I wear Xhilaration tights a lot, basically everyday to work in the winter. I usually opt for the 120D opaque for winter (for that complete black out look) but for fall and spring the 120D feels a little too dark. So I decided to order the 40D. They were exactly as anticipated. Gave me the color I wanted but with enough of my leg coor showing thru to make it not so 'wintery'. Now the only trouble will be telling the 120D apart from the 40D when they are in drawer. ;-/
I guess for $6, you get what you pay for, but I have purchased tights at Target before and had zero issues. For reference, I’m 5’5” and 120-125 lbs, which is squarely in the S/M size. (The sizing chart online is true to the sizing chart on the package.) I spent my entire day with the crotch of these tights sitting mid thigh despite my continually adjusting them. For my height, M/L is supposedly for 150-180 lbs, which will likely be too large. I purchased four of these and will be returning the three that are unopened.
The heather gray are my staple tights--they aren't amazing but they look great & fit flexibly on my 16/18 sized hips/thighs--I do have to restock every winter but honestly for $10 or less per pair I'm not that mad