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F***ing tights! Are there ANY tights which actually flatter?!

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suspiciousmind29 Mon 11-Nov-13 12:47:52

......or at the very least, don't give you a hideous muffin top?

I'm a reasonably slim, size 10, but for some reason, it doesn't matter what kind of tights I buy, I always end up looking wrong. I've recently bought a couple of day dresses, which I love, but as soon as I put my tights on, I have this horrible silhouette. Shapeless and bumpy. Also, I'm constantly hiking them up and folding them over at the top, in the vain hope I'll get rid of the dreaded muffin top. It works for about 10 seconds angry

Whenever I've tried the control top ones, or similar, all that happens is it's all pushed up and you just end up with a really high muffin top, as apposed to a low one confused so problem really not solved!

So, do flattering tights really exist? If so, please point me in the right direction.

Thank you!

TallulahBetty Sat 16-Nov-13 09:59:58

Definitely knickers on top to stop them falling down grin

CoolJazz Fri 15-Nov-13 22:27:07

Try again these

CoolJazz Fri 15-Nov-13 22:26:21

You need these:

They ate fabulous. I discovered them 3 years ago and have worn them every winter since.

They are expensive but they last, and I wear them nearly every day.

suspiciousmind29 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:24:24

Thanks for that Fractured. Oh and Til, which suspender belt is it from Ann Summers? Presuming they do quite a few. The one you have, does it sit high or low on your hips? If you don't mind me asking grin

FracturedViewOfLife Fri 15-Nov-13 18:00:54

60 d

suspiciousmind29 Fri 15-Nov-13 17:56:44

Til, do you know if you can get hold ups thicker than 40 d?

Tilpil Wed 13-Nov-13 17:48:36

Ann summers does a really good suspended belt can't see it through my skin tight dress anyway I hate tights so spent a while trying to find one I liked and that's the best one

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 13-Nov-13 14:14:17

The best tights come up to my bra line blush Stay up better and no risk of muffin top. No-one else can see how high they are..

Snowbility Wed 13-Nov-13 13:14:09

Thanks for recommending the bamboo tights - I've been looking for dark brown knitted tights for ages! I order some online and picked them up today - they are perfect!

suspiciousmind29 Wed 13-Nov-13 11:59:49

Good point spring

suspiciousmind29 Wed 13-Nov-13 11:57:51

having "the old knickers over the top"?! grin Seriously? I've not heard of this! Made me laugh cos I'm currently trying to put together a superhero outfit for my DD for children in need and I was thinking she could put pants over the top of her leggings grin Maybe if I try this, she'll think I'm secretly a rl superhero hmm Seriously though, does that really work?

springthorn Wed 13-Nov-13 11:51:04

I'm size 14 and 5ft 5 and only yesterday I bought XL tights from M&S. Got them home and thought to myself: how on earth are these mean to be XL, they're tiny, and what size tights are genuine plus sized women meant to wear???!

havingamoment Wed 13-Nov-13 11:06:48

Everyone who says size up is right. I'm size14 5ft7 and I always go for extra large. And def try the old knickers over the top. I do primark vpl knickers over the top of tights and they are brill.

Gingersnap88 Wed 13-Nov-13 11:02:33

I love m&s tights, they have a wider waistband now so don't dig in. I also buy the size up (knickers too) and it does wonders!

suspiciousmind29 Wed 13-Nov-13 09:34:22

Well I went in to Tesco yesterday and forgot just how many styles they actually have. Very impressive actually.

However, I usually go for s/m, so I went for medium, but I kept remembering what everyone on here said about going up at least 2 sizes, but I played it safe.....................unfortunately.

Got them home and I had exactly the same problem angry I kept telling myself to get the large, but on the back it said it was a 20/22 and I thought that was ridiculous! Evidently not.

Can I ask, where does everyone wear them? As in, do most of you do the Simon Cowell as one of you ladies already confessed?confused I tried that, but didn't look good.

kaumana Mon 11-Nov-13 23:42:16

Yep, you have to go big or waddle home...

bishboschone Mon 11-Nov-13 23:12:56

Primark high waisted with tummy control are fab !

suspiciousmind29 Mon 11-Nov-13 16:47:36

Thanks everyone. So I'm definitely going to be going up a size or two, but Gobblers, size 22!! grin really?!

Anything, I find hold ups to be more fall downs. I would wear them with a suspender belt, but that has the same lumpy bumpy affect.

CooEeeEldridge Mon 11-Nov-13 16:46:25

Also the old pants on top trip (and under too still obviously!) keeps them up a treat!

CooEeeEldridge Mon 11-Nov-13 16:45:13

I'm 5'7 and a 10, always buy XL! New look 120 denier are pretty good, debenhams do lovely fancy 15denier ones but I inevitably but a finger through those what attempting to get them on sad

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 11-Nov-13 16:39:49

Spanx 'Tight End, Two-Timin' reversible tights (sic) are the only tights I buy. They are FAB. Worth every penny (they reverse black to brown too, for extra value). Available on

AnythingNotEverything Mon 11-Nov-13 16:35:34

I love M&S control tights - the ones with panels for the bum, tummy and thighs, but yes, you have to buy them big enough!

Have you tried hold ups? I have friends who swear by them.

EldritchCleavage Mon 11-Nov-13 16:33:50

Go up a size and buy posh, like Wolford or Calvin Kein. I've had opaques from both of those that cost £££ but lasted for years and years, so worth it.

Atari Mon 11-Nov-13 16:31:58

Yes, you need a bigger size.

I find properly fitting tights quite flattering and good for smoothing bumps. Like Spanx lite!

FracturedViewOfLife Mon 11-Nov-13 16:28:47

I buy the biggest too and second Tesco tights. In fact most supermarket tights I have tried have been good.

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