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CULT BUY: "I've just found the Holy Grail of black stockings and now I can never go back."

This post is not sponsored – I’m just the kind of person who gets possibly far too excited about black tights and feels the need to share.

Black stockings may not be the most exciting accessory to talk about, but come winter they are an absolute essential.

For me, they’re my jeans – a staple that keeps my legs warm and can be worn under or with almost anything.

The only downside? I spend approximately 84 per cent of my day engaged in the unladylike act of hiking and dragging my stockings back up after the crotch falls down every five minutes. (Post continues after gallery)

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Until now.

You see, I think I’ve found the holy grail of black stockings.

Meet Scholl’s Light Legs Compression Tights.

At $24.99 a pair, they aren’t exactly cheap, but given how frequently I wear tights I’ve rationalised they’re an investment worth making.

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The holy grail. Image: Brittany Stewart
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Available in black and natural with options of 20 or 60 denier, they're the best pair of tights I've ever worn.

(They're available up to a size XL but if that doesn't suit check out our round up of the best plus size tights and stockings here).

The first day I had them on (Medium, black, 20 denier) I was reasonably impressed.

The thickness was great, there was a little bit of support to prove a smoother line under my clothes without feeling constricting, they didn't fall halfway down my legs and against all odds of the clumsy being that I am, remained ladder-free all day.

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However it wasn't until a few days later, when I put on what I thought were the Scholl tights but weren't when I realised just how good they really were. In the other pair, I had to stop and hike them up three times before I'd even reached my bus stop.

As the saying goes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone.

The feature that ensures they're not falling down all the time, dubbed "fibre firm technology" also has an added benefit, applying pressure in targeted areas of your legs from the ankle up to avoid that heavy, tired leg feeling you get at the end of the day. I can't say it was a real problem for me before it but certainly haven't felt that heavy feeling whilst wearing them.

The tights are also made from specially designed fabric construction that minimises the risk of holes turning into annoying ladders.

They're also still breathable which I've found also means you get less gross, sweaty feet by the end of it.

I'm recommending these to anyone who will listen (and even those who won't). They're also currently 25 per cent off at Priceline for $18.70 if you get in quick.

If you've tried this before, what did you think? Do you have any cheaper black tights you swear by?

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