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!