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i'm looking to get a bunch of colored tights for the fall & winter. does anyone have a go-to brand or noticed anyone in particular has good colors this year?

bell_labs, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 16:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

tabio seems to have the best selection of colors, but the shipping is $$$. anthropolgie actually looks like it might be a good place to check.

lauren, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

this site looked good, too:

http://hosieree.com/

shipping isn't too high, and they've got some good ultra-opaque tights in amongst the weird eurotrashy stockings.

lauren, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 17:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh nice.
i want every color of the anthropologie ones!

bell_labs, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

i also want the herringbone ones with the pink feet but they are $38. crap.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

still less than wolford!

lauren, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

very true

bell_labs, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

(i am the devil on your shoulder.)

lauren, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

not really many tights/stockings but just in case anyone is also interested in leggings:

www.sockdreams.com is pretty good.

your ass is (Rubyredd), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 18:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Your request for http://hosieree.com/ was denied because of its content categorization: "Lingerie and Swimsuit;Adult Material"

aww

Bright Future (sunny successor), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 19:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

esp for short people --
at target they have "above the knee" cable knit socks which are actually thigh-highs on shorties for a mere $3.99. i got some grey ones and they're really pretty. they have other ones too, but you have to not care that people know you get your legwear at target.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 19:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

(because they're sort of aggressively patterned, etc)
i also got some cute aqua tights w/small black dots there for $3.99

La Lechera, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 19:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

i got blue-grey thick tights at h&m the other day and they are very nice! kind of like leggings in a way, in that they are very opaque

terminator boyfriend (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 17 September 2008 19:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

h&m drives me nuts w/r/t tights. I always seem to come home with the wrong size/thickness so I just gave up.

Finefinemusic, Wednesday, 17 September 2008 20:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

believe me, i was surprised
but i don't have a tonne of h&m experience, like, i've only really shopped h&m in london, toronto and nyc - they just opened up downtown here a month ago! i am now tempted to go see if they have any more of these tights left

terminator boyfriend (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 17 September 2008 20:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

so, one of the only bebaroque stockists outside of the uk is near me. i got these:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2895972979_5db63fdb6c.jpg

lauren, Sunday, 28 September 2008 22:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

pretty!

Sarah Palin isn't dumb, she's post-modern (Rubyredd), Monday, 29 September 2008 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

i would totally run them in like one wearing and then be out $30 or whatever. however: where did you get them, l? are they near me too???

i was so excited that i got to wear tights last week! i also just bought 2 dresses so tights ahoy, babes!!!

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 29 September 2008 02:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

i want those shoes

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 29 September 2008 13:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

also last week i bought a pair of footless tights at a dollarstore for one american dollar + tax. they're surprisingly not bad. also for $1 - don delillo's cosmopolis and a book about oxycontin for me to drool all over and possibly gain scoring tips from. all in all: $3:30 well spent.

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 29 September 2008 13:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like Hue's footless tights a lot! they are super comfortable.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 29 September 2008 13:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've seen pics of peep-toe booties recently. These seem horrid and unpractical.

To thread topic. . .I envy those who have tight-weather. I let the dogs out this morning around 6 and there was a chill, me: "could I wear a sweater?!?" By the time I got to work at 7:15 I was sweating.

Peanuts taste like peanut butter (Susan), Monday, 29 September 2008 13:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

t, they're from brooklyn fox on n.5th. i also want the fuschia ones with a black fringe seam, but those are just high enough in the price bracket that i'm never going to follow through.

lauren, Monday, 29 September 2008 13:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

agreed. the mid south is mid sucky at this time of year. (xp)

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 29 September 2008 13:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

let's celebrate tights! why bc they look intersting. i love them.

i got these today but instead of blue they are two-toned plum/purple
http://stylebinge.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/08/trinaturkbluetightblog.jpg

i also got some grape purple tights. they were on sale :)

tehresa, Saturday, 6 February 2010 04:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

love them!

no more springs no more summers no more falls (sunny successor), Saturday, 6 February 2010 04:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love these:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415k0BxIqTL._SS500_.jpg

just1n3, Saturday, 6 February 2010 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

wdytll!
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp95/tza/utf-8BSU1HMDAyNDctMjAxMDAyMTMtMjAzM.jpg

i finally wore them. they are the best!

