The Queen of Tights, if you will, came in very highly recommended by readers, but they’re also my absolute favorites. The quality is, in my opinion, largely unbeatable. Whatever shape, pattern, or level of opacity you prefer, Wolford tights do precisely what they say they’re going to do. They’re pricier than many others, but in my personal experience, it’s because they last ten times longer. I’ve had this pair of black opaque tights for years and they’re still fully run-free. Dare I say they make an amazing holiday gift too? Just a thought…
Coming in hot at 2nd most recommended, Hedoine tights are literally science. The brand uses 3-D knitting techniques to make tights that are totally seamless, and seriously run-resistant. They also come in a variety of waistband heights, meaning you can chose what’s most comfortable to you. Talk about smarty pants…
Heist is a brand that took everything we knew about tights and changed the game—for the better. These seamless tights understand that women…you know, move during the day, with a waistband that responds to movement and wont roll down and make you super angry until you can get to a bathroom. Neat, huh?
Calzedonia tights, apart from having a million or so available designs to choose from, came very highly recommended by quite a few of you, and come in at prices that won’t make you freak out and just wear pants instead. The Italian brand covers all levels of opacity, all shaping options, you name it, they make it. And they’re good. Grazie mille.
There are far too many honorable mentions to count, but the heavy hitters for all-around solid tights come from Falke, DKNY, Hue, Commando, Ann Taylor and—wait for it—H&M. Who knew? It’s going to be a chilly winter, do not leave your legs to their own devices. Invest in a few Memorandum Reader-approved pairs, and take good care of them. They’ll help you—and all the dresses you deserve to wear no matter the weather—stay chic and frostbite-free.