Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter Must-Have: FALKE Tights from Tightsplease! :)

Happy Thursday!!!

It's been really hard getting over the holidays and the feeling of not having do anything in particular, haha!
But it's a new year and we gotta get to work, right?! And part of getting back to work for me is getting back to writing blog posts, so here we are. ;)

One winter must-have for me right now is my pair of FALKE tights from an amazing online store called Tightsplease... but, before we get on with my review, here is a little something about www.tightsplease.co.uk:


Tightsplease.co.uk was born in 2000 out of the frustration at the inconvenience of going to the shops to buy tights, stockings, hold ups, and socks. What is the point in going to buy a pair of tights for a few pounds and paying at least as much again in petrol and parking? Only to then find the shop didn't stock the type of product you wanted! Since then Tightsplease has grown to be one of the largest online hosiery retailers in the world. At any one time we stock over 15,000 pairs of tights, stockings, hold ups, socks, lingerie, and shapewear from the best brands in the world. This means you should be able to find exactly what you are looking for. Over a million people visit Tightsplease each year and we have supplied tights to international celebrities, film makers, fashion designers, and consumers all over the world.


Bernadette from Tightsplease contacted me a couple of months ago about doing a review for them, and of course, I said yes! ;)

They had tons of choices -- from footless tights to fishnet tights -- and you can bet it was hard to pick just one... but in the end I chose:



The Soft Merino Tights are pure luxury from the FALKE brand. The ideal option for keeping legs warm and snug in the winter months. Made from warmest merino wool and lined with cotton on the inside make these tights ultimately one of the most comfortable pairs on the market. Soft Merino Tights also have the double bonus of added stretch and an elasticated waistband.

55% Wool 28% Cotton 15% Polyamide 2% Elastane 
Reinforced Toe Sheer to Waist Brief Features a Gusset


I got mine in size Medium (40-42).

Sizes available:
Small (36-38)
Small/Medium (38-40)
Medium (40-42)
Medium/Large (42-44)
Large (44-46)
Extra Large (48-50)

I like how they have a wide range of sizes to choose from -- there's nothing worse than being in between sizes and not knowing which one to get. ;)


- Ideal yarn combination: soft cotton inside, warming merino wool outside
- Fine mesh structure
- Soft handle through special finishing
- Perfect fit
- Reinforced heel and toe
- Pressure-free, hand-linked toe
- Comfortable wear feel through comfort top

The fit is really perfect. 
The tights are soft and comfortable. It stays in place -- it doesn't crinkle like regular tights.
The elasticated waistband is also amazing -- it doesn't dig into my skin and doesn't roll over. :)


Another thing that I absolutely love about these tights is the reinforced heel and toe!
I love how it's shaped to fit your feet perfectly -- other tights don't have this and I always end up with curled toes because of it, haha! ;)

The material also helps keep my feet in place, no more slippery tights!

A peek at my outfit featuring my new FALKE Soft Merino Tights...

Price: $47.40, on sale for $33.17
A little pricey for a pair of tights, but so worth it!

I don't know why it took me so long to discover merino wool -- it is amazing!
And when they said it's warming, they weren't lying! My tights totally kept me warm throughout the day. :)

So, there we have it, these tights are officially part of my winter must-haves... I definitely have to get more!

You can keep up to date with Tightsplease through their websiteFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Have you guys bought anything from Tightsplease before?
Do you have a favorite pair of tights?

I hope you are all enjoying the first week of 2013!

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42 comments:

  1. ohhhhmygosh merino wool tights?! that is sooo neat! i love wearing tights especially during the winter because they fit into boots so much better than jeans and other types of winter type shoes.. but my tights are always so thin i have to sometimes double or even triple layer them!! and then it's so bulky.. will have to try out these merino wool tights :)!

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    1. yup, super neat indeed! and yes, i totally agree with everything you said, i get those problems with my other tights too! this would be so perfect for you! :D

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  2. MERINO WOOL TIGHTS? I need me a pair of them.

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  3. Cute! I wish my work was more fancy because I haven't worn tights at all this year...or any dresses this winter.

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    1. aww! i hope you get to wear tights and dresses sometime soon! :)

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  4. Love Falk tights!
    Fab review!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. Wow lovely tights! It seems so comfortable, doesn't it?

    xx

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  6. Those tights look great on you, Mimi! I am such a huge fan of Falke! :)

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    1. aww, thanks, erika!!! and same here, big fan! :)

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  7. These look great on you and from the description sound like they would be really soft!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. yup, they're really soft! and thanks, glad you think so! :)

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  8. They look gorgeous! Happy weekend xoxo

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  9. Oooo I do agree, $38 for a pair of tights..on sale? That is pricey. But they do have a nice denier.

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    1. yeah, they are definitely pricey, but it's merino wool and it's really comfy. ;)

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  10. Only of the few things I love about winter is a great pair of tights!

    Editor & Chic

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  11. ooh these tights sound amazing! I need a pair lol
    anything soft merino is nice :)
    I always need new tights

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    1. we can never have too many tights! ;)

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  12. Love a great pair of tights, especially ones that are thick enough! These look great! :)

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    1. yes, thick tights are awesome! ;)

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  13. Absolutely adorable tights! they are a must have for the winter!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  14. Quite pricy for a pair of tights. Do they work as supportive underwear as well?

    http://livelaughlove20andonwards.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yeah, they are quite pricey, but the quality is really excellent! :) they're not really exactly like supportive underwear, but it works in almost the same way.

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  15. I can't live without tights and the quality if Falke is excellent, I have a leopard pair, but really need a versatile black one like this.

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    1. ooooh, a leopard pair sounds cool! but yeah, it's really important to have a versatile black pair. :)

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  16. A girl can't have too many tights right? ;) These looks really nice and I guess I have never heard of this site but I am afraid to look because I might want to buy a few!! But a mall just opened up in my city and I saw an array of tights in a little corner :D So excited to look at them (I think they are Japan brand) but I am afraid it is too small for me...:P But they are soooo soft!! :D Eh me blabbing about tights :P This one looks good and it reminds me to get a new pair of black tights ;)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. yup, a girl can't have too many tights! ;)

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  17. I do need some new tights but I will skip these since they are made with Merino wool ):

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    1. they have other kinds of tights too. :)

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  18. Ah, wool tights? I would so love to have a pair. They look super comfy and warm. I also like how it has a reinforced heel and toe. They're like socks. Haha.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha, yes, exactly! it's like built-in socks! :D

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  19. Falke is awesome! I totally love their tights/socks. Great post :)

    _Ellie
    www.citybrewed.com

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