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Top 10 Shaping Tights

Reviewers Say These Are The Only Shaping Tights Worth Spending Money On

Picture this: You just purchased a new pair of tights, only to pull them on and rip them instantly. We’ve all been there—some of us too many times to count. Hopeless as it may feel, you don’t have to settle for snagged pantyhose. Believe it or not, shaping hosiery that’s flattering, comfortable, and tear-proof exists.

So, whether you’re looking for a sheer pair of hose to complement your holiday party dress or you just need a nude set that’s office-appropriate, look no further than the following 10 styles, which are reviewer-approved and, in some cases, thoroughly put to the test (you’ll know what we’re talking about when you see #10).

How We Found The Best Shaping Tights Money Can Buy

To put it bluntly, buying tights can sometimes feel like throwing cash straight into a garbage can. You never know how long they’re going to last or if the slightest turn of the wind will cause a run.

We want to make sure you get your money's worth out of your next pantyhose purchase, which is why we turned to the help of our trusted algorithm, a tool that scans the web to find and rank the best products on the internet. The result? An unbiased list of the 10 best shaping tights out there. Keep scrolling to see which pairs made the cut.

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November 23, 2022

Words:Rank & Style

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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The Rankings


Shapermint Essentials Tear-Proof Shaping Tights

Our Score

4

Best Medium Control

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Shapermint appears on this list more than once because its tights are truly some of the best in the biz. This tear-proof edition is crafted from long-lasting, super-strong yarn, so you won't have to buy new ones every few months as you would with less durable tights. In addition to saving you a few bucks on replacements, they also emphasize your curves for an extra boost of figure-flattering style.

FROM THE EXPERTS
When Shapermint tested these tights, the results were clear. These rip-resistant pantyhose couldn't be torn by 99% of women.

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Calvin Klein Hosiery Matte Ultra Sheer Control Top Tights

Our Score

4

Best Smoothing

WHO IT'S FOR
If you want hosiery that's so sheer it's practically invisible, then these incognito tights are the ones for you. Not only does its control waistband shape and flatter the figure, but the fabric camouflages blemishes for an overall smoothing effect.

USER REVIEW
"I love when I find pantyhose that are great quality. They look amazing and feel great. We all know the difference between cheaper nylons and good ones. These are the ones that make you feel a little more powerful."

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Silkies Ultra Sheer Control Top Pantyhose

Our Score

4.05

Best Budget

WHAT IT DOES
Sayonara panty lines—the cotton-lined gusset on these pantyhose is sure to smooth all around, so you don't have to worry about distracting wrinkles. From the tummy and hips to your rear, these tights accentuate the figure while staying firmly in place thanks to the no-roll waistband.

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
At $22 for two pairs, these shaping tights are a steal—especially considering their durability.

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Hue Super Opaque Tights with Control Top

Our Score

Best For Warmth

WHERE TO WEAR
Crafted from luxe, stretchy nylon fibers, these affordable tights are durable enough to wear everyday. They're especially well-suited to a chilly office thanks to the added layer of coverage and warmth.

HELPFUL TIP
Shapermint offers a risk-free exchange policy. Translation: if there's anything wrong with your order, they'll replace it for no extra cost—so long as you make your request within 60 days.

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Assets By Spanx High-Waist Shaping Tights

Our Score

4.15

Best Extra-High Waist

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
The comfort-focused design of these tights makes them perfect for long hours of wear, and the subtle sheerness adds a sexy vibe that’s just right for date nights or formal events.

USER REVIEW
“Superb quality and nice nude color. They give nice support without being overly tight.”


SPANX Tight-End Tights

Our Score

4.25

Best Firm Control

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Simply put, we trust Spanx with hosiery, and these tights remind us why. Reviewers are obsessed with how much control these pantyhose provide (despite the dance it takes to get them on).

USER REVIEW
“These are amazing! I decided to splurge on these after years of buying cheaper tights that didn't last long and were uncomfortable, and I am so glad I did! These are as soft as cotton pajamas, super comfortable, and I love the high waist.”

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Spanx Shaping Sheers

Our Score

4.35

Best Sheer

STYLE WITH
So sheer they're practically transparent, these disappearing tights blend seamlessly with any outfit. Plus, the cotton-lined gusset eliminates panty lines, so if you want to wear a bodycon dress, there's no need to worry. When all you need is some fuss-free shaping, they're the perfect addition.

HELPFUL TIP
Reviewers loved the sheerness of these tights, but that does come with a few challenges. The delicate fabric means you have to be extra careful not to rip them.

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Sheertex Essential Sheer Rip-Resist Tights

Our Score

4.4

Best Rip-Resistant

WHAT IT DOES
These indestructible Sheertex tights contain one of the strongest polymers on the planet, so they resist rips and tears easily. They're still soft and comfy with extra give, but they last 10 times longer than traditional tights.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
Sheertex offers a 30-day guarantee. If any damage leaves your tights unwearable within a month, they'll cover the costs.

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Skims Full Control Tights

Our Score

4.45

Best Splurge

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Skims believes these will be the best tights you ever own, and reviewers seem to agree. From the control top to the reinforced toe, we have a feeling you’ll love every inch of these pantyhose.

USER REVIEW
“Everything that you could want from tights and more. The feet have additional structural support, the smoothing is perfect, and the legs blend into the control top gradually, which I have not seen on any other tights. Worth spending a bit more for PERFECT tights.”

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Hanes Silk Reflections Control Top Pantyhose 4-Pack

Our Score

Best Overall

WHAT IT DOES
These shaping tights handle more than just tummy control. Not only do they smooth and contour the hips and rear, but the sheer toe also means you can wear sandals worry-free. Add in the Wicking Cool Comfort technology that keeps you cool and dry, and these soft-knit tights are winners.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
For the accident-prone, these pantyhose come in a 4-pack. So if you get a run in your tights, it's no biggie—just move on to the next pair.

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