Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

August 30, 2012

Sincerely yours, Inigo Montoya

Filed under: Accessories — Miss Plumcake @ 11:44 am

To: Eloquii, misnamed hosiery division
From: Miss Plumcake, Editor, Manolo for the Big Girl, Owner of a Dictionary
Re: “Super Opaque” Tights

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

alas, my search for top-quality truly opaque opaque tights that fit continues.


  1. I presume you’ve tried the Berkshire tights? They are my fave—- so comfortable and the tights are def opaque.

    Comment by Karen — August 30, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

  2. Try these.

    Comment by Madame Suggia — August 30, 2012 @ 1:14 pm


    I wore them almost every day through fall and winter last year, and I had no problems with runs or holes. Order 2-3 sizes up.

    Comment by Bethany — August 30, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

  4. Have you checked out We Love Colors? Bonus: 50 color choices to achieve whatever level of garishness suits you best.

    Comment by RB — August 30, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

  5. I’m going to second RB’s comment – We Love Colors has truly opaque tights in lots of glorious colors, and their size charts are much more big-girl-friendly than many plus-size retailers (looking at you, Lane Bryant/Cacique, Torrid, etc.)

    Comment by Melissa — August 30, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

  6. I’ve had good luck with the Spanx tight-end tights; they’re a little spendy, but hold up well. I also wear leggings with tall boots as tights. Very opaque!

    Comment by barbara — August 30, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

  7. Have you tried Hue? Of course I can’t say how well they’d fit you, but they are truly opaque and a pair lasts me about two years of being worn every week or two all winter long.

    Comment by Erin — August 30, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

  8. Donna Karan opaques are awesome… and you can mend them. They only go to size 14 though :(

    Comment by cadpig — August 30, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

  9. Maybe an unexpected choice but Just My Size makes very, very opaque tights. Not sure about the fit for you – they fit my big butt, big thighs and small but long waist very well. I am not as tall as you but I am 5.8 and they actually bunch a bit by the ankles after I wear them for a while – so I guess I am not tall enough for them?

    Comment by Ali — August 31, 2012 @ 12:14 am

  10. I like the Spanx Tight End tights too. They’re expensive, but they last. I have two pairs that have lasted three winters, and I wear them weekly during cold weather. They’re very opaque.

    Comment by Leigh Ann — August 31, 2012 @ 10:22 am

  11. Have you tried Land’s End? I’ve heard great reports on their durability, they go up to 3X, and look fairly opaque in their model shots.

    Comment by @R — August 31, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

  12. My Lands End tights have held up over several years and are opaque. I also recommend We Love Colors for colored tights

    Comment by Suzanne — August 31, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

  13. I’ll 4th (or 5th) the rec. for We Love Colors.

    Comment by Emmie — August 31, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

  14. I love my Silks Super Opaque Tights.

    Comment by Jamie — September 1, 2012 @ 7:10 am

  15. There is nothing better than Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66 deniers. Soft, comfortable, matt – absolutely perfect tights! I’ve used them for 10 years and haven’t found a match. Sizes XS-XXL.

    Comment by Rebekka — September 6, 2012 @ 8:09 am

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