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Title: stockings
Post by: lailah terri on 08 January 2012, 01:08:26 am
Evening ladies!

Anyone got any suggestions for some hardwearing stockings? Ive gone through sooooo many in the past few months, ive tried the M&s ladder resist, regular ones, la senza ones, primark ones...

im really careful putting them on and taking them off, i just keep finding snags and ladders all over them. my last pair  got caught on my dress and i had a huge hole in them :( luckily it was a reg client with a sense of humor, he saw the funny side of it!

just need a stash of stockings that i can wear more than once.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Tallgirl on 08 January 2012, 03:30:31 am
I'm a fan of the M&S ladder resist ones, though you said you've tried them.  At ?4-ish a pop I'm pleased with how long they last.

I used to be a fan of What Katie Did's seamed tulle stockings (?10 a pair).  They have a pretty lace top and because they're tulle  - like a very fine fishnet - they last ages (and they don't look trashy like normal fishnets. Not that there's anything wrong with trashy ;D).  My only complaint with them is that they're one-size-fits-all and they were a bit big for me.  Norah Batty style ain't too sexy!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Sweet-Pleasure on 08 January 2012, 09:25:21 am
I am a huge fan of Asda's stockings, I'm notorious for killing stockings but these are virtually indestructible!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Mellow on 08 January 2012, 09:46:57 am
I am a huge fan of Asda's stockings, I'm notorious for killing stockings but these are virtually indestructible!

Ooh good tip I will try Asda, I have been looking to move over from Primark, which used to last me really well until relatively recently - strangely one of the pair would just 'go' at the top.  It has also been since I lost weight but surely my legs are even in terms of thinness!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: ladyofthemansion on 08 January 2012, 11:27:38 am
Tesco stockings good, especially for larger ladies.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 08 January 2012, 11:44:09 am
 I'm glad this thread has started as it's been pissing me off for months trying to find a pair of stockings that will last and also fit.
 I have big thighs, even when I am slimmer I have really curvy thighs and find that 'one size fits all' etc stockings just don't.
 They pull up just over my knee and stop. If I really heave them up then they sit a tad higher with an ugly thigh muffin top!
 It's not a sexy look!!
 Where can I get stockings for bigger thighs????
Natalie Xx
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: ladyjennaj on 08 January 2012, 11:49:10 am
Thank god for this thread!

I use Ann Summers, and they're usually alright until you've worn them twice, or put them in the washing machine  ::) La Senza are alright, but to be honest, I don't think stockings are meant to last forever. Whoever makes them, seems to want them flimsy and easily-laddered. And so the search goes on... ::)
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Mellow on 08 January 2012, 11:55:59 am
oooh ann summers, la senza, I feel a stocking shopping spreee coming on!

I always handwash mine, gives them a slightly longer life, I really only expect them to last maybe 2/3 times at most depending on how energetic the bookings are too  :)
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Steele on 08 January 2012, 12:03:17 pm
I pretty much only wear fishnets, which are tougher. I use Ann Summers ones and usually get a lot of wear out of them unless I snag them on my boot buckles or something (which NO stockings are going to survive!).
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: strawberry on 08 January 2012, 01:20:10 pm
I like Charnos 24 7 but I have a habit of catching my legs on a chair that has a velcro fastening on it - which ruins them.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: EmilyJones on 08 January 2012, 01:54:08 pm
Where can I get stockings for bigger thighs????

I'm fairly tall and definitely have curves so I always go for bigger stockings to make sure my legs aren't squidged!

There's a whole article on the main site (http://www.saafe.info/) called "Useful Links" which has a few handy links for shopping including one to StockingsHQ, which is where I buy a lot of my stockings and holdups. I always go for properly sized holdups so that I can choose the right size to fit me properly. 'One size' things only fit about three people in the world!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 08 January 2012, 01:57:06 pm
EmilyJones you're a star. Thankyou.
 Natalie Xx
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: LouLou37 on 08 January 2012, 02:14:33 pm
I second StockingsHQ - I have bought from there before when (I think) Amy recommended them and the delivery is quick, there are all price ranges and sizes, and I still have my opaque stockings intact 2 years later! x
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: MissThang on 08 January 2012, 03:20:40 pm
Not strictly on topic, but this has reminded me of the shame of my first ever booking. (it's been enough time now that I can tell the story without completely dying)

It was an outcall, and I was wearing a basque and stockings to it, specially purchased from Primarni earlier that day. Getting ready, I put all the gear on, fastened the stockings at the front, and promptly found that I could not get them fastened at the back. If I stood up straight enough to get the dangly yoke to touch the stocking tops, then I couldn't get enough leverage with one hand behind my back to fasten it. If I bent over enough to be able to do the fastening with my hands, the strap wouldn't reach the stocking.

