Fogal Elegance Tights are unbelievably great!
Fantastically smooth, soft and light in hand. Sheer to waist, flat seams and sandal toes.
It is almost a surprise that Fogal makes a style called Elegance as we are sure that if there were such a thing as a Swiss-English dictionary, then the direct translation of the Swiss word Fogal would be Elegance.
Fogal is not without fault though; the packet says that these tights have a reinforced toe and they don’t! There is no change in weight or texture from the tip of the toe to the waistband other than the very narrowest of reinforced areas below the waistband, either side of the flat seams in the panty and around the cotton lined gusset.
Six sizes are available in this style from Small to XXL; we tested the L which equates roughly to the size 3 or 44-46 in European sizes. This should have been a little small for our model but the sizing was more generous than is typical for Fogal and the fit was perfect.
The finish on the leg is fine satin, with an ever so delicate sheen. The tights themselves are not delicate though, despite being very sheer at 11 denier they feel incredibly strong.
Worth £31? Well, that is a tricky question. You would struggle to find a better pair of sheer tights even from Wolford, and two pairs of £15 sheers would halve the chance of accidents without much drop in quality; but if you like quality sheer hosiery you really should treat your legs just once.
Our friend Sue, no stranger to quality, has taken a second test pair to put through a lifecycle test to see how they stand up to regular wear. We will post her comments when the test is run if these tights last like we expect that could be some time!