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Tights are a wardrobe staple for many people, and they come in all kinds of colors and styles.
We’ve tested dozens of tights to find the best ones you can buy, and Spanx’s Tight-End Tights are our top pick for great durability, comfort, and style.
If you prefer something thicker that can be worn on their own, see our guide on the best leggings.
Tights are a necessary seasonal accessory that can sometimes be a major headache. Anyone who has ever tugged too hard on a pair, only to have them run, knows how frustrating they can be.
That’s why durability is a must when it comes to shopping for tights. With proper care, a good pair of tights should last at least a season — if not years. To help extend their life, hand-wash your tights and allow them to hang dry. This will keep them from snagging in the washing machine or stretching out. You’ll be able to extend your tights’ life even longer if you spread the love between other pairs, and our guide shares the best of the bunch.
Here are the best tights you can buy:
Best tights overall: Spanx Tight-End Tights
Best opaque tights: DKNY’s Opaque Control Top Tights
Best shade-inclusive nude tights: Heist The Nude Tights
Best tights for cold weather: Uniqlo HeatTech Tights
Updated on 9/15/2020 by Maria Del Russo: Updated copy, links, and care information. Removed our “best patterned tights” category. We are in the process of testing new products for this guide.
The best tights overall
For tights that will never rip, pill, or leave you hanging, the Spanx Tight-End Tights are the best way to go.
The Tight-End Tights are perfect for cooler days when you need a bit of extra warmth in and around your lower body. But they’re still surprisingly breathable, making them great for more temperate climates, too. Several members of the Insider Reviews team swear by Spanx because of their comfort and durability.
The fabric is strong — you can run them through the wash seemingly endless times without worrying about rips or pills — and semi-sheer. This pair toes the line between sheer and opaque in the best way possible, making them a perfect hybrid pair of tights.
Spanx are quite form-fitting, so you might want to size up if you’re not interested in a super-snug fit. But these tights are super affordable, so you can stock up on a bunch of pairs without breaking the bank.
Pros: Won’t pill or rip, great opacity, reasonable price point
Cons: You may have to size up, thanks to their snug fit
The best opaque tights
If you judge your tights by their color, then DKNY’s Opaque Control Top Tights are the way to go.
Source:: Business Insider