Sometimes Max Mara naming can be confusing. The packet is printed with “Velato 13” on the front but the small label with size and colour also has the word “Berna” on it. UK Tights list these as Berna. These tights are lovely. Smooth, light and soft in hand. They flow from the packet and beg to be put on.
Entirely sheer from toe seam to waistband except for the flat seams in the panty and the gusset. The gusset is lined in size 1-3 and a sheer comfort gusset in size 4.
A delight to put on these tights blend with your skin like a summer sheer. The great fit aided by the shaping of the leg ensures not a crease or wrinkle. All that can be seen is perfect skin. Your admirers will be looking at your gorgeous legs, not your hosiery.
Sizing is spot on and fit is excellent. The comfort gusset is for once comfortable but a less snug fit than the true gusset. If you are between sizes 3 and 4, buy size 3. It won’t let you down.
A detail for those interested: the XL size has little reinforced areas adjacent to the seams on the outside of the seams, but nothing corresponding on the rear panel/gusset side. These make no sense until you realise that on size L and smaller they would be either side of the gusset. Proof, if it were needed, that L and XL are knitted the same size with just the gusset style varying.
Max Mara call these practical everyday tights, they are of such quality that they really should be for special occasions. But at £6.95 every day can be extraordinary with these Tights.