Comparison Review: Wolford Nude 8 tights vs. Naked 8 Tights (Updated: 20/04/18)

      Their names are easy to get mixed up and their product description indistinguishable.  Yes, I am talking about the Nude 8 and Naked 8 tights from Wolford.  In this comparison, I would like show you their similarities and differences, which will help you choosing the right one.

Basic information

Nude 8 Naked 8
Denier: 8 DEN appearance 8 DEN appearance
Appearance: Matte, discreet sheen with powdery effect slight sheen
Waistband: knitted, 4cm wide knitted, 3cm wide
Finger band: 3cm wide 2cm wide
Reinforced toe: No No
Reinforced heel: No No
Composition: 50% nylon and 50% elastane 100% nylon
Size: XS-XL XS-L
Price: €19 or £19 €19 or £19

Similarities and differences

FIT

      I wore size S for both items.  The main difference is envelopment.  Both are relatively loose, like a thin layer of fabric hovering on the skin.  The Nude 8 has a slightly better envelopment, thanks to high amount of elastane.  In addition, the waistband of Nude 8 is 1cm wider than that of the Naked 8.  For me, that didn’t make much difference.  Mind that Naked 8 only goes up to size L.

Above: Panty section of Nude 8 (Left) and Naked 8 (Right).

Above: Waistband and fingerband of Nude 8 (Left) and Naked 8 (Right).

LOOK

      The Nude 8 is matte with powdery effect, like applying foundation on the legs.  It is very difficult to observe if the colour chosen matches to that of your skin.  The appearance turns into discreet sheen under direct sunlight.  Naked 8 on the other hand, has a slight sheen appearance even in ambient light environment.  It is therefore easier to spot.  Naked 8 is more likely to form bags around the knee and ankle, as it has no elastane.  For this reason, micro-adjustments are needed from time to time.  Both tights have unreinforced toe (sandal toe).

      Being ultra-sheer, these tights are very, very delicate.  Both were snagged in my first wear.  Interestingly, the appearance of snags were different.  The Nude 8 had threads pulled out to form a tiny fluffy ball.  You could potentially wear it inside-out, so the loose-end threads would be covered up.  Naked 8 forms a tiny hole when snagged.  Fortunately, snags are very difficult to observe on both tights if the nude colour matches to that of your skin.  In my experience, I find Nude 8 being more prone to snag than Naked 8, may be due to the knitting structure.

Above: The texture.  Nude 8 (Left) and Naked 8 (Right).

Above: Both Nude 8 (Left) and Naked 8 (Right) has unreinforced heel.

Above: Both tights have sandal toe (Nude 8: Left; Naked 8: Right).

Above: Naked 8 showing slight sheen regardless of lighting environment.

FEEL

      Nude 8 has a silky, soft texture, whereas the Naked 8 has a more synthetic feel.  Both were moderately comfortable but I prefer the former.  Needless to say, both possess excellent breathability.

ilovehosiery advice

      The main difference between Nude 8 and Naked 8 is appearance and texture.  Nude 8 is matte, silky and soft while Naked 8 is sheen and rather synthetic.

      Personally, I don’t recommend these tights as they are too delicate to last even a couple occasions.  I also don’t find hosiery gloves to be helpful in this case.  For this reason, only buy them if you really need the ultra-sheerness.  If you like the texture found in Nude 8, you will find Luxe 9 or Transparency 10 to be good alternatives.  As for Naked 8, the closest alternative you can find would be Satin touch 20.

      For the full review of these tights, you can find the link below:

Review: Wolford Nude 8 Tights (Revised: 16/10/17)
Review: Wolford Naked 8 Tights (Revised: 06/10/17)

Update

  • Price change.  (20/04/18)