I'm Not a Fan of Tights, But These Particular Pairs Have Changed My Mind

If I can make it through the whole year without having to wear tights, I’m happy. I’m sure I’m not alone in struggling to find the right pair, be it through fit, feel, colour or look. It’s no mean feat to find the perfect hosiery, and I often think it can ruin the vibe of a great dress or skirt if you don’t get it right. My struggle with liking tights also comes from having to hoist them up to fix baggy knees, a low crotch or, worse, holes in the toe. So you can imagine my surprise when I started seeing tights on Instagram that I actually liked and more so wanted to wear. That’s right—I may have just told you all the reasons I'm not their number one fan, but I’m willing to give them a chance this winter. It will come at a cost, though, as it’s the designer pairs that have caught my attention.

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(Image credit: @pernilleteisbaek)

It all started with the Chanel CC monogram pair the likes of Pernille Teisbaek and Lucy Williams managed to get their hands on last year. It was then I saw tights as an accessory that can enhance an outfit rather than just a winter warmer. Since then, I've been lusting after every pair of logo tights out there, and with fashion houses Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent and Versace following suit, there's a whole host to choose from. 

Sure, they're pricier than your average multipack of 20 deniers, but these tights will make any outfit inevitably chicer. Here are 12 pairs of designer tights that have changed my opinion on tights altogether. 

1. Fendi Logo Tights

2. Gucci Intarsia Tights

3. Versace La Greca Tights

4. Givenchy Patterned Tights

5. Burberry Monogram Tights

6. Marine Serre Moon-Print Tights

7. Anine Bing Josephine Tights

8. Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Tights

9. Saint Laurent YSL Tights

10. Gucci GG Crystal Tights

11. Fendi Monogram Tights

12. Karl Lagerfeld K Monogram Tights

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning.

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