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    Updated on Feb 6, 2019. Posted on Feb 6, 2019

    20 Pairs Of Tights That People Actually Swear By

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    1. Ann Taylor's perfect tights offer a solid black option with no control top for anyone who wants an extra layer over their legs, minus the compression.

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    Promising review: "I have about 10 pairs and they're the only solid black tights I wear. I've learned that it's difficult to find great tights that don't have a control top, and these don't, which I love. I can't be tamed! No piece of hosiery can control me! Really, I just don't want the life squeezed out of my thighs. All I want is to wear cute dresses in the winter, and with these babies I can do so AND be comfy." —Katy Herman

    Get them from Ann Taylor for $20 (available in sizes S–L).

    2. Nude Barre micro fishnet tights come in 12 skin tones, so you can welcome this go-to-pair into your life and never look back!

    Etsy

    Promising review: "Love the fishnets! Thank you so much. I love how they match my skin color." —Shannon

    Get them from Nude Barre on Etsy for $33 (available in sizes XS–XXL, 12 shades).

    3. These comfy plus-sized tights will please babes who weigh up to 375 lbs. (and their snuggle buddy), plus they come in so many colors!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have learned not to trust buying so-called 'plus-/queen-size' tights online, as 90% of them are designed for 120 lbs., people and leave me looking like a sausage. But THESE ARE SO COMFORTABLE! None of the squeezing, shuffling, and crotch-tugging of other brands. Plus, they're far more durable than I expected. When I need more colors, I'm definitely buying this brand again!" —R. Lehr

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (available in sizes A/B–EE, 22 colors)

    4. No Nonsense espresso brown footless tights pair perfectly with flats, are stretchy and comfortable, and will hold up even after many washes!

    Walmart

    Promising review: "The color is exactly as shown, a deep espresso brown, which is a nice change from the usual black. The material is very comfortable, and it's a nice fit at the waist without being too tight. I would definitely recommend these leggings." —Koriee

    Get them from Walmart for $9 (available in sizes S–XL, three colors).

    5. Muk Luks come in pairs of two and they are fleece-lined; reviewers swear by them for soft, warm coverage.

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    Promising review: "These tights are the softest tights I have ever worn! The extra lining makes them very comfortable and warm. The the quality is amazing, especially for how affordable they are." —Hannah

    Get them from Amazon for $14.94+ (available in sizes S–L, three colors).

    6. Torrid's microfiber tights just may have you kiss pants goodbye for good — they are as durable as they are comfortable!

    Torrid

    Promising review: "Warmer than pants and crazy comfortable! Love these tights." —SAMIAMS

    Get them from Torrid for $14.17 (available in sizes 0–6).

    7. Amoretu offers fishnet tights and attached garters so you can create an effortless look; plus reviewers say they stretch and fit like a dream.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow. Yeah these are probably the most amazing stockings I've ever gotten. I'm 5'6" and about 160 lbs., and they fit like a dream. They look delicate but stretch out and fit like a glove. I adore the attached garters. They make me feel so pretty." —Chiv

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95 (available in one size fits 4-12, seven styles).

    8. DKNY opaque coverage control top tights just might withstand big-toe tears, and keep you warm on chilly days! Who says you can't wear dresses in February.

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    Promising review: "I have a drawer full of tights to help get me from October through April in NYC. I’ve run (literally and figuratively) through dozens of brands, but I keep going back to these DKNY opaque control-top tights. They’re reliable, stay up as the good lord intended, opaque but not too opaque, and seem to withstand my ragged manis and fanged ring that’s snagged other pairs.

    As a tall-ish person with thick thighs, I love me a pair of control-top tights. Many one-size-fits-most pairs — especially those of the non-fishnet variety — feel like they have a drop crotch as soon as I walk a city block. Neither a good look nor feel. Then you have your control-top variety that’s extremely obvious with a darker control-top area that hits just above the knee. If I want to wear bike shorts or a damn pair of Spanx under my dress, I will! But 99% of the time I do not. The control-top area for this hits just below crotch level, if we want to get anatomical. The tall size fit me perfectly and I buy these en masse out of fear that they’ll stop making them. So if you need a control-top pair that feel a tad structured to wear with your mini dresses, these have your stems covered." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get them from Amazon for $7.68–$28 each (available in sizes small–plus; 10 colors,) or as a two-pack for $15.98–$34.99 (available in sizes small, medium, tall, and plus petite; five colors).

    9. Modcloth's accent tights will take you from "fashion, I can't" to fashion ~icon~ instantly.

    Modcloth

    Promising review: "Love these tights! They are a vibrant yellow and really shine in the sun. The material is very sturdy and has held up to multiple wears without any tearing or holes. Really excellent quality tights. The large fits me so well, not too tall for this 5'9" girl, and not too tight either. Perfect." —Ariel

    Get them from Modcloth for $15 (available in sizes S–L, 8 colors).

    10. Eloquii's opaque tights are lightweight, warm, and won't slip; so you can layer these babes under skirts, dresses, and pants to your heart's content.

