I'm shocked by the amount of fraeks who wear pants over tights

(102 Posts)
BonnyDay Sat 06-Oct-12 15:45:06

er "Hello - this is Lycra calling!"

OR even fraekier - bloody wear two pairs of tights - like a giant human onion.

or tights and spanks - like a vast be-polyestered Wurst

Last night I wore a pair of tights that reached my bra line fgs. that was weird enough

Pinot Mon 08-Oct-12 16:15:13

2 gussets? Not for me <scratches at the very notion>

katykoo Mon 08-Oct-12 12:46:43

No !! Its true, thought everyone did it... Oh dear..Not sure where I got idea (probably was Viz in my poor student days). My sister does it, I have even introduced it to my 11 year old, she was well impressed. Give it a go girls !

NorbertDentressangle Sun 07-Oct-12 20:47:12

ROFL Katy -thats a tip you've taken from Viz top tips page surely? Admit it!

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 07-Oct-12 20:44:12

Lol katy I can't believe you do that, that's nuts grin

katykoo Sun 07-Oct-12 20:41:39

When I have 2 pairs of tights with a ladder in a leg, I cut off the laddered leg so I half 2 half pairs of tights. I then put on one leg then the other.. voila! a new pair of tights !

HotSlate Sun 07-Oct-12 20:35:42

Nylon tights are just the work of the devil, that's all there is to it. Sweaty, sausagey, riding-downy horrors.

Leggings just work so much better - they stay up, don't make you sweaty - if leggings can do it, why can't tights confused

I wish someone would just make leggings with FEET in and I'd be sorted for stuff I can't wear leggings with.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 07-Oct-12 19:02:03

I know hugo, but I am very tall so need large for the lenght if not the width iyswim.

FairPhyllis Sun 07-Oct-12 18:49:56

I am 5'6, size 12 and pear shaped. I almost always buy XL tights (except from John Lewis as they really are XL, I found out) and they are very comfy and do not give me Nora Batty legs.

Ignore the sizing guide on the box - it's always wrong!

NorbertDentressangle Sun 07-Oct-12 18:09:58

Don't Spanx just redistribute the flabby bits?

As for all the doubling/tripling up of tights, pants, bras etc.....bizarre

hugoagogo Sun 07-Oct-12 17:58:11

Well I think that if a 'large' equates to a size 8-10, then something is going very wrong in the tights sizing department. shock

No wonder so many people have trouble getting them to fit.

runamile Sun 07-Oct-12 17:50:33

When I was a teenager, my mother used to tell me to wear pants over tights to keep them up (this was pre-lycra - can't see the need any more.) One day I wore a pair of loose frilly pants which gradually made their way down to my knees as the day went on. As I was wearing a short skirt at the time, this caused great amusement to the staff and customers in the shop where I was working. I have never done it since.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 07-Oct-12 17:44:40

I wear large as well and am a size 8-10.

I am very long waisted and have found that the best tights for long gusset (what a terrible word) are either primark 1000 denier or whatever or Charnos from house of frase, not too expensive (8 quid) and last forever, I have got a couple of pairs I have had for years.

I don't see the point of spanx - whenevr I have worn them they have been supremely uncomfortable and made my stomach area look odd. I don't think they can give you a flat stomach if you haven't got one iyswim.

ReneandGeorgetteMagritte Sun 07-Oct-12 17:43:24

I needed to wear pants over tights as unless I buy expensive ones they are never long enough. I am a size 10, probably 34" inside leg and an L isn't long enough. I can occasionally get an xxl or tall fit, but it tends to cost me lots which I resent.

I tried hold ups instead but the sticky stuff gave me a rash.

Given up now and wear leggings or footless tights with boots.

Or trousers.

Pinot Sun 07-Oct-12 17:35:07

Pretty Polly have just launched a range for big or tall women called Curves

BonnyDay Sun 07-Oct-12 17:28:56

I have 32 inch legs. Size 12. Wear large.

I dont think all spanx wearers look terrible or sausagey, but badly fitted ones do. And they don't look right under all fabrics either.

TittyWhistles Sat 06-Oct-12 18:35:14

Tights squinch my bum cheeks when I sit down and give them the itch! But I'd love a pair that came up so high they had arm holes in.

YES!! Me too. Are you paying attention Primarni?

jamaisjedors Sun 07-Oct-12 17:20:45

I agree about the medium sizing being misleading. I am 5ft4 and an 8-10 and wear a medium in tights.

I do not need to wear knickers over them to keep them up.

Size up methinks!

noddyholder Sun 07-Oct-12 17:00:23

I am loving all the spanx sausage women! They look terrible you can tell everything is sort of flattened and pushed up down and all around.

PerryCombover Sun 07-Oct-12 12:40:56

I've worn Spanx on two occasion
Once I thought I might pass out and removed them and the other I was unconvinced that they made me thinner just more like a wider flatter sausage

Multiples of knickers, tights, Spanx bras etc means you are buying either the wrong size or the wrong size for that product.
Cos you are normally a medium does not mean you are always a medium Ffs.

I think that there are loads of tights for fatties but fewer for fat tall women.
I had a prob with tights when I was fat and wore opaque stockings instead

cocolepew Sun 07-Oct-12 12:22:47

When I was younger I was always cold and would wear opaques under leggings.

I now know what I always had thrush blush

Caerlaverock Sun 07-Oct-12 12:12:39

Not snell enell

Caerlaverock Sun 07-Oct-12 12:12:25

Fraeks in 2 bras, get yourselves an snell bra. Not a particularly good look but contains the norms marvellously for running

BonnyDay Sun 07-Oct-12 12:06:19

Agree bet the larger ladies are still buying medium and vice Versa.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 07-Oct-12 11:49:19

what do the high denier tights do to your ankles?

And how do you avoid our legs looking like tre trunks with two pairs of opaques?

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