Review: SiSi Liquirizia Seamed Knee High Tights

When these winter tights debuted a couple of months ago, it was love at first sight. Sisi manages to combine three of my favorite legwear trends — backseams, faux knee highs, and faux fishnets — all into one perfect set of nylons. They’re chic, fashionable, and elegant… three qualities that represent the essence of European hosiery.

The Sisi tights are composed of an 88% nylon, 22% elastic blend, have a sandalfoot toe, cotton gusset, and some reinforcement at the crotch. According to the size chart, they fit a maximum height/weight measurement of 6’1, 132 lbs or 5’5″ 187 lbs. They sell for $37.50 on Dollhouse Bettie (where I purchased) and for $30 on Hosieree. These are the only two American retailers I know of who stock them.

First things first, these tights feel amazing. Had I not checked the composition, I would have thought they were composed of 100% nylon. For people unfamiliar with the feel of 100% nylon, think of a sheer, silky, skintight glove… except on your legs. It’s quite nice. The pattern was just as pretty on my legs as it was on the model, and I particularly enjoyed the detail of the thick lace band that separates the knee-high effect from the fishnet effect.



I wore these tights for several hours, and they were comfortable all the way through. They’re also very durable. I sat on a hardwood floor for part of that time (bad idea, I know), and they didn’t once ladder, snag, or tear. I also didn’t notice any bagging or sagging when I removed the tights; they held their shape very well.

There is a slight sizing issue. If you’re a little tall and/or a little curvy (like me), the sock part of the tights won’t quite reach your knee. If you’re very curvy and/or very tall, these tights may not have enough two-way stretch to accommodate you, so definitely look at the sizing chart before you buy.

Overall, I liked these. They’re a bit on the pricey side, but a nice splurge. Now if I can just get those Sisi Embellished stockings, I’ll be good to go!

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16 Comments on this post

  1. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle says:

    Love these! I'm tall so I will check out the sizing chart.

    btw, thanks for letting me know about the book–I'm going to email them right now!

    xo

  2. Marz says:

    These are really gorgeous! I wish they retailed in Canada!
    -Marz

  3. Petra Bellejambes says:

    While I am more in love with faux thigh-highs, these really do have a lot of interest, a lot going on south of the hemline. I do love the old fashioned feel of an all-nylon legging too, so I will put these on my list.

    Thanks!

  4. michelle_ says:

    such beautiful tights !
    thanks for the inspiration darling !
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  5. daisychain says:

    these look fab!

  6. Janus says:

    Interesting blend of styles. This looks like something that I would need to see in person (rather than a photo) before I could really comment on it, though.

  7. Andie says:

    those are fierce! quite pretty actually!

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

  8. Isquisofrenia says:

    this knee hight tights are so cool
    kinda what momsem wears no?

  9. Adela says:

    those tights are so classic and vintage! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

  10. Tights Lover says:

    Wow. I'm thinking I need these.

    I'm thinking…I need the stockings too!

  11. Pippa Artus says:

    I love them :)
    They are so cute :)
    xox

  12. style, substance & sutton says:

    My Thomas Paul tote bag GIVE-A-WAY is up an running… till friday!

    Maybe you can put a link on your next post so your readers can enter!

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  13. Charles says:

    omg i love them! they are totally gorgeous! i have a whole long list of stockings in my shopping cart on amazon lol :)

  14. Cafe Fashionista says:

    Ooh, what a clever style – love it!! :)

  15. SoCalMan says:

    Nice tights… love the stockings though. ;-)

  16. elledee says:

    very pretty! I like! I just bought similar: http://glammed.blogspot.com/2009/12/kinda-outfit-post.html

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