She makes no secret of it, and why should she? Zooey Deschanel adores her black opaques and with good reason too! Using them to add a little chic to vintage dresses and bring along some extra class to that charming playsuit, she shows off their flattering fashion credentials at every opportunity. Showing us all that she’s as smart as she is pretty, it appears that the New Girl actress is hell bent on keeping her pins cosy too, making her our newest opaque idol.
Sadly, not everyone agrees with us on this and it appears a few critics have made their opinions heard, questioning just why Zooey opts for opaques time and time again. Wanting to put this debate to bed once and for all, we’ve gathered up some of our Top Black Opaques to see you through the approaching season and beyond. You’ll only have to try one of them to realise just why black opaques rule Zooey’s hosiery drawer…
Luxurious and Lovely
Ladies, your legs deserve better. Out with itchy pants & scratchy socks as we make it easy for you to treat your pins to the luxury that they crave. From German brand Falke, the Pure Matt 100D Tights are just the ticket, with a silky soft feel and velvety touch. Mega thick for complete coverage when the weather takes a turn for the worst, the 100 denier opaques work well under flirty hemlines too as a lack of brief makes sure that no reinforced fabric is revealed (Zooey take note!).
For Moms and their bumps!
If you’re expecting a little one in the next nine months, you’ll be pleased to learn that black opaques still have a place in your closet. Making sure that you can remain chic along with comfortable, the Perdue 70D Maternity Tights from Italian brand Trasparenze feel as good as they look, with a soft cotton body that grows as your body changes. Never has it been so easy to dress your bump, with three versatile shades (black, dark grey and brown) to make sure that getting dressed in the morning is never a chore!
Want to earn your fashion stripes?
This season is set to embrace the 90’s grunge trend, and as ever, we want you to remain one step ahead of the fash pack. By combining a classic black opaque with edgy metallic studded detail, British hosiery experts Pamela Mann have created a must have pair of tights and the perfect new addition to that closet. The Studded Tights are made from an opaque 120 denier fabric, making these ideal for wearing throughout the season. Chilly temperatures? No problem! Also great if you’re a fan of 60’s style mini-dresses & skirts like Zooey, the dark opaqueness lets you wear them without fear of flashing. Yay!
For fabulous curves
If you’ve got a gorgeous fuller figure, we’ve found the ultimate pair of plus size tights for you. Making sure that fashion and fit go hand in hand, the Dublin Plus Size Tights from Cette are just what your hosiery drawer have been waiting for. Made from an opaque 60 denier fabric, the stretchy tights hug your legs for a snug fit, working to lock in warmth and keep blustery mornings at bay. Created from a microfiber yarn, your black opaques are super soft to the touch, with handmade flat seams that lie flat against the body. With no pinching or squeezing at your skin, you’ll quickly discover that these are your ‘go to’ opaques for a hassle free day spent in hosiery.
And there you have it! With a little help from Zooey, we like to think we’ve won that troublesome Black Opaques Debate once and for all! Ladies, form an orderly queue for yours now…