I remember when I first saw Tiffany’s tights featured on Refinery29. Thanks to the internet, her beautiful tights became a viral sensation, and it seemed like everyone and their mom wanted a pair. Being short on disposable income at the time, I bookmarked her Etsy shop, BZRshop, and waited until I could buy some of her legwear without feeling guilty.
That day finally came a few months ago, and boy, was I glad to see that BZR was alive and thriving! Not too many businesses would be capable of handling all the new found attention and demand, but Tiffany hammered through it like a champ and is now a successful small business owner, woo! I can’t help but cheer so hard for her because she’s a WOC like me, and it’s so encouraging to see diversity in fashion. :)
I’ve placed two orders, and both times, I’ve been quite pleased with my transactions. Shipping was prompt; one order shipped out in a couple of days, another took longer. Both orders shipped within the time frame, and if you’re in a rush, you can drop Tiffany a note for ETA.
BZR tights come beautifully packaged in translucent silver mylar bags with a sticker identifying the colorway. I usually don’t care for packaging since I recycle everything, but I love how clean and sleek the packaging is! So far, I’ve kept it. :) Also included with each pair of tights is a care card and a coupon code to redeem on future purchases.
The tights are hand-dyed and have a gorgeous ombre effect. I’ve looked everywhere (seriously) on the internet, and there is no other company out there who has produced such a high-quality ombre effect on their tights. The tights are also made in the USA and are comprised of a nylon/spandex blend, 50 denier. They are wonderfully thick and stretchy!
The size chart is as follows:
Small: 5′-5’2″, size 0-2, weight 100-120lbs
Medium: 5’3″-5’6″, size 2-6, weight 120-135lbs
Large: 5’7″-5’10”, size 4-8, weight 135-150lbs
Tall: 5’9″ – 6’1″, size 4-10, weight 135-175lbs
Small: 152cm- 159cm, 45kg-54kg
Medium: 160cm-168cm, 55kg-62kg
Large: 169cm-178cm, 63kg-70kg
Tall: 175cm-186cm, 63kg-80 kg
Ladies and gents, you all know how much I hate general size charts. HATE. I ended up emailing Tiffany for more information. She was very helpful, but I know how subjective fit can be especially on all types of bodies. I typically wear a US size 6/8 (8 primarily since I prefer fitted silhouettes) and currently weigh about 150lbs. I was leaning towards Large, but being a decidedly short 5’4″ and having owned two pairs of tights that were also sized by height, I opted for Medium. I’ve owned tights that were too long, and suffice it to say, I rarely wear them due to how baggy and saggy they get at the foot.
Medium was the best choice for me. I still had an additional bit of stretch in terms of length if I needed it, and they fit me very well without digging into the waist. I am also proud to report that I neither felt like a sausage being squeezed into a casing nor did I feel my circulation was being threatened – yay! In my opinion, I would recommend taking the size based on height vs. weight. I think maximum stretch in waist measurement would actually be helpful instead of sizing by weight because body compositions are not the same. BZR offers tall sizes, too, but it appears that they are temporarily unavailable since Tiffany is switching suppliers.
Here’s how these tights look in Sunset:
And here they are in Electric (discontinued since it was a limited color – sorry!):
I took these with morning light on a rainy day, so apologies again for some graininess!
Each pair of BZR tights is $40. However, Tiffany does offer “imperfect” tights at a discounted rate in the range of $20-30 (there are none available at the time of publishing this post). Both pairs featured in this review were picked up during a listing of “imperfect” pairs, and to be honest, I love them just as much as the “perfect” ones. I’m also not picky and any variations to me are just the nature of hand-dyeing, but I know some customers are more particular about this. If you’re looking for some ace quality-control, you’ll find it here.
If you need a bit of color to brighten up a bleak, dreary winter, wear some rainbows on your legs! Until Monday, February 9, 2015, BZR is offering 20% off all products in their Etsy shop.
BONUS: All BZR tights smell like bubble gum – straight up delicious bubble gum without a cloying or headache-inducing fragrance (and this is coming from someone who thinks most perfumes/fragrances/scented-anything smells bad). This scent doesn’t last forever, but it sure is nice opening a pair of tights that doesn’t smell like chemicals or cancer. The bubble gum scent is a nice touch to a cheery product!
All products in this post were purchased by me. No affiliate links were used. Tiffany/BZR did not ask for a review of their products.