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!

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 !
    keep posting up great stuff up .

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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!

    http://stylesubstanceandsutton.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-this-tote.html

  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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