What are Opaque Tights?
Opaque tights are essential items in any woman's wardrobe. The opposite of sheer tights
, which are designed to reveal the skin underneath, opaques completely mask any blemishes and give the legs an even tone from thigh to toe. It is because of their even finish that black opaque tights
are most popular for everyday wear. Coloured opaque tights
are also massively popular and are a quick, easy way to completely transform any outfit from day to night. Beautifully vibrant due to their opacity, the most popular coloured opaque tights right now are pink, mustard, yellow, purple, blue and red.
Why Opaque Tights Are Essential Legwear?
Opaque tights come in anything from 30-300+ denier so are most popular during colder months. That said, if you like their solid colour finish, opaque tights that are rich in natural fibres such as cotton
, will keep your legs warm in winter and cool in summer making them ideal everyday wear all year-round. Comfortable, durable and great looking, no wonder they're our most loved legwear!
How Opaque Is Opaque?
Opaque tights come in varying degrees of opacity. If you wore a 40 denier opaque, for example, you may notice a little more light and shade visible from your natural skin tone underneath. 100 denier opaques, on the other hand, would give a more even coverage. This effect of light and shade accentuates the shapeliness of your legs, where a flat, matte finish will give them your legs less of a three-dimensional appearance. Neither is better or worse than the other but purely a matter of preference. If you like the three-dimensional appearance but want complete coverage, synthetic fibres will give you the semi-opaque finish you desire. Tights rich in natural fibres will have a more dense, matte appearance.