Review: Cecilia de Rafael Eterno Breeze tights (Updated: 21 Feb 2019)

      I tried on the Eterno Super Lucido tights last month.  This time, we will look at another style by Cecilia de Rafael (CdR) – the Eterno Breeze tights.  In summary, both have a lot in common.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Very glossy (as opposed to the promotional image).
⊕ Run-resistant.
⊕ Narrow hose, suits better on lean people.

⊗ “Reinforced waistband” naturally rolls down.
⊗ The “cooling effect” did not seem to work.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging is the same as the Eterno Super Lucido tights.  In brief, the tights rolls around a thin cardboard and is wrapped in a plastic, transparent sleeve.  It is then placed inside a thick envelope made of cardboard.  The product description, size chart and composition are printed on the rear cover.  The QR code takes you to the official website, should you need further information.

      Again, there is no product description on the English version of the website.  Hence I have include the one from the back of the packaging, which reads:

“New tights without waist with laser cut edges, made with the new Breeze fibre that allows us to wear pantys all year.  Its innovative spinning technology allows to reduce the body temperature up to 3° regarding the ambient temperature.  In adition we get the real effect of second skin with the anticarreras property.  The perfect blend of brilliance, unmatched technology and comfort.”

      There are a few spelling mistakes but doesn’t affect the understanding.  In addition, the word anticarreras means run-resistant.

Appearance & texture

      The Eterno Breeze are sheer tights (12 Denier) in shiny fashion.  It is sheer from waist to toe.  The tights are very long, measuring 112cm from waist to toe and 28cm from Waist to crotch.  The texture is very soft and smooth to the touch.  Like the Eterno Super Lucido tights, the Eterno Breeze tights have no “waistband”.  However, the knitting at the waist area (roughly 4cm wide) is thicker, like a reinforced toe that we usually see.  For ease of distinction, I will simply name it as “reinforced waistband” in this review.  In addition, there is a cotton gusset, and the toe is not reinforced.

      The composition is 62% nylon and 38% elastane.

CdR Eterno Breeze Tights promotional image.

Size range

      The size ranges from 1 (smallest) to 6 (largest).  I have included the size chart below.  Size 4 is used in this review.

CdR Eterno Breeze Tights size chart.

Colour

      At the time of writing this review, there are 6 colours available.  They are (From left to right): Moreno, Doré, Té, Natural, Negro and Grafito.  I bought Natural for this review.

CdR Eterno Breeze Tights colour selection.

Impression

FIT

      Like the Eterno Super Lucido tights I experienced, size 4 was too large for me.  So there was excuse for the loose fit.  It is worth mentioning that the hoses were made quite narrow.  Hence, it may feel pressed if one has curvy legs.  It is also for this reason that the envelopment was fairly good, especially at the calf and panty.  The reinforced waistband was a bit tight. Yet, the biggest problem with such was that it curls naturally and rolled down easily, creating a big roll.

LOOK

      The tights was very glossy!  I was actually taken by surprise by such feature.  The official promotional image didn’t look to be glossy and there was no mentioning of such in the product description.  I have taken images in ambient light setting and under direct sunlight, which you can view below.

      In terms of shininess, I would say the Eterno Super Lucido is marginally more glossy.  Though this could be due to colour difference.

      The quality of this pair was much better than the Eterno Super Lucido tights I had.  There were no snags upon unboxing, and the colour looked more evenly distributed.  

FEEL

      The tights felt very soft and relatively smooth.  They are comfortable to the skin.  Be careful though, as it can be very slippery on polished floor.

      The reinforced waistband naturally rolled down and creates a roll on the entire waistline.  Not only it didn’t look nice (especially with tight-fitting clothes) and didn’t feel comfortable.

      One feature of the Eterno Breeze tights is that it uses special fibre that can lower the body temperature up to 3°C regarding the ambient temperature.  I was not able to share my experiences on this aspect as it was already quite chilly during the day.  I would have to update this when the weather is warmer.

Final words

      It turns out that the Eterno Breeze tights are very much similar to the Eterno Super Lucido tights.  The only difference I experienced so far is the denier.

      The tights are currently available.  Once again, the price varies.  I bought it for £12.99 from UK Tights, but it can be cheaper or more expensive depending on where you buy them.

Cecilia de Rafael (English)

      If you’d like to know more about the Eterno Super Lucido tights, you can read the review here.

Update

  • I was perspiring while sitting under the sun on a bright sunny day afternoon (around 27°C) with light breeze. I guess the cooling effect wasn’t working after all. (21 Feb 2019).