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SoniPanda Review: Leg Avenue Woven Diamond Illusion Tights

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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!

My 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.

My Deets:
Necklace: Next

Jumper: H&M

Skirt: Mango

Tights: Via UKTights

Shoes:

 

The Review

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.

 

Overall thoughts?

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!!

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Four Hosiery Innovations You Can’t Miss This Season
09/09/2016 by UK TIGHTS
We can’t deny how amazed with are with the new hosiery trends for Autumn Winter 2016, as you must have noticed after our most recent posts about fashion trends and hosiery collections. However, there’s something else you need to know about the new AW16 collections: its technological advances!

Do you remember our post about the under-toe seams and other hosiery innovations? Well, there’s more you need to know. These are the four hosiery innovations you can’t miss this season.

A pair of tights without a waistband?

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Had you ever imagine you could own a pair of sheer tights without a waistband? Cecilia de Rafael has made it possible! The new Cecilia de Rafael Eterno 15 Tights are more than a regular pair of glossy sheer tights. They are an extremely comfortable pair of glossy tights! More features? Sandal toe, ladder resist and cotton gusset. Who can resist to great hosiery innovations like these!

Wolford Comfort Cut 40 Tights: The Ultimate Comfort

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Talking about hosiery innovations, this is one of the latest innovations in the fashion world: A customisable waistband!

The waist size of the Wolford Comfort Cut tights is decided by the wearer, who can adjust it by making up to four cuts in the waistband.
What are the benefits of customisable waistbands in hosiery? Many! Tall people often have to wear X Large sizes to fit their long legs. What if you are tall but slender? In this case, you may find the waistband in your tights is too big for you. On the opposite, if you are short and you have a round shape, you will go for wider waistbands. Forget about baggy hosiery: A few cuts here and there and you’ll have your customised tights ready to rock! Everyone who tries them loves them. That can’t be a coincidence!

Couture Ultimates: No Seams Plus No Ladders!

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Countdown to the arrival of the new Couture Ultimates range! Are you as excited as we are? In a few days, you’ll be able to judge by yourself. Until then, trust our word when we say this is one of the biggest hosiery innovations in years and it’s a Made-in-Britain innovation! The Couture Ultimates tights are completely seamless, do not ladder (ladder proof, rather than ladder resistant), have a leg smoothing effect and are truly beautiful. These in the picture above are The Diana, one of the seven patterned tights included in their AW16 collection.

The Next Big Thing in Opaques: Nanofabrics

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Soft opaque tights are generally made of microfibre, but now Oroblu and Le Bourget have introduced nanofibres, instead of microfibres. Nanofibre yarn creates incredibly soft-touch and silky-effect textiles. Le Bourget Heritage Luxe 60 Denier Tights are the first nanofibre opaque tights we stock, although Oroblu is catching up Le Bourget with new nanofibre sheer tights: Oroblu Divine Tights, as you can see below.

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What hosiery innovation would you like to see in the future?