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www.pamelamann.co.uk, tights
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dweo wrote in fatshionista
Has anybody experience with this website? I love the range of tights they have, but I'm curious to the quality and sizing.  I'm used to buying a size larger than my trouser size because I usually find tights to be too small, but I tried Evans tights which were too large when I got my trouser size.  So this also being a UK site and before I spend too much  money, has anybody any experience with these tights?

ooh I'm definitely interested too!

haven't ordered from them specifically, but i got some of the same tights from simply be. these ran pretty big, these were pretty true to size but a bit roomy, and the sheer star pairs were also pretty true to size.

I don't have any experience with them unfortunately, but I just had to drop you a note and tell you that I adore your icon!:)

My experience with Pamela Mann has been...variable.

I ordered two pairs, (I'm a UK 22), from Amazon. The fit was fine. What wasn't fine was the elasticity required to keep the bastards up around the waist. One pair literally just rolled down past the point of no return the moment I started walking in them. It was like the elastic element had perished, like when you buy a pair from a charity shop and although they're brand new and still in the packet the elasticity's just...gone. By the time I got to the tube station, (5 minutes from my flat), I had to run into the loo to yank them up. They were fucking murder all day and I was miserable. In the end - and I'd love to say this was an exaggeration but it's God's honest truth – I had to yank them up as high as they would go and pinion the waistband underneath my bra. It worked to keep them up but I felt vile all day.

The other pair I bought, same time but a different colour, were absolutely fine! No rolling down. Nada. However a friend of mine went through exactly the same thing as me with the first pair I bought. She got to the tube station threw them in the nearest bin and had to buy another cheapo pair of tights into work.

Personally I don't think I'll be going there again.

Edited at 2013-01-27 01:14 pm (UTC)

I know I'm coming late to the party here, but I ordered a couple pairs of tights from Pamela Mann and I wanted to post a pic of one pair:

Who are these tights supposed to fit, I wonder?

The Sharpie marker is there for scale. I haven't tried these on yet, but let's just say I don't have very high hopes based on their... configuration.

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