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Great tights are hard to find - but we've made it easy with our top 10 pairs. Find your perfect ones, no matter what the occasion...
Along with a fashionable longline coat and sturdy-yet-stylish pair of ankle boots, tights are an essential in any season. The best pairs can transform your look, gliding over (and hiding) problem areas while keeping your legs protected from the winter chill under your favourite pencil skirt.
The problem is, good tights are hard to find. Tights that fit at the waist often sag at the ankle, dig in or - worse still - ladder too easily. But there are some pairs out there that fit perfectly - so you can avoid the urge to adjust throughout the day!
We've selected our top 10 pairs for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a fab pair of classic opaques or something really special, you'll be able to shop for your next ones without worrying that you'll take them out of the packet only to find that they roll down or just won't stay up.
Start with these comfort cut tights (opens in new tab) from Wolford, and you'll take a pencil skirt and court shoes from average to amazing. The comfort waistband means wearing them for work all day won't be a problem, and the seamless front won't show through your skirt. Plus they feel like velvet - always a great reason to invest!
Best Value for Shaping Tights: George Bodysculpt 100 Denier Opaque Tights, £4
Finding a bargain pair of great tights is like the holy grail - but we can assure you that these from George at Asda (opens in new tab) are fabulous in both fit and price! The bodysculpt fabric will help to make you look your most fabulous, and they're tight enough to pull you in and stay up all day. no baggy ankles here!
Best for Warmth: Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, £27
Tights can often be multi-purpose - slip them on with a dress and you bring it into the new season and keep yourself cosy! These Falke tights are perfect for those really cold nights. Designed to conserve heat and unbelievably soft, they're the perfect antidote to dreary days. They come in a range of colours, so you can stray away from plain black if you want to try something a little different.
Best For Pattern: Pretty Polly, Pretty Dots, £10
Glam up your sheers with these gorgeous Pretty Polly polka dot tights (opens in new tab), perfect for work or play. Patterned tights can be tricky but opt for a pattern that works alongside your outfit and you?ll be guaranteed style points!
Best for Shaping: Spanx Super High Shaping Sheers, £28
Fans of fabulous shapewear brand Spanx should definitely own a pair of their tights! All the benefits of their underwear in a pair of tights means you don't have to double layer under your favourite fitted dress. If you're looking to loose inches in an instant, you won't get better than these Super High Shaping Sheers (opens in new tab).
Best Opaque: J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams 100D Opaque Tights, £10.50
For a completely opaque finish, these J by Jasper Conran 100 denier tights (opens in new tab) are great. Super-soft and stretchy, they're the perfect pair for everyday wear.
Most Glamorous: Falke Seidenglatt 70 Tights, £19
Sometimes we all need a little luxury, and these Falke tights will certainly provide that! Soft and comfortable, we love the glam high-shine finish. Pair them with an evening outfit for great coverage and a luxurious look.
Best for a Vintage Look: What Katie Did, Retro Seamed Tights 15 denier, £8.50
A pair of backseamed tights is the perfect way to add a vintage finish to an otherwise simple outfit. Wear these stunning Pretty Polly ones with a pencil skirt or fitted dress for maximum impact.
Abigail Malbon is a journalist who has written for the likes of CN Traveller, Evening Standard, Red and Cosmopolitan. She likes pina coladas and exploring new places.
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