Hanes tights – review
Zoom-in on the tights c/o Hanes Hosiery
Contents
  1. Do Hanes tights adapt to body comfort?
  2. Tights for thermal comfort at below zero temperatures
  3. Hanes tights shape and smooth
  4. Great price-performance ratio
  5. In summary

Disclosure: Ad. The tights are a sample of my choice from Hanes Hosiery. The post is not endorsed by Hanes Hosiery. I wrote it entirely on my own and the post represents my own 100% honest opinion.

Do Hanes tights adapt to body comfort?

Last week, I got these Hanes shaping and smoothing tights as a sample for review in the mail. The package stated:

Designed to adapt to your body temperature for all day comfort.

I have to admit I was skeptic. Tights serve to insulate our skin against the elements. Thus, the statement would mean that the tights would only marginally conduct body heat to the environment, i.e. only enough to avoid overheating.

Hanes Hosiery Review of shaping and smoothing tights
Product package of shaping and smoothing opaque black tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

Tights for thermal comfort at below zero temperatures

Last week was perfect to test them. We had the first cold snap of the winter with temperatures down to -15F (-26oC). Under these conditions, I usually wear two pairs of tights, but I wore just this pair of Hanes tights. What was the difference? I did not feel a difference in thermal comfort when walking the maybe 300 yards from the parking lot to the office building. The legwear’s insulation worked as well as my usual wearing two pairs of tights.

The big advantage was less bulk. 🙂

influencer in wool sheath, sweater, tights
Outfit details: GNW silk sweater, GAP wool sheath dress styled with brooches on the waist, Vittoria hounds tooth blazer, unbranded black pumps (all own) and tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

 

Why is this great? Because any squeezing of the toes in boots due to doubling of tights means your toes get cold faster than without. Learn more on avoiding cold feet at frigid temperatures in this guide.

I really love the fact that these tights permit omitting to double up on tights. <3 🙂

Now, what about the thermal comfort inside the office? I swapped shoes as all women in Alaska do. I wore the black pumps shown in the photos and felt fine. My legs and feet weren’t sweating at all. Well, they also weren’t cold.

over 50 years old fashion blogger in winter work outfit and opaque black hosiery
Posh winter work outfit with layering top, little black dress, blazer, pumps (all own) and opaque black tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

 

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Hanes tights shape and smooth

Another feature is the high waist shaping and smoothing panty (photo below). It gives full control from the bra down. The gel band helps to hold the tights up without VPL. <3

Nicely shaped belly and legs without the extra bulk of shapewear. #Hanes #shapinghosiery Click To Tweet
Hanes Hosiery detail view of shaping and smoothing the belly and legs
Zoom-in on the shaping and smoothing of legs and belly by the legwear c/o Hanes Hosiery

Great price-performance ratio

The price of these beautiful tights is only $18 in their online store. I expect them to last for at least one winter season, if not longer. Given that they are black, they can be styled with nearly every skirt or dress, i.e. they are a wardrobe workhorse. Thus, the price-performance ratio is excellent. I will definitily buy a new pair once these have to be retired.

And yes, I would recommend them to my BFF.

Alaskan blogger in stylish outerwear with Hanes shaping and smoothing tights
Outfit details: Vittoria shearling coat, Pavlova Russian wool scarf with silk fringes, LeatherCoatEtc cashmere lined leather gloves, thrifted hat and Valentino studded boots (all own) worn with tights c/o Hanes Hosiery

In summary

The opaque black Hanes tights shape and smooth your belly and legs while keeping you comfy in winter when walking a couple of blocks. They are wardrobe workhorse of great quality. For only $18 the cost-per-wear-goes fast below $1. This thershold is my criterion for an excellent price-performance-ratio. You can buy these Hanes shaping and smoothing tights online.

Opaque black shaping and smoothing tights go with nearly everything in your winter wardrobe. #Hanes #hosiery Click To Tweet

Does your office dress code allow you to wear opaque tights at work? Do you have to wear corpoate style? Do you wear tights in winter? Down to which temperature do you wear tights? Just curious.

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