Wearing Bree tights by Fiore in dark grey

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.

bree 60 den tights by fiore hosiery graphite shade on me 1 bree 60 den tights by fiore hosiery graphite shade on me 2 bree 60 den tights by fiore hosiery graphite shade on me 3


My cousin surprises me with some photos

One morning I woke up, but my teen cousin was still sleeping. I asked her to be up by 10 a.m. every morning, so I asked her why she didn’t wake up on time.

Turns out that she was fooling around at night with the camera, taking photos of her legs on the washroom floor. She wanted to surprise me!

Out of all the things she photographed that night, Vadima by Fiore were her favourite. She said that she wants to wear them in winter. Here are some photos of those.

Vadima by Fiore on the legs 1

If you like these, here they are in my shop – Vadima tights, 60 den, in ecri shade.

Wearing Ofelia tights in Plum shade

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.

Ofelia by Fiore in plum shade on my legs

Ofelia tights in plum shade

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.

Wearing Opaque Tights in the Summer

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.

Photos below are of me wearing Davina tights by Fiore. I just have a few left and they are on sale.

Davina tights by Fiore photo 4 waist line

Davina tights by Fiore photo 3

Davina tights by Fiore photo 2 legs

Davina tights by Fiore photo 1

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.

Wearing 60 den Nubia tights by Fiore

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.

Nubia tights on my legs by Fiore 2 feet close up

Reinforced toe on Nubia tights

Scratch and snag test on pantyhose

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.

scratch test, snag test, thick opaque tights 70 den WolfordOMSA 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.

Wearing Ravenna textured tights by Fiore

checkered pantyhose, 40 denI took this selfie photo still in spring, but didn’t get to upload it anywhere up to now. The weather got cold again here, so I am back to wearing 40 den.

A good friend of mine bought these tights from me for some other girl and she ended up getting the size wrong. That girl ended up being very skinny, but extremely tall, so medium didn’t fit.

As soon as I heard of it, I gave them a full refund and took these pantyhose for myself. Now I get to enjoy these textured tights in my own pantyhose drawer.

In case you like it, I’ve got some new pairs in stock in black and in mocca. It’s actually on sale now since this was a limited edition a few years back.

Link – Ravenna tights by Fiore, $6.99 sale