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

I LOVE those.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i am going to be sad when it is no longer tights weather

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Me too! That said, I was just thinking the other day about how one thing I dislike about my job is that I can't really wear skirts. I guess I could but it's more of a jeans type job so I wear skirts much less often and I miss wearing all my awesome tights. Boo. Seriously though, those are amazing.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

you guys are crazy bare legs 4eva

horseshoe, Monday, 15 February 2010 04:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 though

horseshoe, Monday, 15 February 2010 04:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

u mad!

<3

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Monday, 15 February 2010 06:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

MUST HAVE TU-TONE LEGS

Let's see how tough Aquaman is once we get him in the water. (Laurel), Monday, 15 February 2010 07:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tee, where???

Let's see how tough Aquaman is once we get him in the water. (Laurel), Monday, 15 February 2010 07:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

macy's! they are in sale bin. they are HUE brand (srsly have found more awesome cheap hue tights than any other brand!).

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Monday, 15 February 2010 07:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I do love Hue very much but they didn't have anything that amazing at Macy's here, I just went last week! I got some other goodies but not thooooose.

Let's see how tough Aquaman is once we get him in the water. (Laurel), Monday, 15 February 2010 07:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

i find it so hard to believe macy's here would have more! i mean, i know there must be regional buyers, but still...

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Monday, 15 February 2010 08:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

I feel like the big Macy's here doesn't even HAVE a sale bin, plus they merchandise weirdly...wish all the Hue stuff was together, for instance, but it's spread out in the tights & socks section. Got some nice black sheer "almost" fishnets, some royal/blueberry blue Hue tights and some really silky silvery grey ones.

Let's see how tough Aquaman is once we get him in the water. (Laurel), Monday, 15 February 2010 08:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've found some great stuff up in that mez level hosiery section and then also in the back right of the 1st floor accessories (if you enter from broadway).

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Monday, 15 February 2010 08:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oohhh, I hate the store so much I slalom around tourists and go straight for the mez, have never discovered the accessories section. Food for thought.

Let's see how tough Aquaman is once we get him in the water. (Laurel), Monday, 15 February 2010 08:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 Hue. All of my best tights are from them.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Monday, 15 February 2010 11:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think i've seen two-tones on modcloth before??

also horseshoe: you probably have lovely legs, but i for one have awful, awful legs, that can only cross the skirt threshold if encased in tights.

just1n3, Monday, 15 February 2010 16:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hue tights show up at TJ Maxx.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

i have a question! coloured tights w evening-y dress: in style, or infantile?

i picked up this black dress in a sale and it is my oh-god-i-have-a-fancy-dinner dress because i can just about manage 'wear black dress with accessories of a. n. other colour' without getting it horribly wrong too often. And it's oh god i have a fancy dinner season again, and i was thinking of wearing it with RED accessories (because i can scrounge up a red shawl), and so a crucial question is: is wearing matte red tights with a shiny dress going to make me look like a sulky eight-year-old at a birthday party?

teddy penderecki (c sharp major), Friday, 24 September 2010 23:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 Monsoon dresses!

I p much always wear coloured tights with a plain black dress/skirt, unless I've decided to go totally monochrome with white accessories and white tights, although maybe less so for formal evening stuff. I'm not sure about red tights with this one (red accessories would be cool) BUT that might be because I have an automatic aversion to any shades of red that aren't burgundy because they make me look weird.
This dress has enough interest that you don't *need* bright tights... also I think if a dress exposes a fair bit of skin on top, then heavy tights can make the whole thing seem bottom-heavy. But with a red shawl thing it could look ace.

Obviously I don't have a clue!

