Some women dread the arrival of fall, aka “tights weather,” but I welcome it with unbridled glee. Tights are an easy way to add interest, color, and texture to fall outfits, and I’m always eager to add new styles to my sock drawer. Ready to get in on the action? Click through to check out 10 fabulous patterned pairs, all for 25 bucks or less…
As we settle deeper into fall and winter, it’s inevitably time to take stock of your tights options. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a rather extensive collection of somewhat ratty, ripped and worn out stockings in dire need of replacement. And that’s why I’m so happy that there’s a new service, for people just like us. Pique is a new online service that sends you new tights each month. You fill out a simple style survey and can begin receiving hosiery in the mail immediately. My first month, I received a smashing pair of fishnet tights and a darling set of fishnet sock stockings. Because you can never have too many tip top tights, if you ask me. [$34,83, Pique]
Sometimes all an outfit needs to ramp up the sex appeal is a pair of great sheer tights or hosiery. Highlight your incredible gams with one of the lacy, sexy or sheer pairs we’ve found.
Am I the only person out there who thinks that semi-opaque black tights are worlds sexier than bare legs? I know, it’s weird, but the sheer fact of hosiery is sexy in and of itself. Black tights are slimming, warm for the cooler seasons, and can pull any look together in a matter of seconds. Admittedly, they can get a little boring. I should know — I sport black tights almost daily, with no signs of ever stopping. It seems that celebs like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez have found the perfect solution to black tights doldrums, and it’s certainly a step up in sexy. Suspender tights are the newest gotta-have-’em garment, opaque to the thigh then sheer with a garter-like detail. I’m loving the look, but I don’t know if my thick thighs are up to the task … but hey, Rihanna represents thick-thighed girls everywhere, and she looks damn good in them. What’s your opinion? If you must have a pair, click on — I’ll point you in the right direction. As for me, I’m not buying them online right now, except for the part where I totally am, whatever.
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Hosiery used to be something many women hated having to wear to the office, when nude pantyhose were the primary option. But now tights in every color, pattern, and texture imaginable are both trendy and readily available, and wearing them no longer seems like a chore. (Unless, of course, it’s February and you are just dying for the bare-legged warmth of spring.) The Wall Street Journal put together this handy little matrix of different types of hosiery, breaking down which are sexy or sensible, and party- or office-appropriate. [WSJ] Keep reading »