If there’s one thing all fashion-minded girls can agree on, it’s that tights are an absolute must-have in every wardrobe. People have been wearing them for centuries for a reason, right? They also solve a number of fashion dilemmas: Too cold out to wear your new suede mini skirt? Add some tights. Dress is a little on the short side? Add some tights. Want to transition a summer dress to fall? Add some tights. Throw in the magic of shapewear and now they’re slimming, too. While you may think otherwise, not all tights are created equal, ladies. A great pair elongates and smooths legs, provides a touch of warmth, lasts through the years, and—most importantly—comfortably smooths problem areas like the tummy, hips, thighs, and booty without rolling down or squeezing too tight. Tough to find, we know, but Rank & Style has scoured the internet and done just that. See below for a list of the Top 10 control-top tights you can buy—we promise they won’t rip or snag the second you pull them on. Scroll through our algorithm-approved selection and start stocking up for the season! Opening image: @wearcommando
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Ann Taylor Modern Perfect Control Top Tights
USERS SAID: "I love these tights. The control top pulls everything in which makes them so comfortable and flattering. The leg is opaque as well as soft and stretchy. They look and feel great."
HELPFUL TIP: To ensure a long life, hand wash these tights and lay them flat to dry.
Nordstrom Opaque Control Top Tights
USERS SAID: "Love, love, love these tights! I wear these everyday during the work week and they are so soft and comfortable. They last through wash and wear and are worth the money. Even though I tend to wear the black and grey the most, I do like the other color options too. They stay put and look great!"
STYLE WITH: A patterned shift dress and a pair of booties
SPANX Tight-End Tights
USERS SAID: "I love these tights. I still have a pair going strong that I've had for at least 7 years. They have been washed and worn multiple times a week all through winter and fall and still snap right back into shape, and hold their color."
ABOUT THE BRAND: SPANX started in 2000 when founder Sara Blakely was struggling with visible panty lines and cut the feet off her control-top pantyhose.
Old Navy Textured Zig-Zag Control-Top Tights
USERS SAID: "Usually I wear tights once and have to chuck them, but I’ve worn them several times this week already since buying them... and no holes! They’re a nice thicker quality, but still sheer enough to see through them. I actually forget if I’m wearing them or leggings half the time because they’re so comfy! I recommend these for the price!"
BEST FOR: Budget shoppers
Commando Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights
WHY YOU NEED IT: These tights are designed to be invisible under your clothing.
USERS SAID: "These tights are truly a commando tight! With the many different opaque tights on the market today, it is difficult to find a good pair of opaque tights, but you can look no more. These tights are fully opaque and stay truly opaque at the knees when one is sitting down. They are discreet under form fitting clothing, which is great when I'm dancing."