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MP Checkered Pattern tights review
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 12:01 AM (Pacific)

Got these when sockdreams had their 10% off coupon, and wore them like this:

j.crew jackie cardigan in wild mushroom
J.Crew Jackie cardigan in Wild Mushroom

pink ballet neck tee shirt
A pink ballet neck tee shirt

handmade mahogany obsidian donut pendant
Handmade mahogany obsidian donut pendant

tulle clothing paper bag skirt in black
black Tulle Clothing linen paper bag skirt

mp checkered tights
the tights

tulle clothing paper bag skirt in black
Cydwoq Recess shoes

I fully appreciated the shoes with this outfit; they're brown, but contain enough black to not look funny with black clothes.

I added the brown cardigan as an afterthought, and because it went so well with the pale pink shirt--got this idea from ModCloth's many combinations of Neapolitan ice cream shades (light strawberry pink, creamy chocolate brown, vanilla off-white).

Back to the tights...I wasn't actually expecting to love them that much. They seemed practical; unusual texture, yet easy to pair with skirts, high cotton content (80%) to weather our split-personality weather: cold in the morning, hot or cold in the afternoon, cold again in the evening...

But, they're really nice. I got Medium, and it's a generous Medium (they're preshrunk btw). Not baggy-generous, just more like a Large-size generous. Quite comfortable.

The texture evokes neither checkers, nor basket-weave, to me; rather, it recalls a brick wall with small bricks and lots of mortar.

They're not as sheer on me as in the sockdreams image, but, as I say, the size I got is generous. It may be possible to size down, and stretch them more when you put them on.

Overall I'm pretty pleased with them. I don't see myself buying scads of cotton textured tights...I'm picky about them, since they're harder to match to outfits than plain tights. I might fancy one more pair (of which color and texture, I've no clue).

images courtesy J.Crew,,,

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