1 Aug 2013
Lida Plus Size Tights
I have been lucky enough to be able to review a variety of tights and stockings from the company Lida in Poland. As a larger lady I find it difficult to find tights and other underwear that fit comfortably in the right areas. Some of the plus size clothing catalogues and ranges available in the UK do stock larger sizes, however I still find that they are tight around my thighs or are not long enough in the leg.
Lida are different. When you order tights and other garments they have designed them especially for women with full-figures, they offer custom sizes and ask for your measurements so that they can send out the correct size and shape for your body. Lida offer a wide range of colours in pantyhose including thin, half-hidden, hidden, knee-length leggings and seamless.
To meet the needs of larger ladies Lida have created unique sizes, to fit different shapes and sizes. They understand that we are all different and are not all shaped from the same mould. This is a lovely service that they offer as it is hard for us larger ladies to find good fitting, well made clothing at a reasonable price.
I have tested the Bamboo tights in 180 denier. As they are so thick/dark they also make excellent leggings and you can order them as full leg or footless (I ordered full leg). They are lovely a soft and the colour doesn't lighten even when stretched.
The gusset stretches really easily at the back but also is strong enough to keep your body shaped (and not saggy).
The Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, breathable and moisture absorbent. They are warm yet as they are breathable they do not make you sweat, I found that they cling to my skin in the right places without rolling down or twisting. After wearing and washing, they have not bobbled or laddered.
The Plus Size 50 denier 3D tights are lovely. They are made without a gusset like you find in regular tights. The fabric yarn is like a second skin and has a very high stretch ability. It is made from a very soft microfibre which moves with your body. The tights are designed to be worn all year round as the yarn adapts with your body to control heat and moisture balances.
I found them very easy to put on, there was no fumbling around trying to get the other leg in, even when my back was hurting they stretched enough for me to move and easily pull them on. The 50 denier is thick and dark, but they suit summer dresses as well as winter clothing due to their slight sheen and how well they fit your body.
My final test product were Lida's 20 denier Knee Socks. The quality of the socks were much like other brands but I found with Lida's that the tops did not cut into my calves. The stayed up fine and were a good length so not over stretching when pulling them up.
I was very impressed with the sewing/seam around the toe area, it is neat and comfortable although I personally would not wear them with peep-toe shoes.
You get 2 pairs in the pack and hand wash really well.
As the site and products are from Poland you do need to check the size charts next to each product. Lida will reply and ask you to send them various personal measurements, this is to make sure that the items you order will fit your body shape as everyone is different.
Example of International size chart for women's clothing:
For more information and to see the range of products on offer please visit : http://en.lida.com.pl/