As most women know all too well, tights can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Many tights out there have the power to slim your waist , lengthen your legs , help you fight colder climates, and even improve your circulation - the key is to find the ones that actually work.
Not just a necessity, tights have always been important as a trend.
In the 1960s, after the invention of elastane made tights what they are today, rainbow and bright white colors were all the rage.
These bold styles were perfect for supporting the miniskirt, and models like Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and Edie Sedgwick were rarely seen without them.
But it was the 20-denier tights that saw us through the 80s and 90s and, with high-octane, thigh-skim Dynasty-style dresses that made a comeback (thanks to Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent and Attic), 2018 saw a serious return of these pure styles, which are still in trend today.
Patterned tights , floral lace have also become extremely popular and designs including sheer polka dots have already been spotted on the likes of Miley Cyrus and Katie Holmes.
Compression tights work well for those who want to cover and even control their figure - here's our selection of the best tights.
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Belly shaping containment tights
We wanted to know if a pair of tummy tights were really worth the price tag.
The verdict? They are a game changer and worth the investment if you wear lots of skirts and dresses.
First, let's start with the packaging. This support tights come in an elegant box with a cloth bag to store our tights - a nice touch when paying over € 30 for a pair.
TYNA.IT tights are all about how it feels to wear tights rather than how they look.
So, you won't find seams where they shouldn't be, which makes it more comfortable all day and easy to wear.
Thanks to their support belt, which keeps everything in one place, you don't even have to worry about your tights falling out.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of this pantyhose is its degree of customization. You will be able to choose between a high or low waist with both designed to avoid rolling or digging into your skin.
Also available in Nude color, hand washing is recommended to make them last longer.
Very high waist support tights
These tights are the best pacnia shaper, these tights kill two birds with one stone, eliminating the need for any Bridget Jones style underwear.
It's a serious struggle to put them on, but once put on, the results are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
This extra high waisted tummy tights reach below the bra strap (a thin elastic waistband holds them in place) to create an hourglass silhouette - think flat stomach , slimmer thighs and a more defined waist
Flat tummy tights
Are you afraid of the protrusion when you wear a pair of high-waisted tights ? TYNA.IT has the answer.
The comfort cut style fits your body perfectly, so you can keep your leg length and shape your waist.
Do you put on some weight in the winter? No problem, your favorite tights will fit perfectly once again.
Belly support tights, honeycomb net
Nobody makes patterned tights like TYNA.IT
A tip though: Choose the right size, because the tights are high-waisted, the gusset and the waist are right and therefore the design, even if pulling it too high, will not deform.
All year round, opt for chic honeycomb fishnet tights just like Kendall Jenner and Katie Holmes.
thermal tights: warm winter tights
For guaranteed warmth, thermal tights are always a winner.
These tights are lined to keep you warm in cold temperatures. They also have flat seams, so you won't be left with unsightly marks on the skin.
Pania support tights without feet
Of course, these tights are the most beautiful, and they can help all kinds of everyday problems.
Perfect to wear under any trousers, they slim the legs , hide cellulite and shave the bottom .
Tights with the best value for money: tights with body sensor
These body sensor tights claim to regulate your body temperature, keeping you warm in the cold and cool in hot weather
We're not 100% sure if this technology works, but what we do know is that these tights are great value for money and are perfect for everyday use.
They are super smooth and matte with a comfortable waist and come in different colors.
What is the difference between leggings and tights?
Although they sometimes look the same, leggings and tights are two different pieces of clothing.
The key difference is that the leggings drop from the waist to the ankle and do not cover the feet.
The leggings can also be worn alone or under long sweaters, t-shirts or tunics.
Sometimes made from stretchy material, they can be great for your workouts or lazy Sunday afternoon on the couch.
Unlike leggings, tights cannot be worn alone and must be paired with dresses, a skirt or shorts.
They come in different designs, designs and fabrics, but are usually made from thinner materials than leggings.
Are 20 denier tights thick?
The qualities of the materials are measured in denier or den. The lower the number, the smaller the thickness and weight of the materials used.
Deniers under 20 are referred to as sheer tights, which are made of fine threads and offer light leg coverage.
While, opaque tights start at 30 denier and mean you won't be able to see as much skin through the fabric.
What are the different types of tights?
With trends changing over the years, the world of tights has seen many different varieties and styles, but some are here to stay.
Popular types of tights include support tights , which usually give the wearer a smoother figure.
There are also support tights , which some refer to as " grandma's tights " (although they can actually be worn by women of all ages).
Support tights help people who suffer from poor circulation due to prolonged periods of sitting - quite well if you work in the office all day.
Women can also choose between sheer tights , made from thinner materials, and opaque tights , which usually keep their legs warmer and are great for the winter months.
How to make tights last longer?
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There is nothing worse than finding your big toe poking through your pantyhose at the end of the day.
As a general rule, thick, opaque tights are more durable, but if you're a fan of sheer tights there are still a few tricks to make them last longer.
Fashion experts say running the tights under cold water, putting them in a plastic bag, and placing them in the freezer before first use will strengthen them, which means it should make them less prone to running.
When washing the tights, you can also put them in a delicate bag or pillowcase, to avoid tearing them.
To reinforce the seams, slip on a pair of thin socks before putting on the tights - this will protect them from toenails.