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Mini-reviews: Asos, Charnos, and Cervin

I am long overdue for some reviews, so today we’re playing catch up. In this article, I’m talking about the Charnos Hourglass girdle panty, the Cervin Capri 15 denier RHTs, and the ASOS star tights.

Let me get the bad news out of the way first…

The Charnos Hourglass girdle panty was a severe disappointment. First, the panty runs about a size to a size and a half too small. Second, this panty offers no kind of shaping, support, or reinforcement on any of the common “trouble areas” (tummy, hips, and bum) women have. Third, the garters on this panty are extremely flimsy and hard to fasten. It took ten minutes for me to attach my stockings to the rear garters–far too long. Put bluntly, I don’t care if they’re selling this panty for 99¢; it’d still be a waste of your money…which is why I haven’t included any links to merchants selling it.

However, the Cervin stockings were wonderful as always. What I like about the Capri style is that, as an RHT, it’s more suitable for everyday wear. You don’t always want the extra attention backseams bring when you’re walking about. The Cervin Capris are an excellent way to get your nylon fix, discretely. The colors available are rich and true, very bright, but sheer enough to reveal your skin tone. Plus, the nylon is extraordinarily soft and wonderfully comfortable. These are an A+ buy all around. Available from Dollhouse Bettie, StockingsHQ, and LaMagia [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct].

Last, I want to spend a couple of minutes talking about the ASOS star tights. The star tights were an impulse buy…the kind that you regret while waiting for the package to arrive, but fall in love with as soon as it gets here. Not only is the pattern fun, funky, and thoroughly modern, these tights fit like a dream. The only potential downside is that they’re not made of the softest nylon, but at only £3, I really can’t complain. I wore these all day long at a street festival and they didn’t fall, sag, or bag. Who can ask for anything more?

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

2 Comments on this post

  1. Treacle says:

    Glad to hear your perspective, Johanna! :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ditto on the Cervin Capri. High quality, beautiful to look at, durable, and a superb value for the money.

    -Johanna P.

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