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Commando tights review: Are they worth the cost
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- Commando tights have gained notoriety as a cult-favorite amongst celebrities, and they receive similarly great reviews from .
- Commando tights are pricey at , but they feature a patented raw-cut waistband that stays put without digging in.
- To see how they stack up, four women wore Commando tights in real life. Find their impressions below.
- Find our recommendations for the best black tights that don't rip here.
Commando has quietly joined the upper rankings of the best tights you can buy, alongside more developed brands like DKNY and Spanx.
It doesn't hurt that the company has a slew of celebrities routinely wearing the company's hosiery, slips, and lingerie — from Bella and Gigi Hadid favoring Commando's to Kate Hudson and Jessica Biel wearing the on the red carpet, and even Rihanna opting for the as her main complement to that now-iconic transparent dress to the 2014 CFDA awards. Without much public clamoring, Commando has seemingly become the default line for runway shows and upscale red carpet barely-there trends.
For the average person, Commando is pricey. But, for the average person who is willing to spend more to get the best option out there, it's also pretty accessible. It's not the three-pack from CVS, but it is the option people who have access to all options — regardless of price — appear to be choosing frequently.
Commando has begun expanding into bodysuits and traditional lingerie more seriously, but it's really the company's tights that deserve the main applause. At , they're not exactly affordable, but they're made out of durable, soft materials and — most importantly — come with a patented raw-cut waistband that stays put without digging into your skin.
If you're beginning the annual search for the perfect wallet-friendly pair of tights that will get you through the cold season without ripping every week — Commando tights are not them. But, if you're willing to spend more for a sure thing now rather than wait on the possibility of discovering a diamond in the rough in the future, they'll do the job admirably — and with more comfort than many other pairs. If you're looking for pairs of black tights that never rip, you'll find our favorite pairs here.
Four women tried Commando tights in real life to give you an idea of how they really perform. Find our thoughts below:
Mara Leighton, Insider Picks reporter:and Amazon
Compressive, high-waisted clothing somehow always leaves me with a stomach ache, so I treat anything like tights as a necessary evil. For me, the real selling point of Commando's line is their patented raw-cut waistband. It's still lightly compressive as a control top, but it doesn't have a tight seam that digs into my waist throughout the day — meaning I actually don't dread putting them on. If you're looking for more of a smoothing effect than a Spanx-like one, you'll probably love them, too.
The size M was great for a true 4, and the material is silky smooth, truly opaque, and feels both durable and flexible. This quality is the main reason why I've stopped buying multiples of cheap black tights from CVS. In the end, I save more (and spend less time panicking buying a new replacement pair mid-day) when I just invest upfront in a nice pair I can rely upon.
Ellen Hoffman, Insider Picks senior editor:and Amazon
I bought my first pair of Commando tights at a sample sale in Chelsea years ago for half price. Even at their full price of a pair, I still consider them a great value buy for women like me who wear tights on most winter days. This pair is extra opaque (which adds warmth) and feels silky smooth against my skin. It also has a high-waist control top that's impressively dig-free at the stomach for all-day comfort. Over the years I've found that Commando tights also hold up admirably to frequent wears and machine washings.
Connie Chen, Insider Picks reporter:
I've generally steered clear of tights altogether because past styles I've tried always dug into my waist and the comfort trade-off just wasn't worth it for me. With their stretchy yet supportive raw-cut waistband, Commando tights may be the first tights I actually enjoy wearing. The microfiber blend feels super soft and comfortable all day, and it's strong enough that I don't have to exercise extreme caution and a delicate touch to adjust them. Overall, the tights have helped me get more wear out of my dresses and skirts during the fall, without sacrificing durability or comfort.
Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks intern: , , and Amazon
I always end up with ripped tights, so, I have made the decision to stick to cheap pairs — preferably in value packs, since I assume they will end up with rips or tears anyways. A pair of tights that costs doesn't really fit the above criteria (or budget), but after wearing them, I see how the pricier pair is worth it. The tights are super comfortable, especially the control top which doesn't dig into your stomach or leave any noticeable lines under your outfits. Unfortunately, I actually did get a tiny tear in my tights the first day I wore them, but unlike my usual cheaper pairs, the tear did not continue to run and get larger, so it is barely even noticeable. While might seem like a lot upfront, in the long term this purchase will probably actually save you money if, like me, you find yourself always stocking up on cheaper pairs that only last for a few wears.
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