11 Pairs of Sleek, Flattering Black Tights We Swear By

Wear 'em with a dress or under a pair of jeans.
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Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

We're probably preaching to the choir here when we harp on the many benefits that come from owning a great, durable pair of tights. When winter hits, we all want to remain worry-free that our hosiery isn't going to unravel with the slightest touch of a fingernail. But even the sleekest, most flattering tights can be restrictive to a fault. Have you ever worn them all day under a dress — and, perhaps, snacked enough throughout the afternoon that your stomach region slightly expanded — so that you feel like Rose tight-lacing her corset in "Titanic"? (Good scene.) Muffin-tops are bad, but being in physical discomfort is worse.

There's a happy medium, though, where you can avoid rips and pain. These 11 opaque tights nail it on all fronts, depending on what you're looking for in a pair. Go forth and wear 'em with a dress or under a pair of jeans — the world is your oyster.

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