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This Hanes shaping tights review addresses the quality, the effectiveness of these opaque tights in shaping and smoothing my midlife bloated belly. It also assesses the price-performance ratio, thermal comfort and provides an outfit idea.


  1. Do Hanes Shaping 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. Summary of Hanes Shaping Tights Review


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 Shaping 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. Consequently, the statement would mean that the tights would only marginally conduct body heat to the environment. This would mean they would just dissipate enough body heat 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 is less bulk.


influencer in wool sheath, sweater, Hanes shaping tights
GNW sweater, GAP wool sheath dress styled with brooches on the waist, Vittoria hounds tooth blazer, unbranded black pumps, 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.

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 Hanes hosiery
Posh winter work outfit with layering top, and opaque black tights c/o Hanes Hosiery.



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 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. Therefore, the price-performance ratio is excellent. I will definitely 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
Vittoria shearling coat, Pavlova Russian wool scarf with silk fringes, LeatherCoatEtc cashmere lined leather gloves, thrifted hat and Valentino studded boots worn with tights c/o Hanes Hosiery.


Summary of Hanes Shaping Tights Review

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 threshold is my criterion for an excellent price-performance-ratio. You can buy these Hanes shaping and smoothing tights online.

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


Photos of me: G. Kramm

Other photos: N. Mölders

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