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Zoom-in on the triple rib texture tight c/o No nonsense to show that these tights are thin enough to be worn with fancy pumps or ankle strap pumps at the office

This review of No Nonsense tights features a pair of turnip ribbed tights and nude fishnet pantyhose. Read what I think about these products.


  1. Why to Wear Nude Fishnet Pantyhose in Midlife?
  2. Which Fishnets Look Posh Chic and Mature?
  3. Where and When Can You Wear Fishnets?
  4. Why to Wear Ribbed Tights in Cold Climates in Winter?
  5. Can You Wear Color Hosiery in Midlife?
  6. Best Tights to Fake Slim Legs
  7. Are No nonsense Tights True to Size?
  8. Great Price-Performance Ratio for These No Nonsense Tights


Disclosure: Ad. The tights are samples of my choice from No nonsense. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely on my own and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


Why To Wear Nude Fishnet Pantyhose in Midlife?

Fishnet pantyhose is a performance Must-Have for dancers! They give them the look of bare legs from far, but even out the color. Therefore, nude fishnets are perfect to cover veins and other leg flaws in midlife. In other words, they nicely “hide” discolorations from scars, injuries, veins, etc.

They are also cool choice in summer when you have to wear legwear at work. Double-check the HR-approved dress code that they are not excluded.


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Look of fishnets from far


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Zoom-in on the fishnet fashion tights c/o No nonsense with Very Fine dance shoes



Which Fishnets Look Posh Chic and Mature?

The No Nonsense fishnets are serious tights, i.e., not the type of fishnets you can buy for Halloween. The toe section is knitted tightly. As a result, your toes  will not stick out of a mesh after when wearing them. The fishnet is actually knitted as you can see in the photo below. For a dancer this detail is important to avoid being tangled up with the fishnets on a button of the partner’s tuxedo during lifts.


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No nonsense fishnets as they come packed. See that the net is actually knitted.


Where and When Can You Wear Fishnets?

These fishnets have a nice net size regarding the see-thru and the contact they provide with the shoes. This detail means secure shoes contact at dance practice, during performances, and even at the office. Choose the color that is closest to your flesh. I wear fishnets in spring and fall when it is still too cold or again too cold for bare legs. Try them with formal evening attire as what to wear for the opera or at formal winter weddings.

Fishnets give you the look of bare legs without the freeze factor of bare legs. Click To Tweet


Zoom-in on the fishnet pattern tight
Zoom in on the leg to show the size of the knitted net


style blogger looking posh chic in fishnets with a dance dress
Fishnet tights c/o No nonsense. They wonderfully cover any bumps, mosquito bites, and training bruises. Women in midlife will like that they even out the leg color, while the legs still look like skin. Compare the color of my arms and legs for evidence.


Yes, you may not be a dancer. But you may want to wear fishnets for Halloween outfit without the above risk, or you want to wear a cocktail dress to the office holiday party, but your office dress code asks for tights and you want to wear those strappy sandals that just look perfect with your dress. Fishnets permit wearing strappy sandals. And in contrast to pantyhose, young people don’t consider them Old Lady.


Why to Wear Ribbed Tights in Cold Climates in Winter?

At many offices, the dress code requires  wearing skirts and/or dresses. In Alaska, for instance, there is a pineapple express with a Chinook, and many of the northern US states, winters can be extremely cold. Ribbed tights mean an additional insulation as air gets trapped in the knit. Buy them a size larger than you are so the rib doesn’t stretch. The small air pockets in the rib namely are great insulators.

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Triple rib tight in turnip c/o No nonsense


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Zoom-in on the triple rib texture tight c/o No nonsense to show the pattern of the leg part and sheer of the control top


Can You Wear Color Hosiery in Midlife?

Yes, you can. Go for muted or neutral colors like the ribbed tight shown in the photos. You may like that these turnip tight with triple rib knit structure have a sheer to the waist medium control top. Perfect to get our midlife belly in shape.

The garent is 27% spandex, while the legs are 7%. This means some control, but not like being squeezed into a griddle. The top has a plain knit for a lean look under a pencil or straight skirt! Here someone has really spent some thoughts on making tights!


triple rib texture tights with ankle strap pumps
Zoom-in on the triple rib texture tight c/o No nonsense to show that these tights are thin enough to be worn with fancy pumps or ankle strap pumps at the office

Best Tights To Fake Slim Legs

A vertical rib knit pattern provides the illusion of a slim, long leg as the “stripe” is much, much longer than width. The darker the color, the slimmer your legs will look.

Call it fashion’s trick No. 17.

midlife woman in chic work outfit with No nonsense tight
Back view of OOTD

midlife woman wearing tights with a sheath dress



Are No nonsense Tights True to Size?

My pair is a size S/M. According to the sizing measures, which are a function of height and weight, I am at the lower height range and 10 lb (4.5 kg) below the weight range. Therefore, please be aware that the waist part and stripes would look a bit more sheer than they do in the photos when you are at the upper end of your size range. However, I love an opaque look. <3 Thus, I always go for the larger size in tights when on the edge between sizes to get this look when it comes to stylish fashion tights like these. From my perspective this tight has a perfect fit for me.


midlife woman in chic tights and dress
Side view of winter work outfit styled with Dakota sheath, GNW Luxe sweater, Steven patent leather ankle strap pumps, wooden watch c/o Jord and turnip rib texture tight c/o No nonsense



Great Price-Performance Ratio for These No Nonsense Tights

I expect them to last for more than a season. These turnip triple rib tight costs $8.50 at No nonsense. Wearing them one day every two weeks (my laundry cycle) for seven months means 14 times per cold season. In two cold seasons, the tight would cost of about 30 cents per wear. Even when your cold season is only 5 months and you wear them just once a month for two season the price performance ratio is a great deal (less than $1).


mature woman in posh outerwear with tight
Styling inspiration for outerwear: Söfft shearling buckle booties, 3.1 Philip Lim tote, Calvin Klein duffle coat, blanket scarf, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, tight c/o No nonsense


The No Nonsense fishnets cost $6.99. This price is a great deal as even under my more than 6 hours/week dance practice and performance, they have last more than a year in the past. I own three pairs (now four) that are in rotation. This means these No nonsense fishnet fashion tights are less than a dollar in no time. I <3 them.


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Side view of dance outfit with fishnet pantyhose


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Fishnet tights c/o No nonsense, custom-made ballroom performance dress, Very Fine Dance Shoes sandals, and pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot


Even when you wear them only to two upcoming afternoon weddings and an office party this year, and to two or three similar occasions next year, they will become less than a dollar per wear. Buy a pair now.

Speaking of legwear, you may be interested in reading my review of No Nonsense’s leggings.



mature style blogger posing for a review of No Nonsense tights in shift dress work outfit
Banana Republic sheath/shift dress with GNW Luxe sweater, Steve patent leather pumps and tight c/o No Nonsense

Photos: G. Kramm

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