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Good funky tights

(6 Posts)
MeadowHay Wed 17-May-17 15:43:10

Hi, I need to buy some tights and would like some funky patterns and colours. I rip my tights very quickly, sometimes after one or two wears, but I do try and buy cheap tights as I'm definitely on a budget. But does it worth out more cost-effective in the long run to spend more so they don't rip straight away or does that not make a difference? I'm very clumsy (autistic) so that's no doubt partly why I rip them and also I have eczema so itch my legs and if I catch a nail on it, bam, rip -.-

Any suggestions for affordable but good quality brands?

BlackadderBells Wed 17-May-17 22:28:43

I would go for Wolford tights - great selection and very well made so long lasting - worth it in the long run

MrsMarigold Wed 17-May-17 22:34:58

Anything "funky" best avoided if you want to look stylish, sorry, but expensive are worth it but only if you hand wash them.

changingShorts Thu 18-May-17 09:07:25

Ah, but the OP didn't say she wanted to look stylish! Just funky.

When I wear striped tights with Dr Martens or bright yellow tights with a denim skirt (both of which have been known) I am under no illusion that I look stylish or sophisticated!

Anyway, to the question. I've bought funky tights from eBay before, brands like Missi, Pamela Mann are fairly cheap.

MeadowHay Thu 18-May-17 10:04:23

Changing Yep, exactly.

Marigold I'm not at all arsed about looking "stylish". I know what I like and I don't care if it's not to other people's taste, why would I? confused

Pamela Mann is actually manufactured near me and I've looked on their website before so I think I might have a go with them then as yeah they're not bad priced. Thanks Blackadder too I will check out Wolford, never even heard of them before blush.

At the moment I wash my tights on a delicates wash in the washing machine. Will it make a huge difference if I actually did switch to handwashing? I'm not sure I can be arsed...although my washing machine does actually have a 'handwash' setting which I could use.

changingShorts Thu 18-May-17 10:15:17

I wash mine in little net laundry bags (stops them getting tangled up) on delicate. Seem to do OK.

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