Tis’ the Season! Choose Your Tights for Days and Nights

Because not all stockings are created equal. 

As the temperature drops, tights become a second skin for those of us planning to wear skirts and dresses straight through winter. It’s the perfect accessory that allows us to skip shaving (TMI?) and extend the shelf life of our favorite summer items—like that short plaid skirt and floral daisy dress (topped with a cape coat or infinity scarf, obvi).  

There is a lot of fashion jargon out there when it comes to choosing tights so here is a simple guide to choosing sexy, stylish stockings for every occasion. 

THE BASIC B TIGHT

Want your legs to appear slimmer? Choose a staple: Opaque black. It’s elegant, classy and matches most outfits. If you’re like us, you’ll opt in for coverage control tops, as they’re oh-so flattering for the hips and midsection. 

DKNY Opaque Coverage Control Top Tights, $17.50

SO SLEEK & SO SHEER, SHEER

If you are aiming to create a bare leg look, you can count on these to hide light flaws or blemishes, while providing a light layer of warmth. Denier refers to the thickness or thinness of tights. The higher the value of the denier, the thicker it gets. So if the denier is low, the tights are more sheer and delicate. (TIP: Higher denier = less snags!)

H&M 2-Pack Tights 20 Denier, $5.99

KOOL KNITS

Adapt to the colder climate without compromising your style. These will add texture without adding unwanted bulk. 

Smartwool Cable Knit Tights, SALE $35.21 (Regularly $46.95)

COZY CASHMERE

Stay stylish and warm without breaking the bank in these super-cozy tights that are a steal at this price. 

Top Shop Cashmere Tights, $22

UP YOUR SOCK GAME

Make your legs appear leaner and longer with these over-the-knee socks. Experiment with different colors and lengths, and on the coldest nights you can even wear them over tights.

Forever 21 Ribbed Knit Over-the-Knee Socks, $6.90

LOVER IN LEATHER

Channel your inner Sandy from Grease in these sleek bottoms, that can easily be worn under a dress or skirt, or on their own with a blouse or sweater. Pair them with boots or pumps and you’re ready to go. 

Target Merona Faux Leather With Wide Waistband, $18

LET THERE BE LACE

Lace tights can be bold, so be sure to balance out your outfit with neutrals and solids. These scream romantic and sophisticated, with just the right amount of edge. 

Jessica Simpson Women's Faux Knee High Tight, $14

THE HOT DOT

Polka dots? Yes, please! If you’re headed to a holiday soiree and looking to add a pop of fun under a basic skirt, try these. 

HUE Tulle Dot Sheer with Control Top, SALE $5.70 (Regularly $9.50)

SHINE BRIGHT IN SPARKLES

All eyes will be on you as the ball drops. Never was there a more perfect pair of tight to wear  while clinking champagne glasses and ringing in the New Year! 

ASOS Monki Glitter Tights, $12.50

FESTIVE FTW

The most festive tights ever created, these were designed for nights full of fireside chats and eggnog.

MeMoi Plaid Sweater Tights, $16.95

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