I am a complete black tights fiend, which should be a surprise to exactly no one, being that I live in New York and wear almost exclusively dresses.
Being an at least mildly logical individual, I had the presence of mind not to wear my compressive shaping tights to Thanksgiving last year – but I did wear another pair of beloved black tights, and to be honest, the elastic, digs-into-your-hip waistband was almost worse.
The tugging and pinching and trying to hike them up or roll them down so they wouldn’t hurt during dessert (I know, but it was Thanksgiving!) was enough to make me want to spend the next year’s dinner in sweatpants.
Thankfully, I just got this pair of Hanes Opaque Tights, and I’ve worn them with almost absurdly frequency since they arrived. In fact, I’m wearing them right now, and eating roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta. And they’re still comfortable.
I got the tights in my normal size, but a holiday-friendly tip: If you want a comfy, high-waisted fit and a super-opaque leg, order a size up.
And have a comfortable holiday.