I think the recent news about the singer Adele having a baby has only served to bring her even closer to being our ideal woman. For the longest time she has been a style ambassador for the larger lady and I’m sure has been instrumental in getting High Street shops to finally embrace the use of real sized women in their ad campaigns. Long may it continue!
The curvy shape of larger ladies lends itself so well to great undergarments, including fuller figure hosiery. Gone are the days when one size fits all and now you select the sizing of your tights and hold ups in the same way that you choose the size of your underwear – or outerwear. Take care with your choices and and it can serve you well.
Plus Size Opaque Tights
Let’s start with opaque tights, the greatest of all basics. Pretty Polly fly the flag for British design. Pretty Polly Curves 60 Denier Opaque Tights are a solid black all rounder with built in shaping. The kind of tights that wear once and you’ll wear forever. Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights are another great mid price 60 denier staple which are available up to a size 32. These tights come in three different shades of black so you can choose the tone that suits. Transparenze Denmark Plus Size Tights are another hero basic. A matte 60 denier finish and a range of lovely autumnal colours will keep these firmly at the top of your drawer. Now, you’ll have heard me go on and on about Falke and my trusty German favourites are also big advocates of size. Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights have an incredible nine colours in a 70D silky shiny finish. Perfect for the party season.
Plus Size Sheer Tights
Sheer tights are next on my hit list and Cette Brighton Tights are right at the top of my list. 20 denier so not too sheer yet enough colour to make a difference to what you’re wearing. Taking it down a few threads, Levante Xtra Tights are a 15 denier finish with a slight sheen and four different colours. Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights are another 15 denier basic in flesh tones and dark colours. Sheerer still, Oroblu Sensual 13 Plus Size Tights have a range of eight different colours making them one of the most versatile around, up to a size 32.
Plus Size Fashion Tights
Patterned tights aren’t something that should pass you by. A good all over pattern will add extra interest to your curves and your outfit. This is something that British designers do well. Pretty Polly Curves Dot Diamond Tights are a black semi-opaque design with pretty diamond cut outs. Pamela Mann Sheer Dotty Plus Size Tights, Pamela Mann Heart Seam Plus Size Tights and Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Plus Size Tights will all become great friends. What better way to show off a shapely figure than with retro style seams or all over dots and hearts!
The fun shouldn’t stop with tights though and there are a great range of hold ups out there that also celebrate size.
Cette Paris Plus Size Hold Ups are the 20 denier option with a good width lace top. The 15 denier option comes from Levante Seamless Sheer Stay Up which has a pretty 7.5cm flat top. The most sheer of all, the 12 denier Levante Sheer Fantasy Stay Ups have a lacy top and a sandal toe making them the perfect party partners. Last but not least, who could forget good old fishnets in the festive season?? Levante Micronet Stay Ups are a breathable semi sheer net design which exudes subtle sexiness.
So, if you have curves to celebrate, what are you waiting for? Get your glad rags on and get out there and show the male population what a real woman looks like!
Until next week….