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Has anyone found the ultimate snag-proof stockings/tights?

(27 Posts)
blueshoes Tue 07-May-13 11:48:22

I haven't.

I am now switching from opaques to sheerer stockings for work. I occasionally have to wear black/off black but I find I so much have to touch the stockings to put a snag in them. So by the time I put them on, they have little nicks up and down them. I even moisturise my hands before I put them on.

I don't mean holes or ladders, but just a tiny little nick/line which spoils the line of perfection. It is dark tights that is the problem, I can wear nude/tan ones as it is less noticeable if I put a nick in them.

How do other ladies have such perfect sheer stockings envy. Any advice/brands gratefully received.

CMOTDibbler Tue 07-May-13 11:54:25

If you really want sheer, then you need to put silky gloves on before putting them on.

Or wear micronets - they are incredibly robust and look fab

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 12:51:29

yy, micronets

blueshoes Tue 07-May-13 17:07:53

Thanks, both.

I will check out micronets but from googling they look like they might just cross the line in the conservative law firm where I work.

Where can I get silky gloves?

Choccyjules Tue 07-May-13 17:14:48

Just butting in as I keep reading about micronets - are they by Levante?

fromparistoberlin Tue 07-May-13 21:19:19

I need a micronets link too please, can get 2 costly pairs to last me all summer

CMOTDibbler Tue 07-May-13 21:54:04

Hosiery gloves.

I've had a few brands of micronets, but Levante are my favourite

EeyoreIsh Tue 07-May-13 22:01:57

There are seriously gloves to put your tights on with shock

but what happens after you go to the loo? I couldn't seriously take the gloves into the work loo with me!

And are these micro net tights really suitable for work?

blueshoes Tue 07-May-13 22:31:21

Levante micronet tights Click on the thumbnail image to get a good squint.

I think I would need to be brave to wear micronets to work <gulp>

CMO, thanks for the link to hosiery gloves. Well you learn something new everyday.

Eeyore, I guess for the loo you only roll down the top end of the tights which should be hidden under your clothing anyway, so not so terrible if they got a few toilet snags.

BriansBrain Tue 07-May-13 22:38:59

I don't think anyone would really notice in nude if you were just walking around or sitting behind a desk as the micro ones are really micro.

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 22:43:14

Oh yes, they aren't at all fishnetty, more like very fine tulle.

CMOTDibbler Wed 08-May-13 09:09:07

No ones ever noticed that mine are micronet - it took some serious peering in the back of a taxi (from convention centre to hotel) for my female colleagues to see what they are after I said about them

blueshoes Wed 08-May-13 12:10:05

In that case, micronet could just be the answer. Cannot wait. Will pop into Boots today and see what I can find. Thanks, all!

Pusspuss1 Fri 10-May-13 21:58:15

Wolford tights cost a fortune but do last ages. I have several pairs that just won't die!

blueshoes Fri 10-May-13 22:07:40

Pusspuss, are the Wolford tights you speak of sheer tights? What denier are they?

EuroShaggleton Fri 10-May-13 22:09:41

I've worn fishnets to work (City law firm) - when they were popular a few years back. No one batted an eyelid.

EuroShaggleton Fri 10-May-13 22:11:50

For every day tights, I find M&S is best, particularly the Autograph tights.

I have been known to wear normal winter gloves to put tights on - my hands can get like sandpaper in the winter.

blueshoes Fri 10-May-13 22:28:13

Euro, I work in a City law firm too (3 at last count) and have seen women in fishnets. I would not have batted an eyelid but inside felt slightly cringy. But that's just me. Better you than me!

Pusspuss1 Sat 11-May-13 08:55:27

Lawyer tights thread, yay! I've occasionally worn fishnets to my old law firm (West End), but I felt a bit racy for work in them, and did get the odd male colleague doing a comedy double take... I think micronet is less noticeable, though.

With the Wolford ones, I have a nude but slightly thicker than usual pair, that look sheer but are very robust. I bought those after getting really cross about constantly laddering my normal M&S ones on the first wear. I also have a good barely black pair from Wolford. They do thinner varieties too, but both times I went a fraction higher in the denier hoping that they'd last longer, which has worked out well. Visually, I suspect no one else would notice the difference.

Lucylloyd13 Mon 13-May-13 01:08:17

For me the equation is simple. Stockings/hold ups last longer than tights.

Ten denier are for occasion wear, fifteen denier are more durable. Fifteen denier wolfords last forever

blueshoes Tue 14-May-13 08:33:04

Thanks, pusspuss, the Wolford tip is great. Just noticed the cost between £22-24! But if they last forever (and look great), hey, no sacrifice is too great.

Lucy, I am off to get 15 denier.

I also got a pair of hosiery gloves. Dh asked me why I am putting on a white pair of gloves in the morning!

Debby87smith Sat 20-Sep-14 23:50:17

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ocelot41 Sun 21-Sep-14 07:08:58

Taking notes! My DS just wants to scramble on my knee as soon as I pick him up and the Velcro on boys shoes is a killer...

Explored Sun 21-Sep-14 07:22:13

OMG, there are tights on the Wolford site that cost £125 shock When people said they were expensive but last for ever, I was thinking £15 and that might be worthwhile blush

I've tried (cheap) micronets before and the appearance was like not very smooth opaques. Are the Levante ones much better than that?

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