Review: Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 tights

      It’s been a while since my last review on opaque tights.  So I am happy to be back with them, especially when the winter is just around the corner.  In this review, we will look at the Velvet de Luxe 50 tights from Wolford.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Wonderfully soft, velvet feel, very comfortable to wear.
⊕ Pretty stretchy, thanks to double-entwined elastane.

⊗ Slightly tight waistband.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging is basically the same as the most of the Wolford tights I reviewed before.  It is self-evident from the images below.  

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      The product description online and on the back of the cover are the same, which reads:

“A talented all-rounder: These opaque tights are impressive due to their matt look and even knitted structure. They also offer unique, stretchy, top-quality comfort, from the toes right up to the waistband.”

  • High degree of elasticity and perfect fit thanks to double-entwined elastane.
  • Soft, comfortable knitted waistband featuring the Wolford logo.
  • Cotton gusset.
  • Perfect addition to a multitude of looks.

Appearance & texture

      The Velvet de Luxe 50 are opaque tights (50 denier appearance) in total matte fashion.  The total length measures 81.5cm when laid on a flat surface.  The texture is very soft and smooth to the touch.  Its knitted Wolford-signature waistband measures 2.5cm wide.  The distance from the waistband to the crotch is 19cm.  The gusset is made of cotton, and the toe section is reinforced.

      The composition is 89% nylon and 11% elastane.

Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 tights promotional image (sourced from Wolford).
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Size range

      The size chart on the rear cover suggested a size range from XS to XXL.  Yet, size XXL may not actually be available.  I have included the size chart below.  I bought size S for this review.

Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 tights size chart.

Colour

      At the time of writing this review, there are 12 colours available.  I have summarised in the image below.  Colour Anthracite was used for this review.

Merlot, Eggplant, Coca, Mocca
Espresso, Admiral, Dark Navy, Blue Shadow
Sapphire Blue, Black, Nearly Black, Anthracite

Impression

FIT

      The fit was very good and true to the size recommendation.  This was also the case for envelopment.  The tights hugs the body very well, probably due to the double-entwined elastane.  The waistband is slightly tight for me though.  You could see from the images below that it dug in a little.

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LOOK

      The look was actually better than I thought.  It is total matte alright, but somehow it has a powdery effect.  Also, the colour was distributed uniformly.  Together, the tights gave a look of very high quality.

      The reinforced toe is slightly darker than the rest of the hose.  But unless you look it very closely, you wouldn’t realise it.

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You could see the colour difference between the toe section and the rest of the foot.
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FEEL

      As the name of the style implies, the texture felt wonderfully soft and smooth.  I was wearing it all day and didn’t want to take it off at all!  However, the waistband did feel a bit tight, especially after meal.

      Regarding warmth, my lower body actually got quite warm with these tights on a 18°C sunny day.  I could feel the heat being contained within.  The tights seemed to be more suitable for cooler days.

Final words

      The Velvet de Luxe 50 tights are very comfortable to wear, and is especially suitable for cooler days.  I would highly recommend it.

      The style is currently available for €29, £27 or USD$49.  The style also comes in knee-highs and stay-ups.

Wolford Online Shop (English)

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