Saturday, 12 January 2019

Reviewed: Falke Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights

Last year we brought Hosiery For Men readers news of launch of the Beauty Plus range from FALKE.





We purchased 
a pair of the FALKE Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights from hosiery retailer The Tight Spot






FALKE's concept for the Beauty Plus range is "fine tights in larger sizes that fit perfectly".

FALKE explain the background to the new collection:

"Tights specifically for large sizes – are they even necessary? Our answer is an unequivocal “yes”. Discussions with our customers showed that they had very specific wishes and requirements in terms of fit, quality and comfort, which had not previously been fulfilled. That's why we defined the specific demands together and developed a completely new tights concept. The result? The new FALKE Beauty Plus. They will win you over with their perfectly proportioned cuts with soft shaping at the hips, thighs and calves, exceptional comfort and of course thanks to the high FALKE standard of quality. In order to reflect individual proportions perfectly, they are available with both longer and shorter legs for the perfect FALKE fit."










Packaging

The FALKE Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights are packaged in a similar way to most FALKE tights.

The tights are folded around a rectangular card that provides information on one side on the FALKE Leg Aesthetics range, and guidance on putting on tights on the reverse.

This is then housed in a hinged card with product information on the Beauty Plus 50 Tights. Everything is then wrapped in a cellophane sleeve.







Materials and features


The Falke Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights are made from 92% Polyamide and 8% Elastane.

These tights have a number of unique and special features:

  • Even, matte finish
  • 5.5cm wide comfort waistband made with an innovative knit technology. It has an elasticated edge to prevent more rolling, pinching or digging in
  • A carefully-designed boxer brief panty/brief with flat seams and a gusset. The brief is also designed to reduce any irritation from rubbing at the the inner thigh
  • No rear comfort panel 
  • Reinforced toes
  • Effective moisture management for a comfortable feel, even on hot days
  • Light support in hips, thighs and calves.





There is quite a clear demarcation between the leg and the brief. Indeed the brief is actually black with a denser opacity in contrast to the dark blue of the leg.


Handling these tights you do appreciate the superb quality and finish. The yarns used give them a luxuriously soft feel. Everything is finished to a very high standard.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience


A key feature of the FALKE Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights is their availability in TWO different leg lengths: short and long.


To find your size, you need to search the table for your usual inner leg length for jeans on the left (e.g. 32) and your weight at the top.

This is a step forward as men and female FALKE customers will both find this innovative sizing approach very helpful. Men are used to, for example, looking for legwear (trousers, jeans and more) to fit by using the inner leg measurement.

I trialled a pair in the D Long size.

The tights are easy to get on. In appearance they are genuinely semi-opaque. Coverage is even throughout. They are matte with just a hint of shine when caught in the light.

The light support can be felt in the calves and thighs, but it must be stressed that it is very light indeed and does not provide any serious compression. The sensation though is pleasant and combined with the soft yarn provides the legs with a feeling of wellbeing.

The brief/panty section is really excellent. It has plenty of stretch, loads of room and reaches comfortably above the waist and hips. It stays in place without any constriction or tightness, helped by the wide waistband.

Leg length was good but I think that I I bought these again I would go up a size to F Long. After wearing for a long period I found that the leg moved downwards and needed pulling up.



Colour range

At The Tight Spot, the Falke Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights are available in two colours: Black and Marine.

I trialled them in the Marine shade, a rich dark blue.

  

Price and availability

The Falke Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights are available from The Tight Spot for £25.95.

Hosiery For Men readers can use the exclusive code 'H4M' at The Tights Spot, which gives a 10% discount across the whole site.

Conclusion

The Falke Beauty Plus 50 Plus Size Opaque Tights are a genuine step forward in plus size hosiery. Every aspect of these tights reflects quality product design.

The choice of leg length gets a thumbs up from us, especially as the sizing information is aligned to inner leg measurements, which men are familiar with.

If you need more space in the brief area, you will really like the body on these tights - it provides space to move and accommodate a larger size but still fits snugly with no constriction.


Take note that The Tight Spot has a wide range of plus size tights if that is what you are looking for. You can find them all here.

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