Every year we talk about sexy tights. They’re the ultimate way to take any outfit up a notch during the holidays. Instant. Glam.
Most importantly, tights make wearing a holiday dress more realistic for the colder weather. Sexy tights are not thick, black tights (more on black tights later), but they’re….something. It’s surprising how the thinnest bit of material can still help to warm up a dress. And, in certain cases, sexy tights take an otherwise uninspired outfit into something exciting.
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7 Holiday Outfit Ideas Featuring Sexy Tights
We love our fishnets, our lace, a classic polka dot or even — if you’re extra — embellished tights with little pearls or rhinestones all over. And, for the super-cold, a thick pair of sparkly tights does wonders for little slip-dresses. Here are a few ways we’re wearing sexy tights for the holidays…
1. Make Monochromatic Less Drab
I really wanted to say make monochromatic less drab and more fab, but that feels less sexy tights and more cleaning product commercial…but it still applies.
As I’ll probably continue to mention for all of eternity, I’m all about the all-black-everything. However, I understand that can feel pretty boring…especially for the holidays. Try Julieta’s approach and let the sexy tights have their moment in the spotlight — pair them with textured layers and a pretty clutch to balance it allll out.
2. Treat Them Like Mixed Prints
Heavily textured tights can also give pattern-mixing vibes when paired with a subtly-patterned black dress. A brightly colored shoe works especially well when the rest of the outfit is monochromatic.
3. Layer Sexy Tights Under Destroyed Denim
As someone who is slowly starting to incorporate bolder outfit pieces into their wardrobe, giving sexy tights just a hint of shine time is the way I’d go. Try layering your sexy tights underneath a pair of destroyed denim to help make them party-ready. It’s unexpected and fun.
4. Classic Dots & Skirts: Always Ladylike
You’d be hard pressed to find a more classic pairing than sheer pin-dot tights with a skirt. The vibe is always so ladylike and refined…but just playful enough to be paired with literally anything else (a leather jacket is a reallllly good counterpoint).
5. Too Cold? Opaque, Shimmery Tights Fix Everything
Not all of us are about the sheer tights…especially when it’s suuuper cold. If that’s the case, shimmery, opaque tights are the way to go. The best way to balance out the heaviness of the tights is with layers — wear a turtleneck under a silk dress like Jess!
6. A Classic Pairing w/ a Twist: Mini Dress + OTK Boots
A mini dress with OTK boots is a classic Fall/Winter outfit. Add some sexy tights to take it up to the next level for the holidays. Pair with gold accessories and a red lip like Scotti!
7. Just Because These Tights Are Fab
Lex found these amazing jeweled tights from Amazon. Such a good find. Can definitely wear them with pretty much anything because the tights speak for themselves. But, you can go extra festive with a red dress and gold heels. Either way… love.
Shop Sexy Tights For Holiday Party Outfits
Work those sexy tights! And p.s. check out how to wear your jeans for the holidays here.