Embellished Tights Are the Easiest Way to Level Up Your Skirts and Dresses
If you're anything like us, you probably have a pair or two of extremely old and holy black tights somewhere in your drawers. They're probably from college and perhaps then they served you well, but today, they sit there unused. Every time you put them on, you see the pulls and tears, take them off, and put them back in their corner. It's a vicious cycle. But today, we break that cycle. Today, we're talking about well-made tights that'll inspire you to toss those old guys out for good. What's more, these tights are embellished; think: crystals, patterns, colors that'll steal the show whether you're wearing a work-ready sheath dress or a faux leather mini.
Whether you prefer a shimmer, a little extra lace, or a fun pattern, below you'll find our favorite embellished tights for a winter season well dressed. Pick up a few and say goodbye to those college-era tights for good.
ASOS DESIGN 15 Denier Lace Top Stockings
For classic sheer black tights with just a little bit of attitude, try these stockings ($12) that feature lace embellishment around the thighs. Thanks to silicone cups, they'll stay in place, whether you're wearing them with a flowing maxi dress or a mini skirt.
Falke Sheer Polka-Dot 15 Denier Tights
From far away, these super soft satin tights ($39) may just look like a classic sheer pair, but up close you'll see a subtle polkadot pattern. Consider them a gateway style to more bold embellishments: ones that you can wear to work, out to a fancy dinner, and everywhere in between.
ASOS DESIGN Printed Tights in Leopard
Speaking of bold tights, with a fun leopard print, this pair ($18) will steal the show wherever you go. With a nice high rise and elastic waistband, they're as flattering as they are fun. Style them with a faux leather mini skirt, a white tee, and booties for an eye-catching look that'll bring a little safari to your everyday style.
Wolford Aurora Love Tights
For an elevated take on classic fishnets, try these semi-sheer tights ($55) that feature a geometric net pattern accentuated with tiny hearts. While traditional fishnets are easy to snag and pull, these are made for longevity, which is useful since we don't see them going out of style any time soon.
Les Belles Shimmer Tights
Want to bring some extra sparkle to a festive outfit? Pick up these shimmery tights ($20) that are made with golden glitter. Aside from their obvious aesthetic appeal, we love that they're made in an emission-less zero-waste factory in Italy, and that their adaptive waistband will hug your body without cutting off any circulation.
ASOS DESIGN 30 Denier Mini Polka Dot Tights
We get wintry princess vibes from these sheer beige tights ($12) that are accented with the subtlest white polkadots. Wear them with your holiday best or your New Year's Eve cocktail dress. With a high rise and an elasticized waistband, they'll be flattering and comfortable (the two utmost essentials when it comes to hosiery).
ALAÏA Vienne Open-Knit Tights
Thanks to an open-knit construction, these tights ($690) are simply divine. Pair them with a black mini, a chunky sweater, and moto boots for a moody winter look. We love that they'll still keep you warm thanks to the mid-weight fabric. They're a versatile pair that you'll wear time and again throughout the chilly seasons.
Wolford Cotton Tights
Bring a little bit of Barbiecore to your wardrobe with these delightful tights ($42) in a rich port wine hue. Made from super soft cotton, they'll keep you cozy and looking playful with a mix of polka dots and geometric diamonds. Wear them with a midi dress and chunky sandals (as pictured) or pair them with a denim mini skirt, boots, and a blouse for a weekend outfit you'll wear again and again.