I bought a few pairs of Wolford hosiery during the last sale. So I will be reviewing them, probably once monthly, starting with the Nancy Tights. The style was part of the Autumn/Winter 2018-19 Collection by the way.
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Strengths & Weaknesses
⊕ Graphic patterns have an elongated effect on the legs.
⊕ Fine cotton-like feel.
Packaging & product description
This style was released before the new packaging took place, and hence the old presentation. Since it is pretty much identical to other Wolford tights I reviewed, I only have few pictures to show.
The product description online and on the rear cover are the same, which reads:
“Perfectly netted: These tights with an intricate, graphic net pattern are wonderfully soft against the skin. The sewn-on waistband featuring the Wolford logo and seamless panty section ensures a perfect fit. Invisible even under slim-fitting clothing.A delicate finish for many winter looks.”
Appearance & texture
The Nancy is open-knit tights in matt fashion. It is characterised by floral and rhombus-shaped patterns. They form stripes, running vertically from waist to toe, one beside the other. The total length of the tights is approximately 78.5cm when laid on a flat surface. The texture is cotton-like to the touch. The waistband is 2.5cm wide and is made of elastic band. It has plush on the inner side of the waistband. The distance between the tip of the waistband and the crotch is around 17cm. There is a gusset, and the toe section is also open-knit (no reinforcement).
The composition is 80% nylon and 20% elastane.
The size ranges from XS to XL. I have included the size chart below. Size S is used in this review.
To the best of my knowledge, there are two colours available: Toasted Almond and Black. I bought Black for this review.
The fit was very good and true to the size recommendation. To my surprise, there was also a very good envelopment, especially on the legs.
The elastic waistband wasn’t particularly comfortable but didn’t cause any trouble. Although the seam at the toe section was not long, it didn’t affect the fitting.
I love the intricate, graphic appearance. Combined with the black colour, the pattern had an elongated effect on my legs. Also, the combination of floral and rhombus patterns made the appearance less feminine. It is difficult to say if the nude colour also shares the same visual experience.
The tights were total matt; there was not even reflective sheen under sunlight. The mesh did leave marks on my legs after I took the tights off.
The tights were pretty soft to start with. The mesh felt like fine cotton strings (though they are made from nylon), and didn’t cause any itchiness for me. It did have some tension, i.e., it is not as stretchy as it appears.
The tights were pretty breathable, as it is open-knit. Having said that, as the mesh is relatively thick, thus also provide a good deal of warmth.
I love the pattern and the elongated effect that the tights bring. Too bad it is not available from Wolford anymore, but you could find it in third party retailers, possibly with a discount. Alternatively, Wolford has produced similar products that look like the Nancy tights. Feel free to browse their catalogue. The style is originally priced at €39, £39 or USD$67.