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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We Love Colors Review

It seems odd to note that after all the tights I have worn on this blog, I have never written a formal review of tights. Well, We Love Colors was kind enough to send me a couple of pairs and I'm happy to use this opportunity "talk tights."
In the gif, I'm wearing the Nylon/Lycra Microfiber Tights in red and forest green.
As the title of the shop implies they come in nearly every color imaginable and always are so bright in person. The nylon/lycra microfiber tights are very opaque with high elasticity; meaning they stretch to fit, but don't overstretch with long wear. They're quite thick and not given to runs. Overall, I'd say We Love Colors would be the best place to buy quality, colorful tights online.
Here's a few tips on tights maintenance:
1. Wash your tights by hand in the sink or tub with warm water and a small amount of detergent.
2. Rinse them with clean water.
3. Wring out excess liquid and lay flat on a towel to dry.
Don't put your tights in the washing machine or dryer, or hang them to dry: this will overtax the elasticity of them. Only wash like colors together.
we love colors, tights, pantyhose, green, red, the clothes horse

53 comments:

anja louise said...

I have to say, while I'm sure those tights are awesome, I hope no one tricks themselves into thinking that the cheap ones on the site are going to be as good as nice microfiber. Last year I bought a whole bunch of cheap pastel tights and the quality was so bad, not what I was hoping for at all! I returned most of them... next time I'll know to spend a few more dollars. :)

Francine said...

I just ordered a couple of pairs from them. I love the color choices!

WendyB said...

I love it when you do an animated gif.

Rosie said...

Pretty sweet video of pretty sweet tights!

Kimberellie said...

Love the gif. I've been thinking about getting some tights from them! Good to hear what Anja Louise said... I shall have to get the more expensive ones I suppose!

Vivian Tumasonis said...

Nice!!!Love colors!!

lopi said...

I'm just too lazy to wash tights by hand and I haven't experienced any disastrous results so far. Guess I'm pushing my luck?

Sarah Dee said...

You just reminded me I need to go tight shopping! Love the colors!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

BARGAIN BEX said...

what a fabulous post! i always love your colorful gams (and don't even get me started on those bone-colored platforms!)

Kelly Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing! I feel like Spring is so close and I'm worried to buy tights before the weather where I stop wearing them, but that website is so great. And, being a former ballerina, always washed my tights by hand - it's the best! And if you wear them all the time, it's the most economical way to go.

love your blog! Best,
Kelly

Camilla said...

LOVE the colors x
Camilla

Intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

Kelley Anne said...

I love the gif...just out of curiosity, what brand are the white shoes you're wearing?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@anja louise, I've seen the cheaper ones and they do seem more sheer, but the microfiber ones that I have are definitely a good quality. These aren't my first pair from them and the other ones are over a year old and still great. I guess it is a case of "you get what you pay for."
@Kelly Anne, the nude shoes are DKNY...can't wait for spring weather to wear them in. :)

libys11 said...

hurray for tights!! :D

Diane said...

we love colors really is THE BEST!

Nana said...

love those tights<3

Mel said...

Great review, I'll have to check out their selection right now!

Fashioncholic Girl said...

wow ! I loved the shoes :)

Trishna said...

The red tights are wonderful, can't wait for my own pair.

I always wash my tights in the delicate/ knit cycle of the washing machine and then lay them flat to dry. They seem to last me for years.

Trishna

HAL said...

it's sooo worth it to buy nice tights and not cheap ones from H&M or whatever. thanks for the post!

HALCOHOLIC.com

Cristina said...

Love those colours!!!

Eli said...

the green ones with the white shoes look awesome! well they both do..so cool, I'll have to get a pair

Dannie said...

i love bright tights, what a great collab :)

DearBeatrice said...

I love love tights so I will def check them out! thanks for sharing dear! ^.^

Raquel said...

I adore colored tights! and those beige sandals! amazing!
x

Faux Naif said...

fun! i practically live in tights. most comfortable clothes ever.

St├ęphanie said...

So so nice !

missmichellini said...
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missmichellini said...

Hi!
I love your blog, I follow it regularly -
I stumbled on this site and thought this jewelry would appeal to you. :)
http://www.beautifullife.info/fashion-design/gothic-jewerly-from-bjorg/

Sara Lynn said...

This was very helpful, thanks for posting this :)

Meghan V. said...

Well I'm sure to order a couple pairs some time.
Thanks for advice!

Dhu said...

Those look like some very nice tights, I ay jsut buy myself a pair. The colours are great too!

kate maggie said...

Those black heels are amazing and those tights are such good colors. I love all of the tights you wear. Thanks for the tips!:)

Jenna said...

You have no idea how helpful the little care-and-keeping tutorial is. I have lost so many tights because I did not clean them properly!

Liberty London Girl said...

I wish I cld be bothered to handwash mine! LLGxx

katherine said...

oh i love those!
i want more colors of tights - i have pink ones that are great
but i never end up handwashing my tights. i always end up with hole snags after the first day because of my ring...ugh@

Lexie said...

i admit to putting my tights in a lingerie bag and throwing in the washer! that seems to do the trick for me!

Katherine said...

What brand is the black wedges you are wearing here? I love them!

You should do a post on your shoes and favorite shoe brands! I love all the shoes you wear:)

Robyn said...

Good to know! It's so hard to judge the quality of online tights, and so frustrating when you buy a pair that runs on the first day you read it.

Mitzi Cocoa said...

Thanks for the tights care tips! I used to hand-wash a lot of my clothing, including tights, but I find everything endures pretty well in a side-loading washer on delicate cycle with cold water. It saves so much time.

jessica said...

I love colorful tights! This post was great! I never wash my tights by hand... but maybe I should start.

the hollister abolisher said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for this! I've been sitting around, refusing to google, waiting for someone to tell me how to wash my tights. My mom's just like "put them in the washer," Oh nay nay dear friend, I am not taking that chance.
*virtual cookie of thanks to you*

Kb said...

Great tips, I have so many pairs on the go and end up hand washing them but I have had a few colour run mishaps. One cream pair has strange red and blue patches!

Mani said...

good advice! even though i'm guilty of just throwing tights in the machine hehe

Eline said...

Where did you get those white platform shoes? They are AMAZING.

Chloe said...

I have quite a collection of coloured tights going

joanne said...

oops looks like i have been doing the wrong thing for the longest time! I just dump it into the washing and dryer to wash. =x

TIME TO CHANGE!
thanks for the tips(:

anne said...

thanks for the tips :D
that caplet is just about the most amazing thing i've seen in while!!!! i'm quite envious at this moment :D

reckless daughter said...

how fun. I do love colored tights! and I love both pairs of shoes too!

Mousevox Vintage said...

Excellent! I'm personally a fan of tights in various colors and these are both very nice.

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

Good to know! I'm definitely a fan of coloured tights, but have been at a loss at where to buy them other than getting HUE tights. Seriously, I don't want just HUE... so limiting.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Katherine, the shoes are from UO. I'll try to do a shoe post some time...I don't think I have a favorite brand though; I like lots of brands.

NBeteck said...

lovely!

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