I don’t usually do posts solely talking about some product or the other, but I am having such fun with these that I just have to share them.
Many of you seasoned fatosphere followers will have encountered We Love Colors before. The online hosiery store that actually make a real plus sized range. But if you haven’t, let me tell you, I am heartily in love with We Love Colors!
Last winter I bought some of the regular solid colour plus sized tights and really loved the colours and the initial fit, but after wearing them for a couple of hours, they sagged and wrinkled around the knees and ankles terribly, so they didn’t look nice on for more than about an hour.
But someone told me that the Lycra/nylon blend plus sized tights had a much better fit and kept their shape a lot better throughout the day, so I decided to fork out the extra $5 per pair and get some.
I am SO glad that I did. Again, the colours are stunning, bright, bold, saturated colours that really stand out, though they also have flesh, black, and more muted tones. The fit is excellent, not too long, the crotch is in the right place and they actually have a butt in them so they fit over plus sized hips and tummies beautifully. But the best thing is that they actually do keep their shape beautifully. I can wear them to work all day, running around busy and other than a little tweak upwards when I am in the ladies room (nothing can stop gravity, don’t we know that girls?) they keep fitted to my legs all day without wrinkling, getting saggy or the crotch heading south. They stay totally smooth and sleek looking.
Because I’m totally obsessed with these tights, I’ve been taking photos of my own legs and feet in them on my iPhone, so I’ll give you a bit of a look! Bear in mind that these are iPhone pics so they’re not high res.
Footless tights in violet. I wore these with a fairly plain black dress that I have. Yes, my feet are tattooed.
Full tights in Kelly Green. I love this colour. I had a black skirt and black top on this particular day. Green got a lot of positive comments.
Fucshia footless. Again with the black dress. I wore these all day on Good Friday, at a barbecue day, and they were so comfortable!
I think these are my favourites. Full tights in royal blue. With my red Mary-Janes, this combination was labelled “Wonder Woman” and “Super Woman” all day. I got so many compliments the day I wore this combo. I had on the black skirt again (it has a little ruffle around the hem and is longer at the back than at the front) and a top in red with white and royal blue print.
This was todays combo. Another black dress (different one), white socks and my black sequined high top sneakers. I went to lunch and a movie with a friend.
I also have another footless pair in teal, and full tights in black, orchid pink and lavender. They’ve totally rejuvenated my winter wardrobe.
For about $15 a pair, and with shipping taking less than a fortnight from the US to Australia (my God it was fast! Only cost $15 to ship 9 pairs) not only are they a really affordable way to inject some life into your wardrobe but the services is good and they’re quick to supply.
I think next year (I don’t doubt these will last more than one season) I will buy some more colours as well as some socks and thigh high stockings.