7 styles of tights to step up your legwear game
Maybe you resolved to give yourself a leg up on the latest fashion trends in 2015. Or, you received a few fab new dresses over the holiday, but bare legs during a polar vortex is just not gonna happen. Perhaps you’ve pulled out all your tights and stockings from last year and they’re full of runs and holes.
One thing’s for sure: It’s time to step up your legwear game.
Tights and hosiery are simple and inexpensive accessories that will mix up your wardrobe and add some serious coolness to your look. From fun patterns and bright colors to new technology and features, we’ve rounded up seven styles—one for each day of the week—to make make those gams look great.
Tights or leggings? Ah, the eternal question. Get both with the Hanes Convert-A-Tight, $15 at hanes.com, that looks just like a footed tight, but comes with a toe pocket that can be folded back to look like a legging. Genius!
Get a massage
If you regularly find yourself standing for long hours, had a tough morning workout or just want a little pampering, treat yourself to Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss Luxe Sheer Pantyhose, $13 at hanes.com. The hosiery uses knitting technology paired with super soft yarn that micro-massages legs. Sorry, that mani will cost ya extra.
Opt for color
For women who wear black—lots and lots of black—adding a pop of color on your legs can totally transform your outfit. Reach for blues, pinks, greens, purples—you name it! We like this blue DKNY opaque control top number, $16, for a cool surprise.
Give it the boot
When your winter shoes include riding boots, stiletto boots, thigh-high boots, ankle boots—really, all manner of boots, all the time—you’re gonna want Hanes Silk Reflections Boot Liner Tights, $15 at hanes.com. Made with a knit-in, micro-rib comfort sock to add warmth and traction (no slipping!), you might want to buy these in bulk.
This is not your grandmother’s sheer hosiery: These HUE sheer dot control top tights, $13.50 at macys.com, mix in color and polkadots for a cute and whimsical style.
Add a print
Want to tip-toe into the patterned hosiery trend? We love the subtle pindot, pinstriped and animal-print tights from Hanes that give you just a hint of texture. But if you’re ready to try something a little more bold, opt for the brand’s fun plaid style that’s just the right amount of preppy mixed with funky. All for $12 or less.
Suck it in
When you want to look slimmer in an instant, you reach for Spanx. This ASSETS Red Hot Label by Spanx style is super high-waisted, leaving you with a long smooth and sleek line—perfect for wearing under a body-skimming shift dress. Get it at kohls.com for $24.