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Oroblu All Colours Slide Touch 20 Denier Tights

It is interesting to see that Oroblu class these 20 denier tights as semi-sheer. Others usually describe 20 denier as sheer. It may be that the 3D technology results in a thicker, more opaque fabric with a fine thread. We will see. The real stand-out feature of this style is that it is made in a wide range of colours.

Unusually for Oroblu, there are just two sizes, Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. No doubt they have reduced the range of sizes so that stockists can more easily carry the full range of colours.

Two things struck us as we took our test pair from the packet, firstly the weight, which seemed less than a 20 denier sheer, and secondly, the size, even an L/XL pair, looked very small. A more scientific weighing showed us how something being very soft can give you the impression of light. A pair of Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights in Large weighs 30g, and these were a mere 28g, less but not by as much as expected.

Detailing is relatively straightforward; sandal toe, straight legs, flat seams, and a cotton-lined gusset topped off with a plain waistband. We were a little concerned about only two sizes, but the high Lyrca content and 3D construction combine to give lots of stretches and a very close and comfortable fit.

The finish on the leg is smooth and soft to the touch and visually a flawless matt with perfect even colour. In terms of the look on the leg, these are no darker than a typical 20 denier sheer.

These are high-quality sheer tights that are perfect for any time of day and any occasion; the range of colours is a bonus. The Marine (Navy Blue) colour is ideal for ladies who like dark hosiery but are bored with black. The other colours will add a splash of colour to any outfit.

These tights are highly recommended.

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Omero Luxor 20 Tights

These days, it is pretty rare for us to encounter a new brand of tights. Particularly one producing sheer tights rather than high fashion designs. This style is made in 5 sizes, sizes 1-4 each coping in turn with a little more height and weight. The XL size being designed for the same range of heights as size three but considerably more width in the hips.

First impressions are excellent. These 20 denier glossy tights are made sheer to waist with an entirely shaped leg. The reinforced toe detail is a similar weight to the leg, just with a slightly tighter knit. And, there is a run stop detail to prevent holes in the toe from ruining the leg. The seams in the panty are very well made flat seams, and there is a narrow reinforced strip to either side for strength. There is a narrow finger band between the sheer material of the leg and panty and the deep waistband (4 cm).

The cotton gusset is only in sizes 1-4. As is typical with Italian-made tights, the XL size has a comfort gusset that is unlined. If you have not seen one of these before, it is made by having two seams up the back of the panty on either side of a triangle of material slightly heavier than the legs. In fact, the same as the reinforced strips on either side of the front seam. The short edge being on the waistband and the point meeting the front seam in the crotch.

Sizing is quite generous. We would suggest that you stay with sizes 1-4 unless you need the extra volume of size 5. As is often the case, the comfort gusset provides a less embracing fit than a standard cotton gusset. The Lycra that provides all the stretch also provides a fantastic fit; wearing these tights is slipping into a coat of paint. The paint analogy transfers to the look too, the finish is flawless with perfect even colour and a delicious satin sheen.

These tights are as good as any others we have seen and bring yet more competition to what we believe is the best area of the hosiery market. Twenty denier tights of this quality and finish are suitable to wear any time. Day or night, for work or play. They should last and last and show that you can buy sheer and sexy and still get great value.

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Nude Barre Crystalized Fishnet Tights

We have seen many fishnets tights over the years but not at the eye-watering price of €95 or nearly £60. So, why are these so expensive? Well, first off, we have the attention to detail in the packaging. Open the packet, start to open out the tights, and out falls a small card with washing instructions and a soft satin drawstring bag to keep your new purchase in.

The attention to detail extends to the tights. Hundreds, no make that thousands of crystals have been individually glued to the surprisingly soft fabric. Starting just below the gusset, the crystals are applied all down the leg to the ankle, where they continue just down the front of the foot. The positioning is perfect. Even if you have pretty big feet, the crystals should stop above the top of your shoe.

Two issues plague fishnet tights. They are frequently uncomfortable at the toe, not a problem here, though. The makers cleverly use a more delicate net in the toe portion. So the feel is more like plain tights but without giving up the fishnet look. Two, they are often untidily finished in the crotch area, but not here. Nude Barre has included a proper cotton-lined gusset which is sewn into a very high standard of quality.

The waistband is the standard narrow elastic waistband commonly found on fishnets. But we can tell Nude Barre didn’t just buy in fishnets to embellish with crystals as the waistband carries its name. Also on the waistband are a tiny pattern of pink and blue studs spelling “DB”. We have no idea what that means, but it handily marks the back of the waistband.
Just a little confusion here as the packet of our tights came marked with an “L” for large. So based on this chart, how big should they be?


Anyway, we tested them on a tall model, 35” leg and found that they fit perfectly with both gusset and waistband correctly placed. Lycra fishnets give great scope for stretching, so no fit problems.

One tiny flaw with our test pair was that one toe seam was not properly finished. But I am sure that after reading this review, they will sharpen up inspection, and your tights won’t have this flaw. Among the very best fishnets we have seen without crystal embellishment, you have a unique piece of hosiery art with crystals.

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