When I was 10 and too young to wear p-hose, I had some beige tights I loved to wear because they looked like p-hose. After 40 years, my gams aren't quite as smooth and evenly colored as they were in my youth. Bare legs are definitely out and p-hose only do a so-so job hiding the spots. I remembered my childhood tights and wanted opaques in p-hose colors. These are the only fashion tights I found in nude. Like a previous reviewer, I hope they add tan to the color palette. These were exactly what I was looking for with two surprises. First surprise was the reinforced toe that is a distinctly darker shade than the legs. The second was the silky smooth and densely woven control panty. I really liked the fabric of the panty. It is firmer than other control tops so if you're wide of hip you may find it too tight. Overall, the fit and feel of these are great. I hope Berkshire doesn't discontinue this style or change the sizing.
I bought one pair in Nude to try them out. They fit perfectly, stayed up, looked nice, and felt great! I'm buying more to use instead of panty hose in the fall and winter. Just one thing though -- the Nude is a little on the pale side - could you add a suntan shade?
I wear these tights every single day and have worn them for over ten years. They are the best opaque tights, hands down. They last forever and are supremely comfortable. The control top is enough to hide my "tummy" but not too tight! The price is right for the quality and on sale they are a steal! I honestly cannot say enough good things about these tights. The maternity version is also amazing.
Use them under jeans and pants during cold months in Midwest for keeping warm. They last a long time even with extensive use and I generally have to replace them every fall. I need long length and they fit perfectly. Waist does not "ride" down.
I looked for a long time for cream (skin color) tights. I found these a few years ago and fell in love. They were soft and warm and comforting. But now it seems there was a change in the material. they are thin, scratchy and they feel like I am wearing regular nylons. I guess I have to start my search again.
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looking for comfort |
from Poughkeepsie, NY |
October 18, 2013
I'm 5'9" and they fit perfectly. Can't take cold weather, so I wear tights to stay warm in cold weather. Tights keep me warm, but are not bulky and I don't have to wear socks. I didn't review earlier because the weather hadn't been cold enough to wear them.
I wear the opaque tights from September through May. Usuallty black or brown. They are so durable that they can last from season to season.
I've been wearing them for years and it is very convient to order from Essential Apparel.
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Suri B |
from Brooklyn, New York |
January 18, 2012
i wear these as part of my uniform- i am a flight attendant. i get asked quite often from co-workers which tights i wear because they look so great. i have been wearing these for about 3 years- love them!