New Ways To Wear Your Tights Right Now

You’ve held out to the final second, bared those legs a few weeks longer, but it’s officially time for tight season—yay! Accordingly, we rounded up 15 fresh ways to wear your tights now until spring. 

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    It was a tight race, but we managed to narrow down the outfit inspiration to the best of the best. Whether you favor a classic opaque version, something sheer and sexy, or a charming heart print, there’s a tight look for everyone in today’s story. 

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    Cara Delevingne

    Want to mix things up? Follow Delevingne’s lead and go for boudoir-inspired thigh-high tights instead. 

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    Fearne Cotton

    Black tights serve as the perfect canvas for showcasing a pair of standout flats, like Fearne Cotton’s Vivienne Westwood shoes. 

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    Jessica Alba

    Alba’s nonchalant pairing of a vintage dress, tights, and Dr. Martens boots is in perfect keeping with the season’s grunge look.

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    Street Style

    Chunky lace-ups quickly ground feminine pieces, like a cape jacket, minidress, and tights. 

    Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

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    Kate Moss

    Shorts for evening is a yes when you add sexy semi-sheer tights with ankle booties, as Kate Moss recently did at Longchmap party in London. 

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    Street Style

    Tights are an easy way to winterize your favorite denim cutoffs.

    Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

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    Miroslava Duma

    Let your tights be part of a bold black and white look inspired by Duma’s Dior coat, Charlotte Olympia Time Piece Clutch ($1295), and Valentino Patent Leather and Velvet T-Bar Pumps ($975).

     

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    Hailee Steinfeld

    The Ender’s Game actress makes the bare midriff trend fall friendly by styling her Thakoon Addition top and skirt with opaque tights and McQ Alexander McQueen’s Slash Elastic Boots ($875). 

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    Katie Holmes

    Add an element of sweet to a sophisticated look—in Katie Holmes’ case, a Holmes & Yang Long Sleeve Blouse ($695) and Michael Kors Avra Pointed-Toe Snakeskin Pumps ($375)—with sheer heart-print tights. 

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    Rita Ora

    Sheer tights lend a flirtatious element to Ora’s otherwise edgy look. 

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    Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific

    Opaque tights work to extend the long, lean line of Eadie’s Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Over-The-Knee Boots ($598). 

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    Miranda Kerr

    For an uptown-meets-downtown look, take styling cues from Kerr, who paired a ladylike Chanel jacket and quilted bag with Maison Martin Margiela leather shorts and Isabel Marant’s Tracy Suede Printed Calf Hair Leather Boots ($1505). 

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    Street Style

    A leather jacket, sweatshirt, and tights temper the inherent sweetness of a white lace skirt. 

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    Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

    For extra warmth, layer tights underneath your jeans Suarez-style. The cropped cut of the blogger’s Guess camo jeans allow the tights to peek out ever so subtly, adding another dimension to her cold-weather look. 

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    Taylor Swift

    You can always go the tomboy route like Swift,  who paired Hue’s Tulle Dot Sheer Tights ($9) with Reformation’s Fig Dress ($168), Free People’s Patton Porkpie Hat ($58) in Wine, and Chanel oxfords. 

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    H&M

    Knit Tights ($10) in Black

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    Club Monaco

    Pin Dot Tights ($30) in Black

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    American Apparel

    Super Opaque Tights ($25) in Black

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    Banana Republic

    Ultra Sheer Tights ($17) in Black

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    DKNY

    Opaque Coverage Tights ($14) in Black

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    Gap

    Variegated Houndstooth Tights ($15) in Black

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    Falke

    Pure Shine Tights ($39) in Black

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    Hue

    Sheer Shapers ($8) in Black

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    Urban Outfitters

    Sheer Basic Tights ($12) in Black

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    Wolford

    Cashmere/Silk Tights ($255) in Black

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Long Sleeve Blouse

Long Sleeve Blouse

Holmes & Yang, $695
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Avra Pointed-Toe Snakeskin Pumps

Avra Pointed-Toe Snakeskin Pumps

Michael Kors, $375
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Slash Elastic Boots

Slash Elastic Boots

McQ Alexander McQueen, $875
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50/50 Over-The-Knee Boots

50/50 Over-The-Knee Boots

Stuart Weitzman, $598
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Tracy Suede, Printed Calf Hair Leather Boots

Tracy Suede, Printed Calf Hair Leather Boots

Isabel Marant, $1505
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Patent Leather and Velvet T-Bar Pumps

Patent Leather and Velvet T-Bar Pumps

Valentino, $975
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Tulle Dot Sheer Tights

Tulle Dot Sheer Tights

Hue, $9
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Fig Dress

Fig Dress

Reformation, $168
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Patton Porkpie Hat

Patton Porkpie Hat

Free People, $58
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Ultra Sheer Tights

Ultra Sheer Tights

Banana Republic, $17
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Sheer Shapers

Sheer Shapers

Hue, $8
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Cashmere/Silk Tights

Cashmere/Silk Tights

Wolford, $255
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Super Opaque Tights

Super Opaque Tights

American Apparel, $25
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Opaque Coverage Tights

Opaque Coverage Tights

DKNY, $14
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Sheer Basic Tights

Sheer Basic Tights

Urban Outfitters, $12
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Pin Dot Tights

Pin Dot Tights

Club Monaco, $30
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Pure Shine Tights

Pure Shine Tights

Falke, $39
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In-Power Line Super Shaping Sheer Tights

In-Power Line Super Shaping Sheer Tights

Spanx, $28
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Knit Tights

Knit Tights

H&M, $10
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