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SleepingStandingUp Sat 04-Nov-17 16:35:12

Any recommendations?
Just tried on a new pair from Sainsbirys. L/XL so 5'5-5'8 size 20-22.
I'm. 5-'4.5 size 20.

Yes again, the pull up my legs fine but there's literally barely any material above the crotch. Can't get the waist band above my hips.

I have similar problem with lots of tights bu4.it can't just we me surely? I might be fat but I'm comfortably within their weight/height sizes.

Any one know any decent ones? I want thick winter tights, prefer wooley

lubeybooby Sat 04-Nov-17 16:37:14

heist are eliminating all the classic problems and launching their new size 16 to 24 range on the 15th. they look ace and I'm primed to buy some - google em smile

MonkeysMum75 Sat 04-Nov-17 16:41:19

I quite like M&S - not sure if they do big girl woolly ones, but I have had their larger sized 60+ denier tights and they fit really well (also wash really well too!) smile

7to25 Sat 04-Nov-17 16:43:54

Second the M&S ones.

winchesterfan Sat 04-Nov-17 16:44:35

I third the M&S ones

CakesRUs Sat 04-Nov-17 17:01:06

I bought some great ones off eBay, I have a painful tummy complaint and tights can’t be tight. They were great. I’m a 20-22 but these were great.

Deathraystare Sat 04-Nov-17 17:01:21

mytights.com - they do some for larger ladies.

CakesRUs Sat 04-Nov-17 17:02:11

Also Yours sell big tights.

Bonelessbanquet Sat 04-Nov-17 17:02:28

I find the largest primark ones fit me best and they come right up to under my boobs

Xennialish Sat 04-Nov-17 17:02:39

‘Thought’ have a sale on and they are amazing.

AccrualIntentions Sat 04-Nov-17 17:03:21

The Primark shaper ones (60 or 80 denier) come up really high on me, and I have a long body. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and still wearing the XL ones.

eyebrowseyebrows Sat 04-Nov-17 17:28:45

I 4th the M&S ones.

I'm between sizes so went for the larger ones - XL - and they are brilliant. Loads of material at the top, no rolling down my stomach into a sausage!

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sat 04-Nov-17 17:32:21

I love the Yours tights and also Spanx do some great ones but they are expensive.

BillyDaveysDaughter Sat 04-Nov-17 17:33:08

I'm always annoyed by manufacturers assuming that if you're a size 20, you are also 8 feet tall. Most tights that are a comfy fit in the thighs, arse and waist are several inches too long.

Like most trousers and jeans. Petite too short, regular too long. Pfffft.

PolkaDottyRose Sat 04-Nov-17 18:49:27

I find the Primark ones fit really well too. Next I find to be a bit small.

AnonEvent Sat 04-Nov-17 18:53:10

I’m still wearing maternity tights because they come up so high (I’m a size 14-16 and a year post partum), I got them from Boots. They come right up to my bra line, and I can’t abide tights that feel like they don’t come up high enough.

I also wear thick M&S tights and can also attest that they hold their shape well.

MinesaPinot Sat 04-Nov-17 19:28:50

Primark do (or did) a curvy range which are great - come right up to under my boobs! Primark tights are the best in my opinion. Wash well and seem to last for ages, better than M & S.

Ilovecardigans1980 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:12:34

I love the m&s autograph velvet touch ones. Lots of room around the tummy area and they sit nicely on your waist. I’m a size 22 and wear the xl ones.

SleepingStandingUp Sat 04-Nov-17 23:34:19

Thanks ladies. Off to M&S and Primary next week. Don't have to be woolly but I have some knee length skirts so they need to be thick so will try some of the thick denier ones too.

Sometimes I find them not long enough in the leg which is crazy at 5ft 4.5 .

ElleMcFearsome Sun 05-Nov-17 08:40:42

The Primark curvy range was bloody amazing. Sadly, my nearest Primark hasn't had them for months. I've given up with all the other brands and got ASOS ones as I have big thighs and their opaques fit me really well (hurrah!)

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