What to do when it’s freezing out and you want to wear a (probably new) dress, but bare legs are totally out of the question? Just add tights. Once upon a time it would have seemed like a total no-no to pair a new-season frock with a trusty 60-denier bit of coverage, but these days the rules have relaxed and comfort and practicality prevail (2018 has its upsides).
Here at Who What Wear UK, we believe there many kinds of dresses that can and should be worn with tights—whether that’s a classic black denier pair, or something printed, sparkly, fancy or of the fishnet variety. Adding hosiery can be the cherry on the cake, just look at Pernille Teisbaek at Stockholm Fashion Week for further proof.
But which dresses look best worn with tights? Choose prints—think polka dots, florals or leopard print—embrace texture and avoid wearing top-to-toe black. Of course, there are a select few styles that should be left for balmy, leg-baring weather, but for the most part, during these tricky in-between seasons, there are plenty of styles that look infinitely cooler when worn with a pair of tights. For more inspiration, scroll below to shop our edit of the 13 chicest frocks to wear with tights.
Offset this fancy frock with casual kicks and tights.
Just add white pointed boots and gold hoops.
We don’t know whether it’s the shape, the colour or that corset belt, but this has shot straight to the top of our wish list.
The new way to wear stripes. Just add bright white trainers and black tights.
With heels or flats, tights or bare legs, this will be worth every single penny.
Style with a cropped vinyl jacket and boots.
Try something with mismatch prints.
The metallic party frock we’ve been waiting for. Wear with black tights and black platform sandals.
You’ll get so much wear out of this.
Make your silky floral dress work for day with tights and running trainers.
Or why not try a tea dress?
Team with contrasting tights and metallic sandals.
Every wardrobe needs a pretty floral mini.
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