Hearts down the back of the legs of a pair of tights in place of the classic seam is not a new idea; it is a tried and tested one that we have seen done several times with varying degrees of success.
Unlike some of the less successful attempts at heart seams, these Luisa Maria Lugli tights come in 4 sizes so whether you are a petite 4’9″ or a statuesque 6’1” there should be a size to fit you. Sizes 1-3 have a standard cotton-lined gusset. Size 4 (L) has a comfort gusset to give more room in the hip and bottom area.
First impressions on opening the packet are excellent, smooth & soft material with a slight shine. More detailed examination reveals that these are sheer to waist tights. The legs are also shaped at the heel and finished with a sheer sandal toe detail. The seams in the panty are flat and well finished with just a very narrow reinforced strip either side for strength. In the Large size, the V-shaped rear panel between the seams is considerably heavier than the rest of the garment. As 20 denier sheer tights, these score well.
Sizing is accurate, and there is plenty of stretch. This stretch could come in handy if the size chart suggests you need size 4 for height. But not for weight as we would recommend size three over a size 4 for the fit in the seat as the comfort gusset does spoil the fit.
The heart design runs from toe seam to waistband. The hearts are big enough to be made out but small enough and close enough to give the impression of a seam.
The heart seam is excellent fun and stylish contrasting nicely with the perfect even background provided by the sheerlegs. If you like the design, you can’t go wrong with this style. £7.50 is scarcely more than you would have to pay for a similar quality sheer.