One of my colleagues actually owns a pair of these and so I have seen them in person and they are absolutely divine.
And I don’t even like nude tights. I don’t even like to say “nude tights.” It sounds unseemly. (You see what I did there, right?)
How I would wear them: Definitely with a simple black pencil skirt that perfectly skims my knee at its prettiest and narrowest point. Definitely after some kind of calf-defining calisthenics.
And definitely with a pair of Christian Louboutin Helmut pumps.
Reasons to hesitate: If I laddered them–and, let’s face it, of course I (or the Vampire Cat) would ladder them–I would be distraught to the point of distraction and I would never be able to get any work done. Can you imagine if I didn’t get tenure because I laddered my stockings? That would be unseemly. (You definitely saw what I did there, right?)
But here’s my question about Wolford tights: are they worth the price of admission? I have plenty of pairs of inky black, non-sheer, non-shiny, practically indestructible cotton tights (Life brand from Shoppers D) that cost less than $10 a pair. They aren’t Wolford Matte Opaque 80 but they still achieve that Edie Sedgwick je ne sais quoi at a fraction of the cost. What is the siren call of Wolford?