When it comes to a variety of plus size clothing at affordable prices it can sometimes feel like the choices are slim. Thankfully, one site that manages to cater to those demands is Yours Clothing.
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Recently I was offered the chance to try out Yours’ latest product – the “Lycra™ Xceptionelle Hosiery Tights“.
“We know how plus size and tall women struggle to find tights which fit and are comfortable so Yours Clothing are pleased to announce that we are working with Lycra™ to bring a new technology in hosiery to the market. We are extremely excited to be the first plus sized Retailer on the British High Street to have this technology, creating truly comfortable tights.
The Lycra™ Xceptionelle technology enables Yours Clothing to supply overall garment comfort to the taller, fuller figured woman.
This technology offers:
· Improved fit – enhanced stretch prevents dig-ins at inner thighs and waist. Single layer fabric construction in the waistband reduces rolling.
· Increased comfort – Soft yarns and sheer lightweight panty area eliminates compression and friction, preventing chaffing.
· Quality – high quality yarns reduces the likelihood of laddering
· Appearance – Maximum width eliminating panels and seams.
This new Hosiery with be available in various deniers and prints in the forthcoming months both online and in our stores.”
The lovely Charlotte at Yours was ever patient with me as I pondered which size to get, and she recommended I try the 16-20, as I am 5’7 and usually need a 16-18 in tights and leggings.
When they arrived I was surprised at how thin the tights were. I expected these snag free tights to be quite heavy duty, but they were just like normal tights. I then feared that I might put my fingers through them on the way up, but they rolled up smoothly to just below my bra – the perfect and most comfortable place for me.
I wore the tights on a fairly cold miserable night out and I really liked them. Poor CurvyWordy can attest to the fact that tights and me do not always mix, as I usually have created a giant hole in them by the end of the day where they have buckled under the pressure of trying to contain my ample bum and thighs. But these tights held fast and saw me through the night, keeping me warm and ladder free.
At £8 they are a little pricier than your average Primark bargains, but I can get through three pairs of those before I manage to get one on that fits and doesn’t cut into my hips, the toes straining against me trying to pull them up higher. And so for me this is a pair of tights to be washed carefully to get that money’s worth, but one that I don’t think will be headed for the bin any time soon. Ideally I would love a pair that is a touch smaller just for comparison, but these will see me through the winter for now.