Levante has a reputation for making some great fashion tights. But they also produce some great sheer tights, sometimes with a twist. In this case, the twist is to combine sheer sandal toe legs with a heavy bikini style brief designed not as a control top but as a holding top. It’s intended to allow you more flexibility when placing the waistband with a reasonable expectation of your tights staying in place.
The panty is finished with flat seams and a lined gusset and has unique stretch panels on each hip. The waistband is plain except for sets of 4 vertical stripes on each hip. These in case you did not know are an indication of size. Size 4 is designed to fit up to 6’1″ or 185 cm.
The sheer matt legs look and feel lovely, all twists aside these are sheer quality tights, ideal for cooler summer weather when you want the bare look without the chill. The panty is snug and works exactly as intended so you can wear as hipsters with low waisted fashions. Not a control top per se but tighter than your typical sheer.
Sizing is accurate. Frequently in the past, we have recommended Levante to taller ladies because they offered extra leg length, but these are like the size chart dictates. A question we were asked recently was whether you could machine wash and tumble dry tights? Well, we chucked these in the washer with some towels then tumble dried the lot together too. The result? Well, they came out perfect.
Before you try this yourself and blame us for your ruined tights, we have to tell you that these are quality tights and we used a Miele washer and tumble drier, a brand renowned for the smoothness of its drums.