Our internet friend Johanne literally begs for help!
Francesca, I’m begging you. Help me.
I am short. I am broad. I am muscular, especially in the thighs. And I cannot for the life of me find even one pair of decent opaque matte black tights. Anywhere.
Everything I’ve found so far, online or in the stores, is sized as if everyone who weighs 181 lbs. also is over 5’7″. I’m five-foot-three on a tall day. The few tights I’ve found that have short “Queen” sizes are crap–either too see-through or horribly shiny.
Can you recommend a site for good tights? My inseam is 28″ and I’m a size 14 on the bottom, mostly due to thighs and butt.
Help. I don’t want to go naked this winter.
Ayyyy! Indeed, to be the petite girl of over 181 pounds creates a conundrum for the stocking stuffer!
Francesca, who is 5’1″ and weighs over 200 pounds, finds that the Queen sizes fit her OK, usually, but admittedly her weight is in her tummy, not her thighs. This does not help the Johanne.
Francesca’s first thought, for Jo, was to wear knee-hi’s on the bottom of the leg, and thermal or spandex or cotton leggings/long underwear/biking shorts up top. This would work for days one is wearing trousers or a long skirt, but it is not, admittedly, practical for knee-length skirts or for seducing a man.
What is the short-legged, wide-thighed and -butted girl to do?
First, she goes to Talbot’s! Look! Pantyhose in Women’s Petite sizes!
Here is a link to all the Womens Petite hosiery. Johanne will have a ball!
Next we turn to the readers. Where can Jo get opaque, plus-size matte tights for the short girl?