Tights, Tights


So awhile back I came across these adorable tights while scrolling through Instagram. I decided to check out the website and adore all these prints they had. I asked on Instagram if this Canadian company shipped to the United States and they turned out that they did. They notice that I was a fashion blogger and gave me a pair of free tights to try on and review. I accepted the offer for all my babes.

I picked out the Kimmy-Dotted tights to try on. I wanted a pattern but not a pattern that I could only wear once. Even with these tights, I had trouble deciding on what to wear them with and I decided on a blue, sweater wrap dress. I am really obsessing over the wrap dresses recently. This is like the fifth one I bought over the past year. But each one I own is so different from the other that I am able to at least have one per season all year long.

I had to wear a coat over the dress because it is so cold out. I mean I couldn’t even take it off for a short while for a photo or two because I just didn’t want to be cold. It looks like we are going to have a cold winter in the Northeast, so I’m going have to get creative in showing off my outfits. But this photoshoot is about the tights! Everything else was just to keep me covered while I was out so I will show the dress some other day.

So being out in the cold with tights on I learned one thing, what the denier number means. The higher the denier number the thicker the tights. If you are only thinking about winter clothing only, for now, the company does offer thicker tights but they are in solid colors only. All of their print tights come in only #50 denier which is a medium grade, which is good because with a print you want to be able to wear them all year round. Having them too thick you cannot wear them in the hot summer months.

Now to the moment of truth, it all comes down to when you are putting on the tights. I must say, I never owned a pair of tights that had seams on the side not to mention seams that distinguish the front and the back of the tights. It is interesting having something like that so you have to line them up just right before you go out. And putting on the tights and knowing the back and the front of them is great. How many times you put on tights, got them all the way up, and get all the bunches out just to realize that you put them on backward?

The last test I had to do, being plus size is the squat test. You know how you can put on a pair of tights being plus size only to have them rip when you bend over. I squatted before I went out for the day. If I was going to squat it would be at home where I can quickly change. So, I squatted and they passed!! They pass the plus size squat test. Overall, I recommend getting a pair if there is a pattern or two that you like. They are soft and fun to wear for the spring and fall months. I enjoyed trying out a pair of these tights.

If you like a pair you can get 15% off some of my favorite pairs from Pipa Fashion!


Love you all,

Valerie (JG)


In This Shoot:

Kimmy-Dotted tights by Pipa Fashion

Sweater Wrap Dress by Torrid

Coat by Lane Bryant

Shoes by ASOS


Published by Valerie Pantalone

Artists living in the suburbs of Philadelphia on the New Jersey side of town. Graduated Rowan University College of Art and Design in photography. She's been photographing and painting for over a decade now.

4 thoughts on “Tights, Tights

  1. I’m not the higgest fan of tights but it is interesting to learn that there is a metric for how thick your tights are. I never knew that before. And the squat test! It’s funny but it’s true. Did you start doing that test on your own or did you pick it up from somewhere or someone?

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    1. Haha, no the squat test was my own idea. It’s from when my mom bought me pantyhose from stores when I was younger. You know, the normal drug store kind that you follow the weight chart in the back? When we would be out and I bent over and they would be too tight or rip.

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      1. Oh, that’s really innovative for a child! I might start doing this myself when I go shopping for pants. Though I don’t get too many pairs of tights. Could work with leggings though. Make sure they’re not unintentionally see-through.

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