… textured tights.
Last year, I felt my tights-related preferences beginning to shift. Despite all of my age-appropriateness rhetoric, there was this tiny little voice squeaking out, “Are you sure you want to wear those nearly-neon turquoise tights? Really sure?” Some of my wilder patterned tights also felt a bit off: Stripes and florals seemed somehow over-the-top, and I shied away.
But now and going forward, textured tights feel spot-on. They’ve got the movement and interest of patterns, but the subtlety of opaques. Plus they’re ideal for transitional weather, and a great solution for women who may want some leg coverage but feel opaques are too warm and pantyhose are too old-school. Here are a few pairs I’m loving:
Falke Dot Tights – $35.18
I never thought I’d spend more than $12 on a pair of tights, but this brand has won me over. Their tights are warm, durable, and incredibly comfy. I’ve got mostly opaques from Falke, but am lusting after this textured pair. Subtle, classy, and utterly lovely.
Express Diamond Texture Tights – $22.90
Express is another favorite brand, and this style is right up my alley. True fishnets are a little too breezy for my taste, but versions that emulate that tiny diamond pattern yet offer more coverage? Ideal.
I can honestly say I’ve never seen a pair quite like this. The texture doesn’t read as plaid to me, but I’m still loving it. DKNY is another standby brand, although the tights tend to run small, in my experience.
How do you feel about textured tights? Do they work for your personal style?
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