Heist Studios: the tights and shapewear you need for party season and beyond

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Regular readers will remember we profiled London-based brand Heist Studios earlier in the year. With impending party season in mind, it only felt right to test out two of its best-selling products – the Highlight Short and the Fifty Tights. Find out everything you need to know about them both below.

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The Highlight Short


Who are they for?

The Highlight Short is designed to sculpt and lift your thighs and derriere, so they’re perfect if you plan on wearing something slinky for Christmas parties, or if you just want that perfect smooth shape no matter what.

What’s the promise?

Shorts that are breathable, create no VPL and that stay put.

The verdict

We tested out a pair of shorts in beige, but they also come in black and brown. The first thing you notice (apart from how impossibly smooth they are) is how the fabric is reinforced in curves – what the brand calls HeroPanels. The effect is contouring exactly where you need it, and compression that is as comfortable and natural looking as possible. These panels are perforated thousands of times with lasers, so there’s absolutely no clamminess. They’re lightly gummed at the waist so they stay where intended and don’t need readjusting constantly as some styles can. These shorts would best suit midi or maxi dresses because of the length in the thigh, and are perfect if you are looking to create a defined hourglass shape. Even if shapewear is something you’ve not tried out before, you’ll be reassured by how refined and sleek they are.



The Fifty Tights


Who are they for?

Anyone who loves that gorgeous matte opaque look.

What’s the promise?

Tights that don’t sag or dig, and that last longer.

The verdict

We tested out a pair of The Fifty with a high waist, and it’s the waistband that we noticed first. It’s hand-sewn on using cotton thread and is satisfyingly smooth and strong, meaning it didn’t wriggle down at any point during the day. Though they’re obviously 50 denier, they don’t feel as thick and heavy as some styles can. Most importantly they don’t have a gusset, so they don’t get baggy with wear and just generally fit in a much more natural way. They may be more expensive than styles you’re used to buying, but you really do get what you pay for and are much less likely to have to repeat purchase because they’re designed with durability in mind.


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