Tights are absolute essentials in any women's wardrobe but ordinary everyday tights
only go so far. When buying tights in larger sizes, there are a number of problems women commonly encounter. You can eliminate these issues and find your perfect fit by choosing plus size tights which are specifically created for fuller figured women in mind. Manufacturers create tights for women with different needs in mind so it is important to read the product description to make sure the tights you have chosen are right for you.
Width VS Length Ways Stretch
When ordinary tights go up in size, often they only increase in length which allows them to stretch width ways to a degree but if you are only short, this can result in excess material around the knees and ankles. Many designers now consider the needs of curvier women and design tights that are actually made to fit wider legs instead of just increasing the length.
Tights With Back Panel
A common feature you may find in larger sized tights on the high street is a back panel which allows manufacturers to incorporate more material into the waist area. Where most tights in smaller sizes have one seam down the middle of the back, larger tights with a back panel tend to have two seams. Some women find that the addition of a back panel makes tights more comfortable. However, the seams can sometimes be visible through outer clothing.
Points To Note When Shopping For Plus Size Tights
Each manufacturer uses their own method for sizing. Where one might take the wearer's height and hip size into account, another may calculate the best fit using height and weight. Even when buying different styles from the same manufacturer, the materials used may have different stretch properties which can alter the fit dramatically. It is important, therefore, to always check the size guide for the particular tights you are buying. Our plus size range includes everything from a UK dress size 16 to size 34. Some of these may be regular tights which happen to go up to a size 16, some include an added back panel, whilst others may be made from specifically engineered super stretch fabric designed to fit fuller figure women. You should always read the product information for the tights you are buying and if in any doubt, please call our customer services team who will be happy to help you.