Plus Size Tights


I wish I could collaborate with someone on making some plus size tights.  It's one of the major areas that plus size is struggling in.  We have your basics, but those fabulous tights that you see above don't exist for us just yet.  I would also like to have hand in the sizing.  I don't know about you ladies, but it's nearly impossible to find tights that are wide enough in the thighs and long enough at the same time. I feel like if someone can fit me...they can fit anybody. LOL! Anyways, so if you haven't started already, you should be buying your tights now.  As soon as that first winter chill comes through, it sends everyone into a tights frenzy and sizing can be hard to find.  I'm fortunate enough to have tried quite a few pair though my own personal purchases or through the courtesy of hosiery companies.  Out of all these, I have had the best luck with Spanx, Avenue, We Love Colors and Lane Bryant.  





Please note that is my experience with plus size tights.  I am 5'9 and an extreme pear shape with full hips, thighs.  

24 comments

  1. Thanks for the post! I haven't worn pantyhose/tights in such a long time because of fit issues. Ohio winters are cold--I've never worn we love colors--maybe I'll check them out.

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    1. We love colours are fabulous
      I can wear them in excess of 60 times per pair
      Due to the quality :)
      I'm 5 foot 6 168 cm and about 330 pounds

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  2. Your post is right on time! I have been buying tights for the past few weeks! It is crazy how the larger sizes sell out in the fun styles quickly..and we won't even discuss the quality of plus size tights. I will say I bought my basic opaque tights from JMS last year and they didn't let me down! Keep up the good work!

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  3. As an avid tight wearer this is a great post. I totally am all for the idea of working with a brand to create well fitting amazing tights for plus sizes. I usually score basic tights that fit from JMS. You can buy a 4-pack of basic black tights from them for less than $20 usually. I've also picked some up from Walmart that I have done well with, but I'm also on the shorter side. But as you mentioned the sizes go quickly!

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  4. I agree with the commenter above. JMS offers good selection in sizing for us larger plus size women. However, they don't really have any cute patterned options. :-( Their thigh-highs are amazing, though. The husband agrees. :-)

    For crazy colored tights, I am a big fan of We Love Colors. They are pricey, but if properly cared for, can last a long time.

    I hope you make the plus size tight thing a reality because SO MANY OF US want it! I'd pay good money for cute tights that will last, fit me well, and are cute.

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    1. JMS although they have good sizing still fall short in the crotch area for me, but I think they go up to a 6X so if you are 5'7 and under they are perfect. LOL at your husband #naugtygirl LOL.

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  5. Who is JMS ? And do they ship to Australia
    We have nothing in Australia at all

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  6. In Portugal it's almost impossible to find fashionable tights for plus sizes. Even buying online is hard! I have to check these stores!!!
    Thanks!
    Carolina
    http://biggirlslovefashion.blogspot.pt/

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  7. Yessssssss!!!! I hope that someone contacts you to collaborate because this is an area where we really suffer! I LOVE tights in the winter - I have a few pair that I've babied enough to have for 3-4 years - but it is really a struggle to find great patterns that are not black and don't cost a tank full of gas! GREAT post!

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  8. Definitely a Need. I hope someone hears our cry and call You 'cause I need some fashionable tights to hide my ugly legs.

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  9. loving these tight designs :D if you know what i mean!
    im not a fan of tights though but i did buy some recently...certainly something to get used to!
    cookieschaosncestlavie.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hey Chastity.... I actually looked into starting a plus line of tights because of my desire for more fashionable ones in my size. If you'd like the info I collected and the folks I reached out to I'd be glad to give it all to you.

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  11. Hey Chastity. I´m considering buying tights from We love color, but I´m not sure what size to buy (E or EE??). I´m about the same size and shape as you are, so I´m curious what size you buy.
    Thanks Inge

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  12. I always buy the largest size in any pair of tights that I purchase.

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    1. Thank you for replying this fast. Now all I have to do is choose a color (or more than one). This is going to take some time, I'm afraid ;-)

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  13. That's a pretty good selection of tights!
    -Jackie

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  14. thats is a great collectin
    http://www.fashionpakistan.net

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  15. I don't know about you but I have ordered tights before from ASOS and I have sized up 2 sizes and they are STILL too small. It is so frustrating. Getting tights on is stress enough let alone finding some first lol

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    1. Yeah I agree...they are really best if you are a size 18 or below

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