Knowing how rough I am on tights, I don't want to spend $15 plus S&H for one pair and have to keep replacing them. Avenue's microfiber tights are cheap enough, but they are so damned thin. Lane Bryant only has a handful of color choices, and they are all control top (which is where my tights always run). Torrid tights are awesome, but they are mostly black and tend to pill on the foot.
A few days ago, I found a brand at Macy's called HUE. They have "plus" sizes in 1X - 5X, only at brick-and-mortar Macy's or on the HUE website.
My review: As a 5'8, 24/26, 300+ lbs fat, I fit the 5X in the plain "Opaque Tights" perfectly, with one exception, which was that the waistband was low. But I overcame this by wearing my Avenue bike shorts on top to hold them in place (luckily, I wear these anyway because of the cold weather).
Pros: They are soft, thicker than Ave and LB tights, thick and seemingly durable, relatively cheap (most plain styles are 2 for $20), and they come in several non-boring colors.
Cons: Only a select few styles offer 4X and 5X and the waistband for the "Opaque Tights" was too low.
Would I buy them again: Absolutely! I think I'll try a pair of control top (yuck) next to see if the waist is higher, because when the weather warms up again, I don't want to have to wear the extra layer of bike shorts.
Has anyone else tried HUE tights?
Crossposted to my blog, Fat & Nerdy.