Tights weather is still around, whether or not we’d like to admit it. Although we love how black tights give us the ability to wear all our favorite dresses through the harsh winter, they should hardly be an afterthought when putting together an outfit. There are certain things to keep in mind when wearing tights to avoid seriously unstylish mistakes.
Some things are obvious, like avoiding brightly colored tights unless they’re part of your Halloween costume, or pairing dark opaque tights with a lightly colored dress. Since we’re pretty sure you know how to keep your tights looking sleek and stylish in a winter outfit, there are a few ways to make the classic tights-and-dress combo feel fresh.
Instead of putting on tights as an excuse to wear your short party dresses out all through the winter, opt for a longer midi dress. For a cool layered look, add a chic overcoat, and for some texture, opt for subtly patterned tights. Sweater dresses, patterned dresses, and dresses with asymmetrical hems are all good options to add interest. Click through to see the coolest ways to wear black tights with all your dresses through the colder months.
Alexa Chung always knows best when it comes to wearing dresses with tights, and this look is certainly no exception.
Pair a just-below-the-knee dress with ankle boots, and let the tights just show between the two.
Try a printed dress with a black base to create a streamlined look with the black tights.
Layer, layer, layer. Create interest when you play with cropped and elongated hemlines via a dress, shirt, and sweater.
Fishnet tights add a streetwear element to an otherwise soft color palette of pink and red.
We can see French girls wearing a dress and tights just like this.
Go for a dress (or skirt) with an asymmetrical hemline to create a forward look.