First impressions are excellent. Indeed, the stocking top detail is not simply a printed on the pattern; it is a band of heavier lace knit of a completely different texture to the lower leg.
Fashion tights are all well and good, but for sheer class and style, nothing really beats a top-quality pair of sheer tights. Regular readers will know that many of our favourite sheer tights are 15 denier styles from German and Italian makers.
They say that first impressions are the most important. Well, the first impression here is that these tights feel so light even on the card that you wonder if they are there.
We confess to being a little confused by Max Mara packaging as the bottom right of the front says “Premium 13”, and we previously took this to be the style name.
We always see it as a good sign when a maker puts their tights in a beautiful box rather thanRead More
For those of you not familiar with the word tulle is used to described excellent lightweight netting and is made by a particular way of knitting very similar to that used for many fishnet tights but much finer.
When these tights arrived, we were sure we had seen them before. But a lot of time has passed, and the design has changed so we will treat this as a new style.
We have got used to high-quality hosiery from Max Mara and quality is very much in evidence here. A sandal toe detail, legs shaped at the heel, sheer to waist, cotton-lined gusset and flat seams in the panty.
How fine can a fishnet become before it becomes opaque or semi-opaque? The line is somewhere very close to these 40 denier tulle tights.
Sometimes Max Mara naming can be confusing. The packet is printed with “Velato 13” on the front but the small label with size and colour also has the word “Berna” on it.