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Best Tight Brands : a review on which tights stay up? part 1

Oh my, it's the winter season again and I have spent most the working day for past three weeks pulling up my tights, which are highly likely to roll down again within 5minutes. I thought to myself last week, which tights stay up? 

If you're like me, you want comfort whilst at work, so for have the last month I have been trying different types of black tights suitable for day outfits.

The first tights I bought were from Primark, I was in a rush and needed tights before work. I bought the Atmosphere brand 100 denier microfibre tights in black. They cost £5.00 and you get three pairs. 

I've been wearing these most days for one week now, and these roll down constantly, they wrinkle at the ankle, which normally suggests they are too big, but according to the sizing they were right for my height and hips. I would personally give these 5/10, They are really thick though, and if they did not roll down, I'd probably buy more.

As soon as I mentioned where I bought these tights from, someone mentioned Marks tights, so I went on to buy a pair of the body sensor 40 denier tights. There was a slight diffference in price, quality over quantity and all that jazz. £6.40. The pro's, the quality fo the tights are good, and they definitely work. Our office is hot and I stayed neutral all day long.
The outcome: Yet again, I've spent all day pulling up my tights at the waist, which is disappointing.

Next, came the Shapewear tights from Peacocks. £4.00 and 40 denier. I thought if I went for shapewear tights they may stay up, they were a little more high-waisted unlike normal tights. They were slightly better than the other tights, I didn't find myself pulling the tights up until I had washed them two or three times.

So three brands and seven pairs of tights in two weeks and I am sorry to say I have not found a pair of tights which fit in this category so please comment below or watch this space I'll be reviewing another three brands next week. 

Lady Retro xx

 

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Winter is coming

So it's getting to that time of year again, where we need to wrap up but one thing I didn't even think about before Lady Retro, is how to dress ladylike in winter.

We are off to Edinburgh next month, so I've been testing out my winter wardrobe, for the first time ever I have started keeping my clothes. Not that I'm made of money, I love a bargain but I also like to give to charity. I've never been one to have too many clothes, if it can't fit in my wardbrobe (or the one in spare room) i go through my clothing and give to my chosen charity shop.

This outfit is quick and easy, I ended up wearing this for an interview. Cherry polo top, and skirt with tights, it's a warm but I definitely feel much warmer with my cardigan on too. I've never been too keen on my arms, and I've seen a lot of women this year at the shop who have similar issues with arms. Although, covering my arms in winter is not normally a good thing because I ignore how much I eat ha-ha EVERYWHERE in December seems to have chocolates or honey roasted nuts...  snacks everywhere so when i cover up in winter I always put weight not so I'll have to watch what I eat this December. (typed whilst opening the 7th December door on my Lindt advent calendar )

Back to the clothing blog, I think I need my boyfriend to start taking photos of me, so I don't look quite as vain :) 

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Top : Banned cherry top
Skirt: Collectif clothing (AW14)
Shoes: Clarks
Earrings: Jubly Umph

One thing I would love to try out is a corset, I think this outfit would look so much nicer if I accentuated my waist like the vintage photos. Can you recommend a corset?

Thanks for reading my blog, more outfit blogs coming soon.

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