Monday, 3 October 2016

Reviewed: Gabriella 20 Denier Duna Matt Effect Tights

TightsPetite are a UK-based hosiery retailer aiming to provide customers with what they say will be an "effortless, straightforward, time-saving hosiery shopping experience".



You can still 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.

You can read our recent feature and interview with Ola Zając of Gabriella.

We have already reviewed the Gabriella 80 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights and the
the Gabriella 100 Denier Microfibre Opaque Tights.



We now focus on the Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna Tights.



Packaging

Packaging is the same as previous styles from Gabriella that we have already reviewed.

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







Material and features


TightsPetite describe the Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna Tights as:

"Slight sheen matt classic tights giving you a natural and confident look for an everyday use. Easy and pleasant, accomplished fit on your leg."


These are 20 denier tights made from 85% Polyamide and 15% Elastane.

The tights feel soft and light.

They are not sheer to waist and have a darker brief section. In the size 5 (XL) that I tried this has a rear panel.

Seams are conventional and there is no reinforcement on the toe. The waistband is 3.5cm wide.

In appearance the tights look mainly matt with just a slight sheen.





Fit and sizing


The Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna 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 20 Duna tights have plenty of stretch and the high (15%) Elastane content provided a nice, smooth, close fit on the leg.

The brief is deep and stretches comfortably over the waist and hips.

Under trousers the glide is excellent.

The overall wearing experience was very positive with the tights providing a good feeling.

Colour range


The Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna Tights are available in the Beige colour only at TightsPetite. The Beige shade is a medium-dark tan.

However, Gabriella do make this style in a wider range of shades that can be seen on their website.

Price and availability


The Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna Tights are priced at just £3.90.


Delivery is free in the UK.

Conclusion


The Gabriella 20 Denier Matt Effect Duna Tights are a bargain at just £3.90, plus free delivery if you are in the UK.

After reviewing three different Gabriella styles I can see that this brand makes really good quality hosiery. As mentioned in previous reviews, you won't get finer features like flat seams, sheer to waist styling and beautifully crafted waistbands. But you do get good value and tights that are good to wear.

The fit for this particular style is excellent and they feel very nice when worn.

Thanks to TightsPetite for the sample and for supporting the Hosiery For Men blog.

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