Levante Brillante Tights
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Levante Brillante Tights

Lustrous shine 20 denier pantyhose.

Sheer to waist with flatlock seams

Comfort waistband

Reinforced toe

 

20 Denier, 83 % Nylon, 17 % Lycra, Price: 6.50

Levante Brillante Tights (2011)

 

Our Review

Over the years there have been very few changes to these tights, over the past 5 years the only change has been from “15 denier appearance” to “20 denier” and even that may have just been a correction of terminology.  But the packet keeps changing and that is all the excuse we need to update the review of these long time favourites.

20 denier is a very practical weight for tights, sheer yet durable fine enough for evening but concealing enough for daytime.   Levante sizing is great too, medium, tall and extra tall rather than small medium and large is an accurate description of how they have fit over the years.

Levante provide a sensible range of colours too, two natural shades, grey barely black and black.  The grey looks particularly good with the gloss finish.

Our latest test pair came in size “tall” and colour Londra, which is Levante speak for barely black.

The label on the inner packet said the style name was “Velux 20”.  At first we thought that this was a case of incorrect packaging, something we have seen before from Levante, them we remembered we had seen Levante Velux before... and you guessed it, different names for different markets.  It seems as though the 15 denier Levante Brillante was replaced by Velux 20 renamed as Brillante.

The tights are as good as ever.   Sheer to waist, reinforced toes and a lightly shaped heel.   Flat seams in the panty and a lined gusset.

There seemed less shine than we remembered so we pulled out some of the original Levante Brillante Tights (see bottom of page) for direct comparison.   The older style is lighter and more sheer but in terms of shine there is nothing in it.

Levante have always been the tall girl’s friend.   Even the tall size will stretch to cover what the extra tall should although comfort levels are compromised a little at extreme stretch.   As all sizes share the same detailing there is no reason not to buy the largest if you need it.

Still among our top choices for everyday good quality tights but it has to be said that having looked again at the earlier version we preferred them in a less practical lighter denier.

9 February 2012


Levante Brillante (2009)Hardly a year goes by without Levante changing the packet for Levante Brillante Tights, but this year they have gone one step further and changed the denier of this classic style from 15 to 20.  What better excuse to review them again, and to ask the beautiful Nora to model them for us.

Aside from the denier nothing has really changed, they are still entirely sheer to waist with just a fingerband between the reinforced toes and the waistband to break the expanse of sheer glossy material. The shaped legs are near perfection if you like your hosiery with a shine.

There are three sizes, medium, tall and x-tall.  Sizing is accurate and the fit is excellent.

Another thing that has not changed is the pricing.   At 4.95 from our friends at UKTights they are an absolute bargain.

15 May 2009

20 Denier, 83 % Nylon, 17 % Lycra, Price: 4.95


Levante BrillanteLevante Brillante Tights

Luxurious, Silky Soft, Sheer to Waist. Lustrous Shimmering Appearance.

Flat lock seams, reinforced toe.

Our Review

A slightly hard yarn but a very good fit and very shiny.

Apparently these tights are sized quite small, X-Tall was only just big enough.

Up there with the best.

Looked at again in May 2004. Fit of X-Tall was very good. Flat seams and gusset are signs of quality expected from Levante at this price point.

Classy and durable everyday tights for the professional lady

15 Denier, 83 % Nylon, 17 % Lycra, Price: 4.95.


Levante Brillante (3)02At the end of 2004 the packaging to the right that replaced the one below was also being replaced.

The tights had been changed slightly so that the denier was 16 and the yarn was a Bi-Covered Lycra made up of 82% Nylon and 18% Lycra.

These tights seem to be subject to annual changes of design with the old stock turning up in TK Maxx for about 1.99 a pair.

Staggeringly good value for such classy tights

25 January 2005

 


Levante Brillante (2)Packaging was changed around 2003. The contents of the packet remained unchanged.

As of May 2004 this packet design, and possibly the tights too, are being remaindered out.

At 1.99 at TK Maxx they were great value

 

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