Friday, 24 December 2010

A cheap thrill...

After being contacted by Legs Love to review some of their tights, I was super excited and I only got worse when I saw Danni looking drop dead gorgeous in hers.. Now when I opened the package, which came very quickly despite all of the snow where I live, I was a very happy bunny indeed. Originally I had wanted these bad boys...
... but I got the next best thing when a pair of Pretty Polly suspender tights with a lovely note arrived on my doorstep! After some busy shifts at work, it was just what I needed! 

I must admit though- I had NO IDEA how to style these tights. Obviously if I paired them with anything too short, I ran the risk of looking (dare I say) tacky but the length of the skirt/shorts also needed to give a hint of the faux suspenders... After much deliberation I decided to pair them with a favourite combo of mine: the floral dress and chunky cardi! 

I figured that as the bottom half of the tights were 60 denier, I would be able to pair them with the majority of outfits that I would usually wear black opaques with. As you can see from these pictures, you can't even see the 'suspender straps' which I was quite worried about!

If however, you raise your arms above your head, you can see the print below the hem. The 60 denier ensured that my legs were toasty warm despite the minus temperatures where I live and were thick enough to be paired with my new loves- these gorgeous ankle boots from Peacocks. Many thanks to Danni and her employee perks! ;) They are toasty warm and perfect for the snow or other weather when my little dolly shoes just can't cope. 

One thing I DID have an issue with though was the material above the knee onto which the strap is printed. Obviously some distinction in denier has to be made to showcase the design but it felt very flimsy and I was very worried about laddering it. It also meant that the upper section of my leg was more prone to cold but I'm sure if I was wearing shorts, this wouldn't be as much of a problem. 
I think the upper part of the tights must only be about 10 denier because they are FREEZING!

Dress: New York Laundry via charity shop, Cardigan: Topshop Vintage, Belt: Primark, Tights: Pretty Polly courtesy of Legs Love, Shoes: Peacocks/ Hunter,  Gormless expression? Model's own ;) 

Plus, they also look good with wellies! ;) I was surprised at how comfortable and warm these tights were and they fitted really well. Obviously, my legs are much shorter than Danni's but the tights went comfortably up to my waist and I didn't have to keep hoisting them up which is a pet peeve with tights. Many thanks to Rebecca and Marianne at Legs Love for brightening up my day with this lovely parcel.  You can take a look at the Legs Love site HERE and have a browse. I think those gorgeous Jonathan Aston tights are going to be in my shopping basket, quicker than you can say 'Christmas money'... 

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the couple of days off, I know I will be! 


daisychain said...

You wore them perfectly!

Have a fabulous Christmas lovely xx

Danni and Maria said...

Thank you so much Laura! Hope you have a REALLY lovely Christmas!

Maria xxx

Sherin said...

You did a great job styling them. The tights look fab. I love the print at the top. And the red cardi is so pretty!!

Hope you both have a great Christmas.

Leia said...

Those tights are gorgeous! Merry Christmas Frills n Spills girls! xx


Victoria said...

The tights are really cool and you styled them really well.xx

Danni and Maria said...

Sherin- Thank you, I was just paranoid about looking 'hoochy' haha! And I swear I have been living in that cardi- it is just so comfy....

Leia- Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too! :)

Victoria- Thank you, glad you liked the post :)

Maria xxx


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