Some Dresses Don't Work With Tights, But These 15 Definitely Do

As it gets cooler, the option of bare legs gets further away. But that doesn't stop us reaching for a dress (oh, no). There are so many amazing styles out there that you might own already, or fancy investing in, that can work just as well with tights as they have done all summer long sans hosiery. You don't have to suddenly dive into dark prints only or knitted jumper dresses when you want to put your trusty 40-deniers on.

Many dresses are more versatile than you think. Pick the right dress, and you can wear it with super-fine or fishnet tights or a snuggly thermal pair of Marks and Spencer tights once the cold weather firmly kicks in. Oh, and we can't forget polka-dot patterns and coloured styles (which no longer are just for kids party looks, FYI). 

Here at Who What Wear UK, we believe there are many kinds of dresses that can be worn with tights all winter long. After all, adding hosiery can actually be the cherry on the cake. But we have a few pointers to share. 

Style Notes: Susie's barely there tights amp up the party feel of her dress.

Style Note: Be bold and work coloured tights in to your everyday wardrobe—the Scandi girls are all doing it.

One top tip before you go shopping? Invest in a slip skirt to go under dresses. This will help calm down any potential clinging and create a smooth, static-free line. It's a small investment that really makes a difference to so many looks.

Scroll to see the best dresses to wear with tights.

The thigh splits in this frock are just calling out to flash a pair of patterned, retro tights. 

Style with tights, calf-length boots and a teddy coat for a vintage feel.

Choosing a print that has black accents in it will mean it always works with black tights.

Will it be ribbed grey tights for a bookish look or something sassier?

Team this cashmere dream with thick tights and boots once the chill sets in. 

Make like a Swedish influencer and add lacy tights to this little party dress.

Layer over a rust roll-neck with thick tights and knee-high boots. 

Add Western boots to your chosen tights, and you're very 2018.

Come party season, you'll wear with 20-denier and a faux-fur cropped jacket.

Dark denim is better with black hosiery than light.

Match the sheer trend going on and opt for a pair of statement, patterned tights.

For day layer over a high neck knit. For evening, add equally glittery tights and platform heels. 

 Opening Image: Collage Vintage

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.