A quick review of the various styles of seamed tights on the market reveals that most brands add the seamed design to one of their sheer (10-15 denier) styles. Oroblu chose 20 denier, something we have only seen before from Wolford. Not bad company to be in!
There are three sizes, small, medium and large/extra-large. Extra-Large is expected to cover an incredible range of heights and weights. First impressions are excellent. The feel in hand is smooth and soft like fine silk. There is a fluid quality to how they move. A more detailed inspection reveals a lightly reinforced toe detail. Far sheerer than the reinforced sole that runs around the shaped heel and ends with a pyramid detail.
The seam is quite delicate and has none of the traditional three thread seam impacts that we saw from Cervin recently. The seam runs from the top of the heel pyramid to gust below gusset level. The panty has a cotton gusset, flat seams and T-band reinforcement, all topped off with a plain waistband.
The strength, stretch and quality of these tights was very apparent as our model tried them on. All that Lycra has been used more for fit than for stretch. So a deal of patience is needed to get them on if you are near the top end of the sizing. To be expected with the L/XL size covering such a range. Take a little time, though, and you are rewarded with a superb second-skin fit, but watch the sizing. If you are near the top end of the L/XL size range, you may find them a little snug.
We are pleased to say a seam that runs perfectly straight up the back of your leg. The seam is clear, sharp and distinct too. The foot is big enough and has enough stretch for the pyramid detail to show over your shoes, even if you have larger than average feet.
A very flattering look on the leg with enough strength and durability for you to be able to keep bringing these tights out for all your “little black dress” parties through the colder months. Excellent quality, great style, great price!