Fiore is an exciting and fascinating designer in the world of legwear. They are newer and younger than most designers out there, and yet they are fast gaining a reputation for amazing items of hosiery. So what is it that is so special about Fiore that we should know about? Why should we get so excited for Fiore tights?
What Makes Fiore Tights So Interesting?
The number one most interesting and fascinating quality about Fiore is not what you might imagine. It is not their sense of style, which happens to be wonderful, with some of the most interesting and gorgeous and delightful fashion tights designs we have seen this year. It is not their wonderfully affordable price tags, although they are some of the most affordable tights we do and have some of the highest quality designs in their price range we have ever seen. It is not any of these amazing qualities that impressed us, although all of them have been amazing to discover. The thing that impressed us in their origin. Fiore tights are made in Poland, in a tiny manufacturing plant or perhaps a large workshop, by a small and passionate company. This is an unlikely origin for beautiful fashion tights. Most people, perhaps because of the name and definitely because of the quality, imagine that Fiore tights are made in Italy. Fiore stockings and other hosiery are equally as good as any Italian legwear company, and they are just as beautiful and exciting and full of fascinating design ideas. And of course, one of the most exciting thing about Fiore fashion tights and their normal range too is the price. They are beautifully designed and yet are priced at half what you would expect. You might think you got them in a sale when you try them for yourself, but that is how they are made. Fiore hosiery is such a promising range and one we think you should give a try
Fiore is continually coming up with new and exciting designs; here they have produced a new slant on the concept of back seamed hosiery by adding a rope-inspired design down the back of a 20 denier sheer tight. As part of the design, they have incorporated metallic yarn.
Fiore continues to come up with designs putting a new slant on the classic sheer, Fiore Talisa tights sport a bold stripe down the outside of each leg…and sport is the right word as sportswear is the inspiration behind the design.
These tights come from Fiore’s Elite collection that up to now has been very impressive. This particular offering is a glossy 40 denier style which comes in a variety of colours; in the case of our test sample plum.
Putting suspender tights on can be a challenge but in this case well worth the effort. As cool and comfortable as we had hoped these tights feel as good as they look, and that is pretty good.
We were delighted when the UK importer of Fiore tights and stockings got back in touch with the offer of a new range to review; Fiore has consistently provided high quality and fantastic value for money. Fiore Palome Tights are from the “Elite” range that we have not seen previously.
The “feature” of these tights is that they combine the look of fashion leggings with fit and comfort of tights with a foot. Once on your legs, these tights do look like leggings, and they have a striking flowery pattern going from the ankle up to the finger band.
When you look at the price of these tights at £2.76 and then the quality of design, printing and manufacture of the packet you are left wondering if any money was left for the tights.
Microfibre is something we are used to seeing in opaque winter tights, but this 20 denier offering from Fiore’s Elite range brings this soft fibre to sheer hosiery. The fit is very close and comfortable with no bagging of sagging.
It is wrong to approach any review with preconceptions, yet we have seen so many styles from Fiore on the theme of sheer tights with an applied design that we almost feel we could write about these tights without opening the packet; but of course, we won’t!
As the weather finally starts to warm up in the UK, it is time to look at the alternatives to the opaque tights, so many ladies have been wearing since the end of last summer.