Benefiting From Compression Hosiery Whilst Staying On Trend!

You will find a huge range of compression tights at The Tight, so it’s important to locate a style that will work for you. From Wolford’s Velvet 66 Support Tights that are ideal for everyday wear to Silky’s Flight Socks that help your legs during long-haul flights, all features and specifications have been carefully noted to help you make the right choice.

Our compression hosiery is affordable and easy to use for any activity. There are many colours available to suit any look and as a specialist in plus size hosiery, The Tight compression tights include brands with sizes up to XXL, suitable for women of all shapes and sizes for any physical requirement.

So what are the benefits of wearing compression hosiery?

The pressure created aids swelling and fatigue, reduces the chances of blood clots and helps to prevent varicose veins. Furthermore, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential debilitating and life-threatening disease, with an annual incidence of one to two per 1,000 people. Whilst compression tights are not a cure for varicose veins or DVT, doctors often recommend compression tights or stockings to improve circulation, stop varicose veins from getting worse, and reduce pain or discomfort.

Check out the review by Courtney Hooper regarding the Cecilia de Rafael energize 70 compression tights. She explains what varicose veins are and how these tights compress around problem areas such as the ankle, knee and thigh. Courtney also noticed that when she wore them all day at work, she didn’t have any of the discomfort she would normally have in her legs and hips.

Pregnancy / Exercise / DVT / Travelling

Particularly during pregnancy, women can suffer from tired, swollen and achy feet/legs. Our Gipsy Mama Support Tights are great for relieving pain and increasing circulation by supporting the blood and veins in the legs against the force of gravity, getting the blood back up to the heart and the rest of the upper body. Compression wear has also been shown to reduce lactic acid build-up after exercise and in some cases improve performance of competitive athletes. They are also great for travelling on long haul flights by significantly reducing the risk of DVT as well as leg swelling (oedema).

Everyday wear for work

Compression hosiery is also perfect for everyday wear for work. Becki Louise is a hairdresser and is on her feet all day, she therefore has poor blood circulation and thought that the Charnos medium energising support tights were great for adding more pressure at the bottom of the leg so that she felt comfortable all day at work. See her review here:

Modern compression tights are sophisticated in design so that they are suitable for various activities whilst still being highly fashionable. The tights provide consistent pressure to the legs, helping blood to flow back towards the heart, whilst offering a comfortable wear that looks and feels attractive. The strength of compression is measured in mmHg (millimetres of mercury), which is a scientific term to measure the amount of pressure exerted over a specific area. Many styles feature gradient compression so that the pressure gradually decreases or increases at different points of the leg. Compression tights usually exert more pressure near the ankles and feet where blood flow can be slow and swelling is common. For example, the Levante control and support tights are excellent quality, offering medium leg support with a control boxer brief that is slimming. They also have a slight sheen, reinforced toe, 30 denier finish, flat seams and a factor 8 graduated compression for leg stress. These tights are ideal for anyone on their feet all day to keep their legs energised yet still look fabulous.

From tights, hold ups, knee highs, maternity tights, travel socks to flight socks, there are lots of luxury and affordable compression hosiery styles for you to choose from, for any purpose.



Top 5 Halloween Fancy Dress Looks 2018

We have put together a quick and easy guide for Halloween dress up looks with our pick of the top hosiery styles to make sure you win in the spooky style stakes at this years Halloween party!

Whether you are looking for hosiery to spice up or to complete a Halloween costume, The Tight has a range of fashionable tights, hold ups and stockings that will take your look from dead boring to high fashion killer! From lace and nets to sparkle, we have the top trending hosiery you need to get the Halloween edge at a party – or to wrap up in whilst out trick or treating.

Our top 5 looks feature Pamela Mann hosiery, which also has 20% off in October to celebrate this haunting season! Use code BOO20 in the basket to receive the discount. With a great range of styles and many in plus size – Pamela Mann is the go-to for comfort, style and quirky looks. So order now in time for fright night!

1. Witches on Broomstick Printed Tights

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These Witches on Broomstick Printed Tights will have everyone talking at the party! Featuring a bold blue print with witches and bats, these comfortable and opaque tights are a great addition to a sophisticated black velvet dress for a mystical look. As model and vlogger, Alicia says these are a good option if you’re not a fan of fancy dress or on a budget. Match with something simple that’s already in your wardrobe and still be in the Halloween Spirit without going all out! See her review and styling tips:



2. Wide Fishnet Tassel Tights

Don’t worry about creating an entire outfit from scratch when you can wear a pair of Wide Net Tassel Tights, with lilac tassels attached and a sheer to waist brief, together with a sexy bodysuit such as the Anabel Arto Scallop Lace Top Body. The 80’s Zombie look is perfect – disco meets death!

