Friday, 30 January 2015

Reviewed: Steven 'Laura' Cotton Rich Opaque Tights

The Irish hosiery retailer DressMyLegs recently sent Hosiery For Men a selection of tights to trial and review.

You can read our review of the Cecilia de Rafael Ave 70 Denier Opaque Tights, which were supplied by DressMyLegs

We now focus on the Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights. This is the first time we have featured the Steven brand at Hosiery For Men. They are based in Poland, and you can read more about the company on their website.

DressMyLegs highly recommended the Steven Laura tights to us, and because of this we were eager to try them out.

Material and features

The Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights are described by DressMyLegs as:

'Wonderfully soft, these cotton rich tights in a range of easy-to-wear colours will instantly wrap your legs in a blanket of warmth and luxury. With a super comfy waistband and flat seams, they fit like a second skin and stay in fantastic shape even after numerous washes!'

The Steven Laura tights are really well-packaged. The tights are folded around a card rectangle and then wrapped in cellophane. Everything is then packaged in a high quality card box that provided product details and sizing information.

The tights are made from 73% Cotton, 24% Polyamide and 3% Elastane.

The fabric is very soft and luxurious.

The tights loked quite long when removed from the packaging. The leg has been shaped to be thicker in the tight area and tapered towards the ankle. The heel has been shaped (boarded) also.

The tights are sheer to waist with no demarcation between the leg and the brief.

The M - tall size I tested had a single seam in the brief/panty and a gusset. The XL sizes have a rear comfort panel.

The waistband is 3cm wide. It is made from the same fabric but has been folded over and stitched.

Fit and sizing

The Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights are available in an impressive 8 sizes:

  • S - regular
  • M - regular
  • L - regular
  • XL - egular
  • S - tall
  • M - tall
  • L - tall
  • XL - tall

You can see from the size chart that all the tall sizes fit up to 5'11", but are sized differently by the waist measurement.

On a recommendation from DressMyLegs, I chose the M - tall size.

The fit was good, but I am not sure the tights would have stretched to much taller than my 5'10".

The fabric is soft and provides a very comfortable wearing experience. The tights fitted very well on the leg, with the Elastane content ensuring that there was no wrinkling.

The tights looked quite matt when worn with just a very slight sheen when caught in the light.

The brief stretched just above my waist. It had sufficient room, but I think myself and most men might prefer if it was just slightly deeper.

Colour range
The Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights are available in five colours, although only three are currently stocked at DressMyLegs:
  • Grafitto Melange: dark grey with marl effect
  • Black
  • Dark Beige
I tested a pair in Black.


Price and availability
The Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights are priced at €14.95.

Service is excellent at DressMyLegs and items are despatched quickly. 

International postage is €5.95 and free for orders of over €50.00.


The Steven Laura Cotton Rich Opaque Tights are really good quality cotton tights. They are very soft and provide a comfortable wearing experience.

I wore them on a bitterly cold day and my legs were happy to be wrapped in them. In fact I noticed this week that when it is extremely cold, if you keep your legs warm then this is a big factor in how warm the rest of your body feels.

After writing this review I am going out and I will be putting the Steven Laura tights on again!

1 comment:

  1. lovely review!

    They sound amazing as I know how bitterly COLD it was this week (especially up north :P)

    Definitely could do with a pair of these ❤

    Kay x | Tights and Ladders