Tights are a mainstay stable in my wardrobe. I have both black and beige/nude coloured ones.
I simply love tights, they are more resistant to runs than pantyhose, and hides my hairy legs.
I usually buy them from Walmart/Target, and they must be at least 70 den. The ones from Target are 100 den, so it is nice and opaque.
I find wearing 2 pairs of tights does a decent job of keeping the silicone hip/butt pads in place.