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Decent opaque tights that don't cost the earth?

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LemonBreeland Thu 27-Oct-16 11:23:04

As above, I'm really struggling to find any decent tights this year. I often used to get them from Primark and they were fab quality, but the last lot I got from there barely reached my waist and were like hipsters.

I jus bought some black ones from Tesco in desperation as I had none, and they are awful. The first time I've worn them they have stretched in some places and look sheer.

I want some black tights, but also some nice muted winter colours.

kohl Thu 27-Oct-16 11:28:00

ME TOO!

Maudlinmaud Thu 27-Oct-16 11:29:16

Oh! I was going to suggest primark as thats where mine are from, but I have also picked some up in peacocks and they have tummy control built in.

itshappenedagain Thu 27-Oct-16 11:33:09

I find Assad climate control ones good. Don't know if they do other colitis than the usual black/ blue/ nude though.

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Oct-16 11:38:16

Thanks will have a look at those suggestions. No Peacocks anywhere near me though. I think maybe I need to just spend a bit more and hope they last.

MIL gave me some M&S ones she bought by mistake and they were really good quality and lasted ages.

I really want some that have a nice textured pattern too, but haven't seen much around.

FranHastings Thu 27-Oct-16 12:34:50

Sainsbury's control tights stay up well and last well. They also have the added bonus of feeling like someone is carrying your bum round for you. wink

I think their 25% off sale is on at the moment too and I also would recommend the fleece lined ones and the normal opaques. I always buy a size bigger in those though.

RaingodswithZippos Thu 27-Oct-16 12:36:20

I got some brightly coloured opaques (fuchsia pink, electric blue) in Sainsburys for £3.50 each this week and they are great quality. the fit is good too.

HellonHeels Thu 27-Oct-16 13:08:22

M&S have coloured opaques and also a range of patterns/colours for winter.

Their opaques are the best IMO.

I got some at Primark recently and they were not really cheap (£3.50) and the quality is awful - short in the leg and no gusset.

knowler Thu 27-Oct-16 13:38:06

M&S usually have a good range and i really like their extra thick ones, or John Lewis. I was going to say Tesco... but i now see they are the ones you hate! I'm wearing some tesco 80 denier (maybe F&F range?) which i am impressed by, and the 60 denier were also very good.

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Oct-16 13:46:10

knowler the Tesco ones I bought are 40 denier. I was going to get the 60 or 80 but they didn't have any in my size. Maybe the thicker ones are better quality.

FranHastings and RaingodswithZippos I will check out Sainsbury as DD has some school tights from there and I was really impressed with the quality.

bingohandjob Thu 27-Oct-16 14:26:55

These are good quality and wash really well
www.uktights.com/product/114/charnos-opaque-60-denier-thick-tights

JamieVardysParty Thu 27-Oct-16 14:36:33

I really like the M&S 60 dernier opaques. I'm tall but fairly slim, and normally find that tights either aren't long enough or slip down from my hips. The M&S ones are spot on and wash really well.

LittleOyster Thu 27-Oct-16 15:00:49

Yep, I get a really saggy gusset with Primary ones - most of the day it's around my knees. So now my favourites are the Boots 70 denier ones. 3 for £6 and on buy one get one half price right now.

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Oct-16 15:05:50

Didn't think of Boots. I'm sure I used to buy from there too.

sexyfish Thu 27-Oct-16 15:44:57

M&S opaques usually good. There was a 20% off code around recently and they do a free Click and Collect so probably won't end up being more costly then Tesco/ Primark plus they will actually last!

MixedUpConfusion Thu 27-Oct-16 18:05:09

I find Assad climate control ones good. Don't know if they do other colitis than the usual black/ blue/ nude though

Don't buy tights with colitis

CrazyDuchess Thu 27-Oct-16 18:07:09

M&S are the best by far!

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