We always see it as a good sign when a maker puts their tights in a beautiful box rather than a flimsy packet, especially so when we are paying a few pence short of £20. In this case, the box is just a heavier packet with real sides.
The simple plastic bag containing the tights on a plain white card is a bit on an anticlimax. But the tights themselves are not. Before you see anything, you feel the smooth softness of the tights. Dual weight tights are very much in vogue at present, and it is clear that Max Mara has not decided to follow the trend but to do so at the pinnacle of quality. The panty is finished with flat seams and a cotton-lined gusset (comfort gusset in size 4), the toe is detailed so that from above it is a sandal toe.
The opaque parts of the tights are ribbed. Not like school tights but an excellent ribbing that feels smooth when you stroke with the grain. The fronts of the legs are 30 denier weight given to us in the product description.
Sizing is accurate, but you need to pay close attention to the size chart. A size four is quite a lot bigger tha njbh66n many other large sizes. Don’t just assume that you need size four because that is the size you wear in different brands and styles. There strength and stretch in abundance anyway.
The look on the leg is pure class. The dashed detail just at the edge of the sheer part catches the eye and both slims and adds an air of sophistication. You need to take a little care to get the lines straight.
Combining the warmth of an opaque with the sophistication of a sheer is not easy, but Max Mara has done it. Perfect for a classy night out in your little black dress on a chilly evening. But also quite suitable for wear during the day too. Not cheap tights but the right price for what they deliver.