Sheer Luxury With a Purpose: Frangi Pangi Hosiery
When I first started to wear dresses, I always wore sheer pantyhose because my mom used to wear them all the time. This led to my love of tights, and I’ve really only worn either tights or have gone bare-legged when wearing something for day or if the outfit didn’t call for it. Recently, I’ve thought about wearing pantyhose again because I find that I need to wear something with more support. There are really only two things that hold me back from donning sheer pantyhose: color and wear. I feel like I can’t quite find the right color for my skin tone, and I have this very bad habit of ruining a new pair of pantyhose within the first wearing by snagging them on something, creating a huge run.
I have come to realize that sometimes you have to spend a little to get the quality you want, so I did move to the higher denier tights to get that opaqueness that I wanted, which meant moving to a higher price point. Of course, the same applies to sheer pantyhose because you literally get what you pay for: if you pay $2 for a pair, then it is inevitable that they will most likely run after the first wear because of the lower denier. So after I was contacted by Frangi Pangi to try out a couple of pairs of their pantyhose, I wasn’t sure what to expect, being that it’s been several years since I’ve worn them. After putting them on, I was pleasantly surprised with the not only the quality, but the color. Their hosiery is guaranteed to wear at least 4 times without a run or your money back, and so far so good after my first wear! Because these they are “Designed for women of colour by a woman of colour”, I felt confident in finding a shade that is near an exact match to my skin tone. For my sheer pair, I chose the color Fava and I was not disappointed. The color was perfect, and they felt very luxurious like silk. They are sheer to the toe so I felt just fine wearing them with open-toe pumps. I also received a sheer black pair, and they looked and felt just as amazing as the skin tone pair, great for the day as well as evenings out. Both pairs of pantyhose also have a very comfortable control top, so I also have the support that I was looking for. Their website offers a wonderful “Buying Guide” section which will show you all of their colors, sizes (A to 2x), and how to best care for your pair of Frangi Pangi pantyhose.
Frangi Pangi founder and Chief Executive, Jocelyn Maminta, spent years developing the concept for this line of luxury pantyhose in such a wide range of colours that there is truly a shade for every woman. As a woman of colour herself, Jocelyn saw the need for a greater selection than she was able to find as a consumer. In her words, “There is no need to settle for less anymore.”
What impressed me the most about Frangi Pangi is that they support Caroline’s Room, whose mission is “to ease the trauma of families with children in neonatal intensive care”. Not only is Jocelyn Maminta the founder and CEO of Frangi Pangi, but she is also a broadcast journalist at News 8 WTNH and the co-founder of Caroline’s Room. Profits from Frangi Pangi goes to support the funding of Caroline’s Room. It’s always nice to lend support to a company that not only cares about women and their quest for style by offering a wider range of colors and sizes in their hosiery, but gives back to their community and Frangi Pangi is just such a company.
Outfit 1 – Blazer c/o The Limited; Forever 21 dress (old); Kenneth Cole purse (old); Michael Kors pumps; Honeybadger glasses by Bon Look; Origami Owl necklace; Fava ultra-sheer pantyhose c/o Frangi Pangi
Outfit 2 – Costa Blanca cape c/o High Gloss Fashion (I won it from their December 2012 Facebook contest); Forever 21 purse (old); Alice Temperley for Target dress; Poetic License shoes; La Marquise glasses by Bon Look; Park Avenue lipstick by Radiant; Black ultra-sheer pantyhose c/o Frangi Pangi
Photos 1 & 2 by Rholnna Jiao; Photo 3 by Deon Chen
FTC Disclosure: I received free product and was asked to review the product in return. Although I did receive free product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.