There is no denier shown on the packet but we are reliable informed by Alex Blake that the legs of these tights are 8 denier. There is no mention that there is a control top either, but again Alex Blake suggest a light control panty.
Enough of what is missing from the packet. What it does tell you is that Donna Karan have thought a lot about sizing; there is a small size and a medium size both designed for ladies up to around 150lbs/68kg which between them cover heights from 4’11” (150cm) to 6’0” (183cm), then there are two larger sizes one for the more rounded figure and one for the longer legged lady. We have heard nonsense in the past that the stretch of pantyhose means that sizing is purely volumetric and that the same pair will fit a short curvy lady and a tall skinny one but as any one with an extreme figure will tell you styling for a body shape works much better.
It is quite a while since we said that a pair of tights flowed out of the packet but these did... the light sheer legs just moved softly over out hands until brought up short by the weight of the tanga brief. The 8 denier legs are finished with a simple toe seam, then it is sheer material the way to the hip. The tanga panty is cut narrow on the tummy, like a thong at the back and very high on the hip. The seams in the panty are flat and very well made and there is a cotton lined gusset. The waistband is quite deep at just over 1” (3cm).
Fit and finish are very food, although we must say that they are not the finest looking 8 denier tights we have seen, our estimate would have been 10-12. Sizing is on the generous size of accurate with masses of leg length available in the “Tall” size.
The panty is great, just a hint of control without any constriction. Perhaps more importantly the panty is styled in such a way, and is opaque enough, that there is absolutely no need to wear any other underwear.
If you are looking for very classy hosiery for a smart evening event then look no further, these pantyhose will give you a perfect smooth silhouette, the sheer legs in black will accentuate every curve of your legs and the sandal toe is perfect with strappy shoes.
18 November 2009