When it was announced that Adele would be on the cover of March’s edition of US Vogue, the internet was awash with speculation about whether this meant that the fashion industry had cast aside their dogmatic classification of beauty. In truth the fashion industry (OK the High Street at least) has been bringing out popular, profitable and highly fashionable ranges for women of UK size 16 plus for years. Despite this revolution though, it has still been difficult to find fashionable plus size hosiery on the high street. In response to the huge demand, MyTights.com has now expanded our range to include even more funky, colourful and feminine hosiery made especially for curvaceous women. Whether you want fashion styles or just good honest basics with just the right fit our plus size range includes the very best of both.
Pamela Mann specialises in taking the hottest hosiery trends – from the catwalks and celebrities – and making them available quickly and at highly affordable prices so we were really excited when they announced a new plus size tights collection. What we particularly love about this range is that, instead of designing a special range in larger sizes only, they have taken some of their most popular fashion designs and re-sized and restructured them to fit UK sizes 16 – 32. Bestsellers like the Pamela Mann Jive Seam Tights, which have a timelessly classic back seam and pointed heel, are now available in sizes that fit real curves. You can also get on to this season’s trend for spots with the Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights or the suspender tights trend with the Large Overknee Hearts Plus Size Tights.
Pamela Mann have also given their ever popular opaques a plus size makeover. Pamela Mann opaques have always been great value for money and the new plus size versions make great every day tights. There are 50, 80 and 120 denier styles available to see you through the seasons and, although there is a limited range of shades available at the moment but, with Pamela Mann
’s reputation for dazzling colour we are sure there will be more on the way soon.
While Pamela Mann have got your fashion styles sorted, Pretty Polly’s Curves range is best for basics. Glamorous sheer tights have always been tricky to find in larger sizes but Pretty Polly Curves Nylons Tights fit hips of up to 60inches. When it’s cooler outside, we highly recommend the Pretty Polly Curves Plush Opaques with their super soft feel and smooth appearance – beautiful durable opaques you will want to wear every day.
Most of these styles come with a back panel in the brief which is a way of making the tights larger around the body to accommodate your hips. Some people find this OK others will find it really uncomfortable. If you dream of avoiding the back panel, I thought I would also mention Levante’s Extra Tights. These 15 denier tights are designed with UK sizes 20 plus in mind and they will fit up to a 60inch hip without that annoying back panel.
Outside from the specific plus size tights ranges, there are also plenty of other choices in the plus size section of our site. Brands like Falke have always made their products in a wide range of sizes – most styles cater for hips up to a 54inches. They are more expensive than either the Pretty Polly or the Pamela Mann ranges, but for such fantastic quality they are well worth the extra money. Falke’s Seidenglatt 70 Tights for example have a gorgeous shiny finish and come in a range of beautiful fashion colours which change every season. They are especially good too if you are tall and curvaceous as they tend to be cut quite generously in the leg.
If you are a size 16 or above, you’ll know how tricky it can be to find hosiery that not only looks good but fits well too. Now we not only have some fantastic every day products but we’ve upped the count of fun plus size fashion tights too. We’ll keep on the look out for more styles to add to the collection but in the meantime, check out the plus size section at MyTights.com. We’d love to hear what you think of our plus size fashion range.