I had visions of having to cancel the booking, just because I couldn't put a pair of stockings on. I looked at all the sad, scraggy, not-purchased-today mismatched holdups mouldering away in the bottom of my underwear drawer, and knew they wouldn't cut it. I wondered if escorts were an exclusive breed of women who knew how to put stockings on, and as such I would never be admitted to the hallowed ranks.

I debated putting a post on here asking for advice, but figured surely to god I'd get banned as a troll. "Help, I can't put my stockings on for my first ever booking, can someone come round to my house and dress me"

So I was thrashing around on the bed, time ticking away from me, desperately trying to fasten them up, make-up sweating off my face, feeling terrible that I'd failed at the first hurdle, when suddenly it came to me.

Push. The. Fucking. Basque. Down. A. Bit.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: kellykisses on 08 January 2012, 09:28:17 pm
I have this problem too, after trying hundreds of stockings over the years, and wasting lots of money, I  have found my faves... Jasper conran deep lace top hold ups (micro fishnets) from debenhams. They are about ?8 when not in the sale. But they last forever, don't give ,e thigh muffin top and I feel good in them, which is important to me for confidence in a booking! X
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 08 January 2012, 09:36:36 pm
 Good fitting stockings def help the confidence levels when at work/play.
Natalie Xx
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: kimba on 09 January 2012, 07:23:15 am
Matalan do lace top stockings and hold ups in black or nude for just ?2 a pair. I get really good wear out of them.
I love the Ann summers ones with red or pink lace tops, but they are absolute rubbish quality and only last a couple of times - for about 8 squid aswell  >:(
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Lexi on 09 January 2012, 06:56:02 pm
Ann Summers have a deal on their stockings and hold ups (with some really nice designs too) where it's 3 for 2 at the moment at ?7 a pair so ?14 for 3 - they aren't the longest wearing stockings but I have a few pairs that I've had for a year now and they are still going strong!

xx
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: MISS RUBY on 09 January 2012, 07:16:25 pm
Hi what denier are youre stockings?, 15 seems to be better than 10, but  find no matter which ones i use tey dont ladder, instead  that they are hold ups the grip gives and they fall down !!!!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: LouLouLondon on 12 January 2012, 10:42:20 pm
I am a huge fan of Asda's stockings, I'm notorious for killing stockings but these are virtually indestructible!

and a pretty decent price.  :D
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Ellie_e on 12 January 2012, 11:43:09 pm

I used to be a fan of What Katie Did's seamed tulle stockings (?10 a pair).  They have a pretty lace top and because they're tulle  - like a very fine fishnet - they last ages (and they don't look trashy like normal fishnets. Not that there's anything wrong with trashy ;D).  My only complaint with them is that they're one-size-fits-all and they were a bit big for me.  Norah Batty style ain't too sexy!

I had the same problem with the WKD microtulle, they're ok on probably a 12 or a above, or 5'4'' or above but shorter or slimmer and you've got problems!
Falke do a hold-up version that is very similar for ?20, although you may need to look on ebay.  Comes in ivory and black.  Pricey, yes, but they last *much* longer than any other stockings I've worn

Also I find the Charnos Run Resist pretty hardy.  But in general I just bulk buy at house of fraser whenever stockings are on sale and see them as collateral damage!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: SabrinaYork on 15 January 2012, 10:01:36 am
I splashed out on a couple of pairs of Agent P stockings back in October, I used to pay ?8 a time for La Senza or Anne Summers but they never lasted more than a week a pair, these Agent P ones cost ?25 which seems ridiculous amount to spend on a pair of stockings but they  have lasted and lasted and lasted.
I estimate since October I probably would have gone through 16 pairs of ?8 stockings @ ?128 when 2 pairs of AP has cost only ?50.
False economy for me in this case to go for cheaper ones.

Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Sarita on 15 January 2012, 11:01:22 am
Am amazed you can all remember where you got your stockings from.  I had a fantastic pair that cost around ?15. They lasted for ages and I loved them, but whilst remembering  that I got them from John Lewis and they were reduced I have no idea what make they were.  If I knew I'd def buy them again.  I do know that I've had M&S and Aristoc stockings that were pretty good and that really cheap ones are a false economy.

One of the pairs I've got on the go now look and feel fine when I put them on but a few minutes into the booking one of them starts rolling down my leg. At the end of the booking I take them off and chuck them into the drawer and then can't remember which pair it was and put them on again for the next booking, only to realise when it's too late that they're making a dash from my knee. Of course I can't remember what make they are to avoid buying them again.


Title: Re: stockings
Post by: RedLady1991 on 15 January 2012, 01:43:25 pm
Primark hold ups are either a hit or miss. I have to pairs of the same stockings...same size, design etc and one pair rolls down...but the other pair I wore for 8 hours last night....and they didnt budge!!! Weird!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Mellow on 15 January 2012, 01:57:29 pm
Yes Red I find exactly the same happens! Their hold ups can be fab. Then I had a whole run of one hold up 'going' right fom the word go, to the.point I gave up.on them for a while. Thought id give them one last chance, bought a couple of pairs, and they've been fine!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: kimba on 16 January 2012, 06:43:16 am
Stockings are the bane of my life.

They add a good 20 minutes to the getting ready time.
You spend ages rolling one on, fastening- then find out the matching one is laddered and have to fine 2 matching ones of a different pair.
They are uncomfortable to wear ( especially under a sexy pair of Jeans ) so I find myself constantly dressed in business-woman gear to match. Ok at midday at a Hotel booking, but a pain at 10pm on a home visit.

Though, even when I worked in a supermarket, I wore them in preference to tights!  ;D
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Mellow on 16 January 2012, 10:10:41 am
Though, even when I worked in a supermarket, I wore them in preference to tights!  ;D

I fear you have a secret stocking addiction  Quick go seek some help!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: amy on 16 January 2012, 09:16:45 pm
Stockings are the bane of my life.

They add a good 20 minutes to the getting ready time.
You spend ages rolling one on, fastening- then find out the matching one is laddered and have to fine 2 matching ones of a different pair.
They are uncomfortable to wear ( especially under a sexy pair of Jeans ) so I find myself constantly dressed in business-woman gear to match. Ok at midday at a Hotel booking, but a pain at 10pm on a home visit.

Though, even when I worked in a supermarket, I wore them in preference to tights!  ;D

That's the reason I always try and buy exactly the same kind - at least if you rip one you can still wear the other  ;D

I like the M&S run resist ones for day to day stuff as they're cheap and last OK, but I prefer to wear ff nylons for work as I find them a lot tougher and more comfortable too. I don't bother with them if I think they won't be noticed or appreciated though, hence always having the M&S ones kicking about. The worst ones I ever had were from Superdrug, although they were so cheap I probably deserved it.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Simone on 16 January 2012, 09:37:03 pm
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I like the M&S run resist ones for day to day stuff as they're cheap and last OK, but I prefer to wear ff nylons for work as I find them a lot tougher and more comfortable too. I don't bother with them if I think they won't be noticed or appreciated though, hence always having the M&S ones kicking about. The worst ones I ever had were from Superdrug, although they were so cheap I probably deserved it.

That's really interesting Amy, as I'm finding the exact opposite with my ff stockings :( I don't seem to be able to get through even an hours booking without the client putting a snag in them! I'm getting quite a lot of men asking me to wear them since I featured some in my last photo shoot. My heart sinks every time I'm asked. They are so expensive, and it just isn't cost effective when they are getting ruined so quickly. Even the seconds you can buy aren't especially cheap.

So any tips as to how I can preserve them much appreciated. Or maybye I should just make sure I don't wear any in my next photo-shoot ;D Which would be a shame as they look so beautiful on. You can't beat a nice pair of fully fashioned stockings!


Title: Re: stockings
Post by: amy on 16 January 2012, 09:54:36 pm
That's really interesting Amy, as I'm finding the exact opposite with my ff stockings :( I don't seem to be able to get through even an hours booking without the client putting a snag in them! I'm getting quite a lot of men asking me to wear them since I featured some in my last photo shoot. My heart sinks every time I'm asked. They are so expensive, and it just isn't cost effective when they are getting ruined so quickly. Even the seconds you can buy aren't especially cheap.

