I just bought a pair of Karrimor running tights, two tops and a light jacket. The tops and jacket fit lovely. The tights however are quite wrinkly in the legs and I'm pretty sure they aren't suppose to be. If I get the next size down I don't think I'd get them over my butt as the waist on these are quite a tight fit.
Are running tights suppose to be wrinkly in th... - Couch to 5K
They should be tight. I bought a pair of Brooks running tights and they were too long in the leg. If I folded the bottom cuff to make then the correct length, they were too baggy around my lower leg even with my big calves. They really need to be shortened at the top if you understand.
I passed these on to a friend and bought a pair of More Mile thermal tights. These are a snug fit. I thought they wouldn't fit over my bum, but they do. They fit like glove. I decided not to bother with normal (ie non thermal) tights and go straight to 3/4 length tights when it's above 4 or 5 degrees C.
I have a pair of regular thermal tights that I have been wearing and they are tight. Unfortunately they have gone all bitty with pink bobbles off my sweatshirt around the bum area. So now I can't wear them without the sweatshirt to cover up the bobble bits and it's starting to get a bit warm now. Maybe the 3/4 length is the way to go. Thanks for you reply.
I'm 5'4" and the same weight as you give or take a couple of pounds (depending whether I've had breakfast or not!), I have Primark cheapo 3/4, size 10, and they fit great, about 3" below my knee. They've been washed and worn for a few months now with no problems re fit.
My long Ronhill ones also seem to be the right length, but I can't remember why I went over to the 3/4s while it was still so cold!