In law school, we were taught that every question has the same answer:
I firmly believe that when it comes to answering issues of legal significance, the slightest change in detail can drastic affect the response.
But when it comes to fashion, I enjoy stating things in absolutes.
Like my favorite:
Black tights go with everything.
Seriously. From about mid October to late April, tights are my leg clothes of choice.
Frilly summer dresses? Pull on your trusty tights and chunky sweater and go.
Pencil skirts? Tights and a sharp jacket over a sexy secretary blouse and boogie.
That white cocktail dress? It's all about tights and black patent heels.
So here's my problem. I'm constantly on the hunt for the blackest, most opaque tights on the market. My current choice are the Assets line from Target, which are made by the Spanx people and consistently make you a full half size smaller. The only problem is that their magical body-morphing fabric extends to the mid-thigh area, making it difficult to wear them with a short skirt or dress.
I've heard that Wolford makes the creme de la creme but in These Economic Times, I think my husband might flip if I spent $40 on hosiery and tried to serve him ramen at dinner.
So help me out! What are the best black tights on the market?!?