Just like your little black dress or your favorite pair of jeans, no wardrobe should be without a decent pair of opaques. So, if you are an opaque virgin (or just looking to restock your wardrobe), here’s my guide to the best opaques to buy this season.
Mega Thick Opaques
Opaques come in all shapes and thicknesses and at the top of the list are Pretty Polly 200 Denier Thermal Opaque Tights. By far the thickest tights around, these tights have a fleecy thermal lining that will keep you warm all season long.
Also in the ultimate coverage category are the Pamela Mann 120 Denier Tights (also available in plus sizes up to a US size 30). A classic black opaque with added warmth, no harsh winds will get through these. If you’re on a budget, these are ideal. But, should you decide to look for something a touch more luxurious, then I would recommend the Falke Pure Matt 100 Tights – not only will they keep your legs warm and comfortable, they are available in a range of 5 classic colors.
In the thick opaque category, there are too many tights to choose from. Mary Portas is a newcomer but she has produced some great collections and her opaques are no exception. Mary Portas and Charnos Satin 80 Tights have a slight shine and seven striking colors ranging for fern green to aubergine. I also love the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights which offers us unlimited options with a range of nineteen colors.
My personal wardrobe basic has to be Falke, which has a great thick opaque option. Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights have nine gorgeous colors including some of the great basics. All the colors have that extra shimmer that will highlight any outfit, day or night.
If you prefer something a little more lightweight but that still has solid coverage, there is the opaque category. Pretty Polly is always great at catering to all style preferences, and their 60 Denier Plush Tights come in classic black, chartreuse, grey and cerise. These tights are the perfect leg wear for early winter.
Moving down to a little less opaque, the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights are the best option. If you’re on a budget this winter then these are the tights for you. The incredible range of 28 different colors will revive every possible outfit in your wardrobe. Not far behind, Jonathan Aston 40 Denier Opaque Tights also have an amazing range of 19 colors, but are slightly lighter in weight. Stock up on these and the Pamela Mann tights and you might just be able to get through winter by wearing a different pair of tights each day!
If you’re looking for more of a semi-opaque look, the DKNY Control Luxe Tights are a great option. Their beautiful soft feel adds extra comfort and a classic semi sheer appearance will make you look and feel great.
Mary Portas and Charnos Almost Opaque 40 Tights come in an assortment of ten colors that will definitely help upgrade your wardrobe to meet this season’s key trends. Although, if dark and edgy is your style, Aristoc 40 Denier Microfibre Tights will suit you perfectly. The matte finish beautifully highlights the subtle elegance of the grey, black, navy and magenta color choices.
So there you have it! Tights to fit all shapes and sizes, styles and thicknesses. So what are you waiting for? Make room in your drawers and stock up on all tights now before the weather turns even colder!