Some of you may remember that I ordered some We Love Colors tights a while ago and had some problems with them. Since then, I have been dealing with the lovely and helpful Cara C. (with a name like that, how can she be anything but awesome?) from the WLC customer service department, who has been sorting things out for me. In addition to providing replacement pairs of my original tights and then a refund when the replacement pairs didn’t work out (there was a manufacturing defect with the particular tights I was ordering that I’m sure has since been sorted), she also offered to send me a couple of samples of the striped tights for me to review. I received them yesterday and couldn’t wait to try the teal/black pair today!
First things first, the positive: these tights are super adorable - the colour is great and I got a lot of compliments on them. People were looking at my legs all day! It was especially windy here in Wellington today (120 km/hr - yikes!) and with my striped tights and cute shoes I felt a little like the Wicked Witch of the East (in a good way, of course, the woman had mad style) and kept expecting a house to drop on me.
However, onto the second point: the fit is not the greatest. I mean, they fit and they stay up without rolling, which is good. But they’re not the most comfortable, and definitely not as comfortable as the other WLC tights I have. This could be because they are not nylon/lycra but polyester (I’m just guessing on that one). Also, the fit is a little weird in the bum. They’re not as strong as the nylon/lycra either; there’s already two small runs in them - one in the heal and the other in the hip.
So, would I buy them? They’re $12 USD per pair, so I would consider it for a special occasion, especially if I lived in the US and didn’t have to pay the high international shipping costs. Because, as per my first point, they are SUPER cute. However, even though I haven’t had the best experience with WLC’s products so far, their customer service is top notch - among the best in my experience of online shopping - so regardless of shipping I may just have to give them another shot next time I am in the market for colourful tights. Being treated so well by a company really does make you want to give them a second chance.
top and skirt - Pinup Girl Clothing, tights - We Love Colors, brooch - Paekakariki, NZ, necklace - Christchurch, NZ, shoes - Number 1 Shoes, earrings - bling