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Hanes tights – review

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of sahing and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Shaping and smoothing opaque black tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Last week, I got these Hanes tights as a sample for review in the mail. The package stated “designed to adapt to your body temperature for all day comfort.” I have to admit I was skeptic. Tights serve to insulate our skin against the elements. Thus, the statement would mean that the tights would only marginally conduct body heat to the environment, i.e. only enough to avoid overheating.

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Zoom-in on the tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Last week was perfect to test them. We had the first cold snap of the 2015/2016 winter with temperatures down to -15F (-26oC). Under these conditions, I usually wear two pairs of tights, but I wore just this pair of Hanes tights. What was the difference? I did not feel a difference in thermal comfort, i.e. their insulation worked as well as my usual wearing two pairs of tights. But the big advantage was less bulk. 🙂

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Work outfit with silk sweater under wool sheath dress styled with brooches on the waist, hounds tooth blazer, black pumps (all own) and tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Why is this great? Because any squeezing of the toes in boots due to doubling of tights means your toes get cold faster than without. I really love the fact that these tights permit omitting to double up on tights. ❤ 🙂

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Side view of winter work outfit with layering top, sheath dress, blazer, pumps (all own) and opaque black tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Another feature is the high waist shaping and smoothing panty (photo below). It gives full control from the bra down. The gel band helps to hold the tights up without VPL.

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Zoom-in on the shaping and smoothing tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

The price is $18. I expect these Hanes tights to last for at least a winter season, if not longer. Given that they are black, they can be styled with nearly every skirt or dress, i.e. they are a wardrobe workhorse. Thus, the price-performance ratio is excellent. I will buy them if I find them in Fairbanks. Otherwise, I can buy them here online.

#Hanes #fashionover40 #fashionover50 Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Shearling coat with Russian scarf gloves, hat and boots (all own) worn with tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Does your office dress code allow you to wear opaque tights at work? Do you wear tights in winter? Down to which temperature do you wear tights?

Photos: G. Kramm (2015)

Disclosure: The tights are a sample from Hanes Hosiery. The post is not endorsed by Hanes Hosiery. It represents my own 100% honest opinion.

Copyright 2013-2015 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved

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