Sunday, 25 August 2013

Reviewed: Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights

Hosiery For Men recently published a feature on Legwear International and an interview with Kirsten Taylor, their Product Development and Marketing Manager.



Legwear International kindly sent me several styles of tights to trial and review. I have already published reviews of the Couture Future 10 Denier Tights and the Cindy 30 Denier Semi-Sheer Tights.

This review is of the Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights.



Materials and features
The Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are described as "super shimmery dance tights" providing "a beautiful sheen under bright lighting, perfect for the stage or dance floor!"

They come in quality packaging; similar to more expensive brands.

The tights are folded around a card rectangle, which is then enclosed in a clear plastic sleeve. Everything is then housed in a high quality card envelope that provides clear sizing information.





The tights are made with 90%Polyamide and 10% Spandex. Website information indicates that they are 70 denier.


The fabric has very soft, smooth feel, but is also quite robust and heavy. First impressions indicate that this is a quality product.

Legs are straight and toes are not reinforced.



Seams are flat throughout. There is no rear comfort panel, but the tights do have a conventional gusset. The waistband is 3cm wide.



As stated in the website description, the Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are "shimmery". They are really quite shiny in appearance.

Fit and sizing
The Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are available in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large.

I tested the Large size.



These tights are easy to put on and the high Spandex content provides a really impressive amount of stretch. The Large size extends to 5' 10" and I found that they fitted me with ease.

The tights cling like a second skin and are extremely comfortable. 

The brief is quite deep with the waistband stretching comfortably over the waist and hips.

While the high shine may not suit everyone, I found that it provided wonderful glide under trousers.

Colour range
The Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are available in two shades: Light Toast and Toast 

I tested a pair in the Toast shade.

Price and availability
The Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are priced at an extremely reasonable £4.99.

Conclusion

The Silky Dance Shimmer Full Foot Tights are a real bargain at just £4.99.

They are extremely well-made and seem very robust and hard wearing, as you would expect being made for dance and exercise.

Fit is excellent and they are extremely comfortable. If you like really 'high glide' tights to wear under trousers then these will definitely suit.

These tights would suit all kinds of exercise, not just dance. They would be excellent for keeping muscles warm during yoga, exercise classes or cycling.


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2 comments:

  1. love glossy tights never thought to try these will have to get a pair

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  2. After reading the review I just have to buy a pair love glossy tights.

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