Review: Silver Dust Tights

      Thanks to the Internet that I can still buy Wolford tights even I live in the land of Hobbits.  In this review, we will look at the Silver Dust Tights, which is from Wolford’s Spring/Summer 19 Collection.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Sparkling appearance makes it both work- and party-friendly.
⊕ Foil strings don’t irritate the skin.

⊙ Cotton-like feel on the legs.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging is pretty much the same, which is self-evident from the images I have taken. Wolford gave specific washing instructions on a small card.

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A small card explaining washing instructions.
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      The product description is the same online and on the back of the packaging.  It reads:

“Everybody’s darling: The exclusive foil-knitting technique makes the four stripes featured on each side the real highlight of these ultra-soft tights.  The soft, elastic sewn-on waistband is everything you could wish for when it comes to comfort.”

  • Matte/glittery finish 
  • The ultimate fashion statement.

Appearance & texture

      Silver Dust is semi-opaque (40 denier appearance) tights in matte/shiny fashion.  It is characterised by 4 glossy stripes on the outer side of the legs, from toe to upper thigh.  They are made using foil strings interwoven into the tights in a zigzag manner. Very thin stripes can be seen running horizontally on other parts of the hose.  Extra foil strings are sparsely knitted throughout the hose, giving a sparkling look on the legs.  The panty on the other hand, is without foil strings, thus has a matte appearance.  The texture is not particularly soft or smooth to the touch.  The Wolford-signature waistband is 2.5cm wide and is made of elastic band.  There is a gusset, and the toe section is reinforced.

Wolford Silver Dust Tights promotional image (sourced from Wolford).
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Plush on the inner side of the waistband.
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Other parts of the hose also sparkles as foil strings are added.
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Horizontal stripes are particularly visible on the hose in this image.

Size range

      Online website indicated sizes from XS to L.  Yet, the size chart on the rear cover goes up to XXL.  Please do check with the retailer if you are after the bigger sizes.  I have included the size chart below.  Size S is used in this review.

Colour

      To the best of my knowledge, there is only one colour: Black/Silver.  Hence this is the colour used in this review.

Impression

FIT

      The fit was good and true to the size recommendation.  There was also a good envelopment on both the legs and panty.  The waistband fitted fine, and I had no issues with such even after it for a full day.

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LOOK

      My first thought was the tights were made for an evening out, particually for parties.  The glittering stripes and the sparkling legs reflect lights from every direction, making the legs the centre stage.  Don’t get me wrong though.  The tights look just as good as in a workplace.  It all comes down to what you wear on top of it.

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FEEL

      Although not particularly soft or smooth to the touch, the tights were pretty comfortable on the legs.  It felt like fine cotton, probably due to its higher denier.  On contrary to lurex, which I find it irritating on the skin, I didn’t have such problem with these foil strings.  The breathability was moderate, and provided warmth to certain extent.  I found it especially suitable for Spring, when it is not too hot or cold.

Final words

      The Silver Dust tights can suit you, whether it is at work or in a gathering.  They are not especially soft, but pretty comfortable to wear.

      The original price was €45, but now it is £29.25, €29.25 or USD$48.75.  You can buy it directly from Wolford:

Wolford Online Shop (English)

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