What to Buy for Fall 2007: Tights

 

What: Way back in February, TBF told you to stock up on tights, so we’re hoping you did. Tights are everywhere for fall, seen especially in bold colors, and the season’s top neutral – gray.

What the fashion heads say: This on the fall tight forecast from iVillage.com’s Beauty and Style page: “We all welcome one more winter where fashionistas don’t have to freeze to look fashionable.”

What I say: They keep the legs cozy and keep everything in place, so what’s not to like? Though the palette can be somber, up the interest factor with texture – think knits, ribbing, embellishments. Also, you can pair gray or black tights with some of fall’s sophisticated plaids or classic jewel-toned pieces (like in the Marc Jacobs look, above) to make sure the look doesn’t fall flat. Slip on a pair of the season’s sexy boots or power pumps, and you’re ready to take on the world (or you’ll look like you are, anyway). Best of all, it’s a trend that can be had for a mere pittance at discount department stores like Target. (check out the Xhiliration line of hosiery)

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Comments

  1. AD says

    Where can I find gray ones like the pair in the photo? I know they are Marc Jacobs, but where can I actually buy them, or where can I find similar ones?

  2. says

    I love the look of tights. Too bad I live in Florida where even in the winter it’s still mostly too warm for tights. Maybe come Decemeber there will be a few cool days I could wear a pair or two.

  3. Christine says

    Hooray!  Tights!  I live in the wilds of Western Massachusetts, where tights are very practical for winter.

  4. Michele says

    I must wear non-wool tights because I’m allergic to nylon stockings and wool. In the winter, I wear long skirts, boots (have over 10 assorted pairs), and leg warmers. I have a few pairs of thigh-high tights that work well in snowy conditions. (I don’t own a car like most of the teachers I work with so it’s public transit.) Normally, I wear tights with short skirts with granny boots. I bet those come back in fashion after I had to get rid of my black pair because the heel was incorrectly repaired (after 20 years!). I think they work great but I’m really pushing for … argyle tights! Tee-hee!

  5. Terry says

    I live in northern Canada and I wear tights and pantyhose 7 days a week during the winter months. The grey pair in the photo are fantastic. Oh, by the way, I am a male.

  6. says

    I love tights but apparently, somewhere, it is written that if one is a big girl, thou shalt not wear tights (except black) no matter how good thou’s legs look.

    Hue makes awesomely fun tights but they don’t make them in plus sizes (and if they do, I have no idea where to find them)

    Does anyone know where I can get tights (aside from JMS.com and Lane Bryant) in beyond basic colors? Sure, I can get black and navy… but I want cranberry and winter white and dare I say it – PLAID and textures!!!

  7. Emma says

    I love tights and wear them regardless of current fashion.  Walmart and Target both have a good selection usually about $4-5/pair so it’s easy enough to stock up.

    http://www.sock-dreams.com has a huge selection of socks/tights/footwear/etc for pretty reasonable prices.  if you use the quick search option it helps to narrow the choices down and it should take you to what you’re looking for (including plus sized options).

  8. Doris says

    I have my tights for the fall.  I recently bought stretch pants for the fall and I’m so happy I kept my others.

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