Sunday, 14 December 2014

Reviewed: Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights

We are still elated that the famous European hosiery brand Wolford sent us a consignment of tights and socks to trial and review. 



We recently reviewed the Wolford Long Distance Knee-Highs For Men.

We also previously reviewed the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights.

We now focus on the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights.



Material and features


Wolford describe these tights as:

'Opaque and as soft as velvet: comfortable velvet tights that seduce the eye with their extradorinarily even mat look and can be seen on any occasion.'


Packaging is similar to most Wolford styles. The tights are folded and enclosed in a card sleeve that is then housed in a cellophane envelope. The rear of the packaging provides product and sizing information.

The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights are made from 89% Nylon and 11% Elastane.

An immediate first impression was how amazingly soft the fabric is. Although they are opaque tights, they feel really quite light.

Opaque coverage is not total, but very dense for 50 denier tights.

The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and the brief. Toes are reinforced. Seams are flat and expertly done.


One interesting feature of Wolford tights in the XL size is that there is no rear comfort panel. There is a gusset that looks as if it has been specially made from a breathable fabric.

The waistband is 2.5cm wide. As with all Wolford tights, there is a label attached to the inside of the waistband.





The brief is really deep with a huge amount of room if needed, much more than the Wolford Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights.

Fit and sizing


The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights are available in five sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

I tested a pair in the XL size.



The XL size in this style is really generously sized. As the sizing information indicates, these tights will fit up to a height of 6'1" and that is absolutely accurate.

They fitted me really well, but could easily accommodate a larger or taller person.

The feeling that these tights provide when worn is one of absolute luxury and quality, being so velvety soft and smooth. Your legs will thank you for choosing Wolford!

The tights have excellent stretch, and as mentioned above the brief is very generous indeed. It can stretch some way above the waist if required.

Wolford state that the excellent stretch is obtained by 'the use of double-wrapped elastane in each row.'

Colour range


The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights are available in a wide range of colours:

  • Carnelian 
  • Holly Berry 
  • Coca 
  • Mocca 
  • Caper 
  • Admiral 
  • Ultramarine 
  • Tarragon 
  • Black 
  • Nearly Black 
  • Anthracite 


I tested a pair in Black.

Price and availability

The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights are priced at £23.00 in the UK.

They are available from the Wolford UK shop, as well as a wide range of retailers such as:

Luxury Legs

My Tights

Tights Please

Tights Tights Tights

The Tight Spot

Conclusion

The Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights are simply luxurious and top quality in every respect. They are just such a comfortable wearing experience.

Like the Velvet De Luxe 66 Tights, they can be recommended for men as well as women as the material is very stretchy and the larger sizes will fit taller people with ease.

Pricewise, they might cost more than other brands but to me Wolford tights are consistently good value as they last for ages if looked after. As I have said before, cheap tights are a false economy.

I am still wondering, and even hoping, that Wolford will once again launch a style of tights for men. But even if that doesn't happen soon, the Velvet De Luxe 50s will do just fine!

Thanks again to Wolford for the sample and also their interest in the male segment of their market that buys and wears their tights and legwear.

2 comments:

  1. I definitely have an obsession with Wolford...but my obsession paid off as I recently won Wolford's Update your legs competition and now my legs are published in a book ❤

    I have easily 80 pairs + and yes these are part of my collection!

    I definitely recommend the Velvet de luxe too and I especially love the Velvet De Luxe 66 ❤

    Another amazing review, thank you!

    Kay

    Blog || Tights and Ladders

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  2. Thanks Kay! We look forward to checking out the book and will cover it here on the blog. I think I have about 10 pairs of Wolford tights now, so have some way to go to reach your figure! Its good that you also recommend both Velvet De Luxe models.

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