Not the real Village People, Friday, 24 September 2010 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

So opaque tights aren't considered unsuitable for formal wear anymore? Or am I being a 65-year-old in a 42-year-old's body again?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Saturday, 25 September 2010 03:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love opaque tights but with a dress like that and for a formal ocassion I'd probably forgo tights altogether and pair with the red shawl and red shoes.

master of retardment (ENBB), Saturday, 25 September 2010 04:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

no opaque tights with formal wear still feels like a rule, christine, just one that you might be able to break! I kind of want to tone down the dressiness of the dress (bcz the occasion isn't super formal but the dress is the only one I have) but still look well-put together... basically it is a minefield. I like the thought of red shoes though! maybe I can make an excuse to buy a pair.

teddy penderecki (c sharp major), Monday, 27 September 2010 08:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wd love opague tights with formal-wear but it would have to be PARTICULAR formal wear, not, like, in general.

And I think that black dress has enough going on in the skirt/hem area that more attention to yr legs is unnecessary, plus it's a little too long to really flatter the exposed length of leg (in the sense that if everyone is going to have their drawn to a neon or super-saturated tight, the leg it's encasing should be pretty well uncovered by skirt).

The one way I might do tights w that is if they were the same color/shade as a top you wore UNDER the dress -- then you'd have a body-suit or color-block effect with the black dress over two pops of color. But that might be a little nuts.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Monday, 27 September 2010 14:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

went to anthropologie today to get a pair of fleece leggings and there were a bunch of cute tights marked down, including the ones with little ponies.

teeny, Friday, 19 November 2010 02:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

today a student told me my tights (b/w houndstooth with pink spots) were "ridiculous"
she's kind of right, not sure if they are appropriate for work or not?

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Friday, 19 November 2010 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

have completely lost perspective on what is ok and what is not in this regard

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Friday, 19 November 2010 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't think that looking sober and sedate is your job! I know u wldn't wear anything like inappropriately revealing or anything, the rest is just window dressing. Very stylish window dressing. Fuck 'em.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Friday, 19 November 2010 14:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not looking old or sedate:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e66/LimitedLiabilityGirl/IMAG0028.jpg

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I asked my mother for sensible tights for Christmas, because I need them to get dressed for work. Specif said, "Solid colors, no pastels, dark shades." I got argyle, polka dots, and a pair of cream cable-knit white tights like an 8-yr-old would wear.

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cable-knit tights present body image problems afaik

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait, remind me again what's wrong with cable knit tights?

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

ooooh i really like those argyle ones, laurel! i've actually had my eye on a pair for awhile now.

just1n3, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't really like them, because I don't own or wear either purple or teal!! Now if they were red & black....

But it's cold and snowy here and I ran out of anything else to wear.

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

protip: avoid Costco's DKNY tights, they suck.

quincie, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait, remind me again what's wrong with cable knit tights?

well they add uh, "volume" to one's legs, if that is a concern

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

though frankly i think that's a little paranoid

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

oic, i think i always liked them for that reason

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

also laurel, i like the purple and teal argyle!

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

well they add uh, "volume" to one's legs, if that is a concern

Oh yeah, not only are all three pairs in colors/patterns that are almost unusable to me, they are all in the heaviest weight possible. For winter, you see. Because my mom can't imagine that I'm not freezing all the time.

Ty, Amanda, and Justine, for saying soemthing nice! I'm enjoying the tights because, well, it's better to enjoy what you have than not to. But I find purple...difficult, that's all.

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

purple is just another side of red!

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

embrace the purple
i have two shades of purple tights and i wear them like a neutral accent color sometimes (with brown, black, or grey) or the brighter purple ones if i am feeling sassy

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Purple is so Laurel Burch/lol '80s/goes with teal/also lol '80s/Earth Mother/prone to tie-dye/womyn-positive in its associations that I feel a little embarrassed wearing it at all. I suppose argyle is none of those things, though, so I think it's a tempering influence.

