Everyday Sustainable Tights From The Legwear Co.

Thursday, March 7

- This Post Contains Items Gifted in Return for this Review -

It's very rare that I get excited about tights - I wear dresses A LOT and in Scotland they are just a basic necessity for getting dressed. Most of the tights I own come from Tesco and cost between £5 and £10 for a pack of three meaning when they inevitably tear it doesn't really matter.

I did give any thought to the environmental impact this might have - 250,000,000 kilograms of hosiery is put into the waste system every year. We need to think about how we can make fashion more sustainable and this includes the tights we wear.

That's where The Legwear Co. step in to help. I was lucky enough to be gifted their first ever box to see what I thought and share this sustainable fashion message with my followers and I feel like shouting it from the roof tops.

In The Legwear Co. first winter box I received three pairs of high-end black tights in 120, 60 and 50 denier. All the tights come with an incredible 90-day warranty but you can tell these tights are made to last. I've not tested them out fully yet but you can tell when you pull them on they aren't going to tear and ladder easily.

The pair I'm really excited about are the 50 Denier Eco Tights (in the first picture) which are made from environmentally friendly recycled yarns. Imagine if all our tights could be made from recycled materials.

I normally keep a lower denier like this for a more formal occasion and I know the next time I'm going to a party these are the pair I will reach for. They look great on and fit really well too.

Lets talk about fit - I'm a UK size 12 and around 5'9" so I picked the large but all three pairs fit slightly differently. The lower deniers are stretchy and fit well but the 120 denier pair seem less stretchy and form fitting. When I initially tried them on they had a tendency to go a little baggy at the ankles but hopefully that will disappear over time as they stretch to fit me.

As they are support tights they feel oddly tight around the top but this is a great feature that will stop them slipping (hallelujah). Again the 120 denier did feel significantly tighter than the 60 denier pair but neither were uncomfortable.

Now this The Legwear Co. box cost £34.99 for three pairs of tights - which is you compare them to supermarket prices is expensive. I have nothing else to compare them too because I've never bought high-end hosiery before. They are SIGNIFICANTLY better though - in quality, fit and obviously sustainability which is important to me. Plus their three month warranty means these three pairs of tights should see you through black tight wearing season.

I'm interested to see what their next box will bring. Especially as spring is approaching and hopefully I will move out of black tights. Who am I kidding... I live in Scotland so I'll still be wrapped up in June.

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