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The Find: Two Pairs of Must-Buy Tights

Last June, I was deep in the throes of the pregnancy nesting phase.  I cleaned all of the closets, and then moved on to cleaning every drawer.  That’s when I made a decision that I would come to regret.

I threw out all of my black tights.

I remember the moment distinctly.  It was a Sunday.  I was standing in front of my birdseye maple dresser staring at a bin filled with rolled up pairs of slightly worn tights, and decided to toss the old and replace them in the fall with new.  I was so optimistic and hopeful then.

The problem is, I didn’t replace them.  I forgot.  (You know, baby, job, etc.)  Until Monday when I tried to get ready for work and realized that I own no tights, and that wearing dresses and skirts in December might be impossible without tights.  Time for a re-stock.

These Fleece Lined Tights from Nordstrom are the best for winter.  They’re warm, they’re thick, they’re very black.  And did I mention they’re $10 per pair at the Rack?

High denier tights are thicker and darker.  Usually a pair of 100 Denier tights will set you back — $50+ for Falke, $90 for Wolford.  But this Badgley Mischka pair is just $19.  They’re thick, smooth, and soft to the touch — no itching.  Grab them before they’re gone because they sell out.

Need a plus size option?  These Hanes tights go up to 2X and Boohoo has tights up to size 22.

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  1. Allison says:

    This is EXACTLY the post I needed! I’m experiencing my first winter in Alaska – coming from a mountain state I’m pretty well prepared. But my normal high denier tights aren’t enough when it’s 80% humidity and 0 degrees. Ordering the fleece-lined tights right now. Thank you!!

    Wishing you and your family the best this holiday season!

    November 30, 2022/Reply
  2. Lucy says:

    You can also find affordable high denier tights at Target and H&M!

    November 30, 2022/Reply
    • Laura says:

      Confirming that H&M maternity tights are a solid staple if you’re pregnant fall/winter and plan to live in dresses as I have been!

      November 30, 2022/Reply
  3. Judy says:

    Hmm looks like the Nordstrom ones are now only listed in Charcoal which looks more like gray to me. Maybe more in the stores?

    November 30, 2022/Reply
  4. Leigh says:

    Curvy ladies, look at Berkshire’s line of Easy On! tights. Super easy to pull on, no pinching, comfortable all day. My favorites are the plush-lined 200 denier:

    https://eberkshire.com/collections/tights/products/5046-the-easy-on-thermal-plush-lined-tight

    and the 70 denier max coverage tight:

    https://eberkshire.com/collections/tights/products/5036-easy-on-max-coverage-tight

    Maternity and smaller sizes available too.

    November 30, 2022/Reply
  5. KC says:

    I swear by the Spanx Tight End Tights. Just had a similar moment of reckoning when I pulled out some packed aways pairs from last year and realized these were the only ones that weren’t stretched out or on the verge of a run. They’re fairly warm and not too compressive (I usually order up a size being tall, which may help).

    December 1, 2022/Reply
  6. SC says:

    I still swear by the Commando no-waistband tights that you recommended ages ago — I buy one new pair every year, wear them to death from November-March (and yeah, sometimes into April, #Minnesotalyfe), and then toss. Lather, rinse, repeat!

    December 7, 2022/Reply