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Tights

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
I HATE THEM! :mad: I have to buy size medium because I've got quite long legs - the small size would probably fit me apart from that - but then the waistband goes up so high it's practically on a level with my bra! And the waistbands are so uncomfortable, makes me feel fat and bloated :( Maybe it's because I buy cheap ones from the supermarket, can anybody recommend any that might be more comfortable to wear? (I'm just talking the nude, 10/15 denier ones to wear with work skirts - although I have the same problem with thicker denier black ones as well).
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why don't you try holdups or stockings? You might feel like a bit of a secret porn star, but I used to wear stockings instead of tights because tights always used to fall down.

    I find leg coloured tights to be the worst, so I usually just wear black. My favourite are thick woolly tights, for the winter only though or you end up overheating!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not a bad idea actually...are hold ups any good? I've tried some with the rubbery sort of sticky bit at the top and found they didn't stay up very well but that was ages ago :chin:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The rubbery ones stay up for the most part, but you can wear a suspender belt as well to reduce any slippage.

    The best thing is you can splash out on a nice belt and make sure it fits you properly and it nice and comfortable. Then you just chop and change the stockings.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Good thinking :thumb: I might just give that a go. Quite fancy the idea of feeling like a secret porn star too, haha!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Haha! Go for it! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yea I'd suggest the stockings as well, I hate tights sooo much! Try La Sensa, I got some from there a while ago and they stayed up fine.

    Although if ya wanna be reeeeeally porn starry go for the belt as well :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have this as well, I have to buy large as I have long legs but then the waist band is up to my bra. Looks like I've got an all in one on :rolleyes:

    Topshop tights are quite good as well as BHS and Asda. I tend to wear Topshop 80 denier ones, especially when it gets cold!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love the idea of stockings, but haven't found them to be so good in real life. My boyfriend got me an undies set where the suspender belt was part of the knickers. Result: my knickers kept falling down :( He later got me a gorgeous basque type thing - which I really believed would work better - but that time it was the actual suspenders which were determined to journey south. What am I doing wrong?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Meryn wrote: »
    I love the idea of stockings, but haven't found them to be so good in real life. My boyfriend got me an undies set where the suspender belt was part of the knickers. Result: my knickers kept falling down :( He later got me a gorgeous basque type thing - which I really believed would work better - but that time it was the actual suspenders which were determined to journey south. What am I doing wrong?!

    Tighten the suspenders? and the belt.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Meryn wrote: »
    I love the idea of stockings, but haven't found them to be so good in real life. My boyfriend got me an undies set where the suspender belt was part of the knickers. Result: my knickers kept falling down :( He later got me a gorgeous basque type thing - which I really believed would work better - but that time it was the actual suspenders which were determined to journey south. What am I doing wrong?!
    you need to get suspenders with metal catches - the plastic ones don't tend to hold - it is best to get ones with the metal adjusters too.

    suspenders -to actually stay up - need to sit on your waist

    stockingsHQ have cotton and wool stockings for cold winter days
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sorry to turn this into a discussion about suspenders haha but iv always wanted to try them but i dont understand them! where does the belt go, just around your hips, and then you attach them to that? iv seen some that have knickers with the suspender things attached onto them, are they better? i need a beginners guide ha.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The belt goes around your waist, then with seperate knickers underneath
    or on top. Then the straps attach to the stockings. I cant really explain how they attach but once you see the its easy to figure it out.

    You can also buy knickers with the straps on em but i've never tried em i always think they'll fall down unless theyre really elasticated or something
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I much prefer wearing stockings. They're a bit old fashioned and fiddly but they look sexy and feel really............................CRAP. Posted on the wrong site.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    See now, I must just be weird because I quite like tights. I even like when the waist band pulls up high enough to tuck into your bra strap. I like the feel of wearing two pairs, one over the other- it also gives a wood grain effect...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dont like it, the band is so tight it gives me a tummy ache :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lexi99 wrote: »
    I dont like it, the band is so tight it gives me a tummy ache :(

    :yes: Same here. I think I'm going to invest in a belt and some stockings...and pray nobody in work ever notices :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    See now, I must just be weird because I quite like tights. I even like when the waist band pulls up high enough to tuck into your bra strap. I like the feel of wearing two pairs, one over the other- it also gives a wood grain effect...

    haha i sort of agree, i looove new look 120 denier tights. they are SO comfy and cosy, the waistband goes right up over my stomach but its not tight, sometimes i dont even want to take them off at night when i go to bed hehe.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    120 denier

    120?? Wouldn't that just be trousers??

    I wear 20/40 denier black tights... and the 40 are pretty thick....

    What's like the highest denier?

    X
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    40 is not thick! i'd die of the cold if i wore those but then again i'm a student and thus heating doesn't exist in our universe

    there are 500 denier tights normally reserved for poor little school girls who go to ancient schools in rural areas that don't have heating...like i was on a good few occations
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    40 is not thick! i'd die of the cold if i wore those but then again i'm a student and thus heating doesn't exist in our universe

    there are 500 denier tights normally reserved for poor little school girls who go to ancient schools in rural areas that don't have heating...like i was on a good few occations

    Lol.... Just been on wikianswers and apparantly sockdreams is a good website for... you'll never guess... socks and tights.

    X
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whoever works out tights sizing should be shot. If i follow the sizing guide, it says buy small. So i do, and the crotch is approximately where my knees are. Medium fixes the crotch problem, but raises the new issue of flappy ankles.

    I know I'm not THAT freakishly sized! :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Olive wrote: »
    Whoever works out tights sizing should be shot. If i follow the sizing guide, it says buy small. So i do, and the crotch is approximately where my knees are. Medium fixes the crotch problem, but raises the new issue of flappy ankles.

    I know I'm not THAT freakishly sized! :grump:

    OOHH I know. I have to pull my tights up so high, like some people have already said. Either everybodies legs are the wrong size.... or the tight size's are stupid.
    X
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    40 is not a high denier at all for tights! thats kinda just normal i think...the 120 deniers are so warm but not mega thick. i like them cos they're totally black, i dont like those ones that you can see your legs through.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    40 is not a high denier at all for tights! thats kinda just normal i think...the 120 deniers are so warm but not mega thick. i like them cos they're totally black, i dont like those ones that you can see your legs through.

    I only wear tights so I don't look tarty at school. But isn't 120 denier like leggins basically??
    X
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thin leggings...M&S do cashmire mix ones and they are divine!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I ladder my tights practically every time I wear them..it's SO annoying..so normally I just wear two pairs of laddered tights at once, which looks a bit daft but it's better than looking a slag with completely messed up tights! But I looove really thick wooly ones, so warm and soft!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm surprised this many people wear tights that are over 4 years old or not dancing... and they even have thicknesses! Must be a british thing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What happened the original idea of "secret porn star"??? That seemed like the best reason of all to forget tights and go with stockings!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    BeachBum25 wrote: »
    What happened the original idea of "secret porn star"??? That seemed like the best reason of all to forget tights and go with stockings!

    Don't worry, I haven't forgotten :D I'm still planning to go down the stockings route!
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