These 17 Pairs of Top-Rated Tights Won’t Let You Down

While our editors are adept at scraping the internet to find the best of the best, sometimes it’s you, our readers, that provide the inside tips on the products you live and breathe by. In the very first installment of our Hype Machine series, when we covered the Internet’s top-rated black leggings, we watched in awe as the comments section proliferated with cart-worthy suggestions. So, when we took on the all-important winter wardrobe essential — black tights forever! — we once again perused your picks.
This year, we’ve updated our guide to the best black tights to include pairs for petites and long legs. We also added luxury options (Falke, anyone?), a viral Amazon best-seller, and updated some tried-and-true faves. Of course, we left the comments section open in case you feel compelled to share a hot take on a hidden (nylon) gem, or share feedback — positive and negative — on a pair that we’ve included.
Whether your favorite pairs are opaque, full-control, sheer, lined with fleece, or dipped in glitter; if they’re black and proven to perform, they are here. Click through to find the 17 pairs of black tights worthy your hard-earned cash and valuable space in your sock drawer.
Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors. Reviews have been edited for spelling and grammatical accuracy only.
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