Sorry I couldn't resist. Plus size tights can be the bane of many a chunky thighed lady, I myself have suffered the roll down, the slip down, the ripped before you've made it out the door and the Nora Batty's need I go on?
Twitter has been a light with hosiery based conversations this past few weeks, in one particular exchange with the lovely @CatJGoddard I was pointed in the direction of Marks and Spencer tights, I was quick to dismiss, oh no they don't go up to my size, and on further inspection, no they didn't accommodate my 52 inch hip, but on a walk through my local M&S today, I saw the Fashion Tights had 25% off, so I had a quick peruse, and found to my surprise, a huge range of, gorgeous, woolly, slinky, colourful and textured tights. I decided on a deep blue, flecked pair, the Cotton Rich Nep Yarn to be precise, in a L/XL. I walked back and forth to the counter several times, putting them back, umming and ahhing, when I finally made it to the counter declaring the the assistant, that "they probably wouldn't fit, but it was worth a try" But low and behold to my surprise when I got home and tried them, they fit!! great length in the leg, nice depth in the tummy area and so soft!!!
I'm quite tempted to go back tomorrow and snap up some more pretty tights!!!