Nude tights are having a moment. This week Meghan Markle was spotted at her first public engagement as a newlywed wearing a pair, adhering to the strict royal dress code of no-bare-legs. With plenty of summer weddings this year, I’ve been tempted to try the look but I’ve been apprehensive too and struggling to find the right pair.
From the moment the box arrived, I knew Heist tights would be different. It’s a treat to open their sandy pink box that feels luxe and smart. The tights come in a dust bag that I will be using again to stop any zips or heels catching on them as you pack and unpack for a weekend away. As you slither into them, they feel smooth and silky. There are two options of waistband – high at the waist and low to sit around the hips – I went for the high and the panel around the waist gives you just enough additional support to justify a lunch time pudding.
I wore Heist Nude on a hot summer’s day – all day – and never felt sticky. As the day turned to night I was thankful for a little leg warmth, and the flexibility meant I could dance all night without them rolling down or digging in at my waist. At 18-denier you almost forget you are wearing them – without a doubt the smoothest and most flattering tights I have ever worn.
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The Nude is available in two shades, Light and Dark, in UK sizes 04-14. The range also offers jet-black opaque styles: The Thirty (available in UK sizes 04-14), The Fifty and The Eighty, both available in UK sizes 04-24. Heist start at £19 and are available exclusively via their website www.heist-studios.com, with worldwide shipping available.
Review by Allegra Marland for A Little Bird.
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So finally now I have had my laser sessions complete, I can get back into my nude sheers once again (seeing as I have quite a few to get through!) I saw this pair and I just had to get them. I thought they were dead funky and easy enough to pair with an outfit!
So I went monochrome (I need to stop doing this) – although it is getting quite cold here so I suppose it won’t hurt this time around! You can easily go symmetrical or into those mathy-prints I like to call them but I thought I would tone it down and make it work with an office outfit instead. I went with my fluffy jumper, leather-look skirt and a statement necklace to add that extra to it.
Tights: Via UKTights
So packaging – very basic. Shows the design on the front and back with a small blurb about them and a peep hole in the corner so you can see what’s inside. They are neatly wrapped so no problems there.
When you get them out, you may notice that the nylons look longer than your legs (I’m targeting shorties here!) but don’t worry!! They aren’t that bad when they are on! I was a little worried that they were going to be too long for me, but I found that wasn’t the case when I got them on.
At first I thought I would not need to pull them up slightly but I did have to readjust a few times to make sure that I had it even on the legs. I hate it when one bit of my leg has more nylon covering it than the rest.
These are also fine over anklets too – although be careful with those that might catch the tights! You don’t want to snag these within the first few minutes of getting them on!
I love the band on these; they fit so lovely that you don’t even feel it on your stomach/waistline and the best part is that they stay in place all day too!
Now the design – these are something else! And I am so glad that they’re a piece I have never seen before as it makes it more exciting to blog about! I am not too keen on the denier as it does make your legs look whiter than normal so the colour doesn’t do the legs any justice (unless you’re after a colour change!) but the pattern is just popping!!!! I do have to mention that there are some that have a border standing out around it (see some of the close-ups below) which is quite annoying but then again these are cheap so I shouldn’t complain!
The print is 3D-like so you will feel it when you rub your hands over them, which I suppose helps make them stand out.
These don’t have reinforced toes I’m afraid so those long toenails may need to be trimmed and smoothed down before stepping into these!
Another little thing to mention is that it does leave marks on your legs when you take them off! See the last picture!!
The only downside to these is that they are one sized – I had no trouble with them at all, however if you are slightly bigger, then I may suggest trying to get an alternative. I think these do look amazing but you will need slimmer legs to keep that design intact as it would stretch and lose the whole look of them.
I really do like these and I think they’re worth buying if you’re looking for different and versatile. I would mainly dress these casually but I always find it fun trying to make it work with a smart outfit. They’re not badly priced, and if you love nude sheers with bold prints, then these are the ones for you!!