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anyone found any maternity tights that actually stay up?

(38 Posts)
dinkystinky Wed 27-Feb-13 20:51:09

On third pregnancy and rediscovering why I hate maternity tights, 2 different brands so far tried and with both I have ended up with the gusset falling down to my knees by the end of the day! I have tried sizing up but they are even worse. So anyone found any that stay up?

fertilityFTW Wed 27-Feb-13 20:52:44

Haven't washed them yet but quite pleased with a pair I got from Jo-Jo Maman Bebe. I'm a small and they only had medium and its actually been just fine.

AmberLav Wed 27-Feb-13 20:55:20

My pair from Jojo haven't stayed up yet! An old mothercare pair were much better, but I've lost them!

I got some from Debenhams and they are pretty good. I got size small and I'm a 10, they stayed up over bump all day too

dinkystinky Wed 27-Feb-13 20:56:18

Hmm one of the fall down pairs was from JoJo sadly. Will give mother care a go. Thanks both.

cakesonatrain Wed 27-Feb-13 20:56:26


caramelgirl Wed 27-Feb-13 20:57:39

Only if I tuck a vest or t shirt in. Then they'll stay up all day. Super foxy look...

MadCap Wed 27-Feb-13 20:58:25

Have you tried the Mama Spanx ones yet. I found they helped with beginning of pgp too.

dinkystinky Wed 27-Feb-13 21:05:07

Camel - may end up having to give that a go - bloody things!

Right - debenhams and mama spanx being added to the to try list...

Bearandcub Wed 27-Feb-13 21:08:05

Try hold-ups instead?

mamababa Wed 27-Feb-13 21:10:28

H&M mama were the best I had and not too pricey either.

MissingDietCoke Wed 27-Feb-13 21:11:17

H&M Mama ones have been my pregnancy staple! Now 38 weeks and still staying up fine!

dinkystinky Wed 27-Feb-13 21:12:46

Ooh 2 votes for H and M Mama tights sounds promising!

Zara1984 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:14:57

H&M Mama and Eastern European ones off eBay

All others were saggy rubbish.

Until you get a big bump the M&S medium support ones are good.

AmandaPayne Wed 27-Feb-13 21:15:40

Yup, I did hold ups. You can even get opaque ones if you dig about.

Havingkittens Wed 27-Feb-13 22:12:17

I have some knitted Noppies ones from Pretty Pregnant which are only just starting to fall down occasionally at 34 weeks (I've had them since about 14 weeks).

LadyMetroland Wed 27-Feb-13 22:18:41

Jojo ones fall down and waistband/bumpband doesn't come high enough

M&s similar but marginally better. Always out of stock though (like everything decent in Marks and Spencer)

I wear pg leggings from boden which are like really thick tights but without feet, obviously. Only thing is I only have one pair and can't justify expense of buying more for such a short time.

happyjustobeme Wed 27-Feb-13 22:20:43

I found h and m to be brilliant all the way through to term. About £8 a pair I think.

Springforward Wed 27-Feb-13 22:29:00

Mothercare ones are holding up well at 26 weeks here.

helebear Wed 27-Feb-13 22:30:26

I have taken to wearing a pair of knickers on top of my(h&m and m&s) maternity tights to keep them up as I'm so sick of ending up with the crotch of my tights by my knees!

CityDweller Wed 27-Feb-13 22:41:14

I have two pairs and both stay up - mothercare and M&S. The mothercare ones are more comfy though, and they also withstood me taking a flying fall in them and grazing my knee (but somehow they didn't rip or ladder).

ChairmanWow Thu 28-Feb-13 05:24:55

Another vote for Mothercare. Also Blooming Marvellous.

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 28-Feb-13 05:42:37

Another fan of H&M ones here. I've been wearing them since the first hint of a bump and they haven't fallen down.

jaffajiffy Thu 28-Feb-13 06:35:16

Another vote for hold ups here - and you can wear them post pg as well.

TeaOperated Thu 28-Feb-13 06:41:27

H&M mama and mothercare both brilliant for me - and I'm both tall and curvy, which is something tights manufacturers don't normally allow for. Both still staying up - and providing light bump support - at 36 weeks.

Dh2812 Thu 28-Feb-13 06:45:53

Debenhams. they have stayed up so far.

Coleminer Thu 28-Feb-13 07:00:24

Boots ones were best for me, I got a bigger size though

BarmeeMarmee Thu 28-Feb-13 07:47:33

Boots stayed up for me although I will admit I didn't wear them a huge amount.

talulahbeige Thu 28-Feb-13 09:24:16

Mothercare are terrible, my usual size are round my knees within an hour. Size smaller are marginally better

glossyflower Thu 28-Feb-13 10:47:47

I got mother care tights and I'm having problems with getting them to stay up. I thought it might be because I machine washed them not hand wash.
I'm going to try the h&m mama ones after reading these posts.

dinkystinky Thu 28-Feb-13 10:58:50

Thanks all - am going to give H&M Mama a go. I used hold ups last time round but hate the bulges of fat you get at the top (or maybe its just me)...

Radiator1234 Thu 28-Feb-13 11:26:13

Boots and h+m. Both inexpensive too.

learnermummy Thu 28-Feb-13 12:57:07

Don't wear them a lot but my M&S ones have been fine.

Msbluesky32 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:33:54

H&m although I did find they were quite long on me - still did the job though. Hold ups just fell down...tried those for a wedding and ended up waddling to a h&m in search of tights as the darn things gradually fell down my legs in a Nora batty fashion - not pretty.

ILoveNoodles Thu 28-Feb-13 17:10:50

sainburys are really good if you've got a bump. I've got three pairs and am now 33 weeks.

iamci Thu 28-Feb-13 21:37:00

I've got a pair of m&s ones and they're at nightmare. spend all day pulling them back up!

dinkystinky Fri 01-Mar-13 12:55:54

Am in shock - am wearing a pair from Vertbaudet today which seem to be staying up so far...

Have been to H&M and got some of their tights to try out too.

MortifiedAdams Fri 01-Mar-13 13:02:35

H&M for me too.

Im still wearing a year after dd, as they are so so comfy and fit with no bump too!

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