Saturday, 24 September 2016

Reviewed: Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights

TightsPetite are a UK-based hosiery retailer, with a mission to provide customers with an effortless, straightforward, time-saving hosiery shopping experience.

You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with Virag Fejeregyhazi, operations manager at TightsPetite.

TightsPetite sent us a selection of tights by the Polish Gabriella brand to trial and review.

We have already reviewed the Gabriella 80 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights.

We now focus on on the Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights.


Packaging is the same as the Gabriella 80 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights - simple, elegant and functional.

The tights are folded over a card rectangle, then protected by a cellophane bag. Everything is then housed in a robust card envelope.

Material and features

TightsPetite describe the Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights as:

"Totally comfortable, warm and silky smooth de luxe opaque tights. Sheer to waist, stunning colours, very versatile. Give yourself the smart look."

These 100 denier tights are made from 85% Polyamide and 15% Elastane.

The yarn has a silky smooth feel - quite impressive for the price. They are slightly thicker and cosier compared to the Gabriella 80 denier style.

The XL size that I tried looked quite long when removed from the packaging, a good sign.

Design and engineering is pretty much the same as with the 80 denier style:

  • Conventional seams
  • Light reinforcement in the toe
  • A rear comfort panel in the brief.
The waistband is slightly deeper however and measures 4cm.

Like the 80 denier style, there is a deep and roomy brief which stretches comfortably over the waist.

There is a very slight and hardly noticeable demarcation between the leg and the brief. So they are not fully sheer to waist but this can only be detected with a very close inspection.

Opacity is total and even on the leg, with a matt appearance.

Fit and sizing

The Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights are available in four sizes at TightsPetite: 2 (Small), 3 (Medium), 4 (Large) and 5 (XL).

I tested a pair in size 5 (XL).

The size 5 was a great fit in every respect. The fit on the leg is very snug with the high (15%) Elastane content.

They feel great on the leg providing warmth but no overheating. Although they are 100 denier, they are not thick and bulky at all.

The wearing experience was very good overall, with a lovely, smooth feeling on the leg.

Colour range

The Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights are available in two colours at 
  • Nero (Black) 
  • Granat (Grey)
I tested a pair in the Black shade.

Price and availability

The Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights are priced at just £5.60.


This is the second time we have reviewed a Gabriella style. As with the 80 denier style, we are impressed with the quality despite the absence of features such as flat seams.

Fit is great, they look superb on the leg and they provide a nice feeling of wellbeing.

The price is just £5.60 which is a bargain whatever way you look at it.

With the cooler weather now with us, I would recommend these if you are on a budget and need a good quality, robust pair of 100 denier tights.

Here are an image of the Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights styled with Carharrt shorts and Timberland boots.

Thanks to TightsPetite for the sample and for supporting the Hosiery For Men blog. Stay tuned for another Gabriella review that will appear shortly..


  1. Appreciate the review and the picture of the product modeled!

  2. Very good review, the tights looks so nice and comfortable.