Seamed hose for thick-legged women
November 21, 2017 12:49 PM   Subscribe

I'm plus size and I carry most of my weight in my hips and thighs. I also dress vintage. I'd like to find seamed pantyhose that fit and aren't completely uncomfortable.

I'd like to find a pair of champagne-colored sheers with contrast seaming up the back. Contrast tops and Cuban heel are great, but not necessary. I've been wearing the Berkshire seamed hose, but those tend to run after one or two wears; similarly, the Calvin Klein backseam hose ripped on me while I was putting them on.

I'm specifically looking for pantyhose (as opposed to stockings) because (a) we're going into winter in Massachusetts, (b) chub rub, and (c) I haven't found a pair of garters and stockings that didn't roll down or otherwise pinch my upper thighs.

I've tried Sock Dreams but have only found the Leg Avenue brand (which don't work for how I carry my weight), and I've been reluctant to try What Katie Did because I don't know if they'd fit me. Is there some great brand for bottom-heavy vintage girls that I've overlooked or haven't found?
posted by pxe2000 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Torrid and Hips & Curves might have this style.
posted by countrymod at 1:10 PM on November 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'm specifically looking for pantyhose (as opposed to stockings) because (a) we're going into winter in Massachusetts, (b) chub rub, and (c) I haven't found a pair of garters and stockings that didn't roll down or otherwise pinch my upper thighs.

If all else fails try the "vintage" solution of a garter belt under pettipants which provide warmth and serve as a slip.
posted by Botanizer at 2:06 PM on November 21, 2017


Try Wolford if you're willing to spend a pretty penny. They have a nice selection of seamed pantyhose (which I haven't tried myself, but the quality of their tights is top-notch! Thick, luxe and sturdy.)
posted by fritillary at 2:12 PM on November 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


I came here to recommend the stockings plus undershorts solution as well. Specifically these undershorts. They are incredibly soft, cheap and wash up great in a lingerie bag.

That said, maybe try Nordstrom's in-house brand plus size if those would work for you? They're a reasonable price!
posted by purple_bird at 2:56 PM on November 21, 2017


I'm fat and carry a lot of my weight around my hips and belly and I've had good success with What Katie Did's seamed tights. When I was wearing them most frequently the large size fit fine and I was about a size 18, 200lbs and I'm 5' 7.
posted by Saminal at 4:37 PM on November 21, 2017 [1 favorite]


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