Hēdoïne included two pairs of tights in the Christmas gift box. We looked at the STATEMENT tights last time. In this review, we will look into the other pair – the BOLD.
The BOLD is one of the three seamless tights first introduced by the Brand. It shares very similar specs and features with the other two: the NUDE and the EDGY. The biggest difference is in appearance, which we will mention a bit more.
The pair was gifted from Hēdoïne. However, I have 100% freedom of expressing my thoughts on these tights.
Strengths & Weaknesses
⊕ Fairly soft and smooth, comfy to wear.
⊙ Loose envelopment on the legs. Plenty of room for taller/curvy people.
⊗ Distortions are more evident on dark coloured tights.
Packaging & product description
The tights are folded and placed in a rectangular box made of cardboard. It uses exactly the same packaging as the EDGY and the STATEMENT tights I reviewed before. The specs are printed on a sticker, which is placed on the back of the box.
There is no product description on the packaging, but a detailed one is shown on the website. It reads:
“This is the run-free revolution. Everyone’s favourite, The Bold serves the heroine by day, the hedonist by night. 20 denier and sheer whilst durable and run-resistant. Seamless, so you won’t have marks showing through your clothes.
Available in a low or high slimming waistband that won’t roll, pinch or sag. The low waistband is 9cm / 3.5 inches, while the high waistband is 15cm / 6 inches, so you can choose your preferred support.
Crafted in Italy using 3D knitting technology and innovative yarns they’re also silky soft and comfortable. The Bold features hand-stitched detailing of our signature pattern in the waistband and reinforced toes for a stylish durability bonus. Tights as they should be.”
– 20 denier
– Ladder and run-resistant
– Black waistband with signature pattern
– Black 40 denier enforced under the toes with our signature pattern
– Low slimming waistband 9cm / 3.5 inches
– High slimming waistband 15cm / 6 inches
– Fine yarns for a soft feel
– No pressure marks, sagging or itching
– 100% vegan, no animal testing
– Machine washable
– Made in Italy
– Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
Appearance & texture
The BOLD is sheer (20 denier) tights in matt fashion. Like all other Hēdoïne’s tights, it is seamless. The total length of the style measures 85cm when laid on a flat surface. The texture is fairly soft smooth to the touch, and very stretchy. The knitted waistband is made from 40 denier, black-colour patterned fabric folded together. It therefore feels thicker than ordinary waistbands. I received the high waistband option, which measures 14.5cm wide. The distance from the tip of the waistband to the crotch is 21cm. There is no gusset at the panty. Both the toe section and the sole are reinforced with the same fabric used on the waistband.
The composition is 70% nylon and 30% elastane.
The size ranges from XS/S to XL/XXL. I have included the size chart below. I received size M/L for this review.
There is only one colour, which is Black. Therefore, Black is used in this review. Mind that the reinforced sole is also black.
The fit was fairly good and true to the size recommendation. For envelopment, I felt a solid hug at the panty, but relatively loose on the legs. It didn’t budge or bag though, as the tights were very stretchy. Yet I could feel that there was plenty of room both horizontally and vertically.
Due to the relative short length from the lower end of the waistband to the crotch, the waistband covers a third of the hips, and the tip of the waistband never reached my navel. Apart from this, the waistband fitted nicely and I had no issues with it.
Unlike the EDGY with the same size, the reinforced sole barely covered that of my foot. I had to really pull the tights for it to reach my heel.
The tights exhibited a matt appearance with a subtle reflective sheen. Yet, the latter was not especially clear. I have some photos of my legs shone by the sun. You are welcome to see the difference yourself.
There were quite a few distortions on the tights during unboxing. My guess is that it is equally bad on other styles, but are clearer on the BOLD because of the dark colour. Some distortions can be ameliorated by gentle rubbing though. In addition, since there were plenty of rooms on the hose, the patches looked slightly uneven. Again, this was more obvious in dark colour.
The tights felt pretty soft, smooth and very stretchy. The waistband hugged the waist firmly, but not exerting too much pressure. I have never encountered issues with the toe section or the sole. They are pretty comfy. In addition, there was good breathability on the legs.
I actually bought a pair of the BOLD sometime ago. But I accidentally ripped it while wearing it for the first time, before I took any photos. Hence it was very considerate of the co-founders that they sent me the style. I have to say however, I favour their nude-coloured tights more than the black one, due to the appearance.
The BOLD is available all year around for £28 (low waistband option) and £30 (high waistband option), while stock lasts. You get an additional 20% off when you subscribe with Hēdoïne.
You can read all my reviews on Hēdoïne tights here.