Big Tights Co. 180 Denier Tights
Measurements & Sizes
|US Women||5 – 7½||8½ – 10||10½ – 14|
|US Men||3½ – 6||7 – 8½||9 – 12|
|EUR||35 – 38||39 – 42||43-46|
|UK Women||2½ – 5||6 – 7½||8 – 11½|
|UK Men||3 – 5½||6½ – 8||8½ – 12|
|Sizes are approximate. See the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.|
Most of the styles we offer are labeled “one size fits most”, as this is often the only option available to us from our suppliers. Please see the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.
Each style is listed with the label’s sizing, supplemented by our own experience in testing the socks, if we find that extra information to be useful or different from the label. We encourage you to drop us a line with your measurements if you’re having trouble figuring out what will work best for you. Check out this Sock Journal post for tips on which measurements we need!
Sock sizing is an odd thing, and after all these years, we still don’t have it fully figured out… When a label says “size 9-11”, it doesn’t necessarily mean shoe size. This range is typically intended to fit US women’s shoe sizes 4-11 or something close to that, but we all know that isn’t always true! Then there’s the labeling that covers your height and weight, but everybody’s weight is distributed differently, so this is not much help either. Unfortunately, we have found it very difficult to find socks or stockings that stretch over 23 inches, even when custom made (although many of our Dreamer Socks will now fit beyond that!). Cotton is easiest to stretch and can be further loosened by wetting the fabric and pulling the tops occasionally as they dry.
Kids Sizes: This is a newer area for us, and there is limited information about whom these smaller socks are meant to fit. Feel free to give us your feedback based on personal experience or working knowledge, and we’ll continue to upgrade this growing section!
Smaller Feet: Feet smaller than about a women’s size 7 can find the average sock to be too loose, but they often fit into kids sizes. We’ve had many of our house brand DreaM Stockings made in smaller versions to fit the petite-footed among us. (We also have options for Larger Feet, as well as a category for Tube-Style socks that will fit any size foot!)
Men’s Sizes: A size larger than the standard women’s range, these are usually labeled for men’s shoe size 10-13 and often fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 8-12 best. (When converting women’s sizes to men’s, just subtract two, e.g. women’s 11 = men’s 9).
Plus Size: This is generally a larger version of the industry standard “one size”. Keep in mind that every person is shaped differently, and that will affect your results with fit more than any weight limit. Our best advice is to try things out, measure your legs, read the sizing tips on the product, and keep your expectations as realistic as possible. We strive to provide accurate sizing information for each and every style listed on our website– just scroll down to the “Sizing Tips” section of any product page to see information from our own in-house tests.
If you need to convert shoe sizes, we have a post in the Sock Journal all about Sock Math! And as always, if you have questions about a specific style, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer based on our own personal experience and the feedback we’ve received from other customers.
Opaque and opulent in their stretch, they're a perfect basic designed for full hips and long legs!
94% polyamide, 6% elasthan
No washing instructions on the label, but hand washing in cold water and hanging to dry will increase the life of these lovely tights.
Straight out of the package, these tights look a little silly, the panty area is much looser and almost "bloomer-like" (see extra images for what it looks like). But once they're on, it doesn't matter, what was weird looking before stretches and happily fits you now, and is reinforced to stand up to wear and tear.
Made in Italy by The Big Tights company, which works closely with their mill to make tights you just can't find anywhere else!
Two sizes, both plus size.
Plus: Designed to fit a UK dress size 22 to 32, they'll fit a US dress size 20-30 and stretch to fit 60 inch hips, 32 inch thighs and have a depth (gusset to waistband) of up to 28 inches. Our model, with 52 inch hips and 28 inch thighs found they went on easily and very comfortable.
Extra Plus: Designed to fit a UK dress size 32 to 42, they'll fit a US dress size 30-40 and stretch to fit 90 inch hips, 40 inch thighs and have a depth (gusset to waistband) of up to 32 inches. They were nicely roomy for our model's 63 inch hips and 30 inch thighs and were opaque enough at the thigh to hide her tattoo!
*Our model for the Red in this size found that the area where the leg and panty meet was more snug than in the other colors.
Reinforced panty, with a gusset and single seam in front and rear. Tube style foot to fit most feet.
Check out our Style Spotlight on Big Tights Co. for more great sizing info, as well as feedback from all of our models!