Monday, 8 July 2019

Reviewed: Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights

We have recently started reviewing tights from the new range of Ultimate tights from hosiery brand Aristoc.

Our initial impressions are very positive indeed. The design, quality and packaging all score highly.

Our first review was of the Aristoc Ultimate Smoothing 15 Denier Tights.

We now focus on the Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights.


The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are packaged in the new packaging that has been created for the whole of the Aristoc Ultimate collection..

The tights are folded around a plain white card rectangle. This is then sealed in a plastic sleeve.

Material and features

Aristoc describe these tights as:

"The Ultimate in sheer luxury, these beautiful and resilient Aristoc 10 denier Ultimate Matt Tights in black add a sheer flawless foundation with a ultra fine appearance.

"Designed to withstand the knocks of your busy life, they are knitted with a revolutionary yarn that prevents holes turning into ladders, enabling you to carry on wearing them for the rest of the day."

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are made in Turkey. I was slightly surprised to see this, but Turkey now has a very well-established hosiery sector and the quality seems to be getting better and better. If Aristoc are getting products made there as well as Italy, you have to trust that the quality will be good.

The yarn used in these tights is 63% Nylon, 36% Elastane and 1% Cotton.

A key feature is the use of a yarn technology that prevents holes from turning into ladders, so they can be worn for longer.

For an XL size (which is what I wore) the tights looked really small once removed from the packaging. But the stretch is really impressive. The "three dimensional construction" aims to offer "extreme comfort" and "an exceptional fit".

The Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Tights feel light, but it is their softness that really stands out as you put your hand in them preparing to put them on.

They are sheer to waist, with no demarcation between the leg and brief/body.

The depth of the body looks quite shallow, and in fact measures just 21cm. However, when worn this stretches impressively.

Aristoc have made a number of upgrade features with the Ultimate range, particularly with waistband design and comfort. In the Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Tights, the waistband is 4.5cm deep with a 3.5cm finger band running below it.

Seams in the body are flat and expertly finished. There is a reinforcement band on either side of the central seam.

A nice touch, which again reflects the quality and attention to detail of the Ultimate range, is an Aristoc tag sewn into the rear of the body.

There is a cotton gusset.

Toes are sheer with no reinforcement.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are available in four sizes: 

  • Small 
  • Medium 
  • Large 
  • Extra Large 

I wore the Extra Large size.

As mentioned above, they looked small when I took them out of the packaging. But they stretch impressively, aided by the high (36%) Elastane content of the yarn.

The high level of Elastane make them fit beautifully, with no wrinkling at all. It's that complete "second skin" fit and feel that you get here.

Colour range

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are available in three shades: Illusion, Nude and Black.

I wore them in the Illusion shade.

Price and availability

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are priced at just £8.00.

They can be purchased directly from the Aristoc website.

You can also buy them from UK Tights, one of our recommended retailers.


This is our second review from the Aristoc Ultimate range and we remain impressed with the quality and value on offer here.

I would say that Aristoc, along with its sister brand Pretty Polly, have made significant improvements in quality in the last couple of years. Pretty Polly with the premium opaque range, and Aristoc with the Ultimate collection.

The Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Ladder Resist Matt Tights are priced at just £8.00, which is a real bargain for the quality you get: 36% Elastane, flat seams, comfort waistband and gusset. What's not to like?

We are looking forward to reviewing the rest of the Aristoc Ultimate tights received. Next up will be the Aristoc Ultimate 10 Denier Matt Tights.


  1. Hi,I dont believe that 36% of lycra.You cant find any tights up to 20 den with such percentage of elastane.thanks

    1. Sorry, but you are completely wrong. The label clearly states the composition of the yarn. These are not the only tights less than 20 den with a very high Elastane content.

    2. 36% is certainly a larger percentage than usual, but many ladder resist tights have a high percentage of Elastane in the composition. Pretty Polly Legs On The Go 10 Denier Ladder Resist Tights, Cecilia de Rafael Fusion Summer Tights, Charnos Run Resist Tight... to name a few ones.

    3. Thanks UK Tights. That's really useful to know which styles have a high Elastane percentage. Some ideas there also for tights to try out!

  2. They looked way too dark for you in the first pictures, but these look very natural once on. We are also impressed with the high quality of these tights. Bargain price!

    1. Thanks! Yes a real bargain. Such a good range the Aristoc Ultimates. They did look quite dark out of the packaging but are indeed lighter when worn, although my phone camera doesn't capture colours that accurately.

  3. The shade I feels allows you to have a deeper tanned leg look without any risk from the sun to your skin tone which for more mature ladies like myself is great.
    I also think the quality of these tights punch way above the price point of £8.