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How To Wear Black Tights, Stockings and Hosiery

18 Comments 15 October 2007

I just love the fall…knee high boots are back in fashion, a crisp earthy fragrance is in the air and celebs are packing away their leggings for the season. But short dresses still reign supreme in this sorta chilly, but not yet freezing weather…what’s a fashionista to do? The answer: black tights.

I used to hate tights…they reminded me of my days in ballet class, hiking them up over my belly and barely being able to breathe. Now I appreciate them for their blemish and bulge reducing qualities. If your summer tan has begun to fade, but you still want to show off some shapely gams, consider black tights for your fall look. Here are a few ways to wear them:

Edgy

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Gwyneth Paltrow (source)

Gwyneth looks every bit the part of a rockers wife/hip actress in her head to toe black ensemble. Her black tights keep this dark look from being broken up and adds extra drama.

Trendy:

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Hilary Duff (source)

Paired with a cute silk pattern dress and knee high boots, Duff looks cute and trendy in her black tights. They keep this look fresh and young, but modest at the same time. No risk of flashing any naughties with these things on…

Classy:

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Cate Blanchett (source)

Like with Gwyneth’s look, Cate keeps her black ensemble going by pairing her outfit with black stockings. Black stockings make a formal dress look even more formal, but be wary of what color you pair it with: for an effective and classy look, only pair black stockings or tights with earth toned or muted formal wear.

If you are looking for an inexpensive and effective way to punch up your fall look, head to the local drug store for this must have accessory.

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18 Comments so far

  1. MIMI says:

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  2. great post! gwyneth looks great..as usual.

  3. fashionholic says:

    three great outfits!!! gweneth looks great!!

  4. chelsss says:

    can u wear black hose with tan ugg boots?

  5. Stephanie says:

    Personally, I wouldn’t pair black stockings with tan Uggs, however, I would suggest capri length stockings to break up the monotony if you REALLY wanted to wear them. :o )

  6. Nicole says:

    i usually wear plain black tights with boots and a mini skirt…is it too trendy to wear with ribbed tights instead? Maybe too many lines on my outfit are a fashion no-no?

  7. Lindsey says:

    I love the “tights” look, but everytime I try to wear them with an outfit, I end up taking the tights off right before I leave the house! :-) I get scared…

  8. dtjhfd says:

    Those tights look like black panty hose.

  9. Baayyleay says:

    Yah this is hot but i need to wear them to school in -40 weather..

  10. Christina says:

    I wear tights in the fall -sping I do have a white mini skirt so I know that any shade of tights will work with it like black ect & I have a pair of candies black boots

  11. HoLlIee says:

    i want a casual look, but i want to wear tights too. what should i wear? x

  12. Rebecca says:

    Black tights are the best garment ever!

    @ HoLllee: combine your black tights with a simple black dress! ;)

  13. Kristen says:

    I love wearing tights when its cooler out although I do wear em in the summer sometimes. I wear pantyhose alot in the summertime such as jet black,off black and suntan shades. I wear tights with my denim skirts, short dresses and boots or even heels.I like em alot better than the capri tights as they make ur ankles look to skinny.

  14. samantha says:

    i wear the black leggings with 6 inch heels and a leather belt with a form fitting top

  15. Carrie says:

    Great pictures. Would you suggest always wearing black heels with a black dress and black tights? Or would you add some color with a pair of bright heels? Have my black dress and tights, just not sure which shoes to pair with the outfit. Thanks!

  16. Angelique says:

    I would add some color like a nice pair of purple shoes.

  17. Anonymous says:

    i love tights

  18. Chelsey Barnes says:

    Tights and hoesiry are a great fashion accessory for the fall you still get to wear your great winter dresses with out completly freezing. Tights are something that every girl needs in her warbdroe because leggings dont look great under all dresses, and tights give it a light feeling.


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