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.
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