So any tips as to how I can preserve them much appreciated. Or maybye I should just make sure I don't wear any in my next photo-shoot ;D Which would be a shame as they look so beautiful on. You can't beat a nice pair of fully fashioned stockings!


Well I buy seconds from Stockings HQ which are usually about half the normal price and I rarely pay more than a tenner a pair, which can last for months before they get too ratty and I have to dump them. The ones I get most often are Gios because they fit me well, and I also like the Eleganti ones.

I'm always aware of things like belt buckles and watch straps and I ask punters to remove them pretty much straight away no matter which stockings I'm wearing, but I don't have any magic tricks regarding the nylons - I just don't seem to snag them like I do the stretchy kind, and even when they do get a little pull they don't really run. The only thing I can think of is that I'm maybe unconsciously more careful with the nicer ones when it comes to putting them on? I like the Cuban ones  :D.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Simone on 16 January 2012, 10:05:43 pm
That's really interesting Amy, as I'm finding the exact opposite with my ff stockings :( I don't seem to be able to get through even an hours booking without the client putting a snag in them! I'm getting quite a lot of men asking me to wear them since I featured some in my last photo shoot. My heart sinks every time I'm asked. They are so expensive, and it just isn't cost effective when they are getting ruined so quickly. Even the seconds you can buy aren't especially cheap.

So any tips as to how I can preserve them much appreciated. Or maybye I should just make sure I don't wear any in my next photo-shoot ;D Which would be a shame as they look so beautiful on. You can't beat a nice pair of fully fashioned stockings!




Well I buy seconds from Stockings HQ which are usually about half the normal price and I rarely pay more than a tenner a pair, which can last for months before they get too ratty and I have to dump them. The ones I get most often are Gios because they fit me well, and I also like the Eleganti ones.

I'm always aware of things like belt buckles and watch straps and I ask punters to remove them pretty much straight away no matter which stockings I'm wearing, but I don't have any magic tricks regarding the nylons - I just don't seem to snag them like I do the stretchy kind, and even when they do get a little pull they don't really run. The only thing I can think of is that I'm maybe unconsciously more careful with the nicer ones when it comes to putting them on? I like the Cuban ones  :D.


I think I need to be more vigilant regarding watches, and belt buckles. I actually had a pair snag on a belt buckle last week, it made me want to weep.

I must also be incredibly heavy handed as I couldn't make a pair of frequently worn fully fashioneds last a month if I tried! Not even with the special nylon stocking gloves I bought for rolling them on :-[ It's true that they don't actually run as easily, but they make up for it by being murder for snagging!

I like the Gio brand as well ,Cuban or point heel my favourite. I find Cuban heel always seems to sell out quickly though. Clearly all great minds think alike ;)

If only everybody could just ask for me to wear my fishnet Jasper Conran hold-ups. I would save a fortune, and halve my getting ready time!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: lailah terri on 16 January 2012, 10:14:38 pm
Wooh loads of great suggestions :)! I feel a shopping trip coming on :D
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: hettie on 17 January 2012, 10:03:21 am
aargh! stockings and hold ups are a total nightmare, i go through them on a daily basis. my bedroom has turned into a stocking graveyard which i trawl through looking for a unholy pair! i am sure it will take a full day to sort out lol. ebay is the answer for good cheap ones though :)
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: clover on 20 January 2012, 05:12:05 pm
I use to wear Primark stockings and holdups, but they used to have a very short lifespan on me. In the past couple of months I've discovred Pretty Polly Nylons range at BHS and am super-pleased with them. Not only they are hardwearing, but they have bigger sizes an look better. At 6-12 pounds a pair, thay're actually more economical than Primark due to lasting well longer, for me at least.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Mellow on 20 January 2012, 05:26:14 pm
Its funny I decided to give Primark one last chance and now they seem to be lasting really well!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Clarabella on 20 October 2021, 12:41:32 pm
Has anyone noticed a real decline in the quality of M & S ladder resist hold ups lately? I keep having to use clear nail polish on little tears after one or so wears  :-\ they used to be brilliant. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight too so it’s not that.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Lady Frog on 20 October 2021, 02:18:41 pm
Last bought stockings from there (or anywhere) March 2020 and they are still going strong! Have only worn a few times  :angel:

