They’ve been a wardrobe staple since forever, so why is a great pair of black tights kind of like finding a unicorn? It’s likely because of the high demands we put on our hosiery. Everyone wants a pair that not only looks great but feels comfy, and is also durable. Yet it seems every time cold-weather season rolls around, we find ourselves with a drawer full of mediocre, somewhat-ripped-but-maybe-no-one-will-notice options. To help you stock your winter wardrobe with styles that are up to the challenge, we scoured the internet for the most beloved black tights. Ahead, seven picks that have glowing reviews.


Express Super Opaque Full Tights ($20): When you want to rock your favorite dress but also want to keep your legs covered up (and leggings just won’t do), this ultra dense pair will come in handy. As one reviewer says: “I have tried several tights from different places and none have the quality of Express tights! They are a good investment.”

Control Top

HUE Super Opaque Tights with Control Top ($13-$15): Get that oh-so-smooth look with a hold-you-in style like these from Hue, great for those of us who have curves. According to the reviews: “I have been buying HUE for years because the waistband is high enough to really control tummy bulge and not roll down. They last FOREVER.


Wolford Velvet de Luxe Semi-Opaque Tights ($49): Wolford is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to hosiery. For a little bit of the see-through thing without that weird shiny effect, go for this matte pair. As per the reviews: “These are simply life changing! I wear black tights daily during winter and live in these — velvety comfortable feel, beautiful look and color, and durable. I’m still wearing several pairs that I’ve had for one to two years.


Falke Net Pantyhose ($39): If you love the vintage, timeless feel of fishnets but don’t want to look like you’re auditioning for a revival of Chicago, we’ve found your pair. With a smaller netting pattern, you can get your sexy on in a subtle way. Says one reviewer: “I have been looking for a tiny fishnet since the ’80s when Givenchy used to make a fine yet durable fishnet. These are it! The net is fine so it’s not too gaudy for daytime or at the office. Perfect for evening! I’m ordering two more in both black and natural.”

Polka Dot

Chelsea28 Polka Dot Tights ($19): A little bit of pattern never hurt anybody. Add a flirty effect to your look with a dotted pair that are sweet but sophisticated. According to the reviews: “These tights are **great**! Extra sturdy but delicate in appearance, they are listed as tights but look like nylons. Comfortable and true to size.


Niofei 2 Pack Women’s Winter Leggings Warm Opaque Elastic Fleece Lined Top Tights ($26): If you’re a dress person to the bitter (cold) end, you need a substantial pair of tights to keep you toasty. These come in a pack of two (one black pair and one in gray), so you’ll be set for the season. As one reviewer raved: “Soooo soft on the inside and very warm, perfect for winter. I plan on ordering another pair of these winter leggings.”


Modcloth Intricately Exquisite Tights in Black($15): Like to make a splash? A super fancy lace pair will for sure get you noticed. As one reviewer noted: “This is a great pair of gorgeous, well-made tights! Really good quality, durable material but delicate enough to still be sexy.”

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