If there's one item that's an absolute essential for fall, it's black tights. Not only does the perfect pair allow you to wear your favorite dress or skirt without legit freezing your behind off, but also, an opaque pair gives your outfit extra dimension. Our favorite celebs couldn't agree more. When the temps drop, A-listers like Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Alexa Chung incorporate black tights into their looks.
Keep scrolling to check out how celebs wear black tights—and go a bit further to shop a few of our favorite pairs of black tights too.
Olivia elongates her entire silhouette here by choosing all black (including the tights) from head to toe and a pop of color with her striped skirt.
On Munn: Wolford Colorado String-Body Turtleneck ($260); Christian Louboutin boots; Melissa Kaye Jewelry earrings.
Keira keeps her look cool with a leather moto jacket and adorable skirt-and-top set with her tights and ankle boots.
On Knightley: Orla Kiely dress; Chanel wallet; Balenciaga quilted motorcycle jacket; Folk boots.
Alexa's black tights pair perfectly with her black dress and of-the-moment mid-heels. The fur stole and box bag elevate the ensemble even more.
On Chung: Louis Vuitton Twisted Box, Frank Gehry Bag ($3700).
Tights can totally work if you're somewhere slightly warmer too. Follow Jessica's lead and pair tights with a light dress, jacket, and ankle boots.
On Alba: Bvlgari bag; Stella McCartney shoes.
For a forward vibe, take a cue from Selena with a sleeveless vest–like dress, and pair your black tights with chic sandals to make the warm-weather shoe for fall.
On Gomez: Co. dress; Brian Atwood shoes.
Tights are the perfect solution if you want to wear a skirt or dress with a shorter hem, like Ashley Benson. Toss on a cozy overcoat and you're set.
On Benson: Givenchy Antigona Small Duffel ($2280).