Hanes Sheer Reflections Sheer TightsBack in the days when I worked in an office place, pantyhose were the bane of my existence.

Bare legs just didn't cut it with my newsgirl suits, and as a result, I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars over the years on pantyhose.

Since I was on the go all day, I had to have hosiery that was both durable and comfortable -- I typically spent between $14 and $26 per pair, and even then, they would sometimes run just seconds after I'd put them on.

ARRRRGH!

Now that I'm a work at home mom, I rarely wear pantyhose -- I much prefer tights, which can last a year or two if I'm careful. I've always wondered why they couldn't combine the technology of tights and pantyhose and make a product that would look like hose, but act like tights. Well, ladies, my prayers have been answered ...

Hanes sent me two pairs of its new Silk Reflections Sheer Tights, which are what they call "a perfect balance between sheer and opaque." I couldn't wait to try them out -- if you haven't noticed, black hose are all the rage for fall, and I was hoping these sheer tights would help me rock the look.

So! I've worn a pair all day long today, walking around downtown and sitting with both kids in my lap for two hours at Toy Story 3 on Ice -- and the tights still look fantastic! There are no runs, pulls, or snags.

What's more, they're control-top and they're also incredibly silky-feeling and comfortable -- even more comfortable than an upscale pair of pantyhose. Plus, they feel durable, so I'm not constantly worried about what's brushing up against (or sitting on top of) my legs.

Best of all? They're 10 dollars a pair! And they come in Jet, Granite, Nude, Gentlebrown, and Plum. Goodbye, pantyhose.

GOODBYE FOREVER.

Now I'd love to know how you feel about pantyhose. Have you sworn them off? Do you spend up? Do you still buy yours in an egg at the grocery store? Are you as excited about these sheer tights as I am? Tell me in the comments!


Image via HanesHosiery.com

Disclosure: Hanes sent me two pairs of Silk Reflections Sheer Tights to facilitate my review. My opinions are my own.