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Hold ups

(12 Posts)
Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 16:15:30

Does anyone actually still wear hold ups for everyday?

HelenF350 Sun 14-Jun-15 16:43:03

I often wear them, I prefer them to tights.

Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 17:14:51

I always wear tights, yet my skirts are quite short. Might return to hold ups in the winter as feel less hot

Bunbaker Sun 14-Jun-15 17:22:06

I tried them, but they made my thighs itch like mad so I went back to tights. What about trying suspender tights?

Doobigetta Sun 14-Jun-15 17:29:58

I've just gone back to them, as the only place I ever found body-free tights was BhS, and they seem to have stopped doing them. I'm finding House of Fraser own brand really good- very comfortable. I just can't wear nude, low-denier tights. I'm fine with opaque ones in winter, but the nylon crotch of the thin kind does bad TMI things to me.

Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 18:26:31

How u find men find them?

stevienickstophat Sun 14-Jun-15 18:28:34

By looking in the hosiery department, or at my legs.


Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 18:29:28

Comedian lol

valerie123 Sun 14-Jun-15 20:45:44

I found that hold ups were either like a tourniquet round my thighs, or embarrassingly slipped down.

I find that a good, deep & supportive suspender belt plus stockings is a far more comfortable solution, and is more hygienic than tights.

Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 20:56:20

But is that practical everyday?

valerie123 Sun 14-Jun-15 21:28:44

I don't wear sheer hosiery everyday, but when I do, I like to feel supported and confident. Also, I like to be able to pee without soiling my hose (did I actually say that?)

The time spent in leg shaving and nail painting is a lot more than that required for fastening the clasps of a suspender belt.

And don't underestimate the appeal of a matching bra & suspender belt in the evening!

Lozfc Sun 14-Jun-15 21:40:02

Haha true Valerie

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