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My friend Lee spoke to me about a problem recently:
I am a little on the short side and I happen to have a very short torso as well. My problem is that I can never find tights/ stockings to fit, they either end up pulled up to under my boobs (not sexy) or bunched up around my waist (also not sexy). I am looking for cropped tights or something a little more suited to my body. Can you help me at all?
Well Lee after hours of searching I found very few options so I now completely understand your frustration while looking for them, you poor thing! 😦
This is what I came up with:
I was blown away by the variety available here and according to a number of reviews their products are perfect for people who are petite like you. The only down side I could see is that they are not cheap. The quality seems to be right up there and the after sales service is impeccable according to all of the blogs I found reviewing them. My suggestion would be to get in touch with them via customer chat, explain your dilemma, see what they would recommend you buy and hopefully you’ll have a lot of success. If when you get them home they don’t fit or make you feel comfortable simply return them, Stockings HQ accept returns under any normal circumstances. The other thing about the site is how reasonable the postage and handling for international clients seems to be. I think I might get some for me!
Hope this helps.
I feel I am going to be the worst possible person to help you in your situation as I have a bit of the opposite problem. The only stockings I like buying are the ones stocked of Coles shelves (they are the only ones that fit perfectly to my long torso and huge arse!) – My absolute best suggestion to you would be proper garter suspended stockings (that may not be what they are called… I’m a bit bloody useless)
Above all else I think that these stockings are super sexy. You should be able to buy them from most lingerie stores.
Sorry I wasnt more help!
You can definitely find variety of petite leggings and stockings online. Here are a few websites which might help!
If you’re looking for petite tights, you’ll find a small selection right here on our petite tights page. If you’re looking for a wider variety, brands such as Jonathan Aston, Pretty Polly, Henry Holland, Red or Dead and Aristoc sizes start from 4’11”. If you’re unsure about sizes, visit our size guide section of the website where you’ll find a list of our brands and their size guide.
Creating the illusion of longer legs is simple with a pair of Jonathan Aston’s striking Vertical Stripes Tights £12.49. Using alternating vertical sheer and opaque leg lengthening stripes you’ll have pins to rival a supermodel’s before you know it!
Are you Petite like Sarah Jessica Parker? If so, this fabulous range of Small Tights & Legwear has everything from patterned to plain tights that are pretty perfect for the Petite. Slip on sheers this season for the latest legwear loved by celebrities and designers. Or pop on some patterned tights for the next big legwear look.
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ASOS seem to have a few petite leggings. The inner leg measurement is about 5cm shorter then the standard leggings available.
I hope some of these stores have what you need.
Goodluck on your search!
This is a great post…I wear tights nearly every day and even though I’m of average height mine still do the bunching thing!
Wow, truely …wow!!! You are all amazing x thank you soooo much. You have no idea how touched (emotionally bec tut tut) i am that you have all gone to so much effort for me. I promise that it will not have been in vain, i will for sure be purchasing at least a dozen pairs of petite tights asap 🙂 thank you so much again.
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You are more than welcome my love xoxox See you soon for a Magical evening 😛
So… what causes stockings/tights to slip down in the crotch? This is my problem withe very single pair I buy.
I have the opposite problem like Amy there, but it’s solved with buying the x-tall sizes so that’s okay with me! Actually I’d offer the same advice as Amy–garter stockings. No problems around the waist at all with those ones and you don’t need to spend a mint on them either!
Lollerskater, they slip down at the crotch because they’re tight around the legs and your legs get thinner as they go down from your thighs. It’s sort of a gravity thing, really. I buy netball shorts and wear them over my stockings whenever I wear stockings and it solves that problem completely and it also warms my bum and I am no longer afraid of strong gusts of wind when I’m wearing skirts.
Demi that’s a great idea, I also worry about showing off more than I should in a skirt 😛
Thank you for the kind words about StockingsHQ.