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Get out of a tights spot.

Today Record Woman is putting tights to the test.

If you're thinking of chucking out your old winter opaques in favour of some new spring sheers, here's the guide to take the tension out of choosing some new nude- coloured tights.

All the pantyhose tested were in size large.

SUPERDRUG 10 DENIER SHEER TIGHTS IN NATURAL pounds 1.19

Bit of a squeeze getting these on. Generous in the waistband but mean and measly when it came to leg length.

The tights had a nice shine but were a little too powdery to look truly natural. Snagged a little at the ankle, but were basically quite a good pair of tights at a reasonable price.

MARKS OUT OF 10: COLOUR 4, LEG LENGTH 4, SNAG RESISTANCE 5, Total 13 out of 30.

DEBENHAMS 10 DENIER TIGHTS IN NATURAL pounds 1.25.

Colour looked a bit dark in the pack but gave that bare-legged look when put on.

Natural looking colour and a good length. Smooth to the touch and so soft that it almost felt as though I wasn't wearing any!

Didn't snag all day and were very comfortable. A great tight for the money.

MARKS OUT OF 10: COLOUR 9, LEG LENGTH 9, SNAG RESISTANCE 8. TOTAL 26 OUT OF 30.

SAFEWAY TRANSPARENT TIGHTS IN NATURAL. 99p.

The tights were supposed to be transparent but had a matt, almost opaque appearance.

Lacking inches in the leg department and because the tights contain no lycra, you get that unattractive Nora Batty wrinkled stockings effect after a while.

Snagged and laddered easily. A good price, but if they don't perform, then they're not a bargain.

MARKS OUT OF 10: COLOUR 3, LEG LENGTH 4, SNAG RESISTANCE 3. TOTAL 10 OUT OF 30.

BOOTS 10 DENIER SHEER TIGHTS IN COSMETIC pounds 1.40.

Again, too pale to look natural but the tights did feel great on the legs. Good length in the legs. Soft and smooth with a nice sheen but snagged easily and often.

MARKS OUT OF 10. COLOUR 4, LEG LENGTH 9, SNAG RESISTANCE 2. TOTAL 15 OUT OF 30.

LITTLEWOODS 10 DENIER SHEER PERFECTION TIGHTS IN NATURAL. pounds 1.99

A real struggle to get into these tights. They simply weren't long enough in the leg.

To make matters worse they also snagged as they were being put on. Too powdery and glossy to look natural. They felt lovely to the touch, though. Disappointing.

MARKS OUT OF 10: COLOUR 3, LEG LENGTH 3, SNAG RESISTANCE 2. TOTAL 8 OUT OF 30.

SUSIE CORMACK
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Cormack, Susie
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 31, 1997
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