Usually I get from ann summers now though, I used to buy primark but they ladder easily and the band is too thick on the top so they keep coming undone from the suspender clip, the one from ann summers they stay clipped in all day.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Tina Sparx on 21 October 2021, 10:14:02 am
Not strictly on topic, but this has reminded me of the shame of my first ever booking. (it's been enough time now that I can tell the story without completely dying)

It was an outcall, and I was wearing a basque and stockings to it, specially purchased from Primarni earlier that day. Getting ready, I put all the gear on, fastened the stockings at the front, and promptly found that I could not get them fastened at the back. If I stood up straight enough to get the dangly yoke to touch the stocking tops, then I couldn't get enough leverage with one hand behind my back to fasten it. If I bent over enough to be able to do the fastening with my hands, the strap wouldn't reach the stocking.

I had visions of having to cancel the booking, just because I couldn't put a pair of stockings on. I looked at all the sad, scraggy, not-purchased-today mismatched holdups mouldering away in the bottom of my underwear drawer, and knew they wouldn't cut it. I wondered if escorts were an exclusive breed of women who knew how to put stockings on, and as such I would never be admitted to the hallowed ranks.

I debated putting a post on here asking for advice, but figured surely to god I'd get banned as a troll. "Help, I can't put my stockings on for my first ever booking, can someone come round to my house and dress me"

So I was thrashing around on the bed, time ticking away from me, desperately trying to fasten them up, make-up sweating off my face, feeling terrible that I'd failed at the first hurdle, when suddenly it came to me.

Push. The. Fucking. Basque. Down. A. Bit.

That had me in stitches!
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: CelesteManchester on 21 October 2021, 06:55:13 pm
For any bigger girls stateside I swear by Hips & Curves; & with Thanksgiving/Black Friday coming up they’ll most likely be doing 1/2 off most of the site. I bought a an absolute shed load of stockings a few years back this way & have had good success with them.

Torrid is another 1 but their’s are thicker, not sheer, but I’ll tell you what; you ain’t ripping’em, that’s for damn sure.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: samcas on 05 March 2022, 05:25:10 pm
After years of doing the holdup thing with much frustration and cost, I went over to suspender style tights and got no negative comments and a couple of positive ones.

More recently I have even moved on to wearing normal tights at the start of a booking. I have had one negative comment - but that was from a client I don't want to see again for other reasons.  With nice undies, a good quality pair of tights can look sexy. I take them off for sex and that also helps keep them clean and ladder free.

Getting rid of holdups was a good move for me - more comfort and less expense.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: thickthighs on 05 March 2022, 06:13:46 pm
I love the Primark hold ups but my local one has suddenly stopped selling them. I’ve got big thighs but the large ones (with the tri band) were perfect and stayed in place  not rolled down. Anyone else wear these and know of a good alternative?
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: EnglishAmy40 on 05 March 2022, 06:38:57 pm
I get mine from China. The FF ones cost around 3 pounds, and postage is free or a couple of pounds. They take around 10 days to arrive. They do some lovely seamed ones (not FF) with a matching coloured band at the top for about two pounds. Suspender belt clips can be touch and go, some are too big but the retro 8 strap sussiescost about 3 pounds too.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Janet-Oundle on 07 March 2022, 01:43:59 pm
Never used to wear stockings, but now think they save money compared with tights as if gets damaged, the other one can be used again.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Gracious on 07 March 2022, 11:43:02 pm
I dont really bother with stockings anymore. I wear thick pop socks that go over my knees and act like Im wearing stockings lmao
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Phoenix on 08 March 2022, 06:10:26 am
 I think the Primark ones can't be beat, they outlast others by a country mile.
 I need some more when I can get there, I have been wearing 1 Primark & 1 random 'deep lace' one for a few weeks now.

 If anyone has ever noticed, they have never complained  ;D
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: thickthighs on 08 March 2022, 03:58:02 pm
I think the Primark ones can't be beat, they outlast others by a country mile.
 I need some more when I can get there, I have been wearing 1 Primark & 1 random 'deep lace' one for a few weeks now.

