Mention support tights to most people and they will imagine something almost industrial and practically impossible to put on, but modern support tights do not have to be like that at all. We are pleased to say that these light support tights from Bahner really have the look and feel of 20 denier fashion tights.
Detailing is excellent with a lightly reinforced toe, fully shaped legs, flat seams in the panty and a cotton lined gusset in sizes Small to Large. Sheer to waist with T-band reinforcement in the panty for strength these are all that we love in sheer tights. Sizes XL and XXL have a comfort gusset.
Only when you start to put these tights on do you notice the support, and then only in the area of the ankle, the support is very subtle. The light support means that they are only slightly harder to put on than regular sheer tights and once you are past the ankle there is no difference between these and sheer.
Sizing is pretty accurate for weight but generous for height, size XL should fit up to 180 cm or 5’11” we found they fit a 34” or 86cm leg and that is pretty leggy for that height. Fit is excellent even with a comfort gusset.
The look on the leg is sheer with a nice shine, subtly different from a 20 denier sheer but not heavier. There is no clue that you are wearing support tights.
Very well made, durable, attractive sheer support tights. The only slight issue we had was that there was perhaps too little support to really refresh your legs through a busy day... that said there is a subtle effect and they look great and they will last well.
If you never tried support tights these would be a great way to see how you like them. Sheer look and sheer price so nothing to lose.
5 September 2013