Review: Wolford Neon 40 Tights (Updated: 27 Apr 20)

      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.

      Quick note, you can view the high resolution images via my Google Photos here.

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 2.5cm 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% nylon and 15% elastane.

Wolford Neon 40 Tights promotional image (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.

Wolford Neon 40 Tights size chart.

Colour

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

Coca, Mocca, Cosmetic, Gobi
Fairly Light, Hematite, Admiral, Dark Navy
Electric Blue, Deep Ocean, Black, Nearly Black
Anthracite & Concrete.

Wolford Neon 40 Tights colour selection (sourced from Wolford).

      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 Wolford Outlet Bregenz, hence it could be a trend colour back then.

Impression

FIT

      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.

LOOK

      The legs shimmered during broad day light and exhibited slight sheen 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!”

FEEL

      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, £27 or USD$49.  You can find them online and in retail shops, sometimes in reduced price.

Wolford Online Shop (English)

Update

  • High resolution photos and text revision.  (27 Apr 20)
  • Price change.  (20 Apr 18)