“Model Top” is Gracia’s way of describing hipster tights, and with modern low waisted skirts and trousers hipsters are an ideal way of enjoying the look, comfort and convenience of tights without having your waistband on show.
A problem with hipsters is that sitting below the waist they can be prone to slipping down, or at least giving the impression that they are. Gracia have overcome this by having a very narrow waistband (more a hem to tidy the top of the tights) and then a deep stretch finger band to gently grip your hips. The rest of the panty is nicely detailed too with flat seams and a cotton gusset; there is a narrow strip of reinforcement between the seams and the sheer material of the legs.
The legs are light and sheer; unshaped they are finished with a reinforced toe that features a run stop so that holes in the toes do not run up into the legs.
The size chart gives six sizes to cover heights from 146 cm to 176 cm and hips from 88 cm to 132 cm so there should be a size for everyone. These is enough stretch and strength to go beyond the limits in the size chart if you wish.
You really only appreciate these tights once you have them on. The fit is perfect as is the evenness of the colour. They feel delightfully smooth and soft. The “model top” hipster design is excellent giving a perfectly smooth transition with never any hint that these tights will move from where you put them, quite simply the best hipster tights we have seen.
Of course you wear tights to show off your legs and the shimmering gloss finish will really catch the eye and flatter.
22 January 2009