Less than three weeks to Christmas and the party season will soon be upon us. Time to be thinking about what to wear. The classic little black dress and black heels combination take some beating for sheer glamour. But plain black tights somehow fail to add that final magic touch. These chic tights were born to finish the look and make your legs stand out from the crowd.
Very carefully packaged on a card in a packet in a bag in a box, you get a feeling that you are getting class and quality for your money. The tights add to that sense of class and quality. Sheer to waist with flat seams in the panty and just the narrowest of T-band details to provide maximum strength with either side of the seams. There is a reinforced sole and heel with just a hint of shaping at the heel. And lightly reinforced toes too (not entirely invisible).
Le Bourget make these tights in a full range of 4 sizes to fit heights up to 6’1″ (185cm) and weights up to 184lbs (83kg). Sizing is accurate, and the 22% Lycra in the fibre ensures a perfect second-skin fit. The finish on the leg is quite smooth and soft to the touch. You may find yourself taking longer than is strictly necessary to smooth them on your legs! The look is quite glossy with excellent even colour; as sheer tights, these are the equal of the best from Falke, Gerbe or Wolford.
What catches the eye, of course, is the design at the ankle. A classic pyramid heel topped with five tiny pearls and a delicate lace bow. No printed on bow here, it’s the real thing. The seam is a delight, not a genuine three thread seam but a well defined knitted in design that ran straight from heel to upper thigh first time with no fiddling or adjusting. The only question here is who will be bagging our test pair for the Christmas party.