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Opaque or sheer black tights?

(13 Posts)
exercisegirl Fri 13-Jan-17 09:11:31

I wear both but wondering what the MN view is?

tigerdriverII Fri 13-Jan-17 09:12:23

Opaque always

AFierceBadRabbit Fri 13-Jan-17 10:32:07

I wear both but depending upon the occasion.

For instance, i go into town to get some shopping or walk to a friend's house, I will wear opaques (from sept to april).

For a night out, event, more sheer, especially with a shorter dress/skirt and low heels. They can be unforgiving if you are not happy with your legs and knees, but otherwise i love the sheer look for evenings.

venusinscorpio Fri 13-Jan-17 10:33:57

I'm with a FierceBadRabbit on this. Opaques for day, sometimes go sheer at night.

AFierceBadRabbit Fri 13-Jan-17 10:34:46

sheer done like this

(image source

cdhusband Fri 13-Jan-17 10:37:31

definitely both

chemicalCat Fri 13-Jan-17 10:42:57

Agree with the general idea: opaques for day, sheer (er) for night. Although I think the shorter the outfit, the more opaque the tights should be.

BTW, In that photo I'd say the tights are fairly opaque - 40 denier? - probably the light/ flash giving them a sheer look. I'd say sheer was 15 denier and under.

HappyGirlNow Fri 13-Jan-17 14:45:43

I wear 30 denier for night so somewhere in between..

Liiinoo Fri 13-Jan-17 14:57:53

I dislike sheer black tights because they look a bit prison officer/parking warden. For formal outfits I prefer sheer skin tone or sheer barely black. When wearing shorter things I go for black opaques.

BusterGonad Fri 13-Jan-17 15:46:03

Good photo fierce it makes sheet look cool again! 😂

Bluntness100 Fri 13-Jan-17 15:49:48

Those tights in the image are not sheer, they are semi opaque.

BusterGonad Fri 13-Jan-17 15:52:26


BusterGonad Fri 13-Jan-17 15:53:00

Yes. You're right bluntness but they do look great though.

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