Gerbe is a luxury Parisian brand with expensive prices to match. For a long time, they have had an ‘ethnic colours’ collection which claims to “illuminate all types of complexions: Asian, Black, European, Latin…”.
Well, very pale ladies are in luck – the ‘Ecru’ shade is a hard to find pale nude. FleshTone ladies – well – the options available include Dune, Gazelle, Muscat, Camel, Peau Bronzee and Cappuccino. The ‘Camel’ and ‘Cappuccino’ shades are what we think best resemble actual flesh (though some have had success with Dune and Peau Bronzee). The quality is reasonable (lighter deniers are easily torn with this brand), and Gerbe’s tights have a great flat seamless waistband. While this brand doesn’t do it for us because of its high price tag and only adequate FleshTone matching – it may do the job for Francophile hosiery hounds – of which we know some of you are. Prices range from 20 to 30 Euro.