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How To Wear Tights In Summer: Outfit Inspiration

by LAURA MCGUIRE on June 14, 2019

Black Sheer Pantyhose with a black and white dress

Some people enjoy wearing tights year-round, like the in case of frigid air conditioned offices or formal events where bare legs don't give you confidence. Pairing tights when the weather gets warm should be done strategically to create a chic summer look. Taking inspiration from our customers, like Yana in North Carolina pictured above, and the stylish celebrities out there, here are some ways you can wear tights in summer:

How To Wear Tights In Summer

During the summer:

  • Opt for shorter, lightweight clothes to pair with your tights, whether that's light, summery dresses or high-waist shorts.
  • Try wearing sheer tights instead of opaques to lighten the look. Skin tone tights look amazing this time of year. You can try a shade darker than you typically do for a sunkissed, tan complexion. 
  • When choosing opaques, pick colors like brown and grey over black. Black and white dresses are classy any time of the year, but especially pop in the summertime. 

Summer outfit ideas with tights inspired by celebrities:

Rompers with tights - I never would have thought of it on my own, but when supermodel Bella Hadid showed up at a Louis Vutton Menswear Fashion Show this summer, she paired a high-fashion red romper with sheer nude tights. If you find an edgy or sleek romper, try pairing it with your nude sheers. Bella even accessorized one leg with a tiny neutral belt; now that's daring style!

Flower print dresses - In April, Victoria Justice paired a black floral-patterned dress with black sheer tights. Copy her style and bring it into summer with a light, flowy floral print dress or skirt, and add your favorite tights. Small floral patterns vs. large-print patterns look great on us curvaceous ladies. 

Short dresses - Bring that fall and winter length up, and keep your look more buoyant by opting for a shorter skirt or dress. Choose material that is light and flowy. Take your cue from Zooey Deschanel, who is constantly pairing short dresses and skirts with black or nude sheer tights, and sometimes even opaques. Glamour magazine writes: "Zooey Deschanel recently wrote a blog post on the super-cute site she co-founded, Hello Giggles, where she admits she relies really, really heavily on her favorite wardrobe staple, tights. 'I am a year round tights girl,' she says. 'I will wear tights even if it's 100 degrees outside. Tights are my safety blanket. In them, I know that I can do a sweet row of cartwheels anytime, anywhere without anyone catching a glimpse of my knickers.'"

Shorts with tights - In March, Rosie Huntington-Whitely stepped out in belted black shorts with sheer black tights. Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, Demi Lovato, Jessica Alba and more have been pictured in shorts with tights, usually with black sheers, though Gwen likes to shake hers up with varying colors and prints. Try their looks by finding a sophisticated short and pairing it with tights. Shorts can be dressy or casual, where ever the day is taking you.

 

 

 

 

Brown tights with casual shorts

Hipstik Legwear provides comfortable, low-rise, no-squeeze tights year-round for all shapes and sizes, even plus size. Try the most comfortable tights you'll ever own anytime of the year in nude sheer, sheer black, and gray and brown opaques.

  

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