The knit of the legs does have a superficial resemblance to that used in “micromesh” tights from that era, and this does have the benefit of making them very soft to the touch. The legs are straight and feel far more sheer than 20 denier. The panty is of the boxer type and our test pair being extra large there is a comfort rear panel and a generous cotton lining in the gusset area. Smaller sizes just gave a cotton gusset. The toes are reinforced as are the soles of the feet, the feet also being cotton lined.
The look on the legs is matt and quite unremarkable. The fit is OK and the sizing is in accordance with the size charts, but these are not tight fitting tights.
While there will be some more mature ladies of fuller figure who would wear nothing else we could see nothing remarkable in these tights to justify paying £4.50 a pair.
8 May 2008