I’m pretty sure that nearly every female over the age of 7 has worn a pair of black tights before now. They have to be the most versatile item in your wardrobe. Girls wear them for school with their uniforms, normally in wintertime and they’re usually opaques. Women wear them for the office with their black skirt suits.
These are often sheer tights, normally around a 15 to 20 denier. Alternatively, if it’s a bit chilly those same ladies’ resort to the black opaques also. However, there are a great many black tights that can be found in the fashion isles that you might not view as the proverbial black tights. Here are just a few of them, and we’re going to suggest ways of wearing them also. We’ve got some great tips as to how to wear your regular black opaque tights too.
Firstly, I’d like you to take a look at the black lace tights. They can be the perfect addition to your outfit and can look sensational with a short classy dress and leather jacket. Many celebs love this look, and you can usually see people such as Willa Holland in something of this nature. Wear them with high heeled ankle boots to finish the look.
Couture Ultimates Alexandra Tights
Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Lace Tights
Next in line would be suspender tights. These come in both sheer and opaque and mix sexy with savvy as they are both gorgeous looking and yet totally practical at the same time.
Suspender tights give the illusion of stockings without all the fuss of a suspender belt. The tights come up to the waist but are knitted in such a way that there are sheer sections and then there are more opaque sections, thus giving the impression that you’re wearing suspenders. Take a look at these and decide which ones you like best.
Fiore Hasty 15 Tights
Trasparenze 100 Denier Cortina Suspender Tights
There’s one style of black tight that we’re all familiar with, it’s the black fishnet. It used to be deemed very saucy and only reserved for the bedroom then some clever person started wearing it out and about and it caught on big time.
There are many different kinds of black fishnets, and the holes come in different sizes too. These amazingly versatile tights can be worn as micronets for the office with that black skirt and court shoe but can also be worn as a regular fishnet when you’re out with friends for drinks.
Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga are both big fans of fishnet tights. Beyonce wears them for every performance, but she prefers nude to black. Wear them with a short floaty dress and heels or chunky lace-up ankle boots, either way, you’ll love them. Here are some of our favourites.
Fogal Netlace Fishnet Tights
Fiore Myrna 40 Fishnet Tights
Pierre Mantoux Trame Micronet Tights
Now onto the all-important opaques. Black tights are the go-to item when it comes to winter. There are many different fabrics to choose from, such as wool, cotton, silk and the usual nylon. Most ladies pick the nylon kind as they wash easily, and if taken care of, a woman can get many wears from each pair. There are also heavier deniers to choose from in a black tight. These range from 40 to 300 denier.
Obviously, the heavier the denier, the heavier the tights and quite often the denser the tights look on the leg, thus giving better coverage. If you choose products that are in the 3D category, then you’ll get a great shape to your legs as well as good coverage. Wear these black tights with a short skirt, and flouncy blouse, along with a leather jacket and ankle boots. Alternatively, go for the tunic length of a sloppy joe jumper and wear them with pumps.
Black opaques also look fab with knee-length boots so think about this when you’re teaming your outfit with your tights. We have hundreds of black tights to choose from in our opaque range but here are a few that we think you’ll love.
Fogal Velour Opaque Tights
Tiffany Quinn 40 Denier Opaque Seamless Tights
Falke Seidenglatt 40 Semi Opaque Tights
Couture Velvet Feel 300 Fleece Lined Tights
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post on black tights and if we can help you choose from our vast range, then please feel free to contact us.
It is just females over seven that like wearing black tights, I am now a forty plus male and I still love putting on a pair of tights or stockings with a nice pair of panties under my shorts or trousers, they feel so comfy.
I agree it’s not all about the girls, I have worn nylons from the age of 6 and probably know nylons better than the ladies!! Maybe it’s time to use both male and female models.
Steady on chaps, don’t bash UKT too hard for concentrating on women in this blog post; I feel your frustration about wording and gendering of hosiery but you have to see beyond it.
The hosiery industry is highly unusual in so much as it actively ignores a whole demographic which equates to a massive 50% of possible customers; with exception of a very few manufacturers they must consider it unthinkable that men are actually using their products – this is an insane business model.
UKT not only acknowledges the fact that many men wear tights but it is completely open about it and will often publish the percentage of sales that go to men for their own use as well as articles in the blog – although I would like to see more product description in the UKT store from a male or gender less POV, I’ll wait and see.
Us guys who wear tights have an uphill struggle which may never breakdown the nylon (and Lycra mix) wall put up by society but I firmly believe that UKT have our backs on this.
We do have articles about tights for men:
Women this and women that. What about men, any article about tights for men?
All very nice and alot of good info thanks
Its not just girls and woman wearing black tights, those are also very common with boys and men. I remember well when getting my fist one in winter going out skiing and later in military I was also greatfull having them with additional socks. Many men also wear them under suits. Mostly they buy them on WEB or in supermarkets – “for my wife” – LoL.
Today I wear tights with long trousers, Bermudas or shorts. I like the Fogal 30, the Falke Seidenglatt 40, the Wolford Satin 20 & 40 and in Winter the Glamory Mens 100 as well as the Maximus Mens 200.
I think the Industry should sell more gender independent. Many men don’t know that tights can be very comfortable to wear.
What about males plenty of males wear tights, I’m one of them, I wore my first pair when I was 13 & they were not black ones at first, but my third pair were black