To think tights just don't stay up?

(78 Posts)
ditziness Mon 10-Dec-12 23:09:03

They are a con! Regardless of what style or brand I'm hoiking at my gusset all bloody day! Need two pairs of knickers to keep them up, or tuck them in my bra strap. Advice please! What makes and styles are good for which heights and sizes? If you have a pair of tights that fit and are comfy, enlighten us. We need a definitive list.

MrsKeithRichards Mon 10-Dec-12 23:13:39

You tuck your tights into you bra? <the mind boggles>

Pair of pants over does the trick!

ditziness Mon 10-Dec-12 23:16:01

I find in order to get the legs long enough I need to buy bigger size, so then am left with surplus body that I tuck into my bra in a kinda belts and braces affair!

squeakytoy Mon 10-Dec-12 23:19:01

I find the more expensive they are, the better they fit, and also get a size larger than you think you are too.

SantaWearsGreen Mon 10-Dec-12 23:21:44

I buy a bigger size, even bought maternity ones to try that out.. Nope, still hiking them up constantly sad I really want to be able to wear them but just don't work, always had same problem.

Glad i'm not alone!

The secret is to abandon all vanity and size up!

I'm a short 12-14 and I buy XL tights from M&S. The velvety opaques. They're fab and never roll or fall down.

Bunnygotwhacked Mon 10-Dec-12 23:29:32

Two pairs of kecks does the trick one under one over

IloveChristmasandsodoesmydog Mon 10-Dec-12 23:34:33

I had on a new pair of lovely wool tights the other day and I was walking through the town centre and I could feel them start to fall down. By the time I got back to my car about five minutes later the crotch was nearly to my knees and the top of the tights had just about fallen below my arse. Another few minutes and they would have completely fallen down. I could feel my bare arse (had a thong on) against my skirt. It was just so busy I couldn't discreetly pull them up in any way. They went in the bin when I got home.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Mon 10-Dec-12 23:39:36

Don't wear two pairs of tights, you thrush magnets!

Size up. I am a size 8 but buy large (am tall though).

They don't have to be particularly expensive. Best high street tights I find are Primark, madly. Or Sainsburys. I do treat myself to charnos and house of fraser lovelies but I end up ripping the bastards.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Mon 10-Dec-12 23:40:53

Two pairs of knickers, I mean.

cornflowers Mon 10-Dec-12 23:47:59

If they're falling down, it usually means they're too small. Odd really, as clothing usually falls down if its too big.

BonzoDooDah Mon 10-Dec-12 23:55:55

Two pairs of knicker - but I second the M&S opaque ones - they are super and the body bit fits much better than the other brands.

ViperInTheManger Tue 11-Dec-12 00:00:34

The problem is though, if a slinky young thing like Bunny needs XL, what about those of us who are truly XL?

whois Tue 11-Dec-12 00:02:11

Yup yup go a size up!

All my slightly too small right fall down.

Or just wear hold ups to avoid the thrush potential.

IloveChristmasandsodoesmydog Tue 11-Dec-12 00:11:33

Mine fell down because they were too big, I think. They were quite roomy and wrinkly in places, obviously too much. I think I might retrieve them and pout some elastic in the waist. They're only sitting in the bathroom bin and I emptied it beforehand.

Tie a hair bobble tightly round the waistband to get rid of the surplus grin we did this with DD when her elastic had gone in her tights but we were already out before we had noticed!

soontobeburns Tue 11-Dec-12 02:05:13

Yep I agree with opaque ones from m&s. I'm s size 24 with big fat thighs and short too and these are the only ones that fit.

brilliant, need tights for a work do on Thurs and was clueless, now i know which ones to get!

WaitingForMe Tue 11-Dec-12 06:30:42

Just wear stockings, they're so much more comfortable if you buy suspended belts from the likes of What Katie Did rather than Ann Summers.

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Tue 11-Dec-12 06:38:35

I have no idea why people wear them.

Horrible, scratchy things that result in you getting all clammy in the nethers. And don't let you breathe so you end up with thrush! And blow on them and they're snagged!

And for what? You can see right through them to your legs. They aren't warm. and much as you might want to believe otherwise, they don't hide that vein on your calf. You know the one. Oh yes. I see it grin

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 11-Dec-12 07:38:28

Shapers tights are the best. They have a Simon Cowell style waist in a grippy fabric.

I buy xl or they aren't long enough but end up with them falling down as far too big around waist.

We should start a campaign to get tights sold in dress sizes but with different length legs.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 11-Dec-12 07:47:55

I agree stockings are far more comfortable.

I think thick 80 denier opaques are comfortable and far warmer that trousers, but never wear the sheer 10 type tights as they are shite and always end up with Saggy Gusset no matter what size. Hold ups are crap as they are not long enough and the holdy uppy plastic bit makes me itch. Stockings are the best solution, I have got an ancient (classy) suspender belt whick doesn't show lumps and bumps under skirts etc.

Just don't wear them underneath a skater style skirt when walking with colleagues on a windy day in Swindon. Twat's the word.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Tue 11-Dec-12 07:55:57

I only wear thick warm winter tights, no idea about sheer ones but yes, size up massively.

I am 5'10" and a 12 and find H&M size 22-24 fit brilliantly. All my tights are mahoosive and none of them ever fall down.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Tue 11-Dec-12 07:56:33

I buy the body shaping ones and never have a problem with them falling down.

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