Gentle Reader, this is my last pair of new tights, so if you’re over tights reviews, Rejoice!
And if you love the tights reviews, Weep!
Here are the Danskin Womens Footed Microfiber Compression Tight in black.
I like it.
I like the word Platinum all scripty and shiny silver. The black, green, grey, and silver play nicely. Certain sections of the text are repeated in French, and we all know that’s fancy.
For example, “Exclusive to Fine Specialty Retailers” is repeated as “En exclusivité chez les détaillants spécialisés”.
Ooh, “exclusive”! Ooh, “fine”!
See how fancy you are for making this purchase?
I like the dramatic lighting on the model, and that she has kind of a cool outfit with that long sleeve T over her leotard and tights. She don’t care, she’s just doing her tie-dyed thing.
Ok, so the Adult Beginner has worn actual real compression tights before, and hated them. They were hard to wrestle on, they were a gross opaque “nude” color not found in the human color spectrum, and you could see gradation lines where the tightness of the compression changed at the ankle and calf and thigh.
These babies are like regular tights. They are easy to put on and are a nice smooth black from waist to toe, no gradation.
Not a super opaque black though. Like most tights, these are a little sheer in the thigh and calf and completely opaque at the ankle and foot. So if you’re looking for a solid black, like leggings levels of solid, these are not the tights you’re looking for.
But I like them, we’re not talking embarrassing levels of sheerness here, just a little lightness shining through.
Texture is a little rougher than the other microfiber tights, probably due to higher nylon/lower Lycra content, so these are less like a delicious stretchy marshmallow and more like, you know, tights.
Waistband is a nice wide band of sewn on elastic, not too tight.
Oh, and just a note on all the Danskin tights I’ve tried: I love that they have a sewn-on tag. I will never have to think about it or accidentally put them on backwards.
Did these “slim and sculpt body contours and help relieve muscle fatigue” as the package promises?
I felt good in them? But was only in them for two hours and some of that was driving time, so, like, not really noticeable. The real test would be wearing these for eight hours standing at my cutting table. Might have to try them sometime in the future when I go back to work. Will get back to you on that.
Stats are 90% nylon, 10% Lycra spandex.
Also, just reading the English/French size chart, noticed that height is “grandeur” in French. Love that. So grand!
Edit: That link up there? It goes to the Danskin catalog where you can buy this very pair of tights. Danskin contacted me to set up an affiliate program After I wrote all these reviews, so, just so you know, this review wasn’t sponsored by Danskin, I wrote it purely on my own craziness and was not encouraged or paid or anything, I mean I bought these tights from the sale box FFS, but now if you click through and happen to buy the tights I’ll eventually get a little commission. Which I think is pretty exciting, like being a Real Blogger, but don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still Adult Beginner from the block.