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Tights for tall women - help!

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doglover Fri 23-Sep-11 13:56:43

I'm 5'10" and a size 18 / 20 and am having a tights trauma!! The XL opaque tights from M & S just don't stay up: I spend all day at school hitching them up - not attractive! Do any of you know of any reasonably-priced brands that are long enough and actually stay on the waist? TIA.

doglover Fri 23-Sep-11 14:10:46


thenightsky Fri 23-Sep-11 14:13:10

35in inside leg and haven't experienced that crotch round my knees feeling since discovery of Primark large tights.

doglover Fri 23-Sep-11 14:25:26

Fab! I'll try them, TNS. Many thanks.

trixymalixy Fri 23-Sep-11 15:00:15

Tesco do really long tights

MayasPapaya Fri 23-Sep-11 15:01:41

Dunno about reasonable, but Long Tall Sally do tights.

Grumpla Fri 23-Sep-11 15:07:21

Primark XL, definitely!

Or m&s maternity tights?!? I've worn mine for ages, they seem to stay up better, Whig makes me think the problem with the normal M&S ones is not so much the leg length but a short waistband-to-gusset length which obviously isn't a problem with the maternity ones!

When you're not actually pregnant you can keep your boobs warm with them though wink

doglover Fri 23-Sep-11 15:29:54

Looks like I'll be on a tights shopping spree to sus out the best! I'll get back to you in due course ................................ smile

psammyad Fri 23-Sep-11 15:49:17

Only works with boots (unless you don't mind looking like you're wearing leggings), but I find footless tights stay up loads better. If you don't want to wear thick socks with them, then ankle or knee-high tights work well.

(Normal tights with the toe seam snipped off works just as well as buying footless tights, actually a bit better as you get a teeny bit more length).

Grumpla Fri 23-Sep-11 23:57:02

Don't they ladder?

psammyad Sat 24-Sep-11 08:31:46

Nope, no laddering - they just roll at the edges a bit, I've sent them through the washing machine loads of times as well.
Have only done it with 40 denier above, mind.

IvyAndGold Sat 24-Sep-11 09:03:36

Another vote fro Primarni! I'm 5ft 9 (and a half. The half is important grin) and they have never let me down yet, especially the opaque ones!

ellangirl Sat 24-Sep-11 10:15:17

dorothy perkins have been good ime, and it's maybe worth trying evans tights too?

MrsRobertDuvall Sat 24-Sep-11 12:59:16

They are expensive, but Wolford tights are fantastic.
The satin opaques last me about 2 years...but they are £20.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 24-Sep-11 14:30:19

another recommendation for Primark XL. they do a really nice range of colours too. am currently modelling the mid-grey.

doglover Sat 24-Sep-11 17:24:14

I've popped into Primark today and bought some XL opaque tights. Too tired to try them on now but will report back later. I really appreciate all your helpful comments. smile

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