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do your tights come up to your belly button?

(36 Posts)
deaconblue Thu 25-Nov-10 14:09:09

I'm 5'4 and a size 14 with quite a big bum/thigh arrangement. I've bought a pair of size m/l tights from Next and size L from Gap and both pairs only come up to my knicker line. I've spent all day hoiking them up. so am I too porky for tights all of a sudden, has it become de rigour to wear low rise tights or are they just duff sizes?

Ormirian Thu 25-Nov-10 14:11:31

They are never long enough for me either but I'm 5'11" so I spend most of my life hoiking my tights up hmm I get XL tights but even those are only meant for up to 5'10".

Can you get XL ? It might help.

ClaireDeLoon Thu 25-Nov-10 14:15:25

Duff sizes I would think. Low rise tights sound very uncomfortable

cruelladepoppins Thu 25-Nov-10 20:29:23

I usually buy a size bigger in tights than my "normal" clothes, as I too prefer not to have to hoick them up.

whydobirdssuddenlyappear Thu 25-Nov-10 20:30:47

Usually, yes they do. Unless I wear them with my winter boots, which are lined with synthetic fur. Then I'm lucky if the waist stays even anywhere near my knickers, or if the crotch is above my knees. Sigh.

ChildrenoftheMind Thu 25-Nov-10 20:31:27

mine go past my belly button as i am a short ass.

SuePurblybiltByElves Thu 25-Nov-10 20:32:58

I get waist cincher ones from <whispers> Primark. Up to the norks practically so v comfortable (my pet hate is the roll-down/sag thing).
Have a useful flattening side effect too.

jamaisjedors Thu 25-Nov-10 20:33:05

Me too children. blush

Am 5ft4 too but must have really short legs.

thenightsky Thu 25-Nov-10 20:33:12

Interesting. I'm tall (5ft 9in) and size 10 with and buy large always. I can tuck them under my bra in most cases, which is nice in cold weather grin

Meggles76 Thu 25-Nov-10 20:33:47

At 5ft, they are often up to my chest and wrinkly as the ankles sad

Ormirian Thu 25-Nov-10 20:34:16

I have a pair of 120 denier tights in an interesting shade of teal. I like to wear them with little skirts and big boots. Sadly I've had to stop wearing them as the lycra is a little over-enthusiastic and I find the tights end up half way down my thighs and take my knickers with them shock

cybbo Thu 25-Nov-10 20:34:56

I think there is a def trend towards lower cut tights, heaven only knows why. I like em right up to my boobs

SixtyFootDoll Thu 25-Nov-10 20:36:00

Im 5'5" but long in the 'rise' apparently hmm so tights only come up to my knicker line.
I buy a size up, but do soemtimes get sagging ankles!

ChildrenoftheMind Thu 25-Nov-10 20:36:06

AND i still have to hoik them up as they sag, cos i am a short ass. jamais 5'3'', and very short legs. Some people I know are the same height, longer legs. Unfortunately my DH has short legs too. Which means my poor children stand no hope of ever a) getting tights that fit or b) trousers that fit.

I dislike tights. So mostly i wear hold ups.

DamselInDisgrace Thu 25-Nov-10 20:39:17

I got a pair of tights from next and have the same problem. I like my tights to come up as far as possible.

My pet hate is 'one size fits all' tights. I'm 5'4 but with long legs and a size 10. This usually means the tights will be wide in the legs so they are baggy on me and fall down all the time.

Unprune Thu 25-Nov-10 20:40:23

Bad sizing.
All British tights are appallingly sized, the numbers just LIE.
Buy Falke, they're great, and worth the money,

nameymcnamechange Thu 25-Nov-10 20:40:50

Try Sainsbury's Tu m/l. They are well-roomy.

Unprune Thu 25-Nov-10 20:41:19

It's not a trend, I don't think. It's cutting corners and spending less on fabric and fit.

Ormirian Thu 25-Nov-10 20:42:15

I have 36" legs. It is rare to get tights or trousers that are long enough. Sometimes I do. Funnily enough my cheapo Matalan shiny tights are long enough.

MaudOHara Thu 25-Nov-10 20:42:57

This thread has just reminded me that as a child I used to wear a pair of knickers over my tights to stop them falling down - off topic I realise

TheNextMrsDepp Thu 25-Nov-10 20:48:07

Tights sizing is just random.

I can't bear that saggy crotch thing.

Even worse are the ones with the super-tight waistband that cheese-wire you in half and give you an attractive double-muffin-top.

BustleInYourHedgerow Thu 25-Nov-10 20:48:08

Was just going to mention the knickers over tights solution! Best bet all round! Scour TK Maxx for Falke tights, Johnathon Aston aren't bad either, well worth paying more for as they last longer!

SixtyFootDoll Thu 25-Nov-10 20:49:06

Maud so did I !!
Might have to go back to doing that!

HotchpotchHoney Thu 25-Nov-10 20:50:56

Sainsburys tu tights I swear by them come in a wide variety of colours too. I'm ahem curvy to say the least and even Evans tights have a stupidly low rise in the bum/ tummy part

AitchTwoOh Thu 25-Nov-10 20:53:42

i was actually considering taking a couple of pairs back to gap as i'm only 5"5 and the large just Do Not Fit, despite me falling well within the size thingybob. is it the thicker tights you are having trouble with?

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