The LBD (little black dress) is always lauded as the most important staple in a woman’s wardrobe. While we do love our LBDs, there is one (albeit) less exciting garment in constant rotation in our closets. For work, weekend and everything in between, black tights are everything during the coldest months of the year. As all opaque tights wearers will attest, finding the perfect pair can be a frustrating trial-and-error process, but we’ve landed on the six best black tights—read: most durable—on the market. From $6 to $61 and in sizes to fit petites, talls, plus sizes and every figure in between, you’re practically guaranteed to find your perfect tights in the styles featured below.
1. Spanx Tight-End Tights
Whether you’re looking for great shapewear or just a phenomenal pair of opaque tights, Spanx has you covered with this classic style. Practically every review ranks Tight-End Classic tights as the most durable they’ve ever worn.
2. Commando Perfectly Opaque Control Top Tights
For cold weather, Commando’s Perfectly Opaque tights may be the absolute best on the market. A high denier means that this style is thick and completely opaque…similar to a pair of leggings. Those who review these tights repeatedly agree that they’re absolutely worth their price tag.
3. Nordstrom Everyday Opaque Tights
Although these Italian-made opaque tights are uber-affordable, their quality is on par with many luxury hosiery styles. Women of all sizes—petite to plus—consistently comment that the fit is unparalleled. And as a testament to their durability, many reviewers mention that they only need two pairs to last the entire year.
4. Wolford Mat Opaque 80 Tights
Many of Wolford’s tights show up again and again on best-of lists, but this style, the Mat Opaque 80, stands out as a clear favorite. Ringing in at $61, they’re a splurge to be sure, yet they may be a wise investment for those who tend to ruin cheaper tights after each wear.
5. DKNY Super Opaque Control Top Tights
Completely opaque, exceptionally soft and extremely long-lasting, this style from DKNY is a favorite among those who wear tights non-stop from fall through spring. And with such a budget-friendly price tag, you can see why it has such a following.
6. No Nonsense Super Opaque Control-Top Tights
Available in a wide range of sizes—Small to XX-Large—this downright cheap pair of tights gets extremely high marks in opacity, fit, comfort and, of course, durability.