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    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 28th Nov 17, 9:50 AM
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    Where do you buy your tights?
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:50 AM
    Where do you buy your tights? 28th Nov 17 at 9:50 AM
    Hi

    I am looking for recommendations on tights, please!

    Requirements:
    High denier (100+)
    Matte black and opaque
    Must be stretchy and comfortable (ideally a high lycra content)

    Bonuses:
    A high waistband
    Comfortable around the toes

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Sephs; 28-11-2017 at 10:10 AM.
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    • fixx
    • By fixx 28th Nov 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:24 AM
    M&S - lots of opaque tights. I'm currentyl wearing bodysensor in a high dernier (can't remember exactly what), and they've very comfy, and last very well.

    M&S opaque tights
    • Hedgehog99
    • By Hedgehog99 28th Nov 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:28 AM
    5ain5bury's do 100 denier black opaques. Bought some yesterday - haven't worn them yet, but the 60 denier ones I have had this season have had a comfortable waist band and toes and have stayed in place for the day without contorting themselves like some tights do! They wash well too - keep their shape and smoothness.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 28th Nov 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:51 AM
    Boots black opaque tights are the best I've found. I hate M&S ones, cos they just fall down.
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    • chanie
    • By chanie 28th Nov 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:56 PM
    Falke - I buy them from TK Maxx for £6, full price is £20.
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    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 28th Nov 17, 2:11 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 2:11 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 2:11 PM
    M&S are great for me too, very comfy & never ladder
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 29th Nov 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:05 AM
    I think it depends on your body shape.

    What brand might suit someone who is tall with slim hips may not be comfortable for someone who is 'more rotund'.

    I buy my tights from anywhere I see them - I like bright colours so it could be Primark (although usually only in the larger stores), Debenhams, TKMaxx, Next etc.

    Primark actually do a bewildering range of different high denier black tights.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 29th Nov 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:19 AM
    I now more often ware black leggings and black socks. Won't work with all outfits, but does with many, and I find it more comfortable.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 29th Nov 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:32 AM
    I now more often ware black leggings and black socks. Won't work with all outfits, but does with many, and I find it more comfortable.
    Originally posted by theoretica
    I like the high denier footless tights, especially with UGG boots (as I don't wear socks).
    • cheeky-peach
    • By cheeky-peach 29th Nov 17, 4:25 PM
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    Primark for me!
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 29th Nov 17, 7:41 PM
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    Don’t do Asda, they sag between your legs (sorry if TMI) and are horribly uncomfortable. I vote m&s too!

    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 29th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
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    Primark for me!
    Originally posted by cheeky-peach
    And me, with the thicker tights still lasting wash after wash, they may not last quite as long as the more expensive brands but the cost difference still saves money even if I have to replace them more often.

    I did buy a really expensive pair of 10 denier tights for my wedding, but managed to ladder them before getting them past my knees and had to resort to my spare pair of pre worn and washed (several times) primark light coloured 15 denier pair instead.
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    • Soph1988
    • By Soph1988 3rd Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    I swear by Boots tights - always perfect!
    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 4th Dec 17, 12:35 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Lots of votes for M&S. I splurged and bought some Autograph ones which are amazing, but I'm not keen on the regular tights they sell. No stretch and a weird square toe shape! Maybe I just need to try a different type.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 5th Dec 17, 4:50 AM
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    I wear different brands - Asda bodyshaper, M&S bodysensor, Sainsburys thermal, Primark and the odd Tesco pair. My first choice are Asda - comfy, good fit, wash well and nice toe finish.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Dec 17, 6:44 AM
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    I wear different brands - Asda bodyshaper, M&S bodysensor, Sainsburys thermal, Primark and the odd Tesco pair. My first choice are Asda - comfy, good fit, wash well and nice toe finish.
    Originally posted by Floss
    Donít do Asda, they sag between your legs (sorry if TMI) and are horribly uncomfortable. I vote m&s too!
    Originally posted by belfastgirl23
    So it just goes to show it's probably down to body shape (or maybe the size you buy).
    It's a personal thing and you just have to try brands until you get what suits you as an individual.
    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 5th Dec 17, 11:23 AM
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    So it just goes to show it's probably down to body shape (or maybe the size you buy).
    It's a personal thing and you just have to try brands until you get what suits you as an individual.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Very true. I was just wondering whether there was a holy grail of hosiery that everybody knew about except me!
    Last edited by Sephs; 05-12-2017 at 11:24 AM. Reason: Typo
    • Ames
    • By Ames 5th Dec 17, 12:41 PM
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    I have some fantastic tights. They've got two seams up the back of the bum instead of the usual one and they fit really well, they're comfortable and they don't roll down. Problem is I can't remember where I got them or what type they are. The last two pairs are now getting bobbly and close to unwearable.

    I've been thinking about going into M&S or somewhere and asking but I'm afraid they'll turn out to be maternity tights that I'm wearing back to front.
    Last edited by Ames; 05-12-2017 at 9:53 PM.
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    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 5th Dec 17, 12:58 PM
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    I have some fantastic tights. They've got two seams up the back of the bum instead of the usual one and they fit really well, they're comfortable and they don't roll down. Problem is I can't remember where I got them or what type they are. The last two pairs are now getting bobbly and close to unbearable.

    I've been thinking about going into M&S or somewhere and asking but I'm afraid they'll turn out to be maternity tights that I'm wearing back to front.
    Originally posted by Ames
    They sound great! I'm wondering whether maternity tights might be worthwhile looking at, as I like the waistband to sit over my stomach. I'm not too worried about my tights falling down as I wear a pair of knickers over them to keep them up!
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