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the answer, for me at least, has always been Wolford. Never enjoyed wearing any others. Wolford are expensive but last, you dont know you're even wearing them and I have never felt the dread of them slipping down in an inconvenient location.
i know that the cost is pretty awful. but they do last and they work. i have had such awful experiences with the cheap ones. plus they do some gorgeous designs. <disclaimer - i dont work for Wolford.......>
You know what you could try is the "suspender tights" - not a suspender belt but these
I wear them when I'm wearing some shapewear under a killer dress to give a smooth line. The trouble with my chosen shapewear is that it has a slightly smooth shiny finish. Which means your tights then wont stay up. So I wear suspender tights - they dont go anywhere but are not as much faff as a suspender belt but more "secure" than hold ups!
I think you have to wear them as far up your leg as you can without the bulge above. In my experience as soon as you have to stretch the band it just flips over and travels so I wear mine much further down the leg. Personally I prefer stockings with a suspender slip as that helps to eradicate the bumps you get from a suspender belt and it's more secure. I do like agood fishnet tight as an alternative as they feel less restrictive.
As a hosiery technologist for over 30 years and having worked in both retailing and manufacturing, I can state that on a hold-up, silicone is put at the back of the lace top to grip the thigh.There can be several factors that can affect the stay-up properties - 1) The width of the lace around the thigh can be cut too narrow or wide. 2) The lace does not stretch enough in the width. 3) The lace construction is too open causing the silicone to sink into the lace and therefore the silicone can no longer grip the thigh. 3) In hot months the silicone does not let the skin breath and a water blister can be caused on the thigh where the silicone makes contact with the thigh. 4) Lotions and creams can clog up the pores of the silicone causing the hold-up to lose it's grip. 5) The hold-up must be worn mid thigh.
One of the best manufactured silicone is 'stay4sure'. This silicone is thin, breathable, stretchy and hypoallergenic. Sainsbury's as well as some other brands use this silicone and advertise it on their packaging.