Gipsy 40 Denier Colour Opaque Tights are the new standard for affordable tights!
As is typical with the Gipsy tights supplied in open packets there are no packet notes. Just two stickers on a generic packaging giving the denier, style name and colour. There is also a size chart suggesting that “one size” is anything from 5’0” to 5’10” (152-178cm) and hip size 34”-42” (86-107cm).
You can feel the soft material and see the colour if you are buying these tights in the high streets. But they are packaged in such a way that you cannot see how they are constructed. It is no great surprise to find that these low priced & fashion conscious tights are made to the most simple of designs. Straight legs, no reinforced toe, no gusset, raised seams in the panty and a dull “turn over and stitch” waistband.
The focus here has been very much on producing a bright colour to work with one outfit. That said the colour range does include black for everyday wear and white.
As for wearing them. Well first off these tights are way too strong to write off after just one wearing, it is strength and stretch in abundance. The stretch means you can go beyond the suggested maximum height if your legs are no longer than 34” and slim to average, but don’t take liberties with the hip sizing as the panty is not generous.
Fit on the legs is good with no sagging or bagging at the knee of the ankle. The colour of the soft matte finish is perfectly even.
The lack of gusset and the raised seams do slightly compromise fit and comfort. But this is a design that fulfils its requirements perfectly, eye-catching style at a budget price. It is easy to see why it is one of the top-selling styles of the season.