Review: Wolford Neon 40 Tights (Updated: 20/04/18)

      Having been doing several reviews in patterns and fishnets, I really miss solid colour ones.  Hence in this review, I would like to look at basic essentials.  Particularly, the Neon 40 Tights by Wolford.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Shimmer with a powdery effect, like satin fabric.
⊕ Soft and very smooth texture.
⊕ Reinforced Toe.

⊗ Wider hose section leads to moderate envelopment.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging is the same as the Wolford tights I reviewed before.  The product description online and on the back of the product are the same, as summarised below:

“Endlessly elegant: Semi-sheer tights with an extraordinarily luxurious sheen for a particularly brilliant look. The soft waistband with Wolford logo and almost invisible toe reinforcement ensure all-round comfort.”

  • Soft waistband featuring Wolford logo
  • Almost invisible toe reinforcement (Shadow Toe)
  • Cotton gusset
  • A confident basic item with fashion appeal.

Appearance & texture

      The Neon 40 are semi-opaque (40 denier appearance) tights in shiny finish.  It exhibits a slight sheen under ambient lighting and shines brightly under direct sunlight.  The texture feels moderately soft but extremely smooth.  The Wolford signature waistband measures 2cm wide.  It is made of elastic band in lace appearance with plush on the inner layer.  The fingerband is 7.5cm-8cm wide depending on the place of measurement.  There is a knitted gusset and the toe is reinforced.

The composition is 85% polyamide and 15% elastane.

(Sourced from Wolford)

Size range

      The size ranges from XS to XL.  As usual, I have included the chart below.  Size S is used in this review.


      Being a basic essential, Wolford provides 14 shades to choose from.  They are (from left to right):

Coca, Mocca, Cosmetic, Gobi
Mole, Taupe, Admiral, Midnight
Dark Navy, Iron Blue, Black, Nearly Black
Anthracite & Dark Grey.

      The colour I used in this review is Tar (colour ref: 7477).  To me, it looks in-between Anthracite and Dark Grey, with a tint of purple.  I picked it up from a outlet, hence it could be a trend colour back then.



      The fit was good as usual.  The entire hose was made wider though, hence only a moderate envelopment on the legs.  I believe the envelopment would be better on more curvy legs.


      The legs shimmered during broad day light and sheened under dim light condition.  Do expect your legs to be the centre of focus with these tights on.

      The shine is best described as a shimmer with a powdery effect, displayed uniformly.  Combined with its semi-opaque appearance, it looks like satin fabric.  My partner’s first impression of the look was “you look like a seal!”


      The texture felt fairly soft and very smooth to the skin.  They are very comfortable, even after an entire day of wearing.  Of note, it is extra slippery when walking on polished surfaces with the tights on because of their very smooth nature.  Walk mindfully when not wearing shoes.  In addition, the breathability is moderate.

Final words

      The powdery shimmer brings out the elegance out from you.  The soft and very smooth texture makes them comfortable to wear.  No wonder why it become a long standing product.

The Neon 40 Tights are retailed for €29 or £27.  You can find them online and in retail shops, sometimes in reduced price.

Wolford Online Shop (English)


  • Price change.  (20/04/18)