The 9 Warmest Tights For Women

Everyone has that one friend who likes to wear skirts despite sub-zero temperatures. And before you judge, I should admit I'm definitely that friend. When it comes to clothing, I prefer dresses to pants, which is why I'm constantly searching for the warmest tights for women.

A least half of my closet consists of dresses and skirts, and when winter comes, I like to transition my wardrobe by layering up. Tights serve as a super-easy layering piece that keeps legs warm under skirts and dresses, and even jeans or leggings, without adding too much extra bulk. So if skirts aren't your thing, tights will still come in handy in the colder months.

When it's time to choose a pair (or a few pairs), there's plenty of varieties to match both your personal style and the degree of warmth you need. Bulky thermal tights will definitely keep you warm, but they're not the only heat-trapping option out there. There's also cute cable knit options, ones lined with fleece, and wool tights that are specially made so that they won't be itchy. And many of these awesome fall and winter tights come in a wide range of colors and sizes. Pick your favorite and layer at will.

1. Thermal Tights With A Brushed Inner That Traps Warmth


Heat Holders Thick Winter Thermal Tights (Sizes S-XL), $12-$15, Amazon

Heat Holders thick thermal tights use high performance insulation to protect against the cold. The thermal fabric is made from a combination of polyester and elastane for a tight yet breathable fit. Each pair has a soft brushed inner that traps warm air close to the skin and a cotton gusset for maximum comfort. Choose between four colors and sizes for the perfect winter companion.

2. Wool Tights Blended With Polyamide To Prevent Itching


Janus Woolen Tights (sizes XS-XL), $30, Amazon

Janus tights are made from a high-quality Merino wool blended with polyamide for a non-itch fabric that's soft to the touch. The wool's absorbent quality keeps tights dry and warm throughout the day. Machine washable and dryer-safe, these tights come in sizes XS to XL. One reviewer raved, "They're warm, soft, comfortable, and have held up well."

3. Plus Size Thermal Tights With A Brushed Terry Lining


Zaftig Women's Plus-Size Thermal Tights (1X - 3X), $28 (3 Pairs), Amazon

Stay warm in Zaftig's thermal tights that use a soft brushed terry lining to trap warmth and keeps legs cozy. The plus-size hosiery is made from a nylon and spandex blend and comes in sizes 1X to 3X. Designed with a flexible waistband that works for a variety of body types, these tights come in black, navy and charcoal to easily transition into any wardrobe.

4. A Luxurious Matte Tight That Offers Both Petite & Tall Options


Wolford Velvet Deluxe 66 (sizes XS-XL), $25-$111, Amazon

Wolford's matte tights offer a chic alternative to silky finishes. Made from a 66 denier knit, each pair features a knitted waistband and is available in seven different colors. These opaque tights have rave reviews on Amazon for keeping legs warm in colder weather. The range of sizes also means that XS provides a petite option, while the XL fits people over six feet tall.

5. A Wool-Blend Fabric In A Chic Ribbed Texture


Vero Monte Wool Blend Tights, $18, Amazon

These tights from Vero Monte are made with a blend of wool, acrylic, and spandex, which makes them stretchy and breathable all while keeping you incredibly warm. They also feature a ribbed pattