Whether or not you rely down the times till you may get again in your 60 deniers or are brace your self for a bare-leg winter, we’re now within the depths of tights season. I used to be tasked with discovering one of the best pair that cash can purchase, so I attempted on 23 totally different pairs of black opaques—they may all look the identical in your underwear drawer, however there is usually a big distinction between manufacturers. In my hosiery pile was a heat-tech pair from M&S, Spanx’s “bum-lifting” 60 deniers and a pair from Heist that has been referred to as the “good tights.” For my verdict, maintain scrolling to see the tights which are price spending cash on this winter.
Spanx Luxe Leg Tights (£35)
The Spanx tights promise so much—the bundle tells me they will “flatten my abdomen and agency my butt and thighs.” They’re high-waisted (they nearly attain my bra line) and fitted with in-built shaping shorts, which do noticeably easy my abdomen and thighs, making them the most suitable choice should you’re carrying them with something slinky or fitted. If you first attempt them on, the shapers do really feel tight, however after 5 minutes or so, they felt snug sufficient to put on for the day, they usually’re not as constricting as basic Spanx. Though, because of the sculpting excessive waistband, I would not put on these as an on a regular basis tight.
Heist The Fifty Tights (£20)
London-based model Heist has a whole lot of hype, because it claims to have created the proper pair of tights. Out of the 23 tights I attempted, these have been my favorite, as due to the excessive thread rely (5000 yarns of nylon in comparison with the typical 500), they’re delicate, and the stretchy waistband and removing of the gusset means they maintain their form and do not droop (gone are the times of looking for a quiet nook to subtly hoist up your saggy tights). You additionally do not realise fairly how annoying the centre seam and seams on the toes are till they’re gone—the one seams on Heist tights are on the base of your foot so they do not snag towards your toenails. They may be dearer, nonetheless, with detailed washing directions and the snag-free design, they seem to be a smart funding. I used to be so impressed that I texted my mum to inform her to purchase a pair.
Simply behind Heist, my second-favourite pair for on a regular basis put on was a tie between Wolford 70 Opaque Tights (£21, accessible at Uktights.com) and Falke Pure Matt 50 (£17). These are the softest and most snug in my pile, and though they’re dearer than a high-street pair, they do not droop, and you’ll discover the distinction within the high quality of the material. In case you play tights economics, these are a clever buy, as they’re way more more likely to final you the complete season.
M&S 100 Dernier Physique Sensor Tights (£eight)
If you cannot spend £20 or £30 on a pair of tights, one of the best pair I attempted on are M&S 100 Denier Physique Sensor Tights, that are £eight for 2—they’re delicate and have a flattering excessive waistband. M&S super-soft opaque tights additionally rated extremely in my experiment and are solely £2.50 a pair. Nonetheless, in contrast to the seamless fitted physique on the Heist tights, these will slip over time.