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Black opaque tights (40 / 60 denier) - recommendations?

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Aridane Thu 06-Feb-20 07:12:55

My extensive bundle of work tights after many (very many!) years are now past their best.

So should now replace.

I bought a few replacements from Tesco, M&S and Sainsbury’s - intending to see which worked best. But muddled them up and now can’t tell which are which.

Anyhow, there are some I don’t want to buy again- ie bagged around the ankles, snagged very easily or were sort of patchy in colour. A far cry from my old faithfuls of 5 years +blush

So any recommendations for decent black opaque thoughts 40 / 60 denier?

I am a shortie (5’2”) and one sized tights - unless on the small side - tend to be too big.


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Fozzleyplum Thu 06-Feb-20 07:19:45

On a friend's recommendation, a couple of years ago, I bought some Wolford Velvet opaque 66. They are VERY expensive, but 2 years on, after extensive wear, my 2 pairs still look like new. I have worn them with boots as well as shoes. My M&S tights rub at the back if I wear them with boots, but so far, the Wolfords have no runs or snags, so my 2 pairs work for both. I wash them in a bra bag in the washing machine.

NathanNathan Thu 06-Feb-20 07:33:56

They get mixed reviews on here but I like Snag. The different sizing is really good and I haven't had any problems with snags or runs.

mdh2020 Thu 06-Feb-20 07:35:06

At the other end of the spectrum, mine come from Matalan and I am very pleased with them

claracluck78 Thu 06-Feb-20 07:39:16

I've been buying from Snag for the past year or so & I love them. Great fit, good quality and good price too (and discounts for multiple pairs purchased )
I've got some of the black and navy for work and then also bought some of their red tights and green ones too and all colours seem to be same in terms of quality.

OralBee Thu 06-Feb-20 07:42:56

Snag tights! The only tights I will ever buy. I ordered one pair and after wearing them I got rid of two drawers full of other brands of tights and ordered snag tights in every colour plus three nude and two more black!

LettyFisher Thu 06-Feb-20 07:46:12

I only wear Wolford ones these days - they last ages and look like new. Expensive outlay, but good value for money as they last so long.

Tried falke and didn't like them as much.

Cheerfullygo4 Thu 06-Feb-20 08:32:33

Another vote for Snag.

Butterymuffin Thu 06-Feb-20 08:35:11

I'm also short and have got on very well with Primark's ones. In this cold weather I can also recommend the fleece tights they do - they are super warm.

il0vew1ne Thu 06-Feb-20 08:54:08

next are good but they don't last very long.
I bought some snag tights cause they are raved about, well they are the worst tights ever.
I got the 50 denier which are actually more see through than the 40 denier from next and they feel very cheap.
Looking for recommendation myself.

floffel Thu 06-Feb-20 19:15:11

Another vote for Wolford tights - I love the satin opaque ones and the velvet. They last extremely well

sillyoldelfbacktohimself Thu 06-Feb-20 19:20:21

John Lewis velvet touch, better than M&S in my experience

NorthernGravy Thu 06-Feb-20 19:39:32

Snag. I like them more than Wolford.

Soosiesoo Thu 06-Feb-20 20:38:25

Next ... the ones with the extra wide/deep waist band are brilliant!

Oly4 Thu 06-Feb-20 22:14:41

I love M&S Heatgen.. last well and most importantly stay up!

Yourejokingme Thu 06-Feb-20 22:53:53


drspouse Thu 06-Feb-20 22:55:38

I have Snag and they fit but I haven't had them long enough to tell if they wear well.
Falke last forever though and also fit well. They are also ££££ but try TK Maxx or eBay.

VanGoghsDog Thu 06-Feb-20 22:58:14

I tried Snag and hated them, got a refund.

I like Heist, they have a deep waist band so don't fall down, the tops don't roll down. I can't say they look like new though, they have got some ankle bobbles.

SpokeTooSoon Thu 06-Feb-20 22:59:04

Another vote for Heist. Best I’ve had.

StarlightLady Thu 06-Feb-20 23:00:52

Autograph seam free. As the name implies, no centre seam and a “proper” cotton gusset. Hence knickers optional. With nothing underneath the top adheres to your body and stops in place. They move with you not against you.

Madamswearsalot Thu 06-Feb-20 23:04:14

I'm also looking for recommendations - the first set of snag tights I got were amazing but the 2nd set were not good. Same size, I haven't grown but the waistband was suddenly too tight and rolled down. Complained and they re-sent but had the same issue with the 3rd set. I've given up now.

Have previously had good ones from debenhams and m&s but none have lasted for longer than a year before they look knackered.

Maybe going spendy is the way forward.

Janleverton Thu 06-Feb-20 23:04:57

Autograph (m&s) velvet touch opaque 60 or 40. Pretty good.

Geppili Fri 07-Feb-20 00:25:37

Manzi tights from amazon

ProseccoSupernova Fri 07-Feb-20 07:15:55

Autographs body shaper velvet touch 60d. £9.50 a pair though but stay up and hold you in

kemosabeimalone Fri 07-Feb-20 07:22:12

Snag tights are awesome!

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