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It's that time of year, again. The very best matt black opaques?

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brogueish Tue 24-Oct-17 09:58:11

I'm looking for a totally matt, even finish. Not fussed about blackout levels of denier, anything over 50 would be perfectly fine - as long as they're properly flat matt.

What would you recommend please?

rubybleu Tue 24-Oct-17 10:13:43

I haven’t bought a pair yet this year but M&S bum shaping 60 denier are the best in terms of matteness/no sagginess/not prone to bobbling.

www.marksandspencer.com/60-denier-secret-slimming-opaque-1-pair-pack-tights/p/p22476699?image=SD_02_T60_2275_Y0_X_EC_90&color=BLACK&prevPage=plp

During summer I went through and chucked all my tights with bobbling & of the ten I kept, five were the M&S kind. The others were Spanx and I think Next.

brogueish Tue 24-Oct-17 11:48:05

Thank you, I'll check out these ones.

Any others?

StillSmallVoice Tue 24-Oct-17 11:56:00

Watching with interest. The ones I've had in the last couple of years from M&S have had a habit of sagging round the ankles.

bingohandjob Tue 24-Oct-17 12:54:26

Charnos - find they fit, wash and last much, much better than M&S. I wear the 50 or 100D and I love the black, grey and navy ones. www.uktights.com/charnos/shopby/40-60-denier

PerditaNitt Tue 24-Oct-17 13:42:38

stillsmallvoice I found the same with m&s 3-packs (the 40 denier ones). Fine with boots but look bloody awful with flat shoes. Hoping this thread has some good recommendations

trainedopossum Tue 24-Oct-17 13:48:59

I am still having a love affair with the JL ones you can buy for a tenner at Waitrose: www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-150-denier-polar-fleece-opaque-thermal-tights-black/p3241496
They make them sound like you could do a sub-zero trek in them but I haven't noticed them being hotter than normal. I love that they are utterly opaque.

StillSmallVoice Tue 24-Oct-17 13:53:21

I clicked on the Charnos link and then clicked again and these popped up:

www.uktights.com/product/6099/wolford-pearl-net-fashion-tights

WTF!

PerditaNitt Tue 24-Oct-17 14:14:36

£175 for pearl encrusted fishnets! I'm going to get a glue gun and some faux pearls....this time next year, I will be a millionaire...

Anyone tried the JL 3 packs ? Any views on ankle sagging?

StillSmallVoice Tue 24-Oct-17 14:51:44

I can't imagine where you would wear them, and imagine snagging them on the first wear!

Haven't tried the John Lewis ones but did get a Waitrose three pack:

www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/john-lewis-40-denier-black-opaque-tights-pack-of-3-large/511143-72244-72245 Ankles are fine but they sag a bit at the crotch. (Perhaps I need a bigger size.)

Olddear Tue 24-Oct-17 17:14:42

I swear by the Wolford ones. They are expensive but I've had mine years!!!!

Cakescakescakes Tue 24-Oct-17 17:17:02

AVoid the m and s autograph 100 denier ones. Look lovely for a couple of washes but have bobbles like mad and are now really tatty looking.

blodynmawr Tue 24-Oct-17 17:43:48

M&S Velvet touch luxe 100 denier. They are the dog's. I have one pair still going strong on their 4th winter.... I usually stock up when there is a 20% off deal on Sparks... Not sure when the next one will be.

M&S get slated a lot on MN but they are good at getting tights and underwear (once you know your correct bra size of course, never get fitted there <shudder>) very right IME.

Kitee Tue 24-Oct-17 17:44:54

Definitely m&s!

brogueish Tue 24-Oct-17 18:05:49

@olddear I was looking at Wolford actually. Which do you have? There seem to be loads of different types.

Based on all the recommendations, I need to check out the M&S offerings don't I.

@stillsmallvoice Those are...amazing...! glitterball

blodynmawr Tue 24-Oct-17 18:16:59

I wash all my smalls in laundry bag in a normal load on a standard 1hr 40oC programme and don't have any problems with bobbling likes Cakes alludes to...

rubybleu Tue 24-Oct-17 19:04:55

My £20 Wolford 60 denier bobbled on their third wear. Massive waste of money!

rubybleu Tue 24-Oct-17 19:05:40

I also wash my tights in a delicates bag but that doesn’t stop them bobbling around the heels.

brogueish Tue 24-Oct-17 19:06:44

Really, Ruby? That's not good to hear.

PerfumeIsAMessage Tue 24-Oct-17 19:09:19

I have several pairs of Wolfords that I've worn since 1993. They are still perfect.
I have some Asda heavy denier ones that were as cheap as chips and are fine for everyday wear, but won't last like the Wolfords. I paid £24 and £19 back in 1994 which was a horrific amount of money but, as they are still going strong it was an investment!

EachandEveryone Tue 24-Oct-17 19:13:22

Every time I go to the States I stock up on Spanx tights. I really rate them.

Olddear Wed 25-Oct-17 07:23:50

I'm not sure which ones I've got! I've had them so long!! I always wash mine in a net bag too. They are likely to be 40 denier though....

QueenOfTheAndals Wed 25-Oct-17 07:55:31

M&S do an opaque with an extra wide waistband, which is great as they don't dig in and give you a muffin too, regardless of whether you have one or not. They are by Autograph so are pricier than the 3 packs but totally worth it!

Caulk Wed 25-Oct-17 07:59:19

Wolford, every time. I tend to get end of the line or damaged packet ones from HoF but if I buy new then it’s 60 or 80 denier.

M&S 100 denier are as close as I can find anywhere else.

Arealhumanbeing Wed 25-Oct-17 13:07:15

Falke and Wolford will last for a long time.

If you want spend a bit less there are Good Pretty Polly Opaques on Amazon. Mine have lasted years.

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