Wolford tights; are they worth the money?

(31 Posts)
Notkeenonzumba Fri 23-Aug-13 17:20:16

I get fed up each winter with hoiking my tights up all the time, and thought that this winter, rather than buying numerous pairs of crap Primark tights, I'll buy a couple of pairs of really good quality tights instead that will hopefully last all winter.

Are Wolford ones worth the money? Are there any other good brands that perhaps aren't as pricey?

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:25:40

I don't know about Wolford's or how much they cost, tbh. I just ordered these with 20% off from Boden (thick knit ribbed). The reviews are very positive. The code, if you want to order, is MCES.
I hope I can return if they don't fit...this only just occurred to me... Bugger!
Anyhow, here's a link to the tights:
I got the navy and berry but I'm lusting after the green and brown pairs too!
www.boden.co.uk/en-GB/Womens-Accessories/Socks-Tights/AD129/Womens-Chunky-Knit-Tights.html

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:26:41

They came out at £23.20 with free del with that code.

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Fri 23-Aug-13 17:33:48

I've had quite a few pairs of Wolford tights, some very sheer,and also some opaque ones. They are definitely worth the money. Have had some brown opaque for at least 11 years. shock They do have some bobbly bit around where the top of my knee boot sits, but that is all.

Sometimes quite reduced in TKMaxx.

Graceparkhill Fri 23-Aug-13 17:35:22

Wolford are amazing and well worth the money. Falke are also good but v long( I am only 5ft 2 so long is a problem)

They are good, but I've only ever bought them in the sales and even then they are expensive. They come up v big too, so haven't solved the hoiking problem for me! Personally, I prefer Charnos or M&S Autograph.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:38:49

I'll add another rec:
M&S Autograph merino tights (thin they're 100 denier, so nice and thick..and warm). I've worn the same pair for three or four years now (not straight, you'll understand! Ha Ha!) and while there is slight bobbling here and there, the toes are all intact and no laddering. I think they're about £10 a pair and come in lots of nice, albeit conventional, Wintery shades (charcoal marl, plum, brown, black, navy) I'm hoping this year that they'll add in a nice bottle green or dark teal (the site's only showing black right now but I'm guessing they'll add more colours really soon).
Here's a link:
http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autograph-Merino-Denier-Sheer-Tights/dp/B003RM724K?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-1&qid=1377275855&pf_rd_r=1NGM679EFH3QESJNEWZG&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=321381407&pf_rd_s=center-3

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:39:22
sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 17:52:52

Might be a bit expensive though well worth the money I would say.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 17:55:14

Falke- from J Lewis- are marvellous. For anyone who likes TMI they have a proper gusset and proper toes. They cost £25 which seems barmy but they kept me really warm- as warm as leggings or trousers. I'm short too but the fit was fine.
I've also got some M&S Autograph merino and they are nice but not as thick.

Witco Fri 23-Aug-13 17:57:06

Yes, I wouldn't buy anything else now.

shallweshop Fri 23-Aug-13 17:58:11

I love Wolford opaque tights - they are practically indestructible! I have had several pairs which have lasted years. Well worth the money.

mysteryfairy Fri 23-Aug-13 17:59:42

Well worth the money but I always buy on sale, as said earlier often to be found in tk maxx, but also often go to 70% off in other sales (especially if you are a fan of interesting coloured tights!).

Marylou2 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:00:57

Can't wait to get back into opaques and Wolford are my preferred brand. If you live in the North West a trip to the Wolford outlet at Cheshire Oaks is worthwhile.

Somethingtothinkabout Fri 23-Aug-13 18:02:03

I like Wolford but the black opaque ones I got weren't great, certainly no better than the M&S autograph ones (I get 60 denier).

I do have a few nude/patterned ones from Wolford though and they are FAB!

MrsDavidBowie Fri 23-Aug-13 18:33:27

I love Wolfordtights....wore them in the eighties with my power suits and killer heels grin

i am planning a revival of revealing my legs this autumn after years in trousers and oots, so will be going to the Wolford shop to see what they have.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:35:11

After reading the thread I have just purchased a pair of the berry tights.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:36:13

berry and navy even

Tweet2tweet Fri 23-Aug-13 20:02:07

I bought Falke sat year, two pairs costing £40. Biggest waste of cash, bobbled, lost shape and general disappointment.
Bought some Aristoc in the Lewis' sale, I'm hoping they will be better.

JennySense Fri 23-Aug-13 20:13:36

Yes!
[I'm heartened to read other MNetters are still wearing ones years old - found it hard to get my head round I can still wear a pair of tights almost older than my teenage DD !]

JustBecauseICan Fri 23-Aug-13 20:15:10

Absolutely! I have Wolford tights from 1990.

They are still absolutely perfect.

Sunnysummer Fri 23-Aug-13 20:16:59

Love my wolford tights! They last forever, provided you are careful about washing

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:28:44

Wow Wolford tights from 1990 . That is so good that you can still wear them after all this time. I hope the ones I have can last me that long as I will save a fortune.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 20:41:24

Tweet how did you wash your Falke's? Mine are still as new and I wash on a gentle wool cycle.

Kezztrel Fri 23-Aug-13 20:48:33

I prefer Aristoc and Falke as they have wide waistbands. I find Wolford really uncomfortable and tight round the waist, although they are lovely and last brilliantly. I can't stand anything tight round my middle, not sure why, I have a v small waist <boasty>.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 22:05:08

Mine are quite new too and washing on a gentle wool cycle too.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 22:44:19

Oooooooooooh I forgot about the wide waistband on Falke- yes it's fab because it doesn't cut you in two by the end of the day. ( and same for the gusset.)

sharonfagan1991 Sat 24-Aug-13 00:36:32

I cant wait to try the navy and berry ones I bought earlier when I receive them. They look ideal for winter.

AmethystMoon Sat 24-Aug-13 23:00:59

I got two pairs of Wolford opaque a today at Bicester Village. One black and one anthracite (lovely dark grey). £14 each, usually £19. So pleased smile

GeorginaWorsley Sat 24-Aug-13 23:07:07

Agree the Autograph merino are excellent.

I have to agree with the pro Wolford crowd, they are amazing but only as long as you look after them. I have several pairs ranging from opaques to sheer micro nets and 10 denier nudes and I always wash them in a hosiery bag. This stops them snagging on anything else in the wash, there's nothing worse than finding a snag on a £15 pair of tights!
The opaques are probably not a huge amount better than the posh M&S merino range but the more sheer wolfords I have are worth every penny.

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