Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Brand Tights Review : Innocent World

As I began wearing lolita, it also sparked a love for finding and collecting fashionable tights. Please feel free to tag or share this with other people and please by all means comment questions about any of the brands I review. I am happy to help as best I can. Today is a review of a pair of tights that I obtained on my excursion to PMX in Los Angeles. ( you can view about my adventures there here : http://kiznakasady.blogspot.com/2014/11/traveling-lolita-west-coast-pmx-2014.html ) While there, Innocent World had a booth from which I purchased my first pair of tights from them.

My review is a 1 to 5 scale, 5 being the best, in regards to: 
How well the print holds up stretched
Print placement, Crispness, Alignment

I will also list :
Tights inseam to toe
Tall or Petite friendly

For reference in regards to size, I am 5'9"  / 175 cm and my inseam all the way to bottom of heel is 31.5" /  81 cm, hips 40" / 102 cm. The thickest part of my thigh is 23" / 60 cm and calf at  14.76 " / 37.5cm. In the visualization of the tights stretched I used a glass growler which is approx  15.5" / 39cm around.

For my original review my reference for petite was 5'0" but  one of my smaller petite friends was so kind to relay some additional info regarding her experience with the lengths of some of the tights as well. She is 4'10" leg inseam 25 "/66cm and shoes size 3.5 / 21cm.

The pair I purchased were the Innocent Casablanca tights in Pink. They are still available here.  They came in a clear plastic cellophane sleeve with no cardboard or sleeve detailing information regarding the tights or brand. It may have been because I purchased them at convention.

  • Construction: 5  Out of the package they were dyed evenly with no smell or residue.
  • Quality: 5 Being made of polyester they have a smooth soft feel to them and they are a bit on the thin side.
  • Elasticity4 They were a bit tight around my calves and did not go as high around my waistline as many other brand tights I own. They are not stiff at all though and also shrank down to size.
  • How print holds up stretched: 4 The print does lighten up a bit and the lace and flower print sort of faded when I put them on so the flowers were not all that visible when worn..
  • Print placement, Crispness, Alignment: 3.5 The print was pretty crisp but the pink lace print seemed to blend a whole lot with the white so you could not distinguish it a lot when it was stretched. The alignment along the sides were not uniform and although the print was crisp, it really blended together when stretched so it looked like big blurs.
  • Inseam to toe: 26" / 66cm
  • Denier:  Unknown. They are definitely a thicker denier but I am not 100% if they are 80 or not. Innocent World didn't state them on their tights or on their website.
  • Cost: 3800 Yen
  • Tall or Petite Friendly: I do not think they would accommodate anyone my height very well if they don't want the print distorted. For someone smaller than me they would accommodate pretty well though they might be a bit big for someone shorter than 5ft.

  • I think I would purchase one other pair of tights only in a darker color just to see if  there would be any difference with the fading or distortion of the print since the coloring on these particular ones were white and faded pink. I wasn't really impressed with these in particular but I'm hoping they might just be a fluke because of the colors.  

    This concludes another entry in my ongoing reviews of brand tights. I hope this has been helpful and we'll see you again soon with my next installment of lolita and other lolliable tights! Thank you for reading.


    1. Thank you very much for this review!
      I´m thinking about buying them too, since I´ll get the matching dress next week. Could you tell me if they are comfortable to wear for some time?
      I´m 5"7 and my leg measures are almost the same, so I hope they could fit.

      1. I believe they will cause you are just a few inches shorter than me!