Heritage Argyle Opaque Tights
Fit up to my armpits!
I bought these tights as they looked warm and have a lovely traditional pattern - ideal for wearing with tunic dresses and boots during the colder months.
I bought my regular size - medium. I am 5ft 3 and a size 14. When I put them on, I was surprised by the fact that the waistband came almost up to my armpits! The legs seemed to fit but the body part was way too long!
I was philosophical about the sizing and thought the extra body length would keep me warm on a cold day (!!) but when I wore them on a day out, after walking some time, I was worried that they would slip down - perhaps enough for the plain black body part to show beneath my dress. I've only worn them once and haven't tried them again after washing - hopefully they have shrunk.
The design is lovely but the fit is very strange. Overall, there doesn't seem to be a standard in sizing in Marks' tights these days.
03 November 2013
I bought these tights in black and grey. They are more exciting than the usual plain tights but still go with several outfits.
I bought another pair when I had worn them 3 times without going through the toes... I'm fed up of expensive tights that only last 1-2 wears..
10 October 2013