Lonely is a New Zealand-based brand that has successfully positioned itself as the thinking woman’s lingerie label. It’s definitely a body positive brand with a very inclusive social media feed that features many Lonely customers wearing the brand’s lingerie in ‘their own way’. Lonely Lingerie’s designs are not static – new colours and styles are being added each season, so it’s very on trend. You will often find something in a FleshTone hue, including the Thea set, which is a ‘rich mulberry’ (aka creamy bronzey brown) with a subtle shimmer and three overlapping layers of sheer metallic mesh. It’s an underwire bra – good news for those who can do nothing with so called ‘bralettes’, with a medium stretch and smooth finish (which sits well under clothing). The briefs are cute with some nice front detail and are thankfully 100% cotton lined. The full Thea set retails for a rather expensive $112USD.
Also of notable mention from Lonely are the beautiful camis and slips available in the bronze/brown ‘nutmeg’ colour – these are a true knock out in the bedroom for deeper FleshTones.
Review Lonely Lingerie
I got both the fishnets and the opaque tights in tapioca cream. I’m 5’2″ with a large body frame and I got a size M/L in the fishnets and L/XL in the opaque tights. They are a bit big, but I do suggest picking a larger size so you can tuck them into your bra band for a smoother look. I really love the fishnets. Today I was scolded by a friend for not dressing warmly enough even though I was wearing the fishnet tights (I assume she thought I was going bare-legged when it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit and windy, nope ; -) The opaque tights are good too, but I do recommend washing them once before wear. They come with a bit of extra orange/yellow dye in them. After the first wash, the color is more brown. The tights don’t “run” even when they get caught on something, just lose threads. Beware of Velcro (aka my backpack) or anything else that may hook onto your tights. If you’re not a dancer, I say buy the fishnets since they match better color-wise.
Taking payments and not shipping product – I ordered a pair of XL Toasted Almond footed tights back on Dec. 14 2017 and still have not received them. I have tried contacting Shades of Dance multiple times through their “contact us” page on their website and have not been contacted by anyone. $18.40 for tights and shipping and over one month later, I’ve received no product. If you look at the posts on their FB page, they are all negitive.
They take your money and don’t send you product!
I’ve had the diamond fishnets for about a year now. Granted I only bring them out for special occasions, but they are pretty sturdy and have lasted for ages.
Was scammed! Didn’t receive what I paid for and no response from seller.
I love my MB leotard! I got some strange looks when I first wore it to my (predominately white) dance school. But I wore it with pride! I want one in shiny Lycra now (the leotard is matte).
I got these from a friend. They are quite thick and have lasted ages without tearing. It would be better if they were low waisted, but they are still great for ballet I wear as convertible tights. The ‘chocolate barre’ color doesn’t exactly match my NW45 skin but they do the job. They have faded a little with regular washing so I would take better care of them if I was to order again.
These rights are nice an comfy. I like the variety of shades. They have just a hint of spandex for stretch-ability and very slight shine to them. Mostly durable. I have not gotten a ladder in any of them but have noticed a few holes/gaps form in the panty region, as I wear these most often. I would recommend them. However communication w/ the company is mostly non-existent, but so far, ordering thru their website, I have yet to NOT receive an order *knock on wood*, unlike some of the complaints on Facebook.
This is great & so long overdue! Are the products ready? I would love to offer my students at my studio this product for class and the stage.
By no means silky or luxurious, but great everyday stockings and can’t argue with the price – literally $2. They are a perfect colour match for me, so I’m a fan!
Have always loved Theatricals tights. I wear the Coffee color and I have chocolate colored skin. It’s not a perfect match, but it’s way cheaper than other brands and the quality is just as good. My fave is the convertible tights, I use them for everything.
Bought these for ballet but actually ended up wearing them to work in winter! Great to use for opaque hosiery with winter knee high boots. It’s not an exact color match but the Chocolate Barre is deep and rich looks amazing on stage too.
I ordered a color swatch first which I highly recommend. The tights were thicker than I expected, but they have lasted for quite some time now. Would recommend for dance.
Nude Barre is my go to hosiery brand as it has everything. I splurged on the crystallized opaque tights which are insanely expensive. They were really pretty but a bit different to what I was expecting. Also the Tapioca Cream was way lighter than I expected though I think maybe I got sent the wrong pair. Overall, great options for darker skin women and children.
The fishnet diamond tights are absolutely unreal and I get compliments all night as I wear them for a regular pro gig at a club. 5 wears in and still going strong. Worth the money.
Kinietic Essentials is so cheap and easy to use. It’s not that different to other ballet dyes out there, but its good they cater to dancers of color and the shade range is great.
These shoes are versatile and they give you a great looking arch. They only lasted me a couple of months though before getting a tear. They were good while they lasted and I needed one size larger.
The caramel color suited my medium skin-tone (it would have been perfect it was slightly darker). These were nice, but broke when I wore them on an outdoor stage.
I was given a MB leotard as a gift. I love that it matches my skin and it’s quite thick and long wearing. I just wish the fabric was a bit shinier (but that’s personal taste).
I got the Mocha in the convertible tights. The brown colour is quite deep and bright if that makes sense. It’s not an exact match for my west african skin, but it’s better than the beige ones my teacher suggested. They have lasted for ages too.