These 4 Tights Trends Are Incredibly Sarah Jessica Parker

There are two types of people: those who live for tights season and those who brave bare legs until temperatures drop below freezing. Me? Well, I'm a member of the former. In fact, there's nothing I love more than pulling on a fresh-out-the-packet pair of tights for the first time. Velvety and decadent, they're the ultimate marker for the new season as far as I'm concerned.

However, I must admit that I've never strayed far from black opaques. I wasn't blessed with supermodel pins, and although I'd never hide them away (there are too many fabulous skirts and flattering dresses to be had to give into insecurities), they just aren't a part of my body I wanted to draw attention to. That is, until these women convinced me otherwise.

Having only recently got their tights out of hibernation, it's already clear that hosiery is taking an "extra" turn this autumn/winter. From the textures to try to the hue approved by the style set's best dressed, there's more than a whiff of Carrie Bradshaw (and real-life Sarah Jessica Parker) about them. Keep scrolling to discover and shop the top tights trends of 2018.

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Picking up where fishnets left off last year are polka dots. Whether you opt for sheer black or beige (it's up to you), just ensure your dots are on the small side to keep things chic.


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We spotted several street stylers matching their tights to their outfits over the course of fashion month, and unexpectedly, we love the outcome. Not only will it instantly pull together your look, but wearing one tone also helps you look leaner and taller.


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That's right—it's not just dresses that are set to be given the lace treatment this season. Wear them with tailoring or as part of a neutral colour palette for a polished take on the trend.


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Yes, red is the colour of choice when it comes to hosiery in 2018. Start by showing off a little sliver between boots and dresses, and before you know it, you'll be striding with pride. For a more subtle approach, try a dark red hue.


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Love tights and trainers in equal measure but unsure how to make them work? Just follow our expert guide.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.