By Elle Hunt
They fall down. They pill. They become weirdly baggy round the knees and remain unyielding everywhere else. But an end to tights discomfort might finally be in sight
It is about this point in winter that you really begin to tire of wearing tights.
Yes, they are a practical necessity – but they dig in. They fall down. They pill. They tear on first wear. They develop holes at the toes. They become weirdly baggy round the knees – billowy, even – while remaining scratchy and unyielding everywhere else. They assume that height and weight observe a strictly linear relationship. They extend either laughably high or uncomfortably not high enough, and, pre-purchase, it is impossible to tell which. And don’t get me started on the gusset.