Fit: Fairly comfortable although the waistband tends to come up a little high (over belly button height if you pull them up far enough!). Tend to come in slightly bigger than you’d expect from a small to medium tight and can boarder on a little loose depending on how much bread you’ve eaten that day.
Quality: Good. They appear to be a nice silky finish without a horrid shine on.
Longevity: Unfortunately after around 2 weeks holes begin appearing around the seam near your lady parts. But they’re fairly robust overall and don’t ladder easily.
3 pack 40 Denier Tights £4 in S/M
Fit: Once again, fairly comfortable. The waistband seems to come in a little lower than the aforementioned 80 denier option, but with the same issues of being a little bigger when you’re less bloated.
Quality: Weird. They come across almost ‘bitty’? Not a smooth finish but still relatively opaque for 40 denier.
Longevity: Just keep these away from velcro and cats. The holes come easily and expand at a rapid pace when you try and pull them up. They don’t ladder down, but across.
Longevity: Once again, as you’d expect – not super long. After around 3 weeks the holes in the butt start to appear and they stretch out of shape a little.
*I was also going to mention the Super Cosy tights from Primark, but will just stick to the fact that after I’ve worn mine around 4 times they stretch totally out of shape.
Quality: Very nice and smooth without a shiny finish. Although I’m debating the 60 denier finish as the ‘weave'(?) seems slightly more spaced than usual. I don’t know how to explain that one.
Longevity: I can’t actually comment on this yet, as I literally bought them on my lunch break after a pair of Sainsbury’s tights failed me with a MASSIVE hole on my thigh – not the best look for work. But so far, so good!
Overall: 9/10 (so far)
Quality: I didn’t like these at all. They were too fine for a 60 denier, and seemed more like a 40. Perhaps packaged in the wrong packaging? Who knows. And when combined with the constant need to pull them up, holes appear really quickly.
Longevity: Like, a week?
Quality: An easy to rip/snag finish with a slightly shiny sheen. They felt and looked cheap.
Longevity: Like the Tesco ones; about a week. Holes developed in the seam around your crotch after about the 2nd wear! Maybe it’s the fact I thought Sainsburys would naturally be better quality than most. But no.