Ok so I opened up my new package of Danskin Women’s Hipster Tights, and just look at this!
Are you seeing this mess?!
Right outta the package!
But, these tights were basically half price and this happens to be the style I bought two of, so fine, whatever, opened up the second package, tights intact.
I wish the packaging looked pretty. Or classic. Or bold and modern. Something!
But with the color scheme of pale blue, silver, black, and the tan color of the café tights, it’s just not a very pretty graphic.
So the unboxing experience isn’t that awesome.
Yes this is important! Ballet is all about functional things that are also really beautiful, and I want that experience to extend to my ballet purchasing, dang it. I want the ritual of opening a beautiful package and revealing something precious and deceptively delicate-yet-strong!
Anyway, the package at least is easy to understand.
All the information is clearly presented, there’s a little foot image showing that these are convertible, and the waistband, which is the main selling feature of these tights, is shown front and center.
But why the café tights, Danskin? Why not black tights with the pale blue as a background? Or the pink with a white background? Or café with cream and dark brown background?
These tights are awesome.
Like a marshmallow.
Stretchy and thick but light with a sweet color and a powdery finish. Delicious.
They melt on. I’m really sad now that the one pair has a hole, I’d love to have two of these mothers.
I ended up wearing them with the waistband pulled up to my natural waist, because that just looked better on me because #newmom, and they were stretchy enough to hit the waist easily so that was awesome.
I really like the convertible foot, it actually has a binding, unlike my old Capezio tights that had an overlocked edge, so when I convert these Danskins I don’t feel like I’m gonna rip anything with my Hulky strength.
I also like that these have the heel woven in so the foot is always in the right place and held nicely.
These are “Proudly Made In The USA”. Shopping local you guyz!
The stats are 88% nylon 12% Lycra.
Also the package mentions that they are designed to lay below the line of a tutu. Cute.
Here’s another picture of my Tan Lines post class grumble grumble dirty floor.