I have very basic requirements for a pair of tights: They can’t be itchy, they shouldn't tear after the first few wears (I've basically given up on sheer tights), and they can't be so tight at the top that I feel like my stomach's being intensely smushed. I don't think I'm asking for a lot, yet it's always a struggle to find decent ones.
So against the backdrop of me always settling for very mediocre tights, I came across these gradient tights and just knew I had to buy a pair (in gray)...and then a second (in blue). They're super comfy to wear (read: not itchy), keep me decently warm, and are still kicking it like the day I got them A FULL YEAR LATER — I'm not careful with my tights at all, so the fact that they haven't ripped anywhere, not even in the usual thigh and big-toe departments, is really a miracle. Basically, I can wear dresses all year round!! My dream life has become reality.
Ombré also just speaks to my soul: It's mesmerizing and these tights are no exception. The gray pair is by far my favorite because they make a statement without being super difficult to pair. The blue needs a little extra planning but still looks damn cool when I get my color combinations right. I've gotten so many compliments on these to date, from friends and strangers alike. And for the price, these seriously can't be beat! Like, I can't think of anything bad to say about these. I'm contemplating buying a second gray pair JUST IN CASE they're ever discontinued. Brb, buying another right now! —Sarah Han
Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (the gray- and blue-to-black are only currently available in sizes XS–M but many of the solid colors are available in L–XL).