Review: Oroblù Pearl 15 tights

      I picked up this one during one of UK tights’ big sale.  It turned out to be one of my great buys.  Swipe down to see why…

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ Soft and silky, very comfortable to the skin.
⊕ Almost pressure-free waistband made it very comfortable to wear.

⊗ Light reinforced toe only covers a very small fraction of the toe section.

Packaging & product description

      The packaging is very much the same as other Oroblù styles I reviewed before.  I have included some images for a clear illustration (see below).

      I find the product description online and on the rear cover more or less the same. I have extracted the one on the back cover, which reads:

“Elegant high-quality tights, very sheer and very pleasant to the touch.  Perfect and natural leg grip.  Sheer to waist.  Flat seams invisible under clothing.  Cotton gusset.  Maxi size with big gusset.  Invisible and resistant toe.”

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Appearance & texture

      The Oroblù Pearl 15 are sheer tights (15 denier) in discreet sheen fashion.  It is sheer-to-waist.  The total length of the tights is 83.5cm when laid on a flat surface.  The distance between the tip of the waistband and the crotch is 27cm.  The tights is smooth and silky to the touch, and also very stretchy.  The knitted waistband measures 4cm wide.  Immediately below the waistband is a 6cm wide fingerband.  There is no tag or identification on the inner rear of the waistband.  In addition, there is a cotton gusset, and the toes are lightly reinforced.

      The composition is 70% polyamide and 30% elastane.

Oroblù Pearl 15 tights promotional image (sourced from Oroblù)
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The entire leg is shaped.
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The foot section is also shaped.

Size range

      The size ranges from S to MAXI.  I have included the size chart below.  Size L is used in this review.

Oroblù Pearl 15 tights size chart.

Colour

      At the time of writing this review, there are 7 colours available on the Oroblù website.  They are (from left to right): Amber, Black, Blue, Nude, Smoke, Soft and Sun.  I bought Nude for this review.

Oroblù Pearl 15 tights colour selection (sourced from Oroblù)

Impression

FIT

      The fit was very good and the size was true to the size chart recommendation.  One interesting note was that the panty is long and the tight contain high amounts of elastane.  For this reason I could easily pull the waistband to above the waist (below the ribs).  This also implies that the panty can fit a more rounded body with ease.  Similarly, the envelopment was very good.  The tights hug the legs firmly and uniformly, again thanks to its great stretchiness.

      Since there is no tag or identification on the inner side of the waistband, I relied on the shaping of the foot to differenciate front and back.

      The knitted waistband didn’t roll or sag, and was almost pressure free.  It was thus very comfortable.

LOOK

      The discreet sheen appearance is my favourite.  It glittered like little pearls even in ambient light environment.  The colour was evenly distributed, and the quality looked superb!

      Although advertised as 15 denier, it looked as if they are 10 denier, ultra-sheer tights. In other words, it has a look of an ultra-sheer tights, but slightly more durable.

      The product description says “invisible and resistant toe”.  In reality, it is lightly reinforced, as you can see from the picture below.  However, the reinforced section only covers a small fraction of the toe.  In the case the seams tend to slide under the toes (like I do), it won’t be so useful.

FEEL

      The texture felt very soft and silky, making the tights very comfortable to wear even for long periods of time.  It was also pretty stretchy.  In addition, the tights are light and breathable.

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Final words

      I like the Pearl 15 tights due to its appearance and feel.  What I didn’t mention before is that it has a similar feel to the Oroblù Divine 10 tights but cost significantly less.  I absolutely recommend this one!

      The Pearl 15 tights is available for €12.95, £12.95 or USD$24 in the Oroblù online shop.  Prices differ in other third party online retailers.

Oroblù website (English)