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Glamory Satin Matt 20 Tights

Glamory Satin Matt 20 Tights are glamourous!

Glamory makes tights for both men and women. But looks at the denier, fibre mix, price and even the size chart, and they are suspiciously identical. So, is it just a case of changing the packaging?

All three styles we have from Glamory are different finishes so we can’t know for sure. But we will look out for differences and similarities as we review.

Here with have tights that feel soft and smooth, a vast contrast to the harsh feel of the Men Classic 20 Tights. There are similarities though, reinforced toe, shaped legs and a boxer style panty with flat seams and an unlined gusset.

As we said the size chart is the same for all styles and all our samples came in size 44-46. Whereas the male example came up short, this style was sized precisely as expected.

Fit on the leg is excellent, the boxer style brief is knitted to provide as much room in the hips as possible so although accurate sized it is a very loose fit. This is amazing if you don’t like to feel constrained but disconcerting if you love tights that hold on. Incidentally, the description says “comfort gusset”, in size 44-46 at least this is a conventional gusset, not a rear panel.

The satin matte finish is very flattering indeed, and the colour is perfectly even.

These are tights for the larger lady, and we can recommend them for that alone if you need larger sizes. 44-46 equates to an 18-20 UK dress size, the largest size 60-62 to a dress size of 34-36 so this range starts pretty much where others finish.

And for the guys, well, their male and female styles are identically shaped. So, choose the finish you like and pay no heed to the gender implied by the packaging.

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Glamory Satin 20 Tights

Glamory Satin 20 Tights are excellent!

Sheers are very much the look of the season, and the satin look is one of the most eye-catching finishes.

Glamory tights differ from most in that they are specifically designed for ladies of a fuller figure, dress sizes 14-36 in the UK sizing; dress size would be massive in most ranges of tights. Incidentally, they do make tights for me too.

Our test pair came in the second smallest of the six sizes. (44-46 in German, 16-20 UK) So compares with a size 4 or ‘Large’ in Falke.

Detailing is typical of larger size tights with sheer and shaped leg finished with a reinforced toe that includes a run-stop, the panty is boxer style with flat seams, an unlined gusset and a plain waistband. The reinforced boxer brief is not our favourite aesthetically, but it does provide excellent stretch and strength.

Once on your legs, you can hardly see the transition from leg to panty, there is almost no change in weight just a change in the finish from quite a subtle satin sheen to Matt. Just take care not to wear with a skirt or shorts that are too short.

Sizing is spot on; just a little care is needed to maximise the leg length if you are tall. Fit on the leg is excellent with no bagging, sagging or creasing. Fit in the panty is good but inevitably not perfect with so much stretch provided. Good tights for those ladies who hate being squeezed by the top of their tights.

All in all very good sheer tights that look great and feel well made and durable.

As we said before Glamory makes tights for men too. Well, guys if you are shorter and heavy in the legs then the men’s styles might work for you, but otherwise, we would recommend this style.

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Glamory for Men Classic 20 Tights

Glamory for Men Classic 20 Tights should not be worn.

Tights for men do not come in for review very often, so they always pique a good deal of interest. In this case even more attention than usual as there is a rumour that these tights are Levee WoMAN tights reborn.

We quite deliberately did not refer back to our previous review of that style before writing this one.

Although these are tights for men the sizing is defined using lady’s sizing so large is German 44-46, and this is equated to UK dress sizes 16-18. Well, we are all for unisex pantyhose. But most men know their height, waist and inside leg and only a select few know their dress size. Those few are not the target market for tights for men.

Anyway, we know from experience that size L is the right size in other styles and brands for our webmaster.

So first impressions? Well frankly not great, there is a slightly rough and cheap feel to these tights that puts us in mind of the very worst Chinese made supermarket tights. Sure they have been shaped on board, and they have flat seams in the panty, but there is just no sense of quality.

A boxer style brief is usual on men’s tights, but usually, it is quite substantial too, filling in for underpants, here though is darker without feeling or looking more significant.

As for wearing them. Well, in the end, we didn’t as they were too short for our reviewer’s legs! Grab any other 44-46 tights from our collection and the fit is perfect Glamory has sizing issues. There are sizes up to XXXL. Hopefully, the makers can provide some accurate sizing details based on waist and leg measurements, until then it will be a sizing lottery.

All in all a huge disappointment, not least because of our high expectations.

Whatever the origins of these tights they are most certainly not the old Levee WoMAN designs reborn

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