I feel like I’m a little late to the party when it comes to trying out Charnos tights, high quality, plus size tights are not the easiest to come by and it’s shocked me that it’s taken me so long to be impressed. Whether they are ill fitting, badly manufactured, or just simply a pathetic quality, I have seen it all when it comes to plus size tights and I have never really been happy until now.
Charnos Xelence range exclusive to House of Fraser and is ‘custom made for curves’ in sizes 16-32. Not only is the Charnos Xelence range made for plus size woman but they also take into consideration that plus size women want different and fashionable styles and therefore offer an extensive range at affordable prices.
I have been fortunate enough to get to try out several styles including the Mini Spot Tights, 15 Denier Sheer Tights (£7), Knee High Tights and my favourites, the 50 Denier Opaque Tights (£10). I have found all the pairs of tights to be of the highest quality and extremely comfortable to wear for short and long periods of time, I even wore the 50 Denier pair to my shoot with Scarlett & Jo pictured below.
I also got the chance to try out their knee high tights, however, with chubby legs and very wide calves this was a interesting experience due to the fact that the tights simply rolled down my fat and accumulated under my knees in a very unflattering way. As you can imagine, I laughed a lot. I can not say I would recommend these to anyone with short, stubby legs like myself. Im not sure how they would look on a thinner leg but there are very much the material and design that would roll down regardless.
I find that with Charnos Xelence tights I do not have to pull up or adjust them as much as other brands. I received all these in a size 22-26 apart from the knee highs which are one size. I have always been taught to size up for comfort with tights and I particularly like doing this because it allows extra material to cover my stomach and hide under my boobs, meaning there are no unwanted or unflattering lines anywhere on my torso and it feels so cosy.
Charnos Xelence has taken an awful lot into consideration when making their tights, such as anti-roll waistbands, anti-chaffing bands and reinforced toes, all of which make them probably the perfect tights.