3. Over The Knee Dragon Tights & Cobweb Tights

Perfect for adding gothic drama to your Halloween look, the Alchemy Dragon Over The Knee Tights are designed using a soft material with a 60 denier opaque finish at the thigh, going into a 15 denier sheer panel to create a mock hold up or over the knee sock look.

For a quirky, vampy look, opt for the Cobweb Pattern Net Tights, which are available up to size XXXL. The black net pattern runs from toe to waist giving you a seductive look, which is completely on trend for this season. Plus – you won’t have to worry about getting a hole or run! The net on these tights is soft and comfortable – checkout Luxufab review video:

4. Stripy Twickers Tights or Footless Tights!

Go bold and funky with these classic bright Twickers Stripe Tights, with an opaque finish and available in many shades, from brilliant Flo blue to monochrome black and white. These are the ideal purchase for a Halloween fancy dress outfit from pumpkin to witch, clown to spider – a great way to add colour and fun to your look.

5. Leggings – Wet Look for Slash Front!


For seductive black cats or slinky gothic looks try these fabulous leggings! The Wet Look Leggings offer a shining, fitted finish whilst the Slash Front Leggings or Tights have a rock and roll edge. Wear with a black top or bodysuit (see our Bodysuit section for ideas!) for a form-fitting, funky Halloween look.


Alaira reviews and styles the Slash Front Tights here:

We hope you’ve got some good tips and tricks to get your Halloween look together now, not long to go now so shop today with 20% off, use code BOO20 in the basket.

Offer Valid until 31st October 2018.

Wolford Team up with Famous Female Tattoo Artists to Create Wolford INK

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The Tight is proud to announce that as a long-standing retailer of Wolford Hosiery, we are one of a handful or retailers globally to stock the exclusive Wolford Ink collection

Wolford has brought together some of the most talented, female tattoo artists in Europe for a unique collection of tattoo tights.

Each tattoo artist has created their own design, which is featured on the classic Nude 8 Wolford Tights – giving the optical illusion of a striking tattoo, without the permanence or pain!

Through this collaboration, Wolford demonstrates it’s ability to stay at the forefront of trends and style whilst remaining true to the classic, premium quality hosiery at its core.

Melina, Anna, Galya, Carin and Emily Malice are female artists based in Europe. These leading tattoo artists are renowned for their exquisite designs, which embody style, confidence in female empowerment.

Galya Gisca

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Originally from Moldova, now residing in Amsterdam. Galya gets her inspiration from mythology, nature and the engraving masters of the past. An art student and keen illustrator, tattooing became second nature to her. “Nothing makes me happier than making custom pieces for my clients and knowing I mark people’s lives in such a meaningful way”.

Carin Silver

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One of the most popular tattoo artists in Paris, Carin studied at the School of Fine Arts. Beginnings her tattooing career four years ago as an apprentice in Barcelona. She moved back to Paris and now is the co-founder of Les Maux Bleus. Carin’s tattoo style is mainly dominated by floral designs and fine line illustrations.

Emily Malice

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Emily Malice is known for creating beautifully poetic and delicately crafted tattoo designs that centre around the fragility of life. She became extremely popular in 2013 and continues to be, due to her artistry and inspiring young people to be themselves. “I love botany – flowers possess timeless beauty. I also love pop art. I feel my art reflects these two loves in a delicious collision”.

The Wolford Nude 8 Tights are an established Wolford favourite, with an innovative bi-component yarn composition that leaves the leg apparently naked and completely flawless – helping to achieve a realistic tattoo look, with the design standing centre stage.

With limited availability and stock, the Galya, Carin and Malice styles are available now at The Tight

Hosiery Fashion AW 18/19 Look Book: This Season’s Top 5 Must-Have Trends |

Whilst we might be trying to hang on to summer – our minds are firmly focused on fresh and exciting Autumn Winter trends! With new styles arriving daily – we’ve put together the five Autumn Winter Hosiery Trends for 2018/19. It’s going to be a very stylish season. Let’s dive in, shall we?


