Saturday, 30 April 2016

Reviewed: Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights

UK Tights, one of our recommended hosiery retailers, sent us some of the Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights to trial and review.

Pretty Polly launched the 60 Denier 3D opaques last year as part of a range of tights, including 40 denier and 80 denier styles, using 3D LYCRA® brand technology to provide an exceptional fit with greater comfort and durability.

Material and features
The Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights are described on the packaging as having a "smoother appearance and a softer touch", as well as being "longer lasting".

Packaging is rather basic: both pairs of tights are wrapped in a simple card enclosure that provides product and sizing information.

The Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights are made from 93% Nylon and 7% Elastane.

The fabric has a very soft touch, comparable to more expensive tights. The feel is quite velvety and provides, as described, smooth and even coverage.

Seams are conventional and there is a fairly basic 2cm waistband. Toes are reinforced. The brief does not have a gusset.

The top of the thigh area has a slightly darker circular band, so the tights are not completely sheer to waist.

Fit and sizing
The Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights are available in three sizes: 

  • Small/Medium 
  • Medium/Large 
  • Extra Large 
I tested the the Extra Large size.

The fit for me was very good; much better than previous experiences I have had with Pretty Polly tights.

They have plenty of stretch and the 7% Elastane provides a smooth appearance on the leg and a nice snug fit. There is no wrinkling or bunching at the knee or ankle.

The feel on the leg is soft and smooth, with a nice glide under trousers.

The brief is very deep and stretched comfortably above the waist. It's definitely not a low-rise panty.

Colour range
The Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights are available in the following shades:

  • Black 
  • Charcoal
  • Navy
I tested them in the Navy shade; a very deep, dark blue.

Price and availability

A two pair pack of the Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights is priced at £5.99 at UK Tights.

The Pretty Polly 60 Denier 3D Opaque Tights are something of a bargain with two pairs for just £5.99.

Okay, you don't get flat seams or a beautifully crafted comfort waistband. But you do get two decent pairs of opaque tights made with 3D Lycra technology. I think Pretty Polly have upped their game here and seem to be trying to provide better quality hosiery but still stay in the lower price range.

The tights are soft and very comfortable and provide a excellent wearing experience. Having them in Extra Large is also a bonus, rather than SM and ML options that have been pretty standard previously. Might Pretty Polly have the men's market in mind here?

It's also nice to see that they are made in England.

For quality and value these tights get a recommendation from Hosiery For Men.


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  3. What a good review!
    We have noticed size Medium/Large is getting bigger than it used to be, too. Great news for men indeed. We're sure size M/L can fit many guys.
    keep on with the great reviews :)

  4. The XL is certainly very generously sized. It would easily fit a taller and larger guy. As you suggest, I am also certain the M/L would also fit many men well.

  5. I purchased a significant number of pairs from UK Tights in Blue and Grey following this review and the news of the fate of PP, they are exceptionally good value for money even without flat seams and comfort panel in the XL, very good support in them. Thanks for the great review and solid recommendation, they'll be fab in the colder months.