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Maternity tights - so expensive!!! Any suggestions?

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MrsTittleMouse Wed 13-Aug-08 15:57:22

Like an idiot, I have torn my only pair of maternity tights (from my last pregnancy) in the zip of my knee-high boots. They were black with a criss-cross pattern on them. I've tried to get some more, but maternity tights seem to be so expensive! Mothercare just had naff black sheer things, and they were £8. The posh tights are £20 or £25, which will be more than I've spent on my whole wardrobe update this time around! Is there anywhere that does reasonably priced tights that are actually attractive?

Dragonbutter Wed 13-Aug-08 16:00:29

what about stockings that you can use when your not pregnant too?

ten10 Wed 13-Aug-08 16:07:30

you could try these at

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ten10 Wed 13-Aug-08 16:08:03

whoops try the second one again


bikerunski Wed 13-Aug-08 16:15:00

I just bought really big tights from Evans for normal prices!

MiniMarmite Wed 13-Aug-08 16:16:34

Mrs TM

I think the ones in JoJo Maman Bebe are £8 for 2 pairs and I found they were a bit more robust than the mothercare ones.

bogie Wed 13-Aug-08 16:17:59

Ebay have some people selling maternity spanx brand new of course I got a lovley pair for £8.50 delivered

MrsTittleMouse Wed 13-Aug-08 16:18:19

Thank goodness! I am way too cheap frugal to spend £20 on a pair of tights. Plus I'm sure to rip them too...

bogie Wed 13-Aug-08 16:20:05 Item?hash=item330261687224&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

This seller I can reccomend the tight sooo comfy

mybabysinthegarden Wed 13-Aug-08 16:21:06

I got some pretty inexpensive ones from Top Shop, also wore hold-ups which took a bit of getting used to but much easier to struggle in and out of than tights. Normal ones worn backwards work for a while too.

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 13-Aug-08 16:21:46

One of the websites does hipster tights - these would go under your bump. Might be - not sure.

JessJess3908 Wed 13-Aug-08 16:47:00

Hold ups were better.

Ended up ditching bloody maternity tights ended up in a bin on the way to workshock

lauraloola Wed 13-Aug-08 16:52:00

I 2nd that - Hold ups are fab. Marks and Spencers seem to be the best I have found and stay up really well x

star6 Wed 13-Aug-08 17:15:52

hold ups!! I like the ones that have the sticky stuff on the top that make them just stay up.

Emski81 Wed 13-Aug-08 18:57:56 atId=17513325

go here I just got the tights they are really good. They do nice bump bands as well.

Actually most of their maternity stuff is great especially the jammies.

Emski81 Wed 13-Aug-08 18:58:48 513325

sorry . link mistake

MrsTittleMouse Wed 13-Aug-08 19:41:24

I think that DH would love for me to wear hold up stockings. wink I used to wear stockings all the time in the old days. When I wasn't wearing miniskirts up to my bum that is... <drags self back from nostalgia of days when didn't choose clothes based on comfort and ability to wash out toddler food and crayon easily>
So I think I'll give both a go. Now that I'm not going to be spending 20 quid I feel it's OK to splash out on more than one pair.

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