It's time to pick the perfect pair of tights. But where do you begin? Let's start with something called denier.

Have you ever noticed the number beside the name of the tights? This represents the denier. Denier is the amount of transparency a certain pair of tights will have, which is directly related to its thickness.

Denier ranges from 5 to 100. Transparent sheer tights can be found at the lower end of the spectrum, 5 - 50, while anything over 50 are considered opaque tights.

For example, the Satin Touch 20 Tights, which have a 20 denier, will be more transparent than the Mat Opaque 80 Tights, which have a higher denier number.

Still have questions? Cosmopolitan tested all the black tights to show what different deniers look like and the Telegraph wrote a piece on how to know which tights to wear - and the best tights to buy.



It's time to pick the perfect pair of tights. But where do you begin? Let's start with something called denier.

Have you ever noticed the number beside the name of the tights? This represents the denier. Denier is the amount of transparency a certain pair of tights will have, which is directly related to its thickness.

Denier ranges from 5 to 100. Transparent sheer tights can be found at the lower end of the spectrum, 5 - 50, while anything over 50 are considered opaque tights.

For example, the Satin Touch 20 Tights, which have a 20 denier, will be more transparent than the Mat Opaque 80 Tights, which have a higher denier number.

Still have questions? Cosmopolitan tested all the black tights to show what different deniers look like and the Telegraph wrote a piece on how to know which tights to wear - and the best tights to buy.

 

5 - 9 Denier

These Wolford tights are the sheerest of the sheer. Take it from UK Tights that the cool girls are wearing sheer tights.

These Wolford tights are the sheerest of the sheer. Take it from UK Tights that the cool girls are wearing sheer tights.

 
 

Individual 5 Tights gobi

$61.00
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Naked 8 Tights caramel

$33.00
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Nude 8 Tights caramel

$33.00
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Luxe 9 Tights gobi

$33.00
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Luxe 9 Toeless Tights caramel

$33.00
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Luxe 9 Control Top Tights caramel

$39.00
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10 Denier

10 denier is on the lower end of the spectrum, meaning they are considered nude tights and give off the appearance of bare legs. The fabric is light and airy and will give you a polished look, like makeup for your legs.

10 denier is on the lower end of the spectrum, meaning they are considered nude tights and give off the appearance of bare legs. The fabric is light and airy and will give you a polished look, like makeup for your legs.

 
 

Individual 10 Tights caramel

$49.00
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Pure 10 Tights caramel

$61.00
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Individual 10 Back Seam Tights black

$57.00
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Individual 10 Control Top Tights caramel

$61.00
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Individual 10 Control Top Back Seam black

$67.00
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Individual 10 Complete Support Tights gobi

$61.00
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12 - 15 Denier

These nylons are made with fine materials and give off a luxurious sheer look. If you're looking to add a little spice to your life, and your wardrobe, try the Stay-Hip tights.

These nylons are made with fine materials and give off a luxurious sheer look. If you're looking to add a little spice to your life, and your wardrobe, try the Stay-Hip tights.

 
 

Individual 12 Stay-Hip black

$85.00
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Sheer 15 Tights caramel

$33.00
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Fatal 15 Tights black

$49.00
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20 Denier

20 denier legwear is still considered sheer, but will give you more coverage than 10 denier.

20 denier legwear is still considered sheer, but will give you more coverage than 10 denier.

 
 

Individual 20 Tights coca

$49.00
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Satin Touch 20 Tights marmor

$35.00
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Tummy 20 Control Top Tights black

$61.00
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Synergy 20 Push-Up Tights caramel

$61.00
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30 Denier

Meet your semi-sheers! Still considered a low denier, these hosiery styles are typically shaping tights and are great to wear in spring or autumn.

Meet your semi-sheers! Still considered a low denier, these hosiery styles are typically shaping tights and are great to wear in spring or autumn.

 
 

Perfectly 30 Tights caramel

$43.00
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Pure 30 Complete Support Tights caramel

$85.00
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Pure Energy 30 Leg Vitalizer Tights caramel

$53.00
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Miss W 30 Leg Support Tights caramel

$57.00
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40 Denier

Now we're getting into the more opaque tights. These styles will provide more coverage on your legs.

Now we're getting into the more opaque tights. These styles will provide more coverage on your legs.

 
 

Neon 40 Tights coca

$49.00
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Synergy 40 Leg Support Tights caramel

$49.00
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Comfort Cut 40 Tights mocca

$67.00
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50 Denier

50 denier are the tights you want to start wearing during the cooler days. The fabric is thick and noticeably darker on your legs.

50 denier are the tights you want to start wearing during the cooler days. The fabric is thick and noticeably darker on your legs.

 
 

Fatal 50 Tights black

$57.00
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Satin Opaque 50 Tights coca

$49.00
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Pure 50 Tights black

$61.00
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Velvet de Luxe 50 Tights coca

$49.00
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Individual 50 Leg Support Tights black

$61.00
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Power Shape 50 Control Top Tights black

$61.00
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66 Denier

The 66 styles are known to be the velvet tights which are incredibly soft on your skin.

The 66 styles are known to be the velvet tights which are incredibly soft on your skin.

 
 

Velvet de Luxe 66 Tights mocca

$49.00
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Velvet 66 Leg Support Tights mocca

$67.00
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Tummy 66 Control Top Tights admiral

$67.00
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80 - 100 Denier

Last but not least, we have the most opaque tights in the spectrum. If you're looking for luxury tights with coverage, these are your best bets.

Last but not least, we have the most opaque tights in the spectrum. If you're looking for luxury tights with coverage, these are your best bets.

 
 

Mat Opaque 80 Tights black

$61.00
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Ind. 100 Leg Support Tights black

$85.00
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