1 | It’s all about that sparkle!

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‘Tis the season to sparkle. Whether you’ve got a special event or just feel like getting fancy, sparkle tights is just the thing to upgrade your winter wardrobe. From polka dot patterns to sheer lurex looks, sparkle tights have been elevated from kids Christmas party to the height of hosiery glamor. Seen on catwalks and FROW globally.

2 | Layer-up in fancy florals (and lots of it)

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In case you haven’t noticed, floral patterns have taken the fashion industry by storm. Through Spring Summer and on to Autumn Winter,  many fashion houses have featured floral print as their go to pattern. This vintage, chintzy look has now made it’s way into the Autumn Winter season by the addition of darker colours and opaque finishs. Floral patterned tights will add a sophistication to your look that can be work casually or is also great for a more formal environment.  Go head to toe, clashing prints for an all out fashion frenzy.

3 | Invest in lace

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One of the biggest trends for Autumn Winter is definitely stunning lace tights! Rihanna was Vogue UK’s September cover star and was pictured wearing Jonathan Aston Black Lace Tights. As we all know, Vogue is the go-to for the biggest fashion trends and with there seal of approval it’s safe to say lace is in! Lace tights can give a sultry sophistication or a flirty yet luxury look – brands such as Wolford and La Perla have really embraced this trend this season.

4 | The crown jewel tones

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Metallics and Jewel Tones are the modern twist on the vintage florals and lace styles.  Ideal to add a pop of colour to your look, this trend is opulent and bold with a glam 80’s feel. Keep it sophisticated with paired back outfits and quality materials. Hosiery brands, such as Wolford, Trasparenze and Oroblu have been creating bold and bright fashion tights, that look and feel incredible. Kim Kardashian – usually clad in neutral tones, has been rocking bright colours everywhere she goes, even matching with her brand new Mercedes. A sign that colour is BACK.

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5 | Athleisure is a pleasure

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Know this: for autumn, fashion is really, really into Athleisure, casual wear. From side stripes, influenced by the iconic Adidas triple-stripe tracksuit bottoms, to fashion leggings and more. Celebrities like Zendaya, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner have all been sporting this look. Sporty side striped tights and leggings are the go-to leg-wear this autumn winter. Who doesn’t want to feel comfortable and fashionable at the same time? With this trend, the pieces are so versatile that you can afford to invest in a classic piece that can be dressed up or down as the mood takes.


Check out The Tight Spot’s complete AW Hosiery Fashion Look Book



Get Ready For The Goodwood Revival Weekend In Style With Vintage Hosiery

Goodwood Revival weekend is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to plan your show stopping, retro look.

jive_seamed2_1Pamela Mann Jive Seamed Tights, £6.95

No vintage day out would be complete without classic seamed stockings. Go for a skin perfecting natural colour with a nude seam for a genuine vintage feel or choose black with black for extra coverage. If you’re feeling flirty – why not try a seamed fishnet style that will give you a old school, burlesque twist.
We have a huge range of seamed tights, stockings and hold ups to match with a structured 40’s dress or 50’s circle skirt. From small to plus size 5XL –  seamed hosiery shopping couldn’t be easier!
Plus, shop Jonathan Aston’s Vintage range with 15% off for a limited time only. Use code: JA15 and get vintage legs for less!
Just don’t forget a a fabulous hat to set the look off perfectly.


TREND ALERT: New Season Shades


Wolford’s new season shades have dropped and these mellow shades have us looking forward to a fresh and chic Autumn.

The silvery Arctic Grey, deep Eggplant and cool Blue Shadow have a futuristic, sleek feel with the familiar feeling of a mellow Autumn. Beautiful colours to match with this seasons leather skirts, wrap dresses and 80’s inspired boots.

Wolford’s Satin Touch 20 Tights are now available in the Shadow Blue or Eggplant and the famous Wolford Colorado String Body is now available in Artic Grey or Eggplant. Everyday essentials in on trend shades – limited availability! Check out all of Wolford‘s new arrivals, including stunning fashion styles today.


Build The Ultimate Plus Size Hosiery Wardrobe with The Tight Spot

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We understand how difficult it can be for plus size women to find hosiery that fits perfectly with our curves. That’s why here at The Tight Spot we have made it our number one priority to make sure we have plus size hosiery options for all occasions. From romantic evenings to special events, office attire and more.

