When it comes to tights, all sorts of things can go wrong. They can be too thin, too bulky, too I-just-bought-them-how-do-they-already-have-a-run—and the absolute worst—too tight. No one wants to drop hard-earned money on a pair only to bring them home, squeeze yourself into them and immediately panic because you can’t breathe and have no idea where your scissors are to cut yourself out. And don’t even get us started on those paper-thin tights that stand no chance of protecting your gams against the cold night air. Phew, the struggle is real. Well, dear readers, we’ve done our hosiery homework in hopes you can leave all these stresses behind. Here are our top 6 favorite stylish, comfortable, flattering and warm tights that let you show off your legs without losing them to frostbite.
This high-quality pair has a velvety feel to it. The inner plush lining will keep you warm on cold nights, without feeling bulky. The toe seam has reinforced knitting to ward off any eye-roll-inducing runs.
These polyester and spandex blend tights are warm thanks to their fleece lining. The ankle length makes them a perfect choice for highlighting sporty kicks, though you can also throw on some long socks to wear them with your favorite knee-high boots. Bonus: they’re 30% off right now!
If you want a slightly different look, step out in these cable-knit sweater leggings. They’ll keep you warm while adding an extra bit of flare and texture to your outfit. Pull these on and wear them with your favorite sweater dress and booties.
Wolford is the Porsche of tights. They’re made really well, and out of quality materials that will keep you warm and dry. This pair is made up of 75% virgin merino wool and 25% nylon. We especially love the unique nutmeg color. Go nab them while they’re 64% off!
Stand out in these cute faux fur cuffed leggings. The lining extends from ankle to waist, making sure your entire lower half is protected from the cold. You can also roll the cuff down for a more streamlined look.
For being so inexpensive, these tights are incredibly comfortable and warm. They’re the perfect fit—not too tight and not too loose where you’ll be cinching them up the entire night. They’re also easy to clean—just throw them in the wash and hang or lay flat to dry.
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.