Sheer tights that won’t run or ladder are the “Holy Grail” of pantyhose, and about as likely to ever be found as the cup from the last supper too, but that does not stop hosiery makers at least trying to limit the damage caused by broken threads.
Golden Lady Sheer Nude Seamless Tights are legendary! Fact; seamless tights are expensive to make and costly to buy. Err, someone forgot to tell, Golden Lady because here we have a seamless sheer at just £5!
Givenchy Body Smoothers Tights are fantastic stockings! Total Control hosiery offers control and support in either the panty, the leg or both. Givenchy Body Smoothers massage and tone the leg letting you feel energised and revitalised all day long. A Luxury for your legs.
Oh dear! The description on the box sounded great, but the tights are just not as described. One small issue is that at the time of writing the only colours available are smoke and cocoa; there is no black and no natural shade.
With all the patterned fashion hosiery we have seen recently it would be easy to forget that sheer hosiery exists at all, luckily a review sample arrived for what we hope will be a high quality sheer to remind us of what we like most about tights.
It has been a while since we last looked at a pair of tights bearing the Couture name and in that time the brand has had several owners. In the past, Couture was synonymous with good quality hosiery, and we hope that this is a return to form.
First impressions are that the new design is less glossy than the original, no bad thing as they were perhaps a little too much. Very little of the lustre is lost as you stretch these tights up your legs, and pull them you will have to, they are not overly long.
We had seen a style of the same name from another manufacturer, although we have not reviewed it. Now we won’t say who we think copied whom but this style is nearing the end of its time in the Charnos range and the other maker does have form!
Charnos are working to a budget, so both pairs of tights share a single card and plastic bag in the packet. The construction of the tights is in the same vein with standard seams in the boxer style brief and reinforced toes to finish the straight legs.
As with other seamless tights, these don’t look their best straight from the packet, looking hardly long enough to reach your knees. The material is soft though, and the deep ventilated waistband promises to hold them in place whether you wear it at hip or waist level.