Whether she’s enrolled in dance class or loves to wear dresses on the regular, adding a solid pair of tights to her wardrobe is a must. Of course, she’ll need a pair that’s comfortable so she can freely leap, run and spin, as well as one that’s sturdy enough to withstand playtime. To help you give her the best of the best, we’ve rounded up our favorite girls’ tights on the market. Many are offered by leading dance gear labels, but come in versatile colorways and durable silhouettes to work both in and out of the classroom. Shop them all ahead.
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1. Capezio Girls' Transition Tight
Leading dancewear brand Capezio offers an ultra-silky pair of performance tights, complete with a cutout underfoot for a covered or barefoot feel inside ballet slippers or everyday sandals. They’re sturdy to prevent snags and offer an opaque finish.
Pros: What’s more, they feature a plush, no-dig elastic waistband. They come in light pink, white, black and a range of skin-colored hues, and in sizes 2-12.
Cons: You may want to size up for taller girls.
2. Danskin Girls' Footed Tights
Danskin’s tights are made with a plush microfiber blend of nylon and spandex and feature a Coolmax gusset for aeration where she’ll need it most.
Pros: These also feature a no-roll waist. They come as a single pair or pack of three in pink, black, white and nude colors. They’re available in sizes 2 -16.
Cons: Some users may find the light pink style is actually closer to a salmon color.
3. Angelina Girls' Winter Tights
Angelina’s thick tights are made with a blend of acrylic and nylon for a toasty yet comfortable fit. They come as a pack of six in solid colors and adorable prints like strawberries and penguins for versatile dressing.
Pros: The tights also come with an extra panel at the rear for a boost of cushioning. They’re available in sizes XS to XL, designed to fit newborns to children aged 14.
Cons: These should be hand-washed.