How to Layer Pantyhose the Fashion Girl–Approved Way

We all know what the number one dressing rule is in the fall and wintertime: layer, layer, and layer. Whether it's a turtleneck bodysuit underneath an oversized sweater or a hoodie-and-blazer combo, putting on more than one item of clothing ensures warmth and the convenience of being able to take a piece off when you get too hot indoors. But there's one layering basic you might have forgotten about: tights.

Layering pantyhose is a great way to combat the chill, glam up your look with added color and texture, or a combination of the two. You can layer a pair of jeans over fishnet tights for eye-catching detail on the feet, or you can rock a bright-hued, patterned pair under a flowy maxi dress for just the right amount of pop (and warmth). Ahead, see how to layer pantyhose, and then shop our favorite tights on the market, from the super warm to the glitzy and glam.

Pick printed pantyhose to layer underneath a maxi skirt.

Slip into sheer black tights and layer on knee-high boots for a chic outfit to wear day and night.

Sparkly pantyhose is a must for the festive season. Here, they're layered underneath an equally sparkly skirt for maximum shine.

Wear textured pantyhose underneath your leather pants for added warmth and detail.

Pick a poppy-hued pair for an unexpected splash of color.

The best way to transition shorts into the cold weather months? With a thick pair of tights.

Layer deconstructed denim over fishnet tights for a super-cool outfit.

Pick sheer nylons and layer bright-colored socks on top.

Match your tights to your boots.

Red tights look great layered underneath a crisp white frock.

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