So, start building your own, peson plus size hosiery wardrobe. We provide a great selection of products from brands you love, detailed descriptions and accurate size charts. Let’s start off with these 8 essential pieces that are easy to wear and look great with any outfit.

Every woman deserves to have a pair of tights that they love and feel comfortable in.

To celebrate the launch of this dedicated plus size collection, we’re giving all shoppers 20% OFF plus size hosiery! Use code PLUS20 at checkout. 

Let’s dive in…

Work Attire

If you have a job that requires formal wear, then these following styles will give you extra style points  and all day comfort.

Charnos Xelence 15 Denier Plus Size Tights, £6.95

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These 15 denier plus size tights have been specially designed for an extra comfortable and flattering wear for plus size ladies. Featuring an anti-squeeze waistband and a reinforced thigh area to reduce chaffing. For a polished look and feel these matte finish tights are a must have.

Glamory Vital 40 Support Tights, £9.95

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Glamory’s Vital 40 Tights offer light support for tired legs as well as being specially designed for plus size ladies, with an extra wide brief and thigh area. These support tights are particularly great if you spend a lot of time on your feet or suffer from poor circulation, as the light leg compression encourages blood flow. The Glamory Vital 40 Tights will make your legs feel vitalised and energised. Giving you the ultimate fit and comfort that you’ve been looking for.

A Romantic Evening

Feel sexy, seductive and confident in romantic plus size hosiery that will wow your partner!

Miss Naughty 100 Denier Blackout Crotchless Tights, £10.95

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Miss Naughty’s fantastic 100 denier Blackout open crotch tights are available in plus sizes up to XXXL. These beautifully soft opaque crotchless tights are sheer to waist with flat seams and a slight sheen finish. Crafted in heavier, 100 denier yarns giving a blackout, completely opaque look with super smooth feel.

Watch Lingerie Lowdown’s Anastasiya review Miss Naughty’s 100 Denier Blackout Crotchless Tights

Lida Lace Top XXL Hold Ups, £11.95

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Ooze sensuality and feel confident in these stunning lace top hold ups that are stylish and sophisticated. The feminine lace patterned top adds a classy yet sassy look to these silky, sheer plus size hold ups. Ideal to spice things up in the bedroom.

Party On

We’ve selected two styles of plus size tights that are ready to funk up your party look! Hit the dance floor and feel great. 

Pamela Mann Luxury Floral Lace Panel Tights, £12.95

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These gorgeous lace panel tights will add sophistication to your hosiery drawer. Featuring diamond shaped panels of floral patterned lace around the legs for a high fashion look. Accompanied with panels of 60 denier opaque finish to offer leg coverage and a sheer to waist brief for a smooth wear under tight fitted clothing.

Glamory Amore Seamed Tights, £13.95

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These Amore seamed tights from Glamory offer the classic, back seam style up to plus size XXXL! Finished in a silky matt style for a chic, yet comfortable all day wear. These 20 denier tights include a comfort gusset and reinforced panty for an advanced fit. Plus size seamed tights will elevate your party outfit to the next level with they sassy, sensual vibe. 

Watch Plus Size Model Anastasiya from Lingerie Lowdown review Glamory Amore Seamed Tights

Day off in Style

Rushing around on your day off requires easy to wear, comfort – but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on style! Drop off the kids or pick up the groceries in these fun, fashionable and easy to wear pieces of plus size hosiery.

Lida Seamless Plus Size Leggings, £16.95

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Lida’s seamless leggings are specially designed for plus size women with extra width in the thigh and bottom area for a more comfortable wear and soft feel. They also feature high elasticity with a high placed waistband that won’t pinch your stomach. These plus size leggings have a completely seam free brief for the ultimate luxury feel. Lida’s opaque seamless leggings give you complete coverage, allowing you to replace them for trousers.

Pamela Mann Festival Extra Large Net Tights, £4.95

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This striking style has been seen on celebrities and catwalks from major fashion houses this season. As part of the biggest trend in hosiery history, these must have, wide net tights will look great with any party outfit from ripped jeans to party dresses – adding a little extra cool to your look. We love adding them to floaty dresses for an easy to wear, high fashion look.

What are you waiting for? Stock up on the best plus size hosiery from global brands that are committed to providing quality pieces with a great plus size fit!

 Shop the entire plus size collection here with 20% OFF all products! Use code PLUS20. Happy shopping.