Mine have yet to rip, snag, or run
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For the longest time, tights were a single-use item in my wardrobe. I’d pick up a cheap pair before getting dressed, then immediately rip, snag, or get a run in them upon first wear. What a waste.
Thankfully, it’s been two years since I’ve had that problem. When I first heard about Sheertex, the maker of nearly indestructible tights, my ears perked right up. I purchased my first pair — the Classic Sheer Rip-Resistant Tights, which are on sale now — and it was love at first wear. There were no rips, snags, or runs, and I’m still using the same pair today.
The brand has established itself as a major player in the realm of functional fashion. Sheertex tights have even become a wardrobe staple for Taylor Swift, who has been spotted in them several times this winter alone.
According to the brand, Sheertex’s patent-pending technology uses one of the world’s strongest polymers in its fabric, giving its tights unmatched elasticity, strength, and resiliency. I can attest to this durability; I’ve reworn my now-four pairs countless times, easily stretching them over my feet, thighs, and hips with long nails and rings. They haven’t ripped once.
I’ve also found my many pairs to be true-to-size, which is no small feat when it comes to tights. I’m 5 foot -
9 inches and usually wear a size Large in bottoms, though I’d always sized up for tights since they were usually too weak or delicate to roll up my legs. Not with Sheertex — the Large tights flex comfortably over my legs and never feel too tight when they’re on.
Crucially, I’m also able to wash the tights. I use cold water, mild detergent, and a garment bag to wash them on a gentle cycle. Then I either hang or lay them flat to air-dry, which usually takes a few hours.
In addition to the brand’s Classic Sheer, I have the Control Top Sheer Tights, which provide slightly compressive security when I want to look a bit “smoother” under certain skirts and dresses. And they just so happen to be 70 percent off at the moment.
I’ve also picked up some bolder styles, including the adorable Mini Dot Super Sheer and the Modern Diamond Sheer Tights that Taylor Swift has also worn, though they’re currently sold-out online.
Bottom line: If you’re sick of buying, ripping, then rebuying endless pairs of flimsy tights, invest in a reliable pair from Sheertex. The brand’s Classic Sheer Rip-Resistant Tights are an essential part of my fall, winter, and spring wardrobes, but there are so many other pairs to peruse.
Clara McMahon is a commerce writer who covers home, fashion, beauty, and more. She occasionally receives products to review and writes about her favorites.