There are few things that terrify me, fashion-wise, quite as much as the thought of wearing nude tights. I’ve avoided them for as long as I can remember because they ladder, never match my skin tone and make my pins look plastic and shiny. Tan tights should be kept for dancers and Kate Middleton, right? Not strictly so—at least not anymore. Hosiery label Heist has recognised the demand that many girls have for nude tights (and yes, that includes catering for all skin tones). A pair of the best nude tights are, in fact, a handy thing to have in your armoury.
Heist is a London-based label that set out to basically reinvent tights: It worked with 67 women over 12 months and created 196 samples to develop three signature innovations that allowed for a radically better pair of tights, updating everything from the yarns used to the structure of the waistline. Yes, that super-tight, restrictive waistband is a thing of the past. We trialled the brand’s Invisible Tights to put them to the test, and miraculously, this nude hosiery–phobe may well be a convert.
They’re comfortable (I went for the high-waist option because I like keeping it all in!), effortless and actually don’t make me look like I’ve got acetate legs. The best part? The brand is all about celebrating women, enlisting super-cool artists and photographers to find new and exciting ways to depict the female form.