When we first saw this on our list of samples we thought that Pretty Polly had maybe reproduced their Metallic Tights from the late 1990's. But these are quite different, rather than being sheer tights with a metallic sheen they are semi-opaques with a far more metal look to them.
Made sheer to waist with flat seems and a gusset all topped of with a 3cm deep waistband these are clearly well made tights. That they are "one size" is a concern as even 12% Lycra can only give limited stretch. The good news for taller ladies is that they are long, easily reaching the top of a 36" leg, our suspicion is that they may be too long for short to average ladies.
We tested a pair in silver and we have to say that they are one of the most flattering tights we have ever tested. The look is like the surface of liquid metal, constantly shifting with movement and changes in the light. They feel good on the leg too, especially when you run your hand over them... and you will do this, more than once. Couple these tights with grey dress/skirt/short and grey shoes and every eye in the room will be on you. The fit is excellent too.
They are not quite perfect as we could see a slight change in colour at the top of the thigh, but close.
Shimmery, smooth, shiny, sexy as well as durable and well made. If you like a gloss look to your hosiery and you are not short you should buy several pairs!
3 November 2008