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Fall Tights, Every Which Way

by Jill Manoff

Want to get a leg up on one of the hottest trends for fall? Start stocking up…on tights. We’ve been building our collection since February, when we saw legwear by the droves walk the Fashion Week runways—and why not? It’s an affordable means of looking instantly chic and takes the guesswork out of working skirts sans a summertime glow. Still, there are some guidelines for wearing the style just right. Before you slip a pair on, be sure to read on…

Black tights are essential…
If black tights still call to mind a mod look à la Twiggy, you’re in for a surprise—because, come fall, you’ll be seeing the style worn every which way: for day and night, dressed up and down. Feel free to pair them with every dress in your rotation. To fake legs for days, just add black heels!

But that’s just the start of it.
When it comes to fall tights, the possibilities are endless: There are printed styles, textured styles, embellished styles, you name it. Want to stand out? Pick a pair with a loud graphic. Wearing an LBD? Add a bright style to keep it interesting.

Pantyhose are not tights.
Regardless of the Duchess’s penchant for pantyhose, the fashion world has yet to embrace them. In other words? Stick to tights—perfectly-opaque or sheer, with interest (like a bold pattern or embroidered dots).

Tights are not pants.
Enough said.