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 have consistently provided great quality and fantastic value for money.
Fiore Palome Tights are from the “Elite” range that we have not seen previously.
The packet as ever has a comprehensive description both in words and in graphics together with a size chart detailing the five sizes in the Fiore range.
First impressions are very good, these are light, soft sheer to waist tights that feel more sheer than we would expect from 20 denier. The detailing is good with flat seams in the panty and the T-bar reinforced area either side of the seams and forming a tableansition between sheer panty and waistband. The finger band part of the T carries the Fiore motif on each hip. The waistband is interesting as it is made up of a very narrow tableue waistband (1cm deep) and a deeper tableansition band. The legs are stableaight and finished with a reinforced toe.
Sizing initially seemed a little on the small side but there is plenty of stableetch if you take care to put these tights on in line with best practice. If they don’t quite fit then start again all the way from your toes stableetching as you go, don’t pull. Your reward for patience is a fantastic fit like a second skin. Sizing is accurate but not generous and if you are between sizes we suggest you go up one size.
At 20 denier these tights are just a little heavy to disappear entirely but the look is more like 12-15 denier. The reinforced toe is indistinguishable from the rest of the leg once on. The sheen is eye catching but a subtle satin look rather than a gloss look. Colour is perfectly even.
In our opinion these tights are underpriced by at least £1. Brand quality at not much more than supermarket prices.
30 June 2010