Its official – the drizzle & damp is here to stay! As I pack up the last of my summer wardrobe, I’ve come to terms with the fact that my relationship with sunshine is to be a long distance one, so rather than hibernating, I’ve rounded up the must have opaques for the season ahead. Ranging from the luxurious to the every day essentials, you’re bound to find a pair that will keep your hosiery drawer happy…
If you consider black your go-to shade most mornings but crave a little lift to break up your look, then coloured opaques are a must. To prepare your wardrobe, treat pins to the versatile Finesse Tights from Jonathan Aston. New in and created from a cotton rich fabric, the opaques have a 50 denier appearance that will work for both the office & bar, ensuring they’ll become an everyday favourite. Available in six gorgeous shades (along with a classic black and rusty autumn tone), these are fast becoming a top office pick here at MyTights HQ. . If you consider yourself a connoisseur of all things rainbow hued, then the 80 Denier Tights from Pamela Mann are a must. Available in more shades than there are days in the week, the vibrant opaques are great for breathing soul back into that shift dress or playsuit. Best of all, the tights come at a purse friendly price that won’t break the budget!
Extravagant colour palettes aside, they are times when only black tights will suffice. Perfect for locking in warmth when temperatures drop, the humble style is now available in more variants than ever before. Ranging from the purse friendly to the supersoft, I’ve taken a shine to the revamped opaques range from Pretty Polly. Elegant and easy on the purse strings, the 40D Silk Finish Tights from Pretty Polly come with a silky smooth finish and arrive in a handy two pack for twice the fun! Come rain or shine, these will fast become part of your daily routine.
For those after a little nip and tuck, control opaques will secretly sculpt and define your figure. Chic and full of shaping magic, the 80D Shaper Tights from Calvin Klein are a must if you crave that a streamlined silhouette. New to the MyTights family and proving popular,the 80 denier opaques use a light shaping control to slim & trim in seconds. Available in a high waisted style too, these will take you from the boardroom to the bar with ease.
Luxurious & Lovely
Hectic schedules often mean that pampering goes to the bottom of the list. The easiest way to keep legs content, luxurious opaques are a must. With an appreciation for the finer things in life, Austrian brand Wolford took to creating a pair of tights that not only feel gorgeous, but look super chic too. A favourite of mine during cooler weather, the Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights from the brand deliver a smooth and matte elegance, with a velvet like touch. Long lasting too, these will see you through several seasons, refusing to disappoint thanks to their long lasting quality. Similarly, the Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights deliver just as much luxury, thanks to the glossy sheen and silky appeal. Available in a range of shades, (ranging from the classic to the more autumnal trend hues), there’s a pair for every collection. I practically live in these, collecting every shade that’s been available since we stocked them. And it’s not just me that adore them as these were given top marks in a recent Daily Mail review!
Mega thick & fabulous
Perfect if you’ve already begun to feel the chill, the Trasparenze Cortina 100 Tights take care of all your wintery needs. Experts at keeping the chill out, the super thick opaques are a true treat for pins. With a 100 denier appearance, these also leave behind a bold leg silhouette.
Tights with Talents
Doing their best to rid the world of runs & ladders, the Andrea Bucci Lycra Fusion Tights are the hardest working opaques out there. Made with the hardworking and resilient LYCRA® FUSION™ fibre, those nasty snags will never develop into anything more. Phew!
If you’re struggling to find opaques that will flatter your curves, then the Cette Dublin Plus Size Tights are the solution. Super soft, the 60 denier tights have been specifically designed for gorgeous fuller figures, along with flat lying seams and a breathable cotton gusset. Available in five shades, there’s a pair for every occasion!
And finally, if you’re forever waging a war on the dreaded orange peel, let the Killer Figure Emana Control Tights from Charnos help the cause. Cellulite busting, the 40 denier opaques have been proven to improve signs by a whopping 11%. Using the clever Emana technology, the special yarn works to get your blood flowing and boost circulation for youthful looking legs. Hooray!
And with that, I’m off to add even more to my collection.
Until next time ladies…