Some tights make the leg stand out while some bring out the best of others. Which does the Individual 20 belongs to? Let’s find out.
Strengths & Weaknesses
⊕ Can fit slightly taller person thanks to extremely stretchy yarn
⊕ Very soft, smooth and comfortable to the skin
⊕ Reinforced toe with extra room
⊗ Uneven distribution of the shade when not fully stretched
Appearance & texture
The Individual 20 is sheer-to-waist tights in total matte fashion (20 denier appearance). The texture has a very soft & silky, and is extremely stretchy. The knitted waistband is 2.5cm wide. There is also a finger band measuring 5cm wide. The toe section is separately knitted for better durability.
The composition is 83% nylon and 17% elastane.
Above: Wolford promotional material (Source: Wolford Individual 20 Tights)
The sizing ranges from XS to XL. I have included the chart below. Size S is used in this review.
There are 9 colours available at the time of writing this review. They are (from left to right): Caramel, Coca, Cosmetic, Gobi, Sand, Admiral, Black, Nearly Black and Anthracite. I bought Admiral for this review.
Above: Sourced from Wolford Individual 20 Tights.
The fit was relatively fine. The uneven distribution of the shade on the thigh means the tights are not fully stretched. Since I am 171cm and weigh 56kg, it is possible to accommodate 1-2cm (half an inch) more than the size chart suggests. The tights do sag over time but does not become baggy.
This is where I find the tights to be most interesting. The tights per se exhibits a simple, elegant look. Yet the total matte appearance implies “to draw the slightest attention possible”. You can pair it with other simple clothing to give a minimalist effect. Better, you can match the tights with elaborate clothing or shoes to give a dynamic contrast. In case you are wondering, the uneven shades described above didn’t ease off after several hours of wearing.
Fantastic! The texture is very soft and smooth, like the finest silk caressing the skin. The toe section is made looser, allowing more room for the toes to wiggle around. In addition, I found the material traps heat quite well. This can be a plus or a minus depending on when you are wearing it.
Above: Uneven shades at the thigh, suggesting the tights are not fully stretched.
The Individual 20 tights are excellent for their extreme stretchiness and comfortableness. It is fine as a standalone item, but best served as a foil, bringing out the best of your other wear such as dress or shoes. This longstanding item is available year round for £25 or €29.
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If you like sheer-to-waist tights in matte fashion, you can read my review on Wolford Sheer 15 tights here.