Gipsy 100 Denier Colour Opaque Tights are a staple product you need!
We don’t usually comment on the colour of the tights that we review. Focusing instead on quality, sizing, fit and value for money. But, in this case, we feel justified because the colour is an integral part of what these tights offer. And, because our ruby sample is just the most delicious deep shade of red! These tights are eighteen colours, including black.
On a more practical note these tights are also made in three sizes, the Small and Medium covering the same range of heights and weights that the one size of the Gipsy 40 Denier Colour Opaque Tights that we looked at recently, the Large size providing for larger hips. Three sizes are always better than one, and the extra size in the panty of the large size is welcome as that limitation was our only reservation on the 40 denier version.
The construction and detailing of these tights is straightforward, straight tube legs, normal weight and finish from hip to toe, raised seamed in the panty and a simple waistband; the good news is that unlike the 40 denier this style has a lined gusset.
Sizing is accurate with enough stretch and strength to cope if you are taller, right up to a 36” leg. The fit is excellent with remarkably little bunching behind the knee for such heavy tights. Colour is perfectly even, and there is a slight sheen on the finish.
The only improvement we could suggest would be flat seams, but that is being picky particularly given the reasonable price.
The cost of these tights may be one thing that will hurt you. Even as basic black tights they are worth buying for their fit and quality. You will probably need to buy all 18 colours! Of course, if you look at it another way; you could have warm, stylish winter hosiery in every colour you need to match your outfit and mood from now until spring for just about £6 a day!