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Best opaques that don't cost the earth

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drspouse Tue 18-Oct-16 15:57:55

I have been spoiled by Falke as their 100den come in multiple sizes, cover everything, and never fall down.
But they are beyond pricey (I could get shoes or a t-shirt for that price). EBay has a few colours regularly (purple, dark charcoal, and a brown called Brenda!). I have managed to get one black pair on there.
Any others that come close? I think I tried M&S and they aren't as thick plus they don't quite fit (not as many sizes). Boden are rubbish. So basically is any other brand... Any thoughts?

OhFuckOff Tue 18-Oct-16 17:03:55

I swear by Amazon. I get all mine from there and I live in tights (honestly I own one pair of begging a which I wear once a month tops). I wash my tights after every wear and even tumble them and they are still goi g strong. The reviews are hit and miss but for me they are fantastic. I've got them in bottle green, purple, blue, brown, teal, dark grey, dove grey. They do other colours and despatch is really fast smile

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Tue 18-Oct-16 20:11:36

Which brands do you go for on Amazon? There's so many!

OhFuckOff Tue 18-Oct-16 20:50:10

Opaque tights by romartex sold by paradise for women confused. £2.99 plus 0.98p postage. Honestly they work for me, I'm 31 5ft 2 and size 8-10 I get the medium

mowglik Tue 18-Oct-16 20:59:32

Tkmaxx sell falke tights - saw them today for £6.99, there was lots of grey and one black

drspouse Tue 18-Oct-16 21:17:47

They all vanish in 5 mins in our TK Maxx, that's how I tried them in the first place but never managed to get them in my size again.
Off to look at Amazon!

blodynmawr Tue 18-Oct-16 21:22:45

M&S Autograph 100 denier velvet touch.
Has to be these ones for me - the gazillion other M&S variants simply don't cut it.
They seem to sell out quickly at my local shop so I stock up when I see them and when I have a discount code. Wash well and last for ages so I don't begrudge the cost.
HTH smile

ohidoliketobe Tue 18-Oct-16 21:24:45

Tu ( Sainsburys ) 80 denier are great for the money. Pack of 3 costs less that £10. Lovely and soft. Keep their shape amd wash well

burnishedsilver Tue 18-Oct-16 21:39:41

Much to my surprise, the best opaques I've ever had are from primark.

chaplin1409 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:53:48

I have to say I like the Primark tights too. I also like m and s.

rockingthelook Tue 18-Oct-16 22:02:02

Pretty Polly, 2 pairs for £2.99 from Home Bargains, soft and last for ages

MrsRogerSterling Tue 18-Oct-16 22:02:50

Primark 100 denier velvet touch are my favourite and I have tried lots at all different price ranges.

rosie1959 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:04:09

No fan of Primark but their tights fit the best and last forever

Catcrazy08 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:06:00

Primark 300 denier

Caper86 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:08:29

I second sainsburys 100 den

TotalConfucius Tue 18-Oct-16 22:34:06

I'm wearing Tesco F+F at the mo, bought when I was caught on the hop last week.
I'm really very pleased with them. They feel very silky and velvety but no shine at all, and I walked along a beach today in wet and stormy weather and stayed very snug and warm. No static to report. And they've stayed almost exactly where I put them this morning.

calzone Tue 18-Oct-16 22:35:45

I've just bought some from Lidl. Will let you know

vghifcqueen Tue 18-Oct-16 22:37:23

100% Primark, their tights are fantastic

handsomeboymodellingschool Tue 18-Oct-16 22:41:11

George at Asda, they are brilliant

BitOutOfPractice Tue 18-Oct-16 22:52:36

Primark for me too.

ChameleonCircuit Tue 18-Oct-16 23:24:15

DD wears opaque for school and we've found Tesco and Sainsbury's to be very long lasting, comfortable and not too pricey.

Doobigetta Wed 19-Oct-16 06:29:01

I like the tesco F&F ones. M&S always seem to develop a crotch gap on me, regardless of size.

FoxesOnSocks Wed 19-Oct-16 06:35:14

Primark definitely.

Motherfuckers Wed 19-Oct-16 06:44:37

I like uniqlo tights.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Wed 19-Oct-16 08:58:56

Primark (80 or 100 dn usually) but buy off places like eBay or Amazon if I want funky colours (there's a brand called something like Missi that do 100 dn in loads of colours less than £3 a pair).

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