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Tights that don't fall down, do they exist?!!

(34 Posts)
Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:04:42

I am seeking the holy grail! I have to wear uniform for work (nurse) but no matter which tights I buy they drive me nuts by falling down. With the weather atm I need thicker ones/fleece type. Please help me wise ones before I go insane!! grin

SoldeInvierno Wed 16-Jan-13 20:20:24

I wear Wolford or Falke and I never have any problems with them. They are expensive, but they can easily last 2 or 3 seasons.

Mominatrix Wed 16-Jan-13 20:23:28

Another wolford/falke wearer here. Love both, but I think that Falke have better plain tights than Wolford ( and cheaper).

OrchidFlakes Wed 16-Jan-13 20:33:23

Primark super cosy! They are fab! Warm and don't shift all day. I love them

ILoveOnionRings Wed 16-Jan-13 20:37:24

Today I wore Tesco 140 denier black tights with a pair of M&S thin thermal leggings (£14)underneath, pair of socks and boots. I also wear their thermal tops under dresses, They did have some nice thin ones that are like long sleeve t-shirts (£14) and have lots of colours

I find that the thicker tights do end up falling down but today they all stayed in place and were comfy, no digging in.

dizzy77 Wed 16-Jan-13 20:38:46

Double knicker. Every day. Not great for vpl but great for security. Particularly if you're rushed off your feet wearing a dress.

dizzy77 Wed 16-Jan-13 20:39:32

I should clarify that means one pair inside the tights, and one on top.

ThePortlyPinUp Wed 16-Jan-13 20:43:02

Definitely double knickers, I made the rookie mistake of going out with only one pair of knickers on and had to keep hoiking my tights back up, they ended up falling down around my knees in primark. That was quite embarrassing.

Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:44:53

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I will investigate! Double knickers has been suggested before but I only wear thongs! Maybe they may work just as well!

1gglePiggle Wed 16-Jan-13 21:03:10

I also recommend Primark super cosy! They are lined with fleece do super warm and they are the only tights I've had that I don't need to do wonder woman style pants over the top!

itsthesimplethings Wed 16-Jan-13 21:09:39

I get the M&S 3D ones, 60 den. They have the comfiest waistband I've every worn. I do sometimes double knicker too though, although haven't had to with the 3D ones yet.

pettyprudence Wed 16-Jan-13 21:15:49

Another vote for primark super cosy (but none of their other tights)

I also have no trouble with tesco tights. I have tried lots of more expensive brands but tescos are the only ones that don't fall down for me.

sansucre Wed 16-Jan-13 21:55:49

Oh my days, double knickers?!! I have never heard of such a thing.

Surely if you're having to wear two pairs to keep your tights up, it's time to consider a change in the brand of tights you wear.

QuickLookBusy Wed 16-Jan-13 21:59:20

I did the double knicker thing yesterday, for the first time.

It worked brilliantly and kept me nice and warm!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 16-Jan-13 22:01:34

Someone at work double knickers. I was shock when she told me.

Surely you run the risk of thrush?

Flossiechops Wed 16-Jan-13 22:02:18

I only heard of the double knicker thing form some of my elderly patients! It's obviously a method that's been around for years!

BelleEtLaBete Wed 16-Jan-13 22:04:14

Are you tall, op? I have this as I can never get tights long enough for my lanky pins. I like the primary cosy ones, and I like my shapewear pants on top. Doesn't budge all day (and I'm a drama teacher so really active).

angelinterceptor Wed 16-Jan-13 22:06:27

My DD told me about double knickers apparently it's the approved method for keeping up your tights at her school ( she is 9).
I remember having to do it - but haven't worn tights for years now.

AmberNectarine Wed 16-Jan-13 22:45:04

Falke wearer here. Also getting the right size is crucial. Too small and they are effectively too short and fall down, too big and they also fall down. It's a science.

lougle Wed 16-Jan-13 22:52:56

These were on Dragon's Den. They didn't invest, but Theo offered them a trial order to sell them in La Senza, IIRC.

clattypatty Wed 16-Jan-13 22:57:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kaumana Wed 16-Jan-13 23:41:52

M&S ( top of the range) but buy a size bigger.

PastaDee Thu 17-Jan-13 06:44:30

Double knicker here too. blush it does work and means you can wear any tights you like.

Flossiechops Thu 17-Jan-13 07:17:09

No not tall only 5ft 3in! Thanks for all of the replies, seems the double knicker method is most popular grin

Chandon Thu 17-Jan-13 07:37:08

I have tried all brands.

The best, imo, are MandS velvet opaque ones, 60 denier, size L for me ( am 14 normally). am 6 ft so prone to falling down tights syndrome.

These tights last YEARS and never ladder, better than wolford.

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