Insomniac Sale Picks: Opaque Tights

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Shaina requested a few picks for high quality opaque tights, so here we go:

commando tights

Commando Ultimate Opaque Matte Tight – was $36, now $31.68 – $36

Yes, these are still somewhat spendy, even on sale. BUT they are incredibly comfortable – the pinch-free waistband is for real – and made in the U.S.! I’ve ditched most of my tights, but my Commandos made the cut and have lasted for 3+ years. And they are really, truly opaque. Available in this black as well as brown, navy, or gray in sizes S- XL. Size availability varies by color. Not the exact same tech, but this style offers a super high/comfy waist and is available in plus sizes.

express tights

Express Super Opaque Full Tight – was $19.90, now $16.92
with code 9317, ALSO buy one get one 50% off

Always my budget-friendly fave, Express tights are generally super stretchy, durable, and wonderfully opaque. Right now, they’ve only got black in the super opaque style, though this gray marled style looks great, too. Available in sizes S/M or M/L. This similar style is available in plus sizes.

spanx tights

Spanx Reversible Tight End Tights – was $34, now $21.45 – $31.28

Honestly, folks, if you want good, opaque tights you need to be willing to spend more than $10 on ’em! Spanx tights are durable as all get-out – you can run over them with a pickup truck and they won’t run – and the reversible ones are thick but that makes them quite opaque. Available in black/brown or black/gray in sizes to fit figures from 95 to 325 pounds.

Sustainable resources for opaque tights:

  1. Commando – see above!
  2. Pact – Based on the photos, these aren’t the opaque-est of tights, but they are organic cotton! And come in some fun colors and patterns!
  3. Patagonia – The Centered Tights are Bluesign certified. As are Prana’s Ashley Leggings, though those are thicker than most tights.
  4. Maggie’s Organics – Also more sustainable than opaque … but available in classic colors.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for opaque tights:

  1. Falke – My all-time favorite. Spendy, but worth it if you’re a frequent tights-wearer. Matte 50 is good, Matte 100 is better.
  2. Express – Runner up – and in addition to the ones above, you’ll find decently opaque patterned tights!
  3. Hue – Great for basics, and offers opaques in colors besides black and brown.

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3 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Opaque Tights”

  1. vxbxl

    If anyone is petite plus and looking for truly opaque tights, I highly recommend the Erika Microfiber tights at SockDreams. They’re very opaque (I don’t shave my legs and have thick black leg hair – no show through), and they have an “extra large” size option that works really well for the short/wide combo. They stretch enough to avoid pinching waist or thighs without also being so long that they come up to your arm pits like so many other plus size options.

  2. Bridget Wall

    I had a really hard time with the Commando ones–they just kind of fell down. They are super comfy…but only for about five minutes or so. Alas!