Sexy Winter Tights

I look forward to winter as an excuse to ‘bundle up in knitwear and cosy coats’. But the plummeting temperatures have a frosty downside for your wardrobe too, namely giving up the lure of bare legs.

If ‘tights’ are your thing, then forget about the standard black 80 denier black opaques. It’s all about cool patterned offerings.

  • Shirt, £35, Topshop 
  • Bodysuit, £8, Boohoo 
  • Tights, £19.99, Trasparenze 
  • Heels, £19.99, New Look 

Not generally known for putting function first, the fashion industry has for once embraced tights.

Designer brand bosses usually like to imagine that everyone has as big a budget for Ubers as they do, and therefore will never need to shiver after a big winter night out. In previous years, tights had almost zero protection against the elements. 

This season however, warm legs have received the seal of approval from big-name brands such as Burberry, Fendi and Balenciaga. And even the world of celebrity has wrapped up and gone all “sensible”.

Our favourite TV psychopath Villanelle — Jodie Comer from Killing Eve — teamed her little black dress with a barely-there pair.

Actresses Katie Holmes, Reese Witherspoon and singer Rihanna have all pulled on sheer styles too.

A thinner denier looks great with a shorter hemline as they flatter your legs instead of camouflaging them, which a thicker count will.

Lighter deniers will also look party-ready, while still providing some coverage, meaning you won’t be left with goose pimpled flesh by the end of the night.

And midi skirts might be a big hit this season, but the right pair of tights will see you being able to wear minis right through until spring.

There are a host of styles and deniers to choose from — from the classic 20 or 30 denier count that will go with anything in your winter wardrobe, to Sixties-inspired polka dot prints, and even out-of-this-world star designs.

  • Bodysuit, £45, Dusty Daze at Asos 
  • Tights, £14, Pretty Polly 
  • Shoes, £59, Carvela at Kurt Geiger 

And if you are unlucky enough to cause a rip in your pair — a blob of clear nail varnish or spritz of hairspray will stop a ladder from spreading further.

  • Jumper, £85, & Other Stories 
  • Tights, £11, Calzedonia 
  • Shoes, £59, Kurt Geiger 
  • Bodysuit, £12, Boohoo 
  • Panelled tights, £15.99, Le Bourget 
  • Shoes, £59, Kurt Geiger