How to wear black tights- The ultimate guide

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Black tights have never faded away from the fashion scene. People who are into wearing black tights love them for the simple reason that they're so versatile, lightweight, practical, and fashionable.

Not only do black tights keep you warm during the fall and winter seasons, they also go well with practically every clothing item out there, and they look gorgeous with every kind of footwear, too. The best thing is black tights can be used all throughout the year, even during the heat of summer, because black tights aren’t just available in thick cotton, but also come in sheer materials. It’s no wonder that they're a constant staple in women’s closets.

How do you wear black tights?
Because they look so simple and so ordinary, people just tend to wear them with everything they own—which is exactly right. Again, black tights really are one of the most versatile accessories you can own. They can dress up a casual outfit and at the same time, they can also make you look a lot more formal. As long as you’re wearing an outfit that exposes quite a bit of your legs, then you’ve got room to show off your lovely black tights.


Short skirts are one of the most favored clothing items to pair with black tights. If you’ve ever seen photographs of Japanese or Catholic schoolgirls, then you know exactly how gorgeous black tights look with short skirts. The best part is you don’t even have to be a schoolgirl to pull off this look. You can take any short skirt you own—a leather miniskirt, a denim skirt, a checked pleated skirt, or a dainty floral mini—toss on some black tights, and you’ve got yourself a sassy new outfit.

Black tights can also be a real part of your outfit. They could serve as your pants for one, albeit a much tighter pair of pants. You can wear black tights along with an oversized top for a casual look, or throw on a shirtdress instead.









If you have on a minidress, your black tights can also provide some coverage for your legs or simply be used to add a more bohemian touch to the outfit, depending on the type of tights you choose. You can choose plain black tights or go with something ribbed or something with a more whimsical pattern on them.

You can also go all-out with patterned tights or fishnets.

Incredible shoes can also showcase your black tights. From boots to sandals to Mary Janes to platform shoes—black tights will definitely be a hit if you wear them with any of these shoes. Consider them as smoother, thinner substitutes for socks—and a fabulous way to add pizzazz to your outfit.

Black tights are a great way for you to show off your legs without baring some skin too. You can wear dresses, skirts, or shorts of any length with these accessories. As you can see, black tights aren’t just something to keep you warm during cold weather nor are they something to slip on if you’re stumped for new ideas for your outfits, but they can definitely make a strong fashion statement, too.

No matter which look you’re going for, consider seeing how black tights can enhance your current wardrobe.

Black Tights Can Help Transition Spring Dresses Into Fall

One of the best ways to wear black tights is with a fun, flirty spring dress. Pairing some opaque black tights with a brightly colored shift dress or A line can take a spring dress well into fall.


If there’s a chill in the air, consider adding a big, chunky cableknit sweater, but add a thin belt in a contrasting color to keep your look from being shapeless. You can choose shoes like a low bootie, pumps or even flats in black or a color found in your dress. This look can work with nearly any type of shoe, so don’t be afraid to try something new.

Peeptoe Shoes Can Work With Black Tights

A couple years ago, it would have been taboo to wear black tights with strappy sandals or perky peeptoes. This fall however, black tights with open shoes are seeing a huge surge. Wearing black tights means you don’t have to worry so much about shaving your legs or if your pedicure isn’t perfect. Celebrities like Ashley Simpson and Jessica Alba have been sighted pairing black tights with open shoes so there’s no reason why you can’t rock this look even if you’re not a celebrity.

Opaque Vs Sheer

Opaque tights can look edgy and fresh, but they’re not the only black hosiery that you should have in your wardrobe. Sheer tights are sleek and sophisticated, but they need to be paired with the right outfit and shoes, such as a stunning bright sheath and stilettos, to avoid looking dated. This look can be incredibly sexy so consider wearing sheer black hose the next time you want to make a big impression on a date. Whether it’s a first date with a new boyfriend or you’re looking to rekindle the spark with your husband or significant other, see what impression some sheer black hosiery can make.

Unless you work in a very conservative workplace, such as a law firm, avoid wearing sheer black tights with your business suits – if hose is required in your office, stick with a nude sheer. For a sexy, sophisticated, nighttime look, use sheer tights with a subtle pattern. Fun, funky patterns, whether they’re sheer or opaque, should be restricted to day time wear or a night out on the town at a concert or club.

Shorts With Black Tights And Heels

Shorts and tights together were a top trend in 2010 and the look is still going strong. One pair of tights can coordinate with a number of different pairs of shorts to create completely different looks. For a professional, day time look, wear a pair of baggy tweed shorts with black tights and heels, while a pair of cut off denim shorts works with a white shirt and bohemian vest to create a fun, one of a kind look. When you pair shorts with tights, you’ll stand out from the crowd, no matter whether you’re going for a professional or fun look.

Black Dress, Black Tights, Red Shoes

A plain black dress plus some black tights equals boring, right? Not if you pair them with a colored pair of shoes and matching accessories. Avoid looking like you just came from a funeral by adding a pair of red shoes. If you’re really feeling flirty, find a great pair of hot pink, lime green or even a funky animal print like zebra or leopard.

Black tights definitely don’t have to be boring. Whether you pair them with a brightly colored dress or a pair of distressed denim cut offs, you can create looks that are as unique as you are. There’s no real right or wrong way to wear black tights so pull out a few wardrobe staples, add in some new accessories and see the many looks you can create with black tights.

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