Here are a few casual photos taken on my deck today. I was just about to put away some of my long sleeve tops yesterday, but today the weather got cold again and I am back to 60 den hosiery and a sweater. At least I never pack away my pantyhose, except for the fleece lined ones… even in the summer thicker ones are nice to wear at home instead of just pants.
The tights you see here are Bree by Fiore, 60 den, in graphite shade. There are a few pieces left in graphite and chocolate shades.
Masha models Holly tights by Fiore in graphite shade. I love that geometric fishbone pattern! i personally have a pair for myself in brown (which is already sold out) and I love to pair it up with long over knee socks. Perhaps you’ve seen photos of that on twitter.
These are tights by Fiore called “Ofelia”, completely opaque, with a geometric print. You can find them in the shop here – Ofelia by Fiore.
I decided to try them on in plum shade. Let’s just say that our Calgary summer has been unusually cold and wet, so I feel quite comfortable wearing these around the house instead of pants. I usually don’t reach for 60 den until it’s October or so.
I like the kaleidoscope pattern on these tights. Outside it does look like the colour of a plum, but inside in dim light it looks almost black. This pattern covers the legs only and not the panty portion. Reinforced toe.
I do hope though that the weather will improve. So far my trip to a lake in Saskatchewan has cancelled because of not so hot weather and floods in that area. I went to a lake in Alberta called Pigeon lake and didn’t even bother to swim, it was cold and windy. My only hope now is to swim in Lake Ontario in two weeks on my trip to Toronto.
Just about every day I see people wearing leggings in the summer. So if they wear leggings, why not wear tights? Perhaps I wouldn’t go outside like that in the sun, but later on in the evening when it’s not as cold I would.
Davina is a cool 3D textured style with a zigzag pattern on the sides and dotty texture towards the middle. It has a slight gloss to it and the pattern goes all the way up to the waistline. Black is always easy to match to any outfits. The toe is reinforced for extra durability.
You’ll see that on the cover photo it is shown in blue. For whatever outrageous reason, Fiore never produced it in that shade. It was available in black only.
Today is too hot for 60 den, but I figured I’ll wear this at home instead of leggings while doing a few chores. This style is Nubia by Fiore. The name sounds Egyptian and the pattern has distinct geometric shapes to fit the theme.
What I like most about this style is that the pattern goes all the way up to the waistline. It should be put on with caution though to keep the lines straight in order to make this pattern look the way it is supposed to. Reinforced toe adds some detail to the feet, highlighting the toes.
Graphite is one of my favourite shades because it easily goes with almost anything and because it is a muted colour, other bright colours are brought out by it, just like the blue shoes that I am wearing in the photo.
I was reading an article about several brands of thick pantyhose going through the scratch test. Yes, there was a cat scratching on top of the woman. Here’s an example of a cat on top of Wolford tights, 70 den. All candidates were opaque styles, suitable for winter.
OMSA and Falke, both from totally different price categories, suffered the same. Runs and lots of fur stuck to them.
Uniqlo, Calzedonia, and Wolford did better. But still there were some snags, even though no holes. Cat hair clung just as well as on the previous ones.
The best sample from this run turned out to be from surprisingly a Chinese-made brand, JNBY. There were no holes and no snags, and minimum cat hair.
I saw these photos on a fashion blog that suggested this look for plus size fall fashion. Any thoughts? I don’t know if I like the outfit as much as I actually like the model. She looks so confident and happy!