How to Wear Dresses With Tights: Your Ultimate Guide

Tights weather is on its way, whether or not we’d like to admit it. Although we love how black tights give us the ability to wear all our favorite dresses through the harsh winter, they should hardly be an afterthought when putting together an outfit. Since we’re pretty sure you know how to keep your tights looking sleek and stylish in a winter outfit, there are a few ways to make the classic tights-and-dress combo feel fresh.

While we’re all used to putting on tights when we wear our short party dresses out all through the winter, opting for a longer midi dress is another fresh option. For a cool layered look, add a chic overcoat, and for some texture, opt for subtly patterned tights. Sweaterdresses, patterned dresses, and shirt dresses are all good options to add interest. Ahead, scroll through to see the coolest ways to wear black tights with all your dresses through the colder months. 

Black tights and ankle boots are the perfect base to a fun printed mini dress.

The all-black look is a failsafe for winter date nights. Look for an LBD with interesting details like cutouts or puff sleeves.

Tights pair flawlessly with cold-weather staples like combat boots and checkered blazers and this look is proof.

Embrace your inner prep-school vibe when you style a shirt dress with tights and oxford shoes. Logo tights are a surefire way to make the look more “fashion“.

Another iteration on this classic LBD look—try semi-sheer tights to really let your dress and shoes stand out.

Meet the outfit trend It girls are all over right now: a big blazer thrown over whatever you please and paired with knee boots—tights are an easy addition.

You can’t go wrong with a chic knit dress and tights but to make it even more current, wear with a pair of chunky Chelsea boots.

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