Holiday party season is almost in full swing, and that means one thing: party dresses! (Or, you know skirts). If you live on the West Coast where it's warm and sunny all the time, then you don't have to worry, but for those of us facing serious winter weather, exposed legs isn't exactly practical. But you don't have to resort to pants (unless you want to!), because there are so many options for cute holiday tights to wear this festive season.
I'm a huge fan of tights because not only do they keep you warm enough to still be able to wear skirts and dresses in the colder months, but they also give you so much room for creativity. From colors, to textures, to patterns, you can change up your look pretty drastically, even if you're wearing the same skirt over and over again. Plus, the best part? They're pretty cheap, so you can pick up multiple pairs to suit your mood.
Whether or not you prefer to stay a bit more basic and subtle on a day-to-day basis, holiday parties are the perfect opportunity to try out a pair of tights that's slightly more exciting. Shop these 15 pairs of tights to keep you stylish (and warm) throughout the holiday party season.
Pretty Polly Reindeer Tights, $15, topshop.com
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer...looked really adorable on your tights.
Floral Tights, $18, ASOS
Going for a more romantic look? Try a pair of sheer, floral tights.
Opaque Chevron Tights, $16, topshop.com
Fun pattern + Christmas color — killing two birds with one stone.
Plus Size Lace Tights, $19, lanebryant.com
Add an old-world feel with lace tights.
Cable Knit Tights, $15, asos.com
It's cold out, so keep yourself warm in winter white knit tights.
6. Polka Dots
Plus Size Dotted Tights, $19, lanebryant.com
Polka dots add some whimsy.
Hue, $14, nordstrom.com
It's the holidays. You definitely want to sparkle.
Glitter Fishnets, $16, topshop.com
Make regular fishnets more holiday ready by choosing a glitter version.
9. Over The Knee
Don't want to spend money on OTK boots? Try OTK tights.
10. Christmas Tree
Pretty Polly, $20, nordstrom.com
You should definitely be wearing Christmas tree tights while rocking around all those Christmas trees.
Plus Size Rhinestone Back Tights, $19, lanebryant.com
Put on the glitz.
Hue, $11, nordstrom.com
If you're not wearing as much plaid as possible this season, you're missing out.
Pretty Polly, $25, nordstrom.com
The classic fall/winter pattern is just as cute in tight form.
Plus Size Heart Tights, $19, lanebryant.com
Bonus: These can double as Valentine's Day tights.
Plus Size Burgundy Tights, $11, ASOS
Tis the season to wear red tights.
Images: Topshop; ASOS; Lane Bryant