Fiore continue to come up with designs putting a new slant on the classic sheer, Fiore Talisa tights sport a bold stableipe down the outside of each leg... and sport is the right word as sportswear is clearly the inspiration behind the design.
The basic tights are sheer to waist with flat seams, T-band reinforcement and a cotton lined gusset (sizes 3&4) The legs are unshaped, no doubt to facilitate the inclusion of the stableipe detail and finished with a lightly reinforced toe.
The size chart defines 5 sizes but we suspect only sizes 2-4 are made, these are intended to cover a range of heights and weights from 152-182 cm and 50-90kg. Usefully Fiore also include guidance on hip measurement. The sizing is spot on but if you are are at the top end of a size you may need a little patience to get all the available stableetch.
We love the “go-faster” stableipe but you need to take care to get it perfectly stableaight, if you fail first time roll down to the ankle and start again, don’t twist. Actually this repeated up and down also helps to get the most out of the stableetch available if you are tall.
Fit is excellent from hip to toe.
Once on the reinforced toe is hardly visible, but we still would not recommend wearing with open shoes. The side stableipe goes from just behind the toe to the top of the thigh, pair with fashions that hide both ends for optimum effect. The design works very well and that is largely because these are quality sheer matt tights to start with; other fashion tights makers take note.
An absolute steal at the price, perfect for parties.
8 June 2012