January 5, 2015 - Comments Off on Round-Up: Survive Winter (And Look Good Doing It) With These Tights
With winter weather comes many things—wind-blown hairdos, rosy cheeks, and the great fashion responsibility that is layering. Instead of thinking of them as another layer between you and the great season that is summer, treat them as the versatile accessory that they are. The right pair of tights can take an outfit to new levels, whether you're working with patterns or a bold color.
Tights are also great for turning summer wardrobe pieces into weather-appropriate outfits—just like the Edie and Pixie Rompers. (We love how they look with either solid or patterned hosiery). We know it's overwhelming—you can't turn around in any department store or website without running into a pair of tights ('tis the season), so we rounded up some of our favorite for your shopping convenience. From the perfect everyday legwear to bold seamed varieties to flaunt on date night, we've found the perfect pair for you.
For the Sustainably Minded
Maggie's Organics from Abe's Market
They put it best: "Grown without pesticides, harvested safely, and spun without chemicals, this cotton is soft, safe and scrumptious." How can you resist a pair of tights that are described as scrumptious?
These tights are made to be lighter than other cold-weather designs, making them a great choice if you're looking for a pair to show off during warmer months, too.
The Go-To, Everyday Tight
M6 from Bene Rialto
These opaque tights are perfect for weatherproofing your favorite summer outfit—whether it be a favorite pair of shorts or a romper. Make sure to play up your accessories to break up the opaque look, if you're working with a monochrome outfit. A stand-out pair of shoes can go a long way with a black pair of tights, as well.
M6 makes their hosiery in Germany, but you can find their designs at Bene Rialto in Manhattan.
Heattech Tights from Uniqlo
For $12.90 per pair, we couldn't help but add these staples to our list. These are great for covering up when you're in a pinch. For as inexpensive as they are, these will last a long time if you care for them correctly—wash them as you would lingerie.
We chose a ribbed style that is perfect for ladies looking to try out the whole tight trend without committing too much—they add just enough pattern to a casual outfit without going overboard.
Looking to add a bit of vintage drama to an outfit? The quickest way to do it is with a pair of seamed tights. The look is classic, and noted for being glamorous. Pair this with a LBD—or our Elena Dress—for a night on the town.
Every single one of Johnathan Aston's designs have some element of vintage glam, from the classic seam to a much more bold contrasting red for turning heads. And that's only the Vintage Collection. Look to the Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection for more stunning looks—think bows and high-shine.
Tights of the Month Club from Hello Holiday
If you don't quite know what you're looking for in a tight, look to Hello Holiday. They offer two subscriptions—six months and twelve months—where members receive a new pair every month. From polka dots to bold opaque colors, you never know what's going to show up in the mail.
One thing to note, the size is "one size fits most," so it might be best to call for more details on fit before investing.
Serve Up Some Shape
ShaToBu from Classic Shapewear
Whether you're heading out on a first date or giving a big client presentation, sometimes a little shaping can give you that boost of confidence you need. These tights from ShaToBu celebrate your curves while keeping you comfortable—which is, as we all know, the most important part when you're stuck wearing them all day.
ShaToBu sells all kind of lengths, colors, and varieties at prices that are easy on the wallet, making it easy to experiment with the different styles. Remember: A good pair of tights can make all the difference.