Capezio Studio Basic Footed Tights
Product Type: Dance Tights – Footed
Style Name: –
Style Number(s): 1825X (toddler/small child sizes 2-6), 1825C (child size 8-12), and 1825 (adult sizes)
MSRP: $9.50 – $12.00*
Colors Available: White WHT, Black BLK, Caramel CAR, Light Suntan LSN, and Ballet Pink BPK (pale pink)
1825X – Child 2-6
1825C – Child 8-12
1825 – Adult S/M and L/XL
Soft and comfortable this tight is an excellent value. Self-knit waistband does not dig into the sides. Good choice for recreational use.
- 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
- Matte semi-opaque fabric
- Soft knit waistband
- Dyed-to-match gusset
Manufacturer Website: http://www.capezio.com
I last reviewed these tights several years ago – when I had a toddler who was really tough on tights (and she still is… but that toddler is now a second grader… and the review’s points still feel valid to me).
From November 11, 2013
Capezio’s Studio Basics line was designed for maximum value for the entry dancer. The blend is . If price is your largest concern, this is a great tight for your money.
Capezio’s most basic tight, is also one of their most value priced! It retails for $9.50 in kids and $12 in adults. Miss Junior is going to stay with dance, need a basic pair for a few uses (like a Halloween costume), this tight would be a good choice. The waistband is a folded over waistband (commonly referred to as a “self” waistband) and is made of the same material as the tights.
I did notice that it did start to pill after a few washes and then wearings. Granted—it could have easily been the tulle tutu skirt on the dress that started the piling since she wore these tights every time she wore that dress (her choice, not mine). It had a semi-scratchy underside on the skirt that could have caught on the tights and started the piling. On the plus side—these tights did stand up well to both a washing AND several dryings!!! Besides—you all should know little kids—once they start to pick at something… good luck getting them to stop! 🙂
These weren’t the absolute easiest to get on a wiggly-kiddo… but they were by no means the worst!!! I’d put them at either second or third place for ease-of-putting-on-a-three-year-old. Older kids and adults shouldn’t have a major issue with this.
If you’re an adult (or older kid who listens when mom says “stop that”), this would be a very economical option. If you’re someone who’s particularly hard on tights—I don’t think this tight would be your absolute best bet unfortunately. However – it is by no means a “bad tight”.
Bottom line—like it’s name—this is a good BASIC tight (as it’s name implies). If I were to start doing numerical rankings, I’d probably give this a 4 out of 5. (Hmm… might start being a good idea to do numerical rankings… but then I’d have to keep track of the “experiment”… like I need something else to do in my life! 😛 )
Sizing Info: Follow the size charts. If you’re borderline (even by a few dots) – you may want to go up to the next size for your comfort.
Size chart for kiddos:
Size chart for adults (this style is not currently available in xxl):
Material/Content: 88% Nylon and 12% Spandex
Intro Date: Unknown
Discontinue Date: n/a
*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that. Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS! When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand. That’s not cheap. Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks. Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it. Support your local store. Please. When you do, you validate why we have physical stores and why we, as store owners, dedicate ourselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.