I Love Colours TooPosted: August 6, 2009
I am in a tights crisis. Correction- I was in a tights crisis but We Love Colors came to my rescue. I’ve tried brightly coloured tights from just about every single retailer that claims their tights will fit me and each time they’ve come up short. I’ve worn coloured opaques before but I’ve only ever been able to get them just over my bum, never up to my waist so I’ve had to try and inconspicuously pull them up every 500 metres or so which I can get away with it at work but not when out walking about. Also, because of the VTL (visible tights line) I could only wear them with skirts that flared from the waist, not straight skirts. You won’t be surprised to hear that they spent more time in my drawer than on my body- who wants to put up with that? I tried tights from the Inspire range at New Look and they did actually make it to my waist but they were really thin, poor quality and were only good for one wear before the crotch exploded. I still have an unopened pair but I know that once I wear them that’s it so I’m kinda saving them for God knows what. As far as black opaques go I’ve had more success in an Ebay retailer I turned to every year but she has since ceased trading- hence the crisis. My next stop was We Love Colors.
I’ve always been a bit apprehensive about ordering from them because I’ve read old reviews about their plus size tights being of inferior quality and with the whole international shipping thing too which can sometimes be a pest. More recently though I’ve read some very good reviews about their new improved quality so I took the plunge and placed an order.
I ordered a pair of royal blue regular tights and black footless tights. So as not to be burnt again by too small tights I ordered a size bigger than what the size chart suggested and went with size EE rather than the E as I’d rather them be too big than too tight. My order arrived two days ago and I am extremely happy with my purchase.
My first impression was hmmm as I thought the blue pair looked ever so slightly fluffy, like they had been washed. I guess that’s just a result of the dying process but I didn’t let it bother me as I was more concerned with the fit. I tried them on and you know what- they’re too big. TOO BIG!!!! Talk about happy. Tights are NEVER too big for me so this is a completely new experience but it means that the WLC size chart can be trusted. The tights are super stretchy and soft and glide on with ease and as they’re too long I pretty much pull them over my boobs. No more stretching them before I put them on and no more bending backwards so they get over my bum. The only thing I didn’t like about them was that the toe is cut and stitched rather than being fully fashioned. The picture is poor but you can kinda see what I mean.
It makes me wonder if that will make them prone to laddering easily from the toe but hopefully that won’t happen as they are not being stretched to the limit. Maybe I’m just examining them too much but thats what I do with everything.
How will I wear them? Like this……
or like this….
Piss poor pics as I no longer have my usual camera so can only take fuzzy photos for a while.
I’m wearing the black footless tights today and they’re long enough for me to pull right over my feet and turn into makeshift tights and still be comfortable enough for me to bound up the stairs two at a time without worrying about the crotch splitting. Hell, I think I could do cartwheels in these and they’d be fine. I will definitely be ordering more colours even though I do have to pay sodding customs charges- because I’m worth it. 🙂
There is another recent WLC review at The Pretty Pear.
*internet connection is restored- business as usual thanks to a call centre operator who didn’t sound like a robot and made no attempt at smalltalk, not even through the long pauses while I rebooted my computer. More of this please. *