that is tights. I would love to add to my color collection!

Beth said...

Oooh, I love tights!

Melanie said...

I need new tights! This could be fun.

elleinwonderland said...

I love WLC tight so much--they also have a great plus-sized section! Yay!

Maggie said...

I, too, love tights. I'm not always the most gracious in skirts so tights give me the added comfort of know I won't flash anyone.

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Queen of Sheba said...

Me me me! Ooh! Pick me!

Stacy said...

I am addicted to tights and actually feel a little sad each Spring when they have to retire. I hope I win!

Angel said...

Count me in!!

Christa said...

How fun! I dig hot pink and tights!

biretu said...

I'm always looking for brightly colored tights that fit well...I will be checking this out for sure!

Jennifer Nicole said...

I don't have nearly enough tights. (And by nearly enough, I mean more than two.) I'd love to win a pair!

Me email is jen at awakenedaesthetic.com. :)

BM said...

Ooh, yes please! I'm on the lookout for colorful tights anyway to get me over the cold and gray winter.

Diana said...

I don't think I've entered yet, which totally baffles me. Count me in!

glitterdice said...

i love the footless tights on you! and yes, I LOVE them for winter bootwearing. xxoo

Diane said...

ooo pick me pick me! i LOVE tights and would love to win!!! :)

Dana said...

I love Sally and tights! there are so many other comments here....sigh...

Samantha said...

TIGHTS!!!

Lauren said...

Ooo, these look great! Count me in too!

monkeypuzzled said...

Oooooh! Good colored tights are hard to find. Would love 'em if I'm the lucky one!

oh lady e said...

Me me me! :)