There was a time, back in the early days of TightsFashion that it seemed as though every other pair of tights we saw came from Levante... back in that time Levante alone were making exciting fashion hosiery and the declining hosiery market was dominated by cheap and basic sheers and opaques. So now with exciting designs and top quality from around the World how do Levante stack up?
First off.. great to see that they have stayed with a 3 size sizing scheme , and retained medium, tall and extra tall as their sizing. Levante clearly continue to be a great choice for tall girls.
Everything we expect from a quality Italian maker is here, flat seams in the panty, a cotton lined gusset and a neatly seamed toe with no reinforcement.
Denier is quite hard to judge but our estimate is that the panty and side of the legs is 15-20 denier and the opaque parts of the leg are 40-50 denier appearance.
Sizing is spot on with plenty of length, fit is excellent from hip to toe.
Visually these tights are stunning. The heavier parts are matt finish and have perfectly even colour density. The pattern is well defined and draws the eye while enhancing the shape of your leg. The sheer panty means that there is almost a hold-up stocking look to the effect.
When tights have a boxer brief on sheer legs we caution you to wear a skirt or shorts long enough to cover the brief... here with a sheer boxer shaped brief on top of fashion tights give in to the temptation to go really short!
Certainly a match for any fashion tights on the market, better quality than House of Holland from Pretty Polly and more wearable (safer) than Trasparenze.
11 January 2012