These Are The 11 Best Rated Black Tights On The Market

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To bring you up to speed, we recently launched a new series, Hype Machine, where we round up the top reviewed items on the internet. Boots, sex toys, humidifiers, body pillows (!!!); we're aiming to make the process of shopping for all of your favorite things as painless as possible.
And while our editors are adept at scraping the internet to find the best of the best, we're turning to you, our readers, to hear which products you live and breathe by. In one of our recent installments, we covered the Internet's top rated black leggings and immediately received a ton of amazing feedback in our comments section. You all provided some great insight on the leggings you swear by and the ones you thought should have made the cut.
For our next Hype Machine subject, we're turning our lens towards one of winter's most essential layering pieces: black tights. Whether your favorite pairs are opaque, full-control, sheer, lined with fleece, dipped in glitter — whatever — so long as they're black, we want your input on which brands make your ride or die black tights and why you love them.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and look out for our full story on Friday detailing all the best black black tight worth your hard earned cash and valuable space in your sock drawer.
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Photo Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Black-Out Tights: Wolford
Rarely does a pair of black tights actually end up being totally opaque. Time and time again we find ourselves buying a pair of so-called opaque tights to only realize after slipping them on that they're more see-through than they lead on. However, according to reviews, that'll hardly be an issue with Wolford's Mat Opaque 80 tights.

The hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 33 reviews on Saks Fifth Avenue

What they're saying: "The Wolford Mat Opaque 80 tights last longer than any other tights I’ve had. Machine wash in a laundry bag and putting them in the dryer is ok! Very comfortable and breathable even when wearing all day and night." - Magicwatermelon, Refinery29 Review
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Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom.
The Huggie Tights: Spanx
We're not ones to hide our curves in a pair of soul-suckingly tight anything, but when you're looking for some control that won't pinch or budge, reviewers say these Spanx Luxe Leg Shaping Tights are it.

The hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 92 reviews on Nordstrom

What they're saying: "I am a super fan of Spanx Luxe Shaping tights! The sizing is perfect, and I can wear a size A no problem, which as a petite lady is really appreciated. Many times, tights are made way too long in the legs for smaller ladies. The Spanx Luxe Shaping tights always fit just right: they are comfortable, flattering and give you just enough support in the tummy and waist to feel good all during the day at work and into the night for fun. The added benefit to being tights is that they are just thick enough to keep my legs warm too. They stand up to wash after wash and wear like new (though I do hang them to dry). I highly recommend Spanx Luxe Leg Shaping tights." - Petite Nana, Nordstrom Review
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Photo Courtesy of Shopbop.
The Extra Warm Fleece Tights: Plush
For anyone who's survived a real, below-zero winter, you know how important it is to have a tried and true pair of fleece tights. No pair of jeans, trousers, or even sweatpants is enough to keep you warm when the windchill is in the double-digit negatives. But if you still haven't found that one perfect pair, look no further than these fleece-lined tights by Plush.

The hype: 4.7 out of 5.0 and 84 reviews on Shopbop

What they're saying: "These are my new go-to tights in the winter. They are seriously warm (warmer than pants or jeans), fit like tights and look like tights. Where have you been my entire life? So glad I found these here! I highly recommend. They are also comfortable. Some tights cinch too tightly on the waist, but these are just right! Will buy again and again!" - Dakeeks, Shopbop Review
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The Extra Warm Fleece Tights (With Sparkle!): Uniqlo
Coming in a close second to Plush, are the Uniqlo Heattech line of tights. They promise "self-deodorization, bio-warming, insulating, anti-microbial/anti-odor, and moisturizing for comfort in cold seasons," but this pair also offers the fact that are ribbed and have shiny speckles of lamé (fancy!). We're throwing them in the ring for warmth and uniqueness even though they lack oodles of reviews.

The hype: 5 out of 5.0 and 3 reviews on Uniqlo

What they're saying: "Bought a pair last year and swore I'd buy more this year and did. All three colors in fact. Even after the holidays, for just giving a little bit of sparkle to a mid-winter look for going out or a party. They are WARM and fun and smart. Looking cute shouldn't be a sacrifice to near frostbite!" - Sparklegirl, Uniqlo Review
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Photo Courtesy of Target.
The On-A-Budget Tights: A New Day
Sometimes we simply can't afford to drop $20 to $50 on a single pair of tights, no matter how warm or long-lasting they may be. When you're in a bind, turn to these highly-reviewed $8 tights from Target's A New Day line.

The hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 93 reviews on Target

What they're saying: "These tights are the best tights I’ve ever tried! They’re thick, soft, somehow they magically don’t attract dog hair or lint and they have the perfect amount of stretch. These held in my postpartum stomach while still being able to breathe! Great for fall/winter." - Stlang13, Target Review
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The Drug Store Tights: No Nonsense
Imagine this: you're on your way to a work event, holiday party, first date, whatever, and all of a sudden, your tights snag. Thankfully, the drug store across the street just so happens to supply a pair of tights that one reviewer wore for 10 years without a single tear.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,679 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "No Nonsense tights are a secret steal. $7 at Rite-Aid, but often on sale for buy-one-get-one-free. They suck everything in, have a substance to them which I like (not flimsy), are super opaque, have just enough sheen but not so such so you canstill wear them in both professional settings as well as to cocktail parties and look fab, last for 5+ years (some I’ve had for 10 years) even with weekly wear without snagging or losing shape. They’re almost impossible to snag and even when I accidentally snag them on something, they bounce right back and you can’t see a thing! They look much more expensive than they are when you’re wearing them. I hope they never stop making them. They’re such a bargain and a hidden gem." - Heroicphone, Refinery29 Review
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Photo Courtesy of Garnet Hill.
The All-Season Tights: Garnet Hill
As falls turns to winter, we're accustomed to trading in our thin tights for fleece ones in order to brave the chilly weather. However, with Garnet Hill's all-season tights, you can keep the same pair from October to February with no problem at all.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 201 reviews on Garnet Hill

What they're saying: "These are the best tights I've ever owned. I bought two pairs a year or two ago, and they show no signs of wear. Best of all, they're so comfortable. Great quality too." - Yvonne CM, Garnet Hill Review
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Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom.
The What Lines? Tights: Commando
Anyone who's tried Commando tights before has probably heard of their one defining trait: the waistband. No matter what you're wearing — from a body-con dress to skinny jeans — you'll be hard-pressed to find a pair of tights with smoother lines than these.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 152 reviews on Nordstrom

What they're saying: "Commando! So opaque, soft, warm. The thing that seals it is the waistband, though. The thick band is like a maternity belt, absolutely zero digging and no lines under body-con dresses. No bagging, no poofy knees, no runs, no pulling and the one hole I’ve ever had didn’t get any bigger (it was on the toe and easy to hide). I wish they made a slightly smaller size, because they can slip a bit, but if you get the correct size, they stay in place all day and night! I wear the stirrup foot ones under skinny jeans and they’re amazingly comfortable. - Britt Bryant, Refiner29 Review
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Photo Courtesy of Torrid.
The Size-Inclusive Tights: Torrid
As we all know, finding a pair of tights that works for you and lasts is hardly an easy task. Now, take into account the fact that a lot of hosiery brands don't offer tights in extended sizes at all. So if you're looking for a pair of end-all-be-all tights that'll fit just right, Torrid's Microfiber Tights are for you.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 149 reviews on Torrid

What they're saying: "I've been looking for tights that a) go up to my size and b) aren't so thin they immediately snag and rip for a long time now. And let me tell you, these are the ones! They're comfy, they're thick enough while still being tights, and they are downright perfect for the fall and winter weather. I am so impressed with these and will definitely be investing in more pairs in the future!" - Squ33ble, Torrid Review
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Photo Courtesy of Marks & Spencer.
The Everyday Tights: Autograph
If you work in an office with a strict no-skirts-without-tights rule, you'll probably be wearing a pair five days a week for a very, very long time. Thankfully, we found a brand of tights that, according to reviews, can be washed daily and still last for at least 6 months.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 89 reviews on Marks & Spencer

What they're saying: "This is my third year of buying these tights and I love them. Buy 5 pairs each year and they last all of autumn and winter (I wear them every day and wash them after every use). They wash extremely well and never snag. Minor point, I'm 5' 1" tall and a size 8-10 but I need to buy a medium size as the waist band is far too tight and uncomfortable. TOP TIP: After wearing and washing them for a while if they start to bobble or look worn, wear them inside out. They look amazing again and appear brand new. You'll get loads more wear from them. Also note that stocks run out quickly online and in-store of black — always loads of navy though... who wears navy?)" - Sunseeker Girlie, Marks & Spencer Review
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The No-Snag Tights: Hue
According to one reviewer, these tights are essentially impossible to tear. Don't believe us? Just look at the proof below.

The hype: 4.0 out of 5 stars and 1,052 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "TRUE STORY: I hate it when tights run. The first day I wore these tights, I was an eye-witness to a serious car crash and literally had to climb over a chain link fence to get to the car. The car-crash person was ok after the ambulance came, and my tights were also ok. Not a single rip, on that day or even 5 months later." - Libby Thomas, Amazon Review

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