I finally got a chance to carefully examine the Silks Waistband-Free Tights [style #19295] in black of all 3 sizes. It seems that the recent batches of #19295 in black are relatively all correct. I highly recommend that consumers of #19295 in black read the rest of my post for the specifics.
For the most part, there are 3 things that are important for each size: the leg length [from the gusset to the tip of the toes]; the panty length [from the gusset to the top of the waistband]; the panty width.
Unfortunately, the leg lengths of #19295 in black are not always as proportionate as the size chart may indicate. If 3 women go into the store, and each buys a separate size, then it is still possible that each of them will leave the store with the same leg lengths. I checked all of the black size 3 pairs, and a lot of the black size 1 & 2 pairs. All of them are very close to the black size 2 pairs. In some cases it was very hard to tell. Hosiery-leg length should be the most important factor in deciding what to buy.
All of the panty portions were what I would expect: the black size 3 panty portions were longer than the black size 2 panty portions, which were longer than the black size 1 panty portions.
I never bothered checking for width.
I think that this all means that you could pretty much assume that your hosiery will be long enough, when you order according to the sizing chart, but it might mean that you are getting more panty portion than you need. Usually, you are told to order the next size up, if fall near the top of your size category. For style #19295, and many Silks and Energizers styles, this is no longer true. You should definitely not order a size up, if you are looking for a short panty.
The best news is that modern hosiery does not slide down very easily, so you do not need to worry about the length being too long, unless your inseam plus feet are less than 20″.
The best advice is to contact me, and let me know your inseam and weight, and whether or not you like your panty to be low rise or high rise.
If you have any technical questions about the garment, then please leave a comment below.
Thank you for reading!