Instead, wear knee-length tunics with a pair of sheer leggings to create a trendy and fashionable look. These add to the denim look and feel as well as a faux fly and front pockets. You will see this noted in checkout. Items sold by Walmart. In order to determine which tights hold up best under pressure, which materials are most important to look for, and how to choose an ideal pair, I interviewed Brittany Pollack, a soloist with the New York City Ballet, and whose work uniform includes tights.
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The six tights finalists were then tested by four women: In an effort to not have the other testers be biased by any preconceived hosiery notions, the tights provided had the tags removed and were marked with only a letter code.
The best pair of tights should offer sizes that cater to the actual size of American women, and not just a small percentage of them. Any pair of tights is liable to snag on rough surfaces, but higher-quality tights will return to their original shape more readily and not have their threads be pulled out of shape permanently. They feel smooth and luxurious, are comfortable enough for everyday wear, and the color looks even on the leg.
It was easy to forget I was wearing them, which is ideal. One tester noticed that a hole had formed in the crotch of the Gap pair by the end of a day of wear. That was also a common complaint on the Gap site, where multiple reviewers noted that the seams around the crotch split after one or two wearings. There seems to be a construction issue with these, though for fit and feel, they were ranked as highly as the Wolfords.
They were very sturdily constructed, and while the waistband felt slightly constricting at first, it got more comfortable as the day progressed. They resisted holes and snags, and the material looks evenly opaque. These were a hit with the other testers as well: As a bonus, she noticed that they lasted for a full day of wear without snagging, ripping, or pilling often a problem with inexpensive tights.
One tester noted that the waistband was lower than most tights she wears—they hit just below her belly button. Again, no small feat for a cheap drugstore tight.
I wore them on a chilly day that I spent mostly outside, and they kept me significantly warmer than regular tights. The primary caveat would be that these are thick—almost a cross between a legging and a tight and in a vain note, I thought they made my legs look heavier than they are.
One tester found them a little too thick for her taste, which may be an issue when layering them under dresses. Two testers had fit problems, which could just be an issue with sizing. But both noted that these are low-rise, without much control-top support. The Commando Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights are my favorite all-around long-lasting tights, with a thin and soft high-rise waistband.
For her, this flaw was a dealbreaker. Otherwise, these are very solid lower-end tights. The wool is just a tiny bit itchy, but I was mostly bothered by the uneven, almost splotchy appearance they had.
This is a common issue with wool tights, though. Opaque Essentials Infinite Tights are denier. The waistband on the No nonsense Control Top Tights aggressively squeezed my midsection and did not let up after a full day of testing.
These feel impressively sturdy, but they did get a small scuff around the ankle, whereas other tights resisted scuffing better. As I walked between errands during testing, I had to stop to pull them up countless times.
They gave off a strong synthetic, chemical odor that lasted through a few wearings. Otherwise, they were fairly sturdy and otherwise unexceptional.
I had these only for a minute before the thin, stiff waistband threatened to crush my stomach and other vital organs. But most women I spoke with anecdotally informed me that they put their tights through the washer and dryer, including Pollack. Becky Worley, Inexpensive vs. Which One Fares Best? Tights , Fashionista, February 20, Are bamboo products really the eco-friendly option? We respect your privacy.
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