Tights that don't fall down, do they exist?!!

(31 Posts)
Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:04:42

I am seeking the holy grail! I have to wear uniform for work (nurse) but no matter which tights I buy they drive me nuts by falling down. With the weather atm I need thicker ones/fleece type. Please help me wise ones before I go insane!! grin

kaumana Thu 17-Jan-13 23:34:23

Going by a previous thread, it was decided that picking a size up helps i.e 8-10 12, 12-14 large etc

Superene Thu 17-Jan-13 21:40:07

When she gets a ladder in her tights my mum cuts off the offending leg at the top of the thigh, waits til she has two and then wears them as a pair. Not double knickered, but double gussetted! Don't know whether they fall down less though.

ILoveOnionRings Thu 17-Jan-13 18:49:44

Prudence I agree with hoiked to bosom, normal way for my foundation garments grin

CaroleService Thu 17-Jan-13 16:05:36

I like tights with a high waistband. Since I am an apple with a very large behind, they usually cut me in too.

Would the M&S ones work d'you reckon, ilovesimplethings?

lurkingaround Thu 17-Jan-13 15:17:12

Double knickers!! I've heard it all now. You learn something new everyday. Sheesh.

Don't like Primark ones, feel horrible and fall down (no matter what the size).
Am doing well atm with Tesco (is it Velvet) 140 denier. Nice and matt, don't fall down. But am also going to invest in Falke/Wolford when next in town.

But it really irritates me. We can get men and women on the moon, but can't make tights that stay up?

I find it infuriating that you can buy different tights from the same shop/brand and some will fall down and some won't. Arghhh!

And "hipster" tights just shouldn't exist full stop - can anyone keep these up? Tights should be hoiked up to your bosom for extra warmth grin

Chandon Thu 17-Jan-13 07:37:08

I have tried all brands.

The best, imo, are MandS velvet opaque ones, 60 denier, size L for me ( am 14 normally). am 6 ft so prone to falling down tights syndrome.

These tights last YEARS and never ladder, better than wolford.

Flossiechops Thu 17-Jan-13 07:17:09

No not tall only 5ft 3in! Thanks for all of the replies, seems the double knicker method is most popular grin

PastaDee Thu 17-Jan-13 06:44:30

Double knicker here too. blush it does work and means you can wear any tights you like.

kaumana Wed 16-Jan-13 23:41:52

M&S ( top of the range) but buy a size bigger.

clattypatty Wed 16-Jan-13 22:57:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lougle Wed 16-Jan-13 22:52:56

These were on Dragon's Den. They didn't invest, but Theo offered them a trial order to sell them in La Senza, IIRC.

Falke wearer here. Also getting the right size is crucial. Too small and they are effectively too short and fall down, too big and they also fall down. It's a science.

angelinterceptor Wed 16-Jan-13 22:06:27

My DD told me about double knickers apparently it's the approved method for keeping up your tights at her school ( she is 9).
I remember having to do it - but haven't worn tights for years now.

BelleEtLaBete Wed 16-Jan-13 22:04:14

Are you tall, op? I have this as I can never get tights long enough for my lanky pins. I like the primary cosy ones, and I like my shapewear pants on top. Doesn't budge all day (and I'm a drama teacher so really active).

Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 22:02:18

I only heard of the double knicker thing form some of my elderly patients! It's obviously a method that's been around for years!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 16-Jan-13 22:01:34

Someone at work double knickers. I was shock when she told me.

Surely you run the risk of thrush?

QuickLookBusy Wed 16-Jan-13 21:59:20

I did the double knicker thing yesterday, for the first time.

It worked brilliantly and kept me nice and warm!

sansucre Wed 16-Jan-13 21:55:49

Oh my days, double knickers?!! I have never heard of such a thing.

Surely if you're having to wear two pairs to keep your tights up, it's time to consider a change in the brand of tights you wear.

Another vote for primark super cosy (but none of their other tights)

I also have no trouble with tesco tights. I have tried lots of more expensive brands but tescos are the only ones that don't fall down for me.

itsthesimplethings Wed 16-Jan-13 21:09:39

I get the M&S 3D ones, 60 den. They have the comfiest waistband I've every worn. I do sometimes double knicker too though, although haven't had to with the 3D ones yet.

1gglePiggle Wed 16-Jan-13 21:03:10

I also recommend Primark super cosy! They are lined with fleece do super warm and they are the only tights I've had that I don't need to do wonder woman style pants over the top!

Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:44:53

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I will investigate! Double knickers has been suggested before but I only wear thongs! Maybe they may work just as well!

Definitely double knickers, I made the rookie mistake of going out with only one pair of knickers on and had to keep hoiking my tights back up, they ended up falling down around my knees in primark. That was quite embarrassing.

dizzy77 Wed 16-Jan-13 20:39:32

I should clarify that means one pair inside the tights, and one on top.

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