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna say that you are wrong about purple but ymmv

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

like i don't walk around in purple feeling like lol tie dye womyn lady when i wear purple
i feel like this http://www.just4legs.co.uk/acatalog/cat_100100.jpg

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

omg mafiya tights
these are messed up

http://static2.modcloth.com/productshots/0070/5015/28485-1.jpg

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

do you gals feel your muscles are more supple and refreshed after wearing tights? i wear "compression tights" for about 10 hours a week for recovery purposes... improves circulation, feel less muscle "throb". wondering if this has been a feminine secret held from men for forgotten decades (centuries?)

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't think most tights are that tight, honestly. You're right that this is the whole idea behind "support hose", but most tights/stocking aren't that supportive.

Back up the lesbian canoe (Laurel), Friday, 22 April 2011 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, laurel otm

sometimes they can prevent a bit of...bounce? but refreshed? no.

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Friday, 22 April 2011 20:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

HELP

My brand new tights this morning turned out to be too big forcing me to go to Walgreens and buy some smaller ones which already, just 7 hours later, have a massive run up the back of one leg. Tights are the fucking worst. I am filled with tight hatred today.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:03 (four years ago) Permalink

And I threw out the too big tights and am now going to have to go through the garbage to see if they're still there because this run is outta control. FUCK YOU TIGHTS.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Am now wearing the garbage tights.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

I keep my run and holey ones for non-work purposes because I kinda like that look but yeah, having to always have YET ANOTHER pair of clean, well-fitting, non-run tights on hand is a pain.

Horreur! What are this disassociated lumps of (in orbit), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Am now wearing the garbage tights.
lol

i wear my tights into the trash but this is next level!

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh if I wasn't at work I'd totally wear the ones with runs. Sadly I don't think that would fly here. I just really need to find a brand that fits me well. I think if I go down a size the hues might work. We'll see.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I have found the Spanx brand to be relatively non-runny; also DKNY. Hue brand not so good.

quincie, Friday, 20 December 2013 02:57 (four years ago) Permalink

i usually buy the 'no-nonsense' brand from grocery store...i am not an expert in this field lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 December 2013 07:23 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Fleece-lined tights suggestions? I just ordered a Plush brand on-line.

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:09 (four years ago) Permalink

omg that is a thing? want!!

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:10 (four years ago) Permalink

fleece-lined tights $18

just1n3, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:52 (four years ago) Permalink

wow

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink

looks like they would be too small for me :/

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Once upon a time I bought a lot of socks from sock dreams! They have such nice things, but not all of them would fit over my calves, or the amt of stretch would make them shorter and then they'd dig into my calves and make a line. It was hard to tell which knee socks were wide enough? I think they have more options now.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Although not in ever style obv.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:25 (four years ago) Permalink

looks like they would be too small for me :/

Redress NYC has fleece lined "Teggings," which are their tights/leggings combo product. I don't love them but that's bc the fit is funky on me. They are v warm, though.

Sock Dreams has a much better selection of socks for larger calves these days and gives really good info on how much things stretch. I've got a bunch of their thigh highs that fit me no problem.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:08 (four years ago) Permalink

But if anybody finds fleece lined tights in proper plus sizes (to fit over 200 lbs) please let me know.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:11 (four years ago) Permalink

me too

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:18 (four years ago) Permalink

Clicked on this thread accidentally but I happened to see your question - here's a European tip for you: if you translate what you're looking for into other languages you may find more:

Fleece-lined tights in French and German:
https://www.google.com/search?q=collant+molletonn%C3%A9&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X
https://www.google.com/search?q=Fleece+Strumpfhosen&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X

StanM, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:14 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Plus size fleece lined tights tip:

http://www.herroom.com/berkshire-4755-cozy-hose-tights.shtml

Berkshire "cozy tights" available to fit up to 5'10", 230 lbs. I'm 5'6" and about 215 and the 3/4x fit me really well. They aren't fleece in the truest sense of the word, but they are warm and fuzzy and I'm quite pleased.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink


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