Ask our reviewers what type of tights excite them the most, and they will all have a favourite, then they will say “and of course top quality sheers” before remembering sheer seamless tights and starting to recount when they first tried a pair.
Tights that give the visual impression of leggings worn over sheers are nothing new. We have seen them several times over the past couple of years from several manufacturers.
As you can imagine, after running this site for so many years, we have seen a lot of hosiery; and a lot of attempts to male something that stands out. So for us to be wowed by the design of a pair of tights is quite something.
quick review of the various styles of seamed tights on the market reveals that most brands add the seamed design to one of their sheer (10-15 denier) styles. Oroblu chose 20 denier, something we have only seen before from Wolford. Not bad company to be in!
We liked the Oroblu Repos 40 tights, and this 70 denier version certainly matches the former for the volume of information on the packet. These tights do, too; support, massage, aromatherapy, brew tea, wash the dishes (well, not entirely; we made the last two up to see if you are paying attention!)
We have criticised tights packets in the past for not giving enough information. There is no way you can level that criticism at these tights from Oroblu. If anything, we would say that the wealth of technical knowledge is so overwhelming that you could forget to consider how they look and feel.
This is anything but a new style, but we have struggled to get a pair for review for some reason. On the first inspection, they have been worth the wait. There is an unmistakable feel of quality to these tights from Oroblu, right up with Wolford and Fogal.
The description ticks all the right boxes, and the price is reasonable too. Have we found a new hot contender in our favourite 15 denier category?
It is over two years since we last saw any tights from the Oroblu Couture collection, far too long, considering that we rated them on par with Wolford for quality.
Those of us with long memories will recall that lace pattern hosiery was very much the in-thing in the mid-1980s. We liked them then, and we want them now too. So how do the current designs stand up?