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Monday
Oct172011

That's Not Tight

The other day I had an event and wanted to wear some lace tights with a little black dress and some platform pumps.  It was last minute so I went to a local store and looked through their selection.  I found a pair that said it fit up to 6'4"!  I was pumped.  Even though I am 6'6" I thought "they are tights...they stretch." Yea...not so much.

So I paid $10 bucks and went on my way.  I got home, put them on and to my horror, the crotch landed mid thigh and the top of my cheeks were fully exposed. Not tight.  On top of that, the lace print was so distorted from attempting to stretch over my long legs that it looked I had a million runs in my panty hose. Again, not tight.

There was no way that I was wearing them.  I would of had to waddle like a duck just to keep them up.  Imagine, my 6'6" frame (6'11" in heels) waddling down the street stopping every 2 seconds to pull those bad boys up.  Not happening and certainly not tight.

I am sure you have had a similar experience so I thought I would post my favorite tights, you can share yours and we can all help each other out.  We can't let each other waddle!

 LONG TALL SALLY LONGER LENGTH TIGHTS at Longtallsally.com. Comes in medium, large and extra large. They have opaque, cable jacquard and Denier. They also have longer length knee highs. HUE TIGHTS at Hue.com. The size charts say that they only go up to 6' however I have been wearing these for years. They fit great and last forever! I am a big fan. LEVANTE TIGHTS at MyTights.com. I personally have never tried these but have 3 friends from 6' to 6'2" who swear by them. DONNA KARAN HOSIERY at www.DonnaKaran.com. They have tall tights. They don't work for me however a bunch of my firends up to 6'1" love them. GEORGE TIGHTS at Walmart.com. I had a run in my tights once and had to make a quick Walmart run to pick up a new pair. I got the George tights. They fit wonderfully and I have used them many times. They have more options in the actual store then they do online.

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Reader Comments (11)

Thank you so much for the post, I wear tights often and it good to know there are good ones out there for us tall girls. Of course after reading your post I don't feel so tall anymore LOL.Wow 6'11 what's it like being just 1 inch shy of 7 feet?

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMsJulia

LOL...yes with heels I am 6'11" (I wear 5" heels on the regular) but without them I am 6'6".

I too know how hard it is to find tights. They are either too short or WAY too big! Thank God for companies like Long Tall Sally that know how to cut clothes and accessories for tall women!

Thanks for the comment:) Have a great day!

Alicia Jay
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October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Jay

And I love being tall...it's the best thing ever:)

Alicia Jay
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October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Jay

I like my height as well I wear heels sometimes but mostly I wear my favorite boots that have a 2 inch heel on them. I'm 6'0 or as I used to say 5'12 LOL

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMsJulia

The Donna Karan textured pair looks like what I want. Thanks for that! And I hate when the crotch is too low.... feels terrible.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Just curious I wear a 13 in women and I'm 6' so wat size shoe u wear in us women?

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjasmine bird

Hey Jasmine,

I actually wear a size 12. All of my tall friends make fun of me for having little feet lol. I must say I am thankful for them thou...I can't even lie!

Have you tried BarefootTess yet? I love their shoes and selection of sizes. Some of my other favs are Exceptional Footprints, Zappos, Endless and a new website is coming called My Size 12 which goes up to size 14 (you may know all about these but I thought I would tell you JIC).

Have a great day Jasmine!:)

Alicia Jay
TallSWAG.com
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October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Jay

Thanks again for this list!!! I just bought the HUE Cable Sweater tights and the HUE Diamond Texture ones. LOVE them. The sweater tights are especially comfy. I also bought a pair of DKNY plain black opaque. Love those also. SO excited to finally have tights that fit my 6'2 frame.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

I LOVE Hue tights! In fact, I own Hue size 3s (I'm 6'4") almost exclusively, and have roughly 15 prs of them (I wear dresses virtually every day of the week, with very few exceptions)....they are fabulous for tall ladies!

I have even found that Hue M/L sweater tights fit (albeit, barely).

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKacy

Kacy - If you're in the mood for any more HUE tights, I just saw that they are having a site wide 25% off sale until Monday!! I like your idea of wearing dresses and tights every day. I need to buy more dresses stat!

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

6'9" in stocking feet! still looking for something that fits! HELP!!!

February 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterelisany

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