Charnos 100 Denier Opaque Tights are 100% perfection!
Spring is here, and the time for wearing opaques will soon be past. But while the weather stays chilly here in England, opaques will still be many women’s best friend.
Charnos package their opaque tights in open card packets, so you can both see and touch the tights if you are buying on the high street; if you are buying online we can do that for you! Quite a treat it is too, as they are smooth and soft to the touch and quite light in weight for 100 denier too; visually smooth with a little shine and the dark purple of our test pair is a delight.
There is a choice of 4 sizes, from Small to Extra Large covering a range of heights from 4’11” to 6’0” and a range of hip sizes from 34” to 48”. Now, we must applaud Charnos for making 4 sizes in an era when one and two sizes are so common.
Opening out these Italian made tights, we got a strong whiff of the perfume used in the finishing process at Levante…a clue to where they are made perhaps?
Straight legged, but a uniform weight and finish from hip to toe. These tights also feature a run stop in the toe and both a cotton lined gusset and flat seams in the panty, very good detailing at the price.
Regular readers will know that we tend to test the large size on a tall model to get an idea of the sizing. Our test pair of this style came in medium and we didn’t notice until after our model had put it on. We would say that the sizing is accurate but with enough stretch to go down one size if you can’t buy the size you really need.
Even stretched to the limit these tights fit well, are comfortable and give good even colour on your legs.
If we have one criticism it is the use of the open type of packet. Our test pair picked up a bit of dust on its travels, you may need to consider washing before wearing.
Spring may officially be here, but there is still plenty of time to get some wear out of a pair of Charnos 100 Denier Opaque Tights, and they do feel like they would last.