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Tights that fit my taller larger figure?

(4 Posts)
dinoswore Sun 01-Feb-15 10:22:04

I'm 5'10" and size 18/20 and I really struggle to find good tights. Even xl sizes in ordinary shops (supermarket, next, tkmaxx etc.) I find just do not have enough stretch to get comfortably high enough (many seem to leave an inch or two of gap in the crotch or the waist band stops half way up my hips) and they don't easily fit round my thighs and bum either, making me feel horribly squeezed in and restricted rather than nice and stretchy. They end up sliding down too, because they are just not big enough to sit around my figure properly.

Any pointers for a decent make that will actually fit me?

Imnotaslimjim Sun 01-Feb-15 10:26:39

I'm 5"8 and a size 22. I've found Evans are about the only ones that fit well. The body of them actually come up to under my bust with plenty of stretch left so should be ok for you

TheFallenMadonna Sun 01-Feb-15 10:32:27

I'm 5'11" and I wear M&S large. XL are just stretchier sideways, but not lengthways I think.

SantasFavouriteHo Sun 01-Feb-15 10:40:05

Surprisingly the matalan ones I bought as an emergency once when the pair I was wearing on a work trip laddered have been the best I've ever bought, I went back after and stocked up!

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