Happy Saturday friends! Hope you’re not drowning where you are — I’m SO sick of this rain! Since the UK’s had nothing but downpours all week I wasn’t able to get out and photograph anything new. However, that does mean I get to show you some shots of Snag Tights Chub Rub Shorts!Continue Reading…
Happy Weekend Friends!
Hopefully you’re all enjoying the long bank holiday. Happy Easter to those that celebrate it, and happy Passover to those that celebrate that! Here in the UK it’s getting a bit warmer, and honestly yesterday was my first tights-free day of the year. However, we have one last pair of Snag Tights to show off today. We all know that warmth in the UK isn’t going to last, so here’s some colourful plus size tights to keep the summer vibes all year long!
I make no secret of my love for reds and blues. Red and navy especially is my favourite colour combination. It’s a combination that I often only wear in the summer, however. I rarely have a chance to play with colours in the winter, since most tights accessible in my size are black. And I love black, don’t get me wrong, but I’d love to be a bit brighter and be warm at the same time!
Since the weather has been picking up recently, I’ve been dying to wear some of my navy clothes. This skirt in particular, which I made a few years ago, is desperately unloved the majority of the year! So when these colourful plus size tights from Snag was in my little parcel, I was so excited. I get to wear navy and red and not freeze — what a novel idea!
The Shepherd’s Delight tights from Snag Tights are pretty much the same as the black ones I talked about the other week. They are the ‘F’ sizing, which is exactly the same as all three pairs I was gifted. And lo and behold, they fit perfectly again! The waistband stays put, there’s no crotch wandering, and they’re wonderfully comfortable.
I have yet to wear these during actual winter, I realise. But at the same time, on a chilly, windy day, these kept me toasty warm.
I’ve been raving about these tights for the last few weeks, and I’ve been recommending them to anyone who has issues with tights. I can’t recommend these tights enough, to the point where I’m annoyed if I’m wearing my old faithful ASOS tights.
And they seem to be rolling out different colours periodically, so I’m sure you’re going to find the perfect pair for every outfit you have! I’ve definitely got my eyes on the bottle green, mustard and navy colours for my next purchase.
I really love how colourful plus size tights make an outfit pop. This casual outfit for messing around Blue House Yard and eating Mexican food was totally upgraded with them. And I love how that can diversify different outfits from just wearing plain black ones.
So what are you waiting for?
Happy Saturday! It’s Tights Time Again!
Yeah, okay, we thought we’d talked about tights enough last week. But I did mention that I had three pairs of tights gifted to me by Snag Tights. Last week was some plain black tights, but this week is all about patterned ones. And I’ve got clothes on this time!
I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone a lot at the moment with style, because I’m in a bit of a rut recently. Not that a pencil skirt is particularly uncomfortable for me, but with being a bit mentally skew-iff it feels it. I’ve been getting a bit self conscious recently, so having a wander around Soho in the rain was pushing it a little.
Saying that though — goddamnit I love this outfit! The little top is from Primark, and my skirt is the best £5 I’ve spent on Boohoo. It’s just a really good skirt that looks good with so many things, I’m wearing it regularly at the moment.
So what’s the significance of Snag Tights on this post, Melody?
Glad you asked, body-less reader! I’m actually wearing the Diamond Age tights with this outfit, although from far away you wouldn’t particularly notice.
I took the same size for these (F) that I did with the plain black tights from last week’s post. I mentioned briefly in that post that the plain tights fit wonderfully, but purposely left out these babies. I’m sneaky like that.
So looking at the page for these tights, off the bat I think I should’ve sized down. Unlike the product page, the diamonds aren’t as visible or prominent as the site model. Since she’s smaller than me, I can’t imagine that they’re too small for me.
This makes a lot of sense, because unlike their plain counterparts, these like to roll down! It was a little disappointing, because last week’s pair were so comfortable that I genuinely forgot I had tights on. Sadly these ones needed to be hiked up a lot — and you can tell in some of the photos. When you’re wearing a pencil skirt with a tummy like mine, having your tights cut you up across the belly isn’t ideal.
None of this is to take away from how great the tights are in general, however. They’re still soft, still matte, and the gussets, waistband and seams are all incredibly comfortable. A lot of people commented about worries with chub rub and tights, and I can honestly recommend that these don’t do that, even if they are too big!
I’m still wearing them, because even with needing to hike them up, Snag Tights have become my absolute favourites! I might have to get the size down and an extra pair of the wave tights, because having some patterned black tights can really add a little extra flare to a typically ‘boring’ outfit.
Sizing Suggestions for Snag Tights?
Snag are doing some pretty great things, clearly. Their plain tights are absolutely spot-on with sizing, but definitely size down in the patterned tights to get the best fit. It’ll show them off the best, too!
I’ve been missing for a few weeks dealing with life (More of that to come in a later post) but today I’m back with a short little review, which is all to do with plus size tights! And it means I’m in my knickers again!
Tights are one thing that is just incredibly difficult when you’re plus size. They’re also difficult if you’re tall, small, if you have bigger thighs than calves, a bigger belly… Okay, tights are a nightmare for all of us. Personally my issues are that my stomach and thighs are large, yet my calves are thin in comparison. Oh, and at 5’7″ I’m “tall” for a plus woman.
Now, usually plus tights have this problem that they either stretch to height or they stretch to width. They aren’t made to fit both. And if you have a small waist? You’ll be tying them up to keep them up.
However, I was lucky enough to work with Snag Tights, a company that produce tights designed to fit. Knowing that people are all sorts of sizes, shapes and combinations, they had 3D stretch that means that they actually fit. Add to that, a size guide that allows for fuller figures. I love that!
So, do they fit?
Snag gifted me three pairs of their tights to review, two classic pairs of 80 Denier in red and black, and a pair of the Diamond Age patterned tights. I went for the F size, since I’m always considering my hips to be at least two sizes bigger than my dress size.
And I was pleasantly happy to find that in the plain tights, these fit perfectly. The sort of perfectly that makes you forget you’re wearing tights. Honestly, I’ve worn them all week to test them out, and they’re just terrific. No pulling up necessary at all!
They’re super stretchy, but don’t stretch out over the day of wearing them. And that waistband stays strong and stays put! As you can see, I’m pretty impressed!
The tights are decently opaque, fit my tummy well without shifting, and they’re a matte finish. Personally I prefer this to silk-feel tights, and you can bet I’ll be buying more pairs in the future! The most important part is that neither my stiletto nails, nor my corset have caused these babies to ladder.
£6.99 for a pair of tights might feel steep to some, especially those that are accustomed to buying cheap pairs from Primark. But I promise you, Snag Tights are completely worth £7. They are going to last an age, and with a range of colours and sizes to choose from, I’d say you deserve to treat yourself to a pair!