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Just when we thought Spanx couldn’t possibly make a more effective product, they went and created the perfect pair of body-slimming tights for fall. The aptly named Tight-End tights control not only the thighs and rear, but also trim the entire midriff and stomach, as they pull up high enough to hit just below the bra. The waistband is soft and flat, ensuring no pinching or awkward rolls, and the toes have a new rounded shape that fits more comfortably in shoes. The matte, opaque tights come in great classic colors like basic black, chocolate brown, dark gray, and midnight blue. We are thrilled to find a pair of well-made solid tights to help us look sleek under dresses and high-waisted skirts or pants. And these come in seven sizes, perfect for every body type.

Spanx High-Waisted Tight-End Tights, $38 at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); or buy them online.