Hosiery and plus sizes have "love-hate relationship"

Published: 17th September 2008

Hosiery and plus sizes have "love-hate relationship"
Plus-size women and hosiery are not the best of pals, an advice website has said, but help is at hand for people needing tips on what works and what does not in these situations.

Lifetips noted that control-topped tights are perfect to help smooth out curvy bodies, although such legwear should not compromise comfort for style.

Furthermore, if one is unable to squat in them or if they roll down or hang low, they are not the right size choice.

The lifestyle site added that women should not "get so hung on the number of the size" of legwear they are donning.

It concluded: "In the past, there were limited options for plus-size women, but the hosiery industry has come a long way since that point."

The Irish Independent noted last week that although horizontally-striped hosiery may be seen to make a person look bigger, it may not actually be true after German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz saw it as slimming a figure.

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