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I need Durable Tights


LiliaJams

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I have an 8yo who is in a dance "camp" this summer. She is in classes from 8am-5pm. This is her 2nd weeks and we have already had 2 trash to pairs of tights. 1 pair ran from the bottom up. And the other pair, brand new just yesterday, got a big hole in the crotch before the day was done.

 

I bought them from danny's warehouse in L.A. They have a website by the same name. At $3 a pair I bought a handful. They carry all kinds of brand, often loose and not in package in big boxes that you dig your hands through so you might not know what you're getting. But I don't want to keep buying tights. I'd rather pay more and have them last.

 

What do you recommend? I remember owning (a long time ago) tights that were very thick and a bit shiny. They were almost indestructible. Her tights must be footless or convertible in either nude or black. Thanks for your help.

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$3 is really cheap for tights. My dd likes the Capezio Ultra Soft transition tights the best and I pay about $8-9 a pair through discount dance. They seem to last.

 

When I buy tights too short, they get holes in the crotch from her trying to tug at them to make them longer.

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I recommend Bloch Endura tights.

 

DD has had pairs that have lasted several months and many trips thru the washer and dryer before they get runs.

 

I think I last ordered them from Discount Dance for about 9.95/pair.

Good luck!

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Danskin mesh seamed convertible cost a lot ($22?) but last, literally, for years. They will get holes in them eventually, usually on the thighs or calves, but can still be worn that way or you can sew the holes closed with strong thread.

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My dd always loved BodyWrappers. Capezios were a bit tight in the legs for her and always felt like they were squeezing her. I know our BodyWrappers last for a long time and were very popular among other dancers as well.

 

There is a website...is it Discount Dancewear...that has customer reviews. I find this to be so helpful because you can read several reviews of what other dancers thought of a product in regards to fit and durability.

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I too purchase the $3.00 tights from Danny's, but as I scrounge through the huge cardboard boxes in the unbearably stiflingly hot warehouse while simutaneously having a hot flash, I am extremely picky and only select the convertible Bloch tights (which hold up very well) while DD watches in horror. Hopefully, someday DD will appreciate my miserly ways. :cool2:

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I too purchase the $3.00 tights from Danny's, but as I scrounge through the huge cardboard boxes in the unbearably stiflingly hot warehouse while simutaneously having a hot flash, I am extremely picky and only select the convertible Bloch tights (which hold up very well) while DD watches in horror. Hopefully, someday DD will appreciate my miserly ways. :cool2:

 

Someday, she may even appreciate the dedication that being in a hot airless warehouse during a hotflash represents!

 

(KUDOS to all similar tireless, unflagging, longsuffering dance moms out there!)

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My kids both like Body Wrappers because they don't run easily and are very soft. Older DD's (the long-legged one) tights tend to unravel from the feet up, but that part is hidden in her shoes, so they can be worn for a good deal longer than other tights we've tried.

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My dd used to prefer Bloch convertible tights, but one time the store was out of Bloch and we bought capezio instead. DD now insists that we get the Capezio convertible because she swears they last twice as long.

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Capezio mesh seamed convertible tights are the best I've found. I'm a teacher/dancer, and my DDs also wear them. They are less expensive than Danskin (about $15 a pair on discount dance), and are extremely soft and durable. I also require the girls in my company to wear them, as they are lovely on stage.

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Capezio mesh seamed convertible tights are the best I've found. I'm a teacher/dancer, and my DDs also wear them. They are less expensive than Danskin (about $15 a pair on discount dance), and are extremely soft and durable. I also require the girls in my company to wear them, as they are lovely on stage.

 

These are what DD wears, and they hold up very well for her.

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