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Swiftmay tights review: everything you need to know about the viral fleece-lined leggings

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Last updated March 26, 2024.

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Fleece-lined leggings that match your skin have been all the rage lately. I don’t know about your algorithm, but the social media ads are hard to miss.

The latest concept of fleece-lined leggings went viral in 2022, but it was hard to find a pair or a brand that was inclusive with darker shades for Black women. I looked and looked but found nothing for us, so I sat out winter 2022. It wasn’t until late 2023 that newer, inclusive brands and tights started showing up on my feed.

As someone who’s notorious for wearing black clothes and yoga leggings a lot, I was looking for something that would help me switch things up with my wardrobe while keeping me warm and comfortable during the Bay Area winter and my winter travels.

Then, Swiftmay entered the chat.

Swiftmay: Cozy tights and leggings

Rooted in inclusivity, swiftmay is a brand for all women, by women, formed by the idea that true beauty is all about loving and expressing ourselves.

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Swiftmay is an online store with a collection of tights, leggings, skirts, and other loungewear to keep customers warm, comfortable, and beautiful at the same time. They emphasize cold-season fashion and stylish wear that someone can wear all the tim

Olivia tights (fleece-lined leggings)

Their Olivia tights are the fleece-lined leggings that are viral on social media, and they’ve become a big deal because of their new shade options. Swiftmay offers 4 different shades so more women can find the right tights for their skin: vanilla, honey, caramel, and cocoa.

The tights are lined with super-soft fleece and are made of 15% spandex, giving you that sheer look while keeping you warm and staying flexible with your body.

Swiftmay tights review - Olivia tights (fleece-lined)
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Swiftmay offers 4 different shades for a variety of skin tones. I got the Olivia fleece-lined tights in honey for an incredible match.

Swiftmay Olivia tights: what they promise

Different shades for our skin – The Olivia tights come in 4 shades (vanilla, honey, caramel, and cocoa) and imitate the appearance of black sheer tights on all skin tones. Even if you’re in between shades, you’ll be able to match the two shades you’re closest with—it’s up to you!

Comfort and warmth – Now you don’t have to bring out the sweats and baggy clothes just because it’s cold outside. The tights are lined with thick, soft fleece to keep you warm during the cold months. Plus, they’re stretchy and work for all body shapes and sizes.

Versatility and style – Whether you’re going to work, about to head out for the evening, or train-hopping like me, you can be stylish with options whenever you want. Shorts, dresses, skirts, you name it. Even if it’s the middle of winter, look stunning year-round.

Care and durability – The leggings are 85% polyester and 15% spandex. They’re thick and durable while having a slimming effect on your legs and body. Handwash them or turn them inside out and use a gentler cycle with cold water so they last longer. Let them air dry for even better results.

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My experience: Swiftmay tights review

My sole purpose in buying these tights was to be stylish and have a variety of outfit options, while still packing lightly, during winter travel throughout Europe.

I’m a Bay Area resident. Athleisure is our style here. I didn’t want to look bummy and too casual in places like Paris and Berlin, so I decided to put some proactive effort into my clothes.

I wore the Olivia tights the first night I was in London and was immediately sold on them. It was so cold those first few nights. We’re talking incredible winds, and the temperatures were below 35º F—much colder than the mild California and Florida winters I’m used to.

The leggings persisted.

They came through for me on so many occasions that I knew I had to share about it.

Swiftmay tights review - night out in London

I’m not used to wearing dresses in the winter, so it felt a little crazy at first, but I was so warm and comfortable. One of my dresses was also fleece-lined, so that helped. Either way, wearing the tights felt like cheating or a hack.

Not only were the tights comfortable, but they made my legs look so good, too. Swiftmay says the tights have a slimming effect, which I found accurate.

My leggings performed so well in London that I wore them frequently throughout my trip. They were perfect for evening dinners and meetups with friends at restaurants and bars in Amsterdam. And running to catch a train or bus in the tights was no problem.

It felt good to be stylish, comfortable, and wear something that felt like it was meant for me.

How I like to wear Swiftmay tights

So far, I’ve mostly worn my tights in casual or semi-formal settings like dinner with new folks. I’ve found that they’re pretty versatile and suitable for wearing during the day and an evening out.

Two of my favorite outfits with the fleece-lined tights:

Swiftmay tights review - Kin apparel dress and UGG boots
UGG boots and this cozy, fleece-lined dress from Kin Apparel kept me warm throughout my winter travels.
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I paired the tights with a pleated skirt, sweater, scarf, and matching boots and bag for a chic night out in London.

My footwear is usually my brown leather boots or my UGG boots. I haven’t worn them with sneakers yet, but it could totally work.

Stay warm with Olivia tights

In conclusion, these leggings are that girl.

I’m very happy with my Swiftmay purchase and love my fleece-lined tights. With this one new addition to my wardrobe, I gained so many outfit options during the colder months. I’m not used to looking and feeling cute during the winter, but these help do the trick.

If anything, it would be nice if there were taller options. I’m 5’11 and can always use more clothes specifically for avatars like myself. And I’m sure a tall option for tights would be even more comfortable. These work for now, though.

I can’t recommend these enough and hope you consider a pair yourself!

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Here’s my affiliate link for the Olivia tights (at no extra cost to you): https://swiftmay.com/um1sec

Do you have a pair of these tights? What’s your experience been like? Leave a message in the comment section below.

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Comments (6)

  • Jacqie Naya

    March 12, 2024 at 10:26 am

    I’m happy this brand is inclusive. And they look so comfortable and soft!

    1. Bonnibelle Chukwuneta

      March 12, 2024 at 1:14 pm

      Super comfy and warm when you slip them on. 🙂

  • Marquita

    March 12, 2024 at 10:37 am

    Ok so I absolutely love that the Swiftmay tights make it appear as you have on those sheer stockings but in actuality they are lined with fleece. I wouldn’t be able to tell from the outside. And I love that they give a slimming affect to your legs. I may have to look into some of these leggings for next winter!

    1. Bonnibelle Chukwuneta

      March 12, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      Yep! The color match is spot on!

  • Nicki

    March 12, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Wow thanks for sharing. These have been popping up all over my social media but I was skeptical since I didn’t know of any “real people” that shopped with the brand. Also kudos to you for giving us the care info. I was also concerned about durability, but you answered that. They look great on you in every outfit shown.

    1. Bonnibelle Chukwuneta

      March 12, 2024 at 9:18 pm

      You’re welcome, and thank you! That’s exactly why I wrote this. I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

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