Best Tights to Wear with Dresses | Thriftanista in the City

1.05.2015

Best Tights to Wear with Dresses

My crochet tights are always a crowd pleaser. They look great with dresses and skirts and add a layer of warmth. While I've had trouble finding more pairs, they're not the only cute ones out there. I've selected a few similar styes that will give new life to your winter wardrobe.

best tights to wear with dresses
Our New Year's Eve celebration included a feast at Kyma Greek restaurant followed by champagne with friends and watching the NYC ball drop on tv. When choosing my outfit for the evening, I thought about going bare-legged all of 10 seconds. I wasn't outside very long but it was also rather rainy so I dug out my favorite crochet tights from the hosiery stash.

Whenever I wear the crochet tights people ask about them and my information on them is foggy. The brand tag has been washed away. I've narrowed it down to a Macy's, Carson Pirie Scott, or Marshall's purchase about 7 years ago. 

dolce vite gretchen pumps

Tights are a winter staple for me and I sometimes wear them under pants for an extra layer of warmth or to do a little body shaping. I'm not ashamed to say that I will rock old fashioned pantyhose too. It's not for everyone though. 

Tights are more fun and come in an array of styles and colors that don't have to be perfectly matched to your leg hue to look good.

vintage knit sequin jacket

They're also a great way to expand your wardrobe at a very affordable price. You gain more wear out of those summer dresses and skirts. You can add a bit of interest to your classic pieces or provide some coverage to that micro mini skirt you may be hesitant to wear.

To make up for my lack of knowledge on this particular pair, I've pulled together some cute alternatives. The Falke tights are for high rollers. I have a couple of their sweater tights I bought 6 years ago (in my mid roller days) and they are still going strong after several washes so I know they're worth the price. All the others are under $25. Forever 21's tights are just $7! It's one of the few purchases I would be ok purchasing from there.

crochet tights

THRIFT vintage earrings - vintage sequin jacket - vintage clutch - Cynthia Rowley dress AMAZON Dolce Vita Grechen Platform Pump DIY ankara fabric worn as fascinator

Are you a fan of tights and stockings?

***in other news***

Violet was pinkalicious on NYE in pink tights, mini skirt, and sequins!

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.


best tights for winter

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