These tights come from the 2004 Gerbe fashion collection.
Essentially they are glossy sheer to waist 20 denier tights with embroidered flowers on one ankle.
Made with flat seams in the panty, a cotton lined gusset and invisible reinforced toes. The waistband is about 4 cm deep and is not the type we have grown to love on more recent Gerbe Tights.
The length of the fully shaped legs look generous, but there was less stretch tan expected and we would not recommend going beyond the sizing on the size chart.
The pearl finish will not suit everyone but we love it, very flattering. The finish is reasonably soft to the touch, but you can tell that these are 20 denier tights and not more sheer.
The embroidered flower is pretty but really does not add a great deal to the appeal, it does feel a little bit like a piece of cardboard.
As sheer tights these are a delight, but the price premium you pay for the embroidery is too much. However as these are from 2004 Gerbe are selling then at just €4.90 a pair on their web site... an absolute bargain.
26 July 2007