These are the heavier cousin of the Fiore Total Slim 20 Tights that we reviewed a while ago, a weight more suited to Autumn/Winter. In the heavier denier the nature of the construction was less obvious on opening the packet, only on opening them out can you see that the straight sheer legs are attached to a long line panty with a lacy transition.
We were very pleased to see a sheer toe, construction generally is to a very good standard, flat seams and a cotton gusset are luxuries seldom found at £2.49.
The legs fit very well and give a good even colour. The control top while not as sophisticated as some shaping tights does what it is designed to do without you feeling constricted... just so long as you buy the right size, and the sizing is accurate. The transition from control top to semi-opaque leg works very well to give a smooth shape with no bumps and no feeling of pinching.
These are comfortable and functional tights at a bargain price.
13 October 2008