The first view we had of these tights was from one side of the card where just the smooth glossy sheer leg could be seen, it was only when we saw the other side that "engineering" became apparent. Unwrapping them reveals straight glossy legs that finish with sandal toes. Near the top of the thigh the engineering starts, a mixture of knits, weights and patterns aimed at flattening the tummy and lifting and shaping the bottom.
The smooth soft 40 denier legs feel lovely as you bunch them to put them on and the feeling transfers to your legs as you pull them up. The sandal toes are hardly visible so are suitable for wear with open toed shoes. The long leg style brief is finished with good quality flat seams and a cotton gusset.
The shaping and lifting is quite gentle but effective without being constricting. From mid thigh downward these tights look good, upwards they work well, if not quite in the league of Aristoc bodytoners.
Very good value for money as ever from Fiore.
3 November 2008