    Eloquii

    Promising review: "Love these tights - the weight is extraordinary and they don’t sag, droop or feel the need to slip down on your hips. They are also really great in the cold weather." —Lynne T.

    Get them from Eloquii for $24.90 (available in sizes 14–28, three colors).

    11. Old Navy's control top tights may quite possibly be the most durable matte tights out there — we're talking holding up for years with no toe-holes people!!

    Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I picked up this pair of gray tights on an impromptu trip to Old Navy three years ago, because I had a gift card and their price was but single digit, I most definitely did not expect them to stay in rotation in my wardrobe for three years (and counting) unscathed. The fabric is a light to medium weight, of medium opacity, and matte — no hint of shine in sight, which is just the way I like it. The control top is snug but not constricting and hasn't stretched out a bit, AND they've yet to get holey even in the toe area, which is usually the first place I tend to see wear in my tights. Old Navy, you done good." —Emmy Favilla

    Get them from Old Navy for $6 (available in sizes S/M–L/XL).

    12. Target's light sparkle tights are made for anyone who wants a sheer pair of tights with just a little bit of shimmer. Think Edward Cullen; except like...way cuter.

    Target

    Promising review: "These stockings are beautiful and durable. They have a very light shimmer and match my legs perfectly. I’m a flight attendant and they take a beating on the airplane, but they’ve held up great!" —B Cramer

    Get them from Target for $8 (available in sizes S–2X).

    13. Modcloth's plus-sized Intricately Exquisite tights look like a lacey dream come true, and reviewers swear by the fit and high-quality construction!

    Modcloth

    Promising review: "These feel better quality than any of the lace tights or fishnets I have owned. I was worried these wouldn't come up high enough to look right or be comfortable, but proportionally, the lace to fishnet transition comes up to the same section of thigh that it does on the model, and I am 5'10/11 with 49" hips. And the top band comes over my hips easily, and fits nicely around my 35-inch waist. I'm very impressed, and I'm glad I bought them. I can also see these still fitting someone up to 5 inches bigger and the same height." —MissScarlett

    Get it from Modcloth for $6.97 (available in size plus).

    14. 120D Blackout Tights will give you super dark coverage and become a staple in your wardrobe for sure.

    Target

    Promising review: "Loveeeee. Super dark, comfy, and great fit. Doesn't roll at the top, will be great for winter." —starly88

    Get them from Target for $8 (available in sizes S–2X).

    15. Pretty Polly stockings boast an opaque black bottom half with a thigh-high-like look, so you can look perfectly layered without the dreaded slipping of thigh-high socks.

    Modcloth

    Promising review: "Great tights! Felt like they were sturdier than most tights (I always have runs!). Worked perfectly with pocket promise corduroy mini skirt." —elizabeth

    Get them from Modcloth for $25 (available in sizes S/M or S/L).

    16. No Nonsense super opaque tights contour to your legs and will give you the richly-colored, full coverage you've been searching for.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These tights are good quality. They're soft, comfortable, and warm. I ordered the medium size and they fit perfectly. I usually wear a small, but I find that the larger size is more opaque; because if there is more fabric there's less stretching. Hope this helps 😊." —Kayla

    Get them from Amazon for $6.50+ (available in sizes S–XXL, three colors).

    17. Manzi tights come in tons of colors and pairs, and you'll definitely want more than one — they are thick enough to not rip, but not too thick — basically the ideal layer for spring.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these! I got them the other day in the mail and was so happy! They are a bit thicker than a regular nylon, but not so thick you feel like you are wearing kid's tights. They look very classy on with your dress and I want more. I love that I got two pairs for the price. And with my long nails I have rolled these and thought 'oh no, I am going to rip them,' but I have not." —Phoenixmoon3

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, nine colors).

    18. These adorable mock thigh-highs feature cute cats (and bunnies!) that'll make all your outfits stand out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Fits amazing! It's perfect, I ordered a L, I'm 5'6",192 pounds, thick thighs, bubble booty, was able to pull up the tights. They didn't rip, material is thick and not cheap. Feels really good. I have so many more outfits I'm going to pair these with. Love it!" —shana

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 18+ varieties, one size).

    19. Xhilaration tights have a closed toe for slipping into winter boots, and you can easily dress up or down all three colors.

    Target

    Promising review: "I really love these tights! They wash fine in the washing machine. I bought some a couple of months ago, and they don't have a hole yet! These tights are the best for wearing for dresses or skirts." —Unicorn111

    Get them from Target for $6 (available in sizes S–XL, three colors).

    20. And Hue will give you the vibrant, sheer tights you've been searching for — cosplayers adore them!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These tights fit amazing. I used them for my Duela Dent cosplay, and they really helped make it feel complete!" —Kellie Ann

    Get them from Amazon for $7.09+ (available in sizes 1–5, 14 colors).

    You to the perfect pair of tights that let you wear dresses even in the winter:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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