Tights are the ideal solution to skirts and dresses in cold weather. Tights can range from opaque hose that provide only minimal extra warmth to heavy sweater knits that are warm and snuggly throughout the chilly months. Tights have become trendy for all ages, offering additional wardrobe options and a chance to add pattern and color to your daily attire.
Pick a style. Choose bright, colorful tights for a young and fun look or classic opaque black tights for an office appropriate and chic option. Experiment with subtle printed or textured tights to make the most of a quieter outfit or go bold for a more daring look.
Pick the right size. Start by looking up your height and weight on the sizing chart for the specific brand of tights; however, keep in mind that if you are long legged, short legged, or carry weight differently than the company's fit model, you might need a larger or smaller size. Experiment to find the fit you prefer when wearing tights. Look for tights with enough length to reach from toe to crotch seam, a comfortable waist height and without any sagging or rippling.
Wear opaque neutral toned tights with nearly anything. Pair classic dark tights with boots and a skirt, traditional neutral pumps, or boldly colored peep-toe shoes. Wear basic tights with knee socks and a skirt for a whimsical look or under your pants on especially cold days. Choose opaque dark-toned solid tights for a slimming look, and consider opting for those with control features if you prefer to look a bit more toned.
Pair bold, bright tights with dark, neutral outfits. Make hot pink, turquoise, or yellow tights the pop of color in a gray or black outfit. Combine your bold tights with a neutral shoe, perhaps a trendy high boot, comfortable flat, or peep-toe heel.
Choose textured or patterned hose to show off great legs. Opt for vertical patterns for a more slimming look. Wear tights with classic back seams for a sexy evening look or a quiet herringbone pattern for a day at the office. Pair your textured tights with simple shoes or boots or pick a color from the print on your tights and make it shine by wearing matching shoes.
Hand wash your tights to keep them in good condition as long as possible.
Tights are not pants or leggings. Always be sure that your dress or skirt is long enough to cover relevant parts to avoid being a fashion don't.