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Wolford tights; are they worth the money?

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Notkeenonzumba Fri 23-Aug-13 17:20:16

I get fed up each winter with hoiking my tights up all the time, and thought that this winter, rather than buying numerous pairs of crap Primark tights, I'll buy a couple of pairs of really good quality tights instead that will hopefully last all winter.

Are Wolford ones worth the money? Are there any other good brands that perhaps aren't as pricey?

SarahGoodwin33 Sat 24-Aug-13 23:12:58

I have to agree with the pro Wolford crowd, they are amazing but only as long as you look after them. I have several pairs ranging from opaques to sheer micro nets and 10 denier nudes and I always wash them in a hosiery bag. This stops them snagging on anything else in the wash, there's nothing worse than finding a snag on a £15 pair of tights!
The opaques are probably not a huge amount better than the posh M&S merino range but the more sheer wolfords I have are worth every penny.

GeorginaWorsley Sat 24-Aug-13 23:07:07

Agree the Autograph merino are excellent.

AmethystMoon Sat 24-Aug-13 23:00:59

I got two pairs of Wolford opaque a today at Bicester Village. One black and one anthracite (lovely dark grey). £14 each, usually £19. So pleased smile

sharonfagan1991 Sat 24-Aug-13 00:36:32

I cant wait to try the navy and berry ones I bought earlier when I receive them. They look ideal for winter.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 22:44:19

Oooooooooooh I forgot about the wide waistband on Falke- yes it's fab because it doesn't cut you in two by the end of the day. ( and same for the gusset.)

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 22:05:08

Mine are quite new too and washing on a gentle wool cycle too.

Kezztrel Fri 23-Aug-13 20:48:33

I prefer Aristoc and Falke as they have wide waistbands. I find Wolford really uncomfortable and tight round the waist, although they are lovely and last brilliantly. I can't stand anything tight round my middle, not sure why, I have a v small waist <boasty>.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 20:41:24

Tweet how did you wash your Falke's? Mine are still as new and I wash on a gentle wool cycle.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:28:44

Wow Wolford tights from 1990 . That is so good that you can still wear them after all this time. I hope the ones I have can last me that long as I will save a fortune.

Sunnysummer Fri 23-Aug-13 20:16:59

Love my wolford tights! They last forever, provided you are careful about washing

JustBecauseICan Fri 23-Aug-13 20:15:10

Absolutely! I have Wolford tights from 1990.

They are still absolutely perfect.

JennySense Fri 23-Aug-13 20:13:36

[I'm heartened to read other MNetters are still wearing ones years old - found it hard to get my head round I can still wear a pair of tights almost older than my teenage DD !]

Tweet2tweet Fri 23-Aug-13 20:02:07

I bought Falke sat year, two pairs costing £40. Biggest waste of cash, bobbled, lost shape and general disappointment.
Bought some Aristoc in the Lewis' sale, I'm hoping they will be better.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:36:13

berry and navy even

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:35:11

After reading the thread I have just purchased a pair of the berry tights.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 23-Aug-13 18:33:27

I love Wolfordtights....wore them in the eighties with my power suits and killer heels grin

i am planning a revival of revealing my legs this autumn after years in trousers and oots, so will be going to the Wolford shop to see what they have.

Somethingtothinkabout Fri 23-Aug-13 18:02:03

I like Wolford but the black opaque ones I got weren't great, certainly no better than the M&S autograph ones (I get 60 denier).

I do have a few nude/patterned ones from Wolford though and they are FAB!

Marylou2 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:00:57

Can't wait to get back into opaques and Wolford are my preferred brand. If you live in the North West a trip to the Wolford outlet at Cheshire Oaks is worthwhile.

mysteryfairy Fri 23-Aug-13 17:59:42

Well worth the money but I always buy on sale, as said earlier often to be found in tk maxx, but also often go to 70% off in other sales (especially if you are a fan of interesting coloured tights!).

shallweshop Fri 23-Aug-13 17:58:11

I love Wolford opaque tights - they are practically indestructible! I have had several pairs which have lasted years. Well worth the money.

Witco Fri 23-Aug-13 17:57:06

Yes, I wouldn't buy anything else now.

missbopeep Fri 23-Aug-13 17:55:14

Falke- from J Lewis- are marvellous. For anyone who likes TMI they have a proper gusset and proper toes. They cost £25 which seems barmy but they kept me really warm- as warm as leggings or trousers. I'm short too but the fit was fine.
I've also got some M&S Autograph merino and they are nice but not as thick.

sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 17:52:52

Might be a bit expensive though well worth the money I would say.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:39:22


LeoandBoosmum Fri 23-Aug-13 17:38:49

I'll add another rec:
M&S Autograph merino tights (thin they're 100 denier, so nice and thick..and warm). I've worn the same pair for three or four years now (not straight, you'll understand! Ha Ha!) and while there is slight bobbling here and there, the toes are all intact and no laddering. I think they're about £10 a pair and come in lots of nice, albeit conventional, Wintery shades (charcoal marl, plum, brown, black, navy) I'm hoping this year that they'll add in a nice bottle green or dark teal (the site's only showing black right now but I'm guessing they'll add more colours really soon).
Here's a link:

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