Review: Swedish Stockings Liv Net tights

      Remember I kept saying that Swedish Stocking offer free worldwide delivery if you order two pairs or more?  Well, I did that as well, and this review refers to the second item I bought.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Good envelopment thanks to stretchy yarn.
⊕ Very smooth texture.

⊗ Waistband dig in and roll.
⊗ Extra rectangular cardboard inside the hose is hard to retrieve.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging was very similar to the Lia Premium 100d tights I reviewed earlier.  The only difference is an addition of cardboard that was fitted inside one of the hoses.  Personally, I hate when manufactures do that.  Not only it is hard to get it out, but also very easy to snag the tights in the process.  In addition, the packaging arrived in a pretty bad shape.  I don’t need to return it, but I do wonder how next owner would feel if I return it.  Would Swedish Stocking replace the outer packaging with new ones?  How economic would that be?

      The description online and on the back of the packaging are very similar.  I have extracted the description from hard cover below:

“This Subtle Fishnet Style is knitted in premium, recycled Yarn.  It’s Lightweight and silky smooth on your legs with a sewn-on waistband.  Micro-net look.”

 

 

Appearance & texture

      The Liv are fishnet tights in micro mesh fashion.  The fibres are very smooth to the skin.  The panty section is seamless and there is a knitted gusset.  The waistband measures 1.8cm wide.  The mesh at the toe section are not reinforced, and the toe seam measures 3cm wide when laid flat.

      The composition is 76% polyamide and 24% Elastane.  Needless to mention, the polyamide is made from recycled nylon by-products.

 

(Image from Swedish Stockings)

Size range

      The size ranges from S, M and L.  I have included the size chart below.  Size M is used in this review.

Colour

      At the time or writing this review, there are three colours available.  They are Black, Nude and Wine.  The latter is dark red colour.  I have bought Nude for this review.

Impression

FIT

      The fit was very good.  There are plenty of rooms for the tights to accommodate up to 180cm as the size chart suggests.  The envelopment was also good.  Thanks to high elastane composition and lightweight, the tights didn’t budge.  The waistband was too tight on my waist however.  It dug in and rolled.

LOOK

      First of all, the colour Nude is a much darker shade, like tan.  It is slightly darker than my skin tone.  I especially like this as the contrast acted like make up to my legs.  The diameter of the mesh ranges from 3mm at the foot to around 6mm (at the thigh and hip).  The overall appearance was impressive and the colour distribution was even.

      Although the Liv tights has a short toe seam, the toe section is not reinforced.  So it didn’t affect the appearance.

FEEL

      The Liv has a smooth texture, something I didn’t expect from a fishnet tights.  I did feel the gusset because it occasionally rub the inner thigh.   The breathability is of course very good.  You might even need an extra layer in cooler places.

Final words

      The Liv Net Tights turned out to be better than I expected.  It has the smoothest yarn I have reviewed in the fishnet tights category.  The only problem I had was the waistband.  It would be great if it can be made wider.

      The Liv Net Tights is available online and in retail shops for €23, £20 or USD$28.

Swedish Stockings Online Shop (English)

      If you like micro fishnet tights, do check out my review on Falke Net Women Tights here.

 

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