I AM unable to wear tights containing Lycra. In the past I bought my tights from a local shop but it closed down and I have been unable to find a replacement source. I would be grateful if you could recommend where I might be able to buy them over the phone or online. Jessie, 30, Abertillery, Gwent
CLAIRE SAYS: Pretty Polly Cool tights are made entirely of nylon and are available in Barely Black, Sherry and Sunblush (15 denier, £3.99, http://www.tightsplease.co.uk).
Pretty Polly Soft Opaque, acrylic and nylon tights are really thick and come in black or chocolate so they will be perfect for winter (100 denier, £5, http://www.mytights.com). Falke Shelina tights come in six shades of nude, as well as black (15 denier, £6, http://www.mytights.com).
Alternatively, Wolford’s Le9 tights are made from nylon and cotton but the nude is very sheer so they won’t be much good if you need coverage. Try the black instead (nine denier, £13,http://www.wolfordboutiquelondon.com). You could also try http://www.christel.co.uk which specialises in 100 per cent nylon hosiery.