Tights have taken over my winter routine. Rarely a day passes without a pair saving me from frostbite on a 50* morning in SF. heh. So I thought I’d share my love/hates.
Favorite, by far, is Banana Republic… particularly the Chevron pointelle. Nice fit and they breathe. plus they’re not the usual opaque.
Next, HUE is a solid staple. I like their heavier Modal blends, but the waistband goes a bit wacky after a few washings. Still, they’re very warm. My cream pair often plays the part of PJ pants under drafty nightshirts.
Next, I’d go for Calvin Klein. They’re nothing remarkable, except that I like the paper-thin waistband.. pretty much nonexistent, actually. looks smooth under clingy dresses.
Lastly, I have to hate on Target. I know, but eesh. Their Merona tights are freaky.. they stretch in weird places. Plus, I put my finger straight thru a new pair during an ugly battle for even coverage. I knew there’d be trouble when I held them up. They looked like two deflated utters, and not in a hot way. They just don’t hold up.
Generally, I go for tights shaped like a leg rather than the strange sausage version. If they’re constructed with a sock-type foot, they usually fit better than the stretchy-tube brands. CK doesn’t do the foot shape, but they’re long and skinny, so they shape to your leg nicely.
So, there ya go. My 2c on leg skins:)