Donna Karan Sheer to Waist Pantyhose is a must-have!
We first looked at these tights, more correctly pantyhose as they are from the USA, several years ago, our comments then were somewhat brief so now that our friends at Alex Blake have provided a new sample we are taking another look.
These are sheer to waist “Nudes”, there is also a control top version that we will look at in the coming weeks, and a tanga top version. The fibre mix is quite impressive, 42% is a biconstituent fibre of 51% nylon, 49% Lycra that is combined with 45% nylon and 13% Lycra to arrive at the 67%-33% overall mix.
Three sizes are made, covering heights 4’11” to 6’0” and weights from 95 lbs to 195 lb. As tends to be the case with American brands the tall and medium sizes cover roughly the same height range with the larger size providing for extra space in the hip and seat area.
Despite the passage of several years, the only noticeable change is in the packaging; the heavy polythene outer packet now seals with two sticky pads rather than a press stud.
Another feature of the packet is a swatch on the rear to show what the six available colours look like.
There is no denier quoted on the packet, but we estimate that there is around 7-10 denier. The first impression is that they have a crepe texture very much like ultra sheer summer tights. Unusually for American tights, they are made with flat seams in the panty and lined gusset.
The unshaped legs are finished with a completely sheer sandal toe detail, so these pantyhose are perfect for wear with open toe shoes.
The panty is finished with a very deep waistband 2” deep (5cm) and a finger band only slightly shallower.
Putting on ultra sheer hosiery is always a treat, the soft material seems to melt into your legs leaving just the colour and an even finish. When there are just masses of stretch to provide latitude on the sizing and a perfect fit the pleasure is redoubled.
There is just a hint of sheen to add to the impression of a healthy tanned leg.
Stunningly good tights, superb pantyhose, we love them! Best of all at the time of writing Alex Blake have them on sale at $9.60 a pair. Get on there and buy them before someone else does.