Winters in Alaska are cold, very cold, sometimes even extremely cold. Thus, unless there is a pineapple express with Chinook you need to wear tights when you want to wear a dress or skirt.
When you live in a climate with about of seven months of below freezing temperatures tights are a fashion must-have. Finding tights beyond the usual black, brown, navy and gray is a challenge. There is a Fairbanks saying that whatever you can’t get at Freddy’s you can’t get anywhere in town.
Stylish tights with muted colors and knit pattern like the No nonsense tight shown in the photos of this post fall into this category. Thus, you can imagine that I got really excited when I got these turnip tight with triple rib knit structure and sheer to the waist medium control top as a review sample.
The vertical rib texture provides extra air space between the leg and the tight. As I have written several times here on High Latitude Style, thin layers of air are a fantastic insulator. In plain English, this tight with ribs has more potential to keep you warm than just a plain knit without any texture. Extra point, the vertical pattern provides the illusion of a slim, long leg as the “stripe” is much, much longer than wide. Call it fashion’s trick No. 17.
Another fashion over 40 plus is the material as the panty is 27% spandex, while the legs are 7%. This means some control, but not like being squeezed into a griddle. And, before I forget, the panty is knitted plain for a lean look under a pencil or straight skirt! Here someone has really spent some thoughts on making tights. Some of my American readers will also love that these No nonsense tights are made in the USA.
My pair is a size S/M. According to the sizing measures, which are a function of height and weight, I am at the lower height range and 10 lb (4.5 kg) below the weight range. Thus, please be aware that the waist part and stripes would look a bit more sheer than they do in the photos when you are at the upper end of your size range. However, I love an opaque look. ❤ Thus, I always go for the larger size in tights when on the edge between sizes to get this look when it comes to stylish fashion tights like these. From my perspective this tight has a perfect fit for me.
I expect them to last for more than a season. These turnip triple rib tight costs $8.50 at No nonsense. Wearing them one day every two weeks (my laundry cycle) for seven months means 14 times per cold season. In two cold seasons, the tight would cost of about 30 cents per wear. Even when your cold season is only 5 months and you wear them just once a month for two season the price performance ratio is a great deal (less than $1).
Photos: G. Kramm (2015)
Disclosure: The tights are a sample from No nonsense. The post is not endorsed by No nonsense. I wrote it entirely on my own and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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