Rather than the usual WIP Wednesday, today I'm announcing the start of THE story of the winter: which tights really keep you warm when the temperature starts to drop?
The thing is, I'm not really a leggings person. They're the obvious choice for this weather, layered with boots or thick socks, but somehow they just don't quite work for me. It doesn't help that I can't find boots big enough to go over my calves*, so my ankles tend to freeze when the wind is blowing. To that end, I've done some shopping.
The selection up there is from Primark, BHS, M&S and the brand Pretty Polly. All claim to be heating or warming or fleecy or to offer some such protection against the chill of winter. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be pulling them at random from the bag by the bed and testing them against the worst November can throw at them (and me!). I'm going to be rating them on comfort, fit, price, how they survive being washed, and (most importantly) the ankle-wrinkle-factor, which for those of us short of leg but wide of hip is a major consideration when buying these things.
It'll be a week or so until I have my first numbers for you, but as I go on, do let me know what your favourite tights are – are there any brands that I should add to my list?
*I have some boots from Duo that have done me nearly 2 years, but while they fit well at the calf (minor miracle) they're so big on the ankle that they sag, the folds dig into me, and the zip has pulled away from the leather. I've had them repaired once, and probably will do again, but it would be so lovely to have a pair that fitted in both places!