I’m going to call this a two part review because it’s August and not really tight-wearing weather. But I wanted to share my initial thoughts about the plus size tights from We Love Colors. I was actually going to pick up a pair or two myself but I decided to ask if they’d be willing to send me a sample to review and yay, they did!
I’ve heard really good things about the Nylon/Lycra plus size tights and purple is the big deal color right now, so I chose the amethyst. They were nice and tossed in a pair of the charcoal, too which is great because who doesn’t need a pair of dark gray tights?
Below is my feeble attempt at pictures of me wearing the tights. The amethyst on the left is actually brighter and more of a pinky, warm purple. The charcoal on the right is pretty true to the real color.
I haven’t worn these out of my apartment because like I said, it’s August. But just from trying these on, I will say that I’m impressed and I think they’re worth the $15. I will give a fuller review of how they hold up when I get to wear them out and about. So far, they’re very promising. I’ll be nice and call my skintone “milky white,” so some lightness does show through, but not much. On a normal person, they’d be rich and opaque.
We Love Colors offers these tights in 51 different colors. Yes, you read that right - 51 different shades of tights. Need a pair of bright red tights? They have them. Neon pink? Yup. Cubs blue? They call it “royal” but yes, Cubs blue! Just about any shade you’ll ever need or want, they have it. They offer the same colors in a footless style as well.
But for me, the impressive part is the fit and fabrication. I haven’t worn tights in years because I could never bring myself to yank on a pair of itchy, ill-fitting tights. These are soft like a very, very thin cotton legging. They’re obviously not cotton but oh, are they soft. The smoothness of the nylon actually surprised me when I took them out of the package.
The sizing is generous and I could almost stand to go down a size from where I fall on the size chart. I can pull the waistband all the way up to my bra line but I am 5’4” and pretty short waisted. I personally like that they’re roomy but I would definitely say to order according to the size chart to be safe.
The Nylon/Lycra plus size tights tights fit up to 375 pounds/6 feet tall, which makes me extra super happy. I love when a company carries an extended range of sizes, especially in such a specific product like brightly hued tights. You can see the full range of plus size items that they offer here. Note that only some of the products are available in extended plus sizes. I hope they make the fishnets in bigger sizes soon!
I’m already planning on ordering at least a couple more pairs of the tights in black and teal, And maybe pink. And scout green. And the lighter gray. I might need a pair of the footless tights, too. Decisions!