 If anyone has ever noticed, they have never complained  ;D

I think I’m gonna have to take a trip around the country to see which branches are still stocking them, bloody annoying my one isn’t  :FF
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Milf-G on 08 March 2022, 04:02:44 pm
Tesco stopped doing my favourite hold ups.  Now on the look out for some that don't fall down.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: thickthighs on 08 March 2022, 04:05:59 pm
Tesco stopped doing my favourite hold ups.  Now on the look out for some that don't fall down.

I managed to get a few pairs off ebay but there’s been no more recently. I begrudge wasting money on other ones to just bin them as they fall down straight away.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Milf-G on 08 March 2022, 08:16:40 pm
I managed to get a few pairs off ebay but there’s been no more recently. I begrudge wasting money on other ones to just bin them as they fall down straight away.

Prefer hold ups to stockings as the length on suspenders belts is always too long for me. I wear mine high. But finding a brand that doesn't roll down is hard.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: EnglishAmy40 on 08 March 2022, 08:23:43 pm
There are some great opaque ones on Amazon by Romartex for £2.99. they are long so can be worn high and they also hold everything in and are flattering. They have loads of colours too, never snag and you can wash them and wash them.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: thickthighs on 08 March 2022, 09:07:40 pm
There are some great opaque ones on Amazon by Romartex for £2.99. they are long so can be worn high and they also hold everything in and are flattering. They have loads of colours too, never snag and you can wash them and wash them.

Thanks Amy will check these out  :-*
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Kiss on 22 March 2022, 07:01:50 pm
Has anyone noticed a real decline in the quality of M & S ladder resist hold ups lately? I keep having to use clear nail polish on little tears after one or so wears  :-\ they used to be brilliant. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight too so it’s not that.
Clarabella I've noticed this too .. they charge £6 for them now. They were also a favourite of mine when I first started  out ..I find others roll down the legs which is annoying
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: RB1 on 23 March 2022, 11:59:12 am
Primark when you can get them in stock do great lace top stockings for suspenders at £2
M&as are still my favourite and I buy in bulk when I see them in stock
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Steph89x on 12 April 2022, 12:07:54 am
There are some great opaque ones on Amazon by Romartex for £2.99. they are long so can be worn high and they also hold everything in and are flattering. They have loads of colours too, never snag and you can wash them and wash them.

I have been using these for the past 5 years (if not longer) & never had any issue with them - They also come in a large choice of colours as well
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: Curvymamma on 12 April 2022, 09:18:43 am
I love the Primark hold ups but my local one has suddenly stopped selling them. I’ve got big thighs but the large ones (with the tri band) were perfect and stayed in place  not rolled down. Anyone else wear these and know of a good alternative?

Has anyone else noticed its getting harder and harder to find stockings in shops?  My local Primark (which is the big one on Tottenham Court Road) hasnt had any in the last couple of times I've been in there. 
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: thickthighs on 12 April 2022, 12:31:34 pm
Has anyone else noticed its getting harder and harder to find stockings in shops?  My local Primark (which is the big one on Tottenham Court Road) hasnt had any in the last couple of times I've been in there.

Very much so, however in the Primark site now you can check a lot of items to see if they are in stock, obviously you can’t be guaranteed they will still be there when you go. Sadly my favourite hold-ups don’t look they they will be in my local one ever again
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: fallen angel on 12 April 2022, 12:32:36 pm
Has anyone else noticed its getting harder and harder to find stockings in shops?  My local Primark (which is the big one on Tottenham Court Road) hasnt had any in the last couple of times I've been in there.

I have yes. M&S never seem to have the black lace top stockings in store anymore so have to order online.
As someone else mentioned, the quality of them has deteriorated too, the colour tends to be very patchy now.
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: samcas on 13 April 2022, 08:14:06 pm
These are my go to hosiery - last for ever and never fall down or go baggy https://www.asos.com/ann-summers/ann-summers-glossy-suspender-style-tights-in-black/prd/22020418?clr=black&colourWayId=60343734&cid=15183
Title: Re: stockings
Post by: HiddenTalents02 on 13 April 2022, 08:23:37 pm
Thanks for recommendations on Romartex on Amazon!
Usually hate hold ups because they either slip down or roll down at the top.
Ordered a black & a navy pair. Wore in my wee mini photoshoot with different outfit changes and also in a meet and they didn’t move an inch! Loved them.