It’s just about time to pull out a slew of festive frocks for your holiday party lineup, but it’s COLD outside, and every girl knows that looking stylish and staying warm don’t always mix — or at least it seems that way. While there are some that are daring enough to do the whole bare-legged thing, the rest of us just can’t hack it. That’s totally okay though, because tights. From sparkly stunners to lacy numbers, these nine tights and party dress pairings won’t just keep you warm this holiday season — they’ll blow your fancy cold-weather repertoire out of the water.
Pair a Next-Level Sweater Dress With Snowflake Tights
1. H&M Beaded Dress ($249) + Jonathan Aston Twinkle Tights ($29): This laid-back frock is like your favorite sweater dress only 100x more festive with eye-catching embellishments in gorgeous gold. To take the statement piece to new heights and add an extra layer of dimension to your look, pair it with twinkle tights with pops of brilliant blue.
Pair a Sequined Maxi With Spotted Tights
2. ASOS Long Sleeve Sequin Stripe Maxi Dress ($198) + Commando Leopard Fishnet Tights ($38): While a long dress provides a protective barrier to keep those gorgeous gams toasty, an extra layer never hurts. Opt for a funky pair like these leopard print fishnets that’ll add even more flair to your look with every step and swish.
Pair a Sweet A-Line Dress With Striped Tights
3. Erin Fetherston Holly Halter Dress ($295) + Commando Martine Stripe Bootie Tights ($34): Booties and mini dresses are a timeless combination, but if you’re dying to bust out a new pair of pumps this holiday season, these banded sheers will give you the best of both worlds.
Pair a Lacy Dress With Metallic Tights
Pair a Velvet Dress With Textured Tights
5. Wilfred Poncet Dress ($225) + Jonathan Aston Tribute Over the Knee Tights ($27): Double up on texture for a flirty, feminine and totally modern feel with a super soft velvet swing silhouette and lacy sheers.
Pair a Metallic Dress With Sock-Inspired Tights
6. Reformation Skyler Dress ($198) + Placed Floral Sheer Tight ($14): Your chic style sensibilities don’t have to go out the door for that office holiday party. This elegant collared dress is on-the-clock-party-appropriate (even more so paired with a lacy cami) and anything but boring. Pair it with these sock-inspired sheer tights with platform kicks.
Pair a Patterned Dress With Lace-Up Tights
7. Ann Taylor Geo Sequin Dress ($228) + Piece of Opaque Lace-Up Tights ($18): A gorgeous geo pattern in dazzling sequins radiates glamour, making sure you don’t go unnoticed, while trendy lace-up tights inject your party getup with a little edge.
Pair a Winter Romper With Fishnet Tights
8. Free People Butterfly Kisses Romper ($168) + Topshop Micro Fishnet Tights ($12): With its light and airy fabric and snowy white hue, this stunning romper is both elegant and ethereal. A pair of micro-fishnets will add a subtle tough-girl undertone to the striking ensemble, while silvery accents solidify its status as the ultimate holiday look.
Pair a Fringe Dress With Backseam Tights
9. Missguided Strappy Full Tassel Mini Dress ($94) + Memoi Backseam Lurex Tights ($20): When your party getup looks like this, it deserves a few equally eye-catching accessories, and that’s where these shimmery striped tights come in. Complete the outfit with a gilded clutch and metallic steppers.
What do you plan on wearing to your holiday get-togethers? Tell us in the comments!