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).