It has been a busy start for me since New Year, as my work, hobby, as well as the preparation for much anticipated trip to Austria all require constant attention. Before I step into the giant A380 aircraft for the first time, I wanted to share with you my views towards the Nude seamless tights by Heist Studios.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Great elasticity and adaptable waistband
- matte with a reflective sheen
- Limited colour selection
First look & packaging
The packaging is basically the same as The Fifty reviewed couple months ago, which you can find it here. The only difference is that Heist uses a creamily-pink colour instead of black for the box, possibly to match with the style. Apparently, Heist is in the process of revising their packaging, and new one will be introduced soon.
Appearance & texture
The Nude are transparent (18 denier) tights with matte to the finish. There is no seam or gusset at the panty, as the tights are knitted in a single tube. This also explains why the knitting pattern turns horizontally at the panty, and the extra stitches on the side of the waist for reinforcement. The texture feels very elastic but less “natural”. I have chosen the “Low” waistband option, which measures 9cm wide (10cm on the side) for size M when the tights are laid on a flat surface. Although I don’t have the “High” waistband option, the Thirty in the same size measured 15cm wide, of which you could take as a reference. In addition, the toes are lightly reinforced.
The Nude has the highest content of elastane (33%) among Heist’s styles; the remaining being polyamide.
The Nude comes in four sizes: from S to XL. M size is used in this review.
The Nude is currently the only style within Heist that feature nude colours. There are two shades available at the time of writing this review. The “Light” targets light skin tones and the “Dark” is aimed at moderately tanned skin tones. I have chosen the Light colour for this review.
(Source: Heist Studios – The Nude)
The tights fit perfectly on me, and thanks to the high percentage of elastane, it didn’t sag or become baggy after a full day of wearing. Furthermore, the waistband didn’t roll or slide down, but firmly sit at where it supposed to be. The texture feels less natural (more synthetic) when compared to the Thirty. I wonder if this is due to the different ratio in composition.
Although not explicitly mentioned, the Nude actually comes with a reflective sheen (shown in the images below). It is to my knowledge, the only style within Heist that has such feature.
To my surprise, the colour for the Light option is slightly darker than my asian skin tone. Hence if you have white skin tone, which I’d assume is the skin tone it was designed to match with, the tights will make your legs look evidently darker. The models on Heist’s website provides a good example.
Above and below: the matte appearance with reflective sheen under different light settings.
Above: the “Light” colour is slight darker than the white skin tone (Source: Heist Studios – The Nude).
The Nude has the core features that Heist Studios specialises: great fit with a very adaptable waistband. It is also the only style within Heist that offer nude colours and comes with slight sheen. However, the colour selection is limited to start with. The Nude is marketed £19 and £21 for the low and high waistband option respectively. Heist also has a referral programme, in which both the referrer and the individual referred receive 20% discount. Fid out more in the link below: