There’s a definite frosty chill in the air at the moment, and although we’re not celebrating the icy mornings and cold nights, there’s nothing we like more than cosy winter tights on cold days (don’t worry, there’s no way we’ll be celebrating the rain unless lingerie brands start making cool umbrellas).
From woolly textures and cool graphic patterns, our wintery and mostly-black wardrobes have been lovingly updated thanks to the on-going trend for layers – think jumper dresses, coloured tights, thick socks and leg warmers. Winter wardrobes, we love you again!
Here are our top picks for this winter’s legwear:
Wolford Fine Merino Rib Legwarmers
Perfect under long boots to layer up over opaque tights and completely rock the layered look, these lovely soft Wolford leg warmers in merino wool have a sporty rib knit (sporty is the trend of the season), as well as knitted cuffs for a great fit!.
Buy: £43, Wolfordshop.co.uk
Charnos Cotton Modal Tights
These Charnos tights in chocolate will look great with light coloured jumper dresses as an alternative to black opaques – and they’ll be much more snug in the cold mornings as you’re scraping ice of the car windscreen. So many of us are guilty of having drawers full of black opaques and little else, and these will make softer alternative.
Buy: £10, tightsplease.co.uk
Joanne Hynes for Pretty Polly
Pretty Polly’s latest collaboration is with Irish designer Joanne Hynes, making for a bold little collection of hosiery. We love these ‘Love’ tights with their red heart detail. The clever design makes them perfect for wearing with any length of skirt, and they are certainly a head turner.
Buy: 20 Euros, joannehynes.com
Pierre Mantoux Oyster Fashion Tights
A beautifully knitted pattern wrapped around your legs… perfect for sunny but cold days when you want to show off your legs.
Buy: £32.99, uktights.com
Pamela Mann Heart Patterned Wool Tights
Another lovely and subtle alternative to black, these heart tights with make any winter outfit cool. They’ll look lovely with both a bright outfit and plain black, heels or boots – cute as a button!
Buy: £8.99, pamelamann.co.uk
Oroblu Jayne Cotton Opaque Tights
If colour and pattern are your thing, these Jayne tights from Oroblu deliver in spades. The bright green will look fab with a smart black dress and the pattern is a cool and subtle take on leopard print.
Buy: £19.99, uktights.com
Pamela Mann Galactic Sky Tights
If you really want to have fun with your legs this winter, these Galactic Sky tights from Pamela Mann are a great choice. All over printed designs are becoming more and more popular, and this is definitely a stand out style.
Buy: £9.99, pamelamann.co.uk