Wearing thin tights in the winter might seem like ‘sheer’ lunacy, but during the previous season the sales of sheer tights (and luxury sheers in particular) rocketed, spurred on no doubt by the current trend for black sheer tights. Seen on everyone who’s anyone, from Miranda Kerr to Alexa Chung, I’ve decided it was high time I bring you my pick of the best sheer black tights MyTights.com has to offer…
Ultra Sheer (5-9 denier)
Ultra sheer tights are the thinnest tights that are available, giving you just a touch of coverage and making them ideal for warmer weather. With a slight sheen finish, the Trasparenze Capri Tights will provide your lovely legs with a flawless complexion whilst allowing them to stay cool and fresh thanks to their low denier. These are also a great option for those on a budget, thanks to the purse friendly price – but if you’re after a more luxurious option, the Wolford Individual 5 Tights are perfect for getting a hosiery drawer to rival Ms. Middleton’s. Renowned for their quality, including double-covered elastane in every row for increased durability as well as a perfect fit, these are quite simply incredibly strong for a 5 denier tight – bravo Wolford!
Sheer (10-20 denier)
If you are looking for classic black sheer tights then 10-20 denier tights are perfect for you. The Pretty Polly Nylons Tights is a beloved product and strong seller coming from the brand with a 95 year history. Made in 10 denier, these sheer tights are marvellous for showing off those legs at special events thanks to their gorgeous shiny finish and variety of different shades. A long time favourite of our customers, it doesn’t get more classic than the 10 denier Falke Fond de Poudre Tights. One of the original products from the luxury brand, these sensational sheers combine unexpected durability with an exceptionally flawless “powdered” finish that will make your legs look – and feel – simply divine.
Semi-Opaque (30 denier)
Semi-opaque 30 denier tights are fantastic for those tricky mid-season temperatures, when legs require a bit of coverage but not too much, since this midweight denier givs you a glimpse of leg while banishing blemishes. One of my favourites are the utterly wonderful Oroblu Sensuel 30 Tights, which have a slight sheen finish and glide onto your leg effortlessly. If smoothing your silhouette is what you desire, then the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights are superb since along with a 30 denier and matte finish, these semi-opaque tights also provide light control with an extended waist for even more shaping magic (and a feminine V Line brief). Last but certainly not least, the Levante Relax Medium Support Tights provide the clever combination of light control and medium support in a 30 denier.
Very Shiny vs. Matte Finish
I must say that I find glossy tights extremely glamorous and perfect for ensuring that you stand out from the crowd, and the ever popular Aristoc Ultra Shine Tights in 10 denier are perfect for nights out thanks to their sheer toe and shiny finish for high gloss glamour in an instant. If you’re looking for a thicker denier, perhaps for an all day wedding, I would certainly suggest the Levante Brillante Tights with their 20 denier appearance and comfort waistband you can dance the evening away in style and in comfort. However a matte finish remains a favourite for some and I must admit that when at work I do prefer matte tights like the Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights in a sheer 20 denier, featuring an extremely soft feel as well as superior coverage. These luxurious sheer tights show yet again that Falke are experts at giving those legs a gorgeous look and feel.
If you’re looking for sheers to accommodate your curves, then look no further, as MyTights stock a great range of plus size styles, too. The aforementioned gorgeous Pretty Polly Nylons tights have a fuller figure version, the Pretty Polly Curves Nylons Tights, which fit up to a 60 inch waist providing you with superior levels of comfort and an enhanced fit.
Soon-to-be yummy mummies have not been forgotten, either – the Trasparenze 20 Denier Maternity Tights have been designed especially for you, with their wide gentle waistband and stretchy material that expands to accommodate your growing bump. For a little more support from your pregnancy tights, then the Mama Spanx Maternity Tights in 20 denier boast a special support panel designed to go under the belly.
As you can well imagine, if there is one thing that I just cannot stand it is ladders, so thankfully Charnos have come to the rescue with the 10 denier Charnos Run Resist Sheer Tights. Their innovative yarn technology means that their stitches are bonded together, so that they’re protected from turning into bigger holes and runs. Hot on their heels, and boasting Lycra Fusion technology that keeps them safe from laddering, the Aristoc Ultimate 10D Matt Tights have a classic matte finish and are woven in a 10 denier, while their sheer toe sets these apart as being suitable for wearing with sandals or peep toes – so they’re brilliant for taking on holiday! Ultra fine in a 5 denier, the Levante Resistenza Tights’ special yarn is resistant to runs and these super sheers are available in a multitude of sizes especially for leggy ladies.
If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, take a look at our entire range of fabulous black sheer tights. Also do make sure to look at our What My Tights Wore blogs for more ideas of how to style those sheers!
Until next time…