The Ultra Soft Stirrup Tight is a matte semi-opaque tight featuring tactel yarn for unparalleled comfort and performance, a 1"plush elastic waistband, and a dyed-to-match gusset. Ultra Soft is the most popular Capezio tight collection and is ideal for all types of dance.
These are the only tights I buy for my daughter during competition season. With other brands, we can go through multiple pairs during a single competition weekend. The Capezio ultrasoft tights can last through several competitions and still look new. I wash them with the rest of our laundry and they do not pill or snag. They do run a bit small, so I would recommend buying a size up. My daughter is 10 years old and 4'9". I buy her the adult small/med and they fit great.
My daughter has worn these tights to competitions for 2 years straight and they haven't gotten even as much as a snag in them! But you might want to order a size up or they will be too snug on your feet.
These tights are wonderful, except for two things. The color is orange-like(I got the light suntan) and the hole for the stirrup is tight and leaves marks for the first couple weeks. But on the plus side, I've had them for 10 months and they don't even have a snag after rough use! I've read other reviews and they said not for tall people, but I'm 5'4 and 106 lbs and had no problem with the sizing of the S/M. Overall great tights and I'd probably buy them again for classes but not for performance because of the color.
These tights are luxuriously soft and seem to be sturdy and well made. I ordered the L/XL but they were not long enough for my long lower body. The dyed gusset is a black portion over white fabric that shows through, which I do not like because I wear tights over leotard. The crotch is reinforced which is great, but you can see the large rectangular patch where the reinforcement stitching is! That area is probably less noticeable if the tights are long enough. Also, the Capezio package says the tights are made with a knit waistband which I mistook for a thick waistband made from the same knit material as the tights. Not so. The DDS info is correct, it is a sewn-on elastic band. I prefer a continuous-knit waistband on my tights for an uninterrupted line. Definitely order a size up, but if you're already in the L/XL/Tall range, good luck!