Charnos Elegance Tights are elegantly beautiful!
We have tested a lot of premium-priced hosiery recently, so it is interesting to look at some tights that are more of an “everyday” price.
The shine of these tights is apparent as soon as you open the packet, a reminder of the ultimate Charnos Sheer Lustre.
These tights feel as smooth and soft as they look.
These tights have all the quality features we look for in tights, sheer to waist, flat seams, sandal toe and cotton gusset. An area where Charnos have let us down before is size, particularly regarding length, not this time, these tights fit like paint from hip to toe. The finish on the leg is pearlescent, and they are beautifully smooth.
If you like your tights with a sheen and a sparkle, we doubt that you will find better without buying Wolford Neon and they are 40 denier. If these tights last well, they could replace the Falke Seidenglatt as our favourite giving the best balance of look, feel and price.
There has been an update on sizing; Helen tested the Extra Large size. According to the size chart, these should have been the right size for her, but they were too long in the body so that the waistband either sat well above the waist or on the waist but bunched up with the extra material. The bunching made them uncomfortable to wear with the waistband at waist level. Unusually with Charnos, we would suggest trying the smaller size if you are between sizes and buy XL only if you are very tall.