Tights... are... too... tight!
August 21, 2014 8:49 PM Subscribe
I have a major issue with tights fitting, how could this be so difficult? My tattooed and soon-to-be-dealing-with-cold-weather legs need your help!
posted by Crystalinne to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (27 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I honestly don't get what I'm doing wrong with tights. I feel like I should know how to do this!
I'm a 24yr old woman. 5'4" I only weigh 106 but my hips/butt is 37" and I wear about a size 4 or 28 ish.
I cannot for the life of me find tights that fit. I even got an L/XL and they DIG into my sides. I mean they're rated for someone up to 200lbs - yeah right! I always grab the biggest size available. I like to wear my tights where I would wear my pants, on my hips. However, even if I pull my tights way up toward my belly they basically cut me in half! So no matter what I've tried, they dig into my skin and make huge red marks, not to mention making unsightly bumps. It's laughable when I put them on.
What the hell kind of tights to I need? Do I need to go into plus size? What do you wear? Why is this such a problem?
I've considered garters and stockings but that seems like a lot of fuss. (Just from my limited experience with lingerie type garters and stockings.) I also am aware of the trick of cutting the sides of the waistband, but even the butt area is wayyy too tight still.
I've tried Hue and some other normal brand tights. I desperately need opaque black and opaque gray (preferable a heather or charcoal) to cover tattoos for professional reasons and for cold weather. I'd also love some fun patterns and whatnot, but again, opaque.
The tights that have worked are sweater tights, but they aren't professional at all, not to mention they have a thicker waistband and are therefore not great under anything form fitting. I despise leggings without feet. (They're fine with boots but not much else.)
Please help hive! My butt and hips thank you.