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AIBU to expect hold ups to stay up?

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ShoesieQ Fri 27-Jan-17 17:29:46

I've tried a few brands now and every single one, without exception, ends up round my knees within an hour or two. Does anyone know of any that actually stay up?

PS Sadly this is certainly NOT because my thighs are like twigs - quite the opposite blush

helenfagain Fri 27-Jan-17 17:32:06

Tesco Ines are great.

helenfagain Fri 27-Jan-17 17:32:21

Ones, not Ines!

trinity0097 Fri 27-Jan-17 17:33:25

Why not just wear tights?!

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 27-Jan-17 17:33:59

I've always found they pull the fine hairs on my legs out in an excruciating manner on the way down, too! (Outs self as not waxing to waist height).

SingingInTheRainstorm Fri 27-Jan-17 17:34:41

I think it is hit and miss. Most swear by M&S, I've worn M&S for years, but for a wedding got a pair from Debenhams, slightly more expensive, but felt a lot more secure and the 'hold up' part was more substantial.

OooohHorlicks Fri 27-Jan-17 17:35:33

No YANBU but it was a long search for me. Wolford do some lovely ones that look pretty AND stay up but for almost £30 a pair I couldn't justify it.

John Lewis do some warm, thick 60 denier for £8. They wash well and I've not yet had a disaster. Last few pairs saw me through a whole year.

Girlwhowearsglasses Fri 27-Jan-17 17:36:19

No moisturiser whatsoever. Once went out in broad daylight on a date wearing them with moisturiser and had to walk along holding them up. OMG it was so embarrassing

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Fri 27-Jan-17 17:38:37

It's a matter of engineering.

Consider the shape of your legs. Tapered downward they are a natural shape for holdups to fall down. The only way to keep them up is a very sticky band of something like silicone. But is if is sticky enough it will make your skin sweat. If it allows the skin to breath it won't stick then they will fall down.

Not using body lotion or anything that coats the skin with any sort of emulsified oil will assist the hold ups to hold up.. but that may in turn aggravate dry skin.

icy121 Fri 27-Jan-17 17:46:02

Suspender belt?

Schwifty Fri 27-Jan-17 18:45:12

Primark! I swear by them and they last ages too if you wash them carefully.

Deux Fri 27-Jan-17 18:54:36

I've found the more expensive brands - Fogal and Wolford - were great. Really deep band of lace at the top gave more grip than the ones with a narrow band at the top.

They are expensive but ime they do last.

IWantATardis Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:42

The only workable solution I found for this was suspender belt and stockings.

Esspee Fri 27-Jan-17 19:04:52

Can't wear tights and hold ups don't work for me either. Have worn stockings with suspenders on a few occasions but mostly I just go bare legs in summer, trousers in winter.

Talith Fri 27-Jan-17 19:12:23

Get them a size smaller. I am size 12/14 -- 5 foot 7 and about 10 stone. You would think this equates to medium or large. I opt for small and they stay up. Else get a good old fashioned suspender belt. Just attach it on the nylon not the fancy topping if you don't have stockings.

ILikeyourHairyHands Fri 27-Jan-17 19:35:21

Always Wolfords here, never had any bother with them in about 25 years, every forray into cheaper brands has resulted in 'interesting' wardrobe malfunctions.

Pricey but they do last.

hefzi Fri 27-Jan-17 20:10:45

Stockings HQ used to do a hold up glue stick thing : I don't know if you're chubby of thigh, as I am, but I find the glue thing solves the slithering down issue completely.

ShoesieQ Sat 28-Jan-17 09:11:15

Thank you lovely MNers for giving me hope! FYI I haven't bothered with them for years, but am getting married in March and thought I'd give them another go smile. And am not sure a suspender belt will work with the dress.

PS Girlwhowearsglasses - I did exactly the same thing - but at a job interview. That included a full tour of the site blush

Patchouli666 Sat 28-Jan-17 10:31:05

Gave up with them. Guess the clue is in the name...hold ups, not stay ups!

EchidnasPhone Sat 28-Jan-17 10:37:57

Soap! Rub a tiny bit of soap on the silicone sticky bit, bar soap is better, and they don't fall down.

RandomWordsandaNumber5 Sat 28-Jan-17 10:40:33

Wouldn't wear any but Wolfords. They are expensive but will last if you take care of them and they never fall down. Well worth the money.

HeCantBeSerious Sat 28-Jan-17 10:40:39

I use the glue mentioned above. Got it from Amazon.

ShadowsInTheDarkness Sat 28-Jan-17 10:53:06

I use tescos, have been washing and wearing daily the same 5 pairs for around 2 years now and still going strong. I second going down a size, am a medium dress size but buy hold ups in small.

MoonGeek Sat 28-Jan-17 11:27:16

Wolford. They last and last if you take care of them. Worth the money.

Stoneagemum Sat 28-Jan-17 11:47:08

A spritz of hair spray on your thigh where the silicone sits works for me

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