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tights ... Aibu to think they are a torture device?

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TwuntingCrow Thu 22-Feb-18 01:12:49

So I have recently returned to work after my littlest started nursery . I'm struggling with being in grown up clothes for the office but the worst part is tights !
Why can't I find decent opaques that don't ride down around the waist?
What causes them to bloody roll down anyway? It's driving m crazy and I look like Nora batty by lunch ..... please tell me
why this is happening - and/ recommend me. some that won't do that......

Poppins2016 Thu 22-Feb-18 01:18:29

Sounds as though they're the wrong size - probably too big!

I can't really recommend anything though - sorry - I'm still trying to find my holy grail, tights that stay up but don't cut me in half!

For this reason I tend to wear hold ups, sooo comfy (and I justify the slightly higher expense with the fact I only have to throw half a pair away if one ladders...). Sainsbury's own brand are good.

I'll be watching with interest...

Tartyflette Thu 22-Feb-18 01:26:28

And even when they do stay up they're so uncomfortable around the crotch. Can't stand them.
(Sorry, not helpful. )
I only wear dresses or skirts when it's summertime and can go bare-legged. The rest of the year I'm in trousers or jeans.
Perhaps you could try an expensive brand like Wolford? People seem to like them, there must be a reason....

Monoblock67 Thu 22-Feb-18 01:49:37

I feel your pain, I hate tights too! I find wearing a layer of pants, tights, then pants again a good way to keep them from falling down is quite successful.

KC225 Thu 22-Feb-18 07:03:58

But a lifesaver if you get chub rub.

Boots used to do good opaques

SueGeneris Thu 22-Feb-18 07:09:14

I love tights. I never wear them but love being held in. You do need to pull them up to your armpits though! DH thinks I look ridiculous.

Hellywelly10 Thu 22-Feb-18 07:15:50

Hate tights. But my m&s once aren't too bad.

Eminybob Thu 22-Feb-18 07:17:52

I like to buy a size up, so that the waist band comes right up to my boobs. That’s the only way I can get them to stop rolling down.

ParadiseCity Thu 22-Feb-18 07:18:57

You need an elastic belt, I got one from Amazon called Tights Up and DD and I both share it for wearing tights or leggings. Actually changed my life. Marvellous invention.

Sarsparella Thu 22-Feb-18 07:23:45

I never have this issue with tights unless they’re too small - get decent M&S ones with plenty of Lycra content and maybe buy a size bigger than you’ve got

blackberryfairy Thu 22-Feb-18 07:27:29

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Sparklingbrook Thu 22-Feb-18 07:31:05

Urgh I hate everything about tights, I can't wear them.

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 22-Feb-18 07:33:55

M&S do opaques with an extra wide waistband, think they're Autograph, which don't fall down or dig in at the waist to give that muffin top look. They only come in black but are the best I've tried.

PaperdollCartoon Thu 22-Feb-18 07:36:34

I recently discovered the solution to this - cut down the waistband front middle seam about 2.5cm. Stops them rolling down. I had M&S and Wolfords both riding down, now neither do. It’s s revelation, especially as I’m currently carrying rather more belly chub than I’d like and the rolling was rather depressing!

Also don’t be tempted to go up a size of the smaller one does generally fit, bigger ones will sag more in the leg.

milleniumhandandprawn Thu 22-Feb-18 07:38:26

Another vote for m and s here - my favourites are the 3 40denier for £4 pack.
I get a large - for the length - and they never ever roll down.

Another top tip - hand wash and air dry tights - I take mine in the shower with me. The washing machine and tumble dryer MURDER tights.
It’s possible everyone else knows this already... domestic goddess I am NOT

strawberrysparkle Thu 22-Feb-18 07:38:28

Wear a pair of pants over your tights!

Bananmanfan Thu 22-Feb-18 07:40:49

I always wear a pair of DH's boxers over the top, not very sophisticated, but stops them rolling down.

Amanduh Thu 22-Feb-18 07:42:24

I love tights. Knickers, tights, then a pair of cotton or granny knickers over the top smile

PaperdollCartoon Thu 22-Feb-18 07:43:26

Ya’ll seriously all need to try the cut the waistband trick.

WhataLovelyPear Thu 22-Feb-18 07:44:45

I love tights!! So warm and so much better than they used to be - I can remember them in the 80s before lycia and they always sagged at the crotch, which feels terrible.

Are your tights new, or do they date back a few years? I find opaques don't ladder that often, which means I have some that are several years old and I've noticed the elasticity is starting to die now. I don't get the waistband rolling thing but I do get them slowly sliding down until I have Nora Batty ankles.

thefutureisours Thu 22-Feb-18 07:45:10

Primark opaque tights are great.

sandgrown Thu 22-Feb-18 07:45:36

I do that too Eminy but by afternoon I look like Norah Batty. I hate tights but I think my legs are too fat for holdups

Whisky2014 Thu 22-Feb-18 07:46:29

Usually if they roll down they are actually too small. But a bigger size.

daydreamnation Thu 22-Feb-18 07:47:35

Love tights! I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and despite being trim, trousers feel uncomfortable and tight whatever the size or cut.
I buy tights a size too big and hoik them up to my armpits grin

Toffeelatteplease Thu 22-Feb-18 07:49:36

Another vote for marks and spencers, they are gorgeous, fairly indestructible (mine have lasted years of washing) but quite expensive. Primarks opaques whilst not being as thick or silky as Marks and spencer don't roll down and are bargainous. (Better if you destroy indestructible opaques like DD does)

Always find opaques way more comfy than any other forms of trousers jeans etc. But I find the opposite to the above I tend to get the larger size rather than smaller. I think it depends on whether you get roll down (where the waist rolls down, I dont) or pull down where the crotch ends up around your knees,which is my problem with bad opaques

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