Laura Loves: Ladder Resist Tights

Ladder Resist Tights!Forget all the Stairway to Heaven jokes – there’s a reason it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder.  Ladders ruin lives.  Well ok, maybe not lives exactly, but spotting a run in my brand-new-from-the-packet-sheers is enough to take the spring from my step, that’s for sure.

If you’re looking for hosiery that’s a cut above the rest in terms of durability, our range of ladder resist styles are a collection of hosiery endowed with anti-run technology that will mean you can bid farewell to ladders for good…

The Pretty Polly 10D Matt Ladder Resist Tights are a good option for those on a tight budget.  Made by household name Pretty Polly, you can guarantee quality.  A classic 10 denier sheer with a versatile matte finish, these have been bolstered by special yarn technology, where stitches are bonded together in the manufacturing process, meaning they are much more resilient and that if you do manage to snag them, it won’t develop into an unsightly ladder.  A boxer brief and sandal toe add even more durability to the design – and all for under a fiver!  If you can stretch to a bit more, the Levante Resistenza Tights are a customer favourite, and it’s easy to see why.  Classic Italian style, soft to the touch and in an ultra sheer 5 denier, these give a sensational look on the leg – what’s not to like?

If you’re the type of girl that like to be prepared, day in, day out, then the Charnos Run Resist Collection means you can choose ladder proof styles on a daily basis.  With tights, hold ups, stockings and control top tights all at purse friendly prices, the Run Resist range is for those of you that want no frills, no fuss, good quality basics.  The Charnos Run Resist Control Top Tights are particularly good for when you’re wearing form fitting dresses, as they’ll cinch in your middle and leave you with a clean silhouette free from lumps and bumps.

curves-xxtra-ladder-resistAre you after a little more luxury?  The Aristoc Ultimate collection is simply divine and a firm favourite of mine since its launch.  Made using revolutionary LYCRA® Fusion fibres, not only do they stop ladders from forming, they also give an outstanding look on the leg and are much softer to the touch than some other ladder resist styles on the market.  With tights in 5 and 10 denier, hold up and shiny tights too, these are a real treat if you want something deluxe for a special occasion.  I simply love the Aristoc Ultimate Satin 20 Tights, our only style with a glam shiny finish – perfect for parties!

If you’re looking for something seriously heavy duty, the Oroblu No Risk Tights are here to answer all your prayers.  At 20 denier, they’re much thicker than the other ladder resist sheer styles on the market, which means you won’t get as natural a look on the leg – but to compensate it might mean that you get a little more coverage than usual – perfect if you have any blemishes or veins that make you self conscious.  Ladies with curves need not fear either, as there’s something for everyone at  The Pretty Polly Curves Ladder Resist Tights (formerly from the Xxtra collection) fit up to a 60” waist, and come in a 3 pair pack, making them unbelievable value – no wonder they’re one of our bestselling products!

It’s not only run resistant tights we stock, either.  Take a look at our entire ladder resist hosiery collection for much more, including stockings and hold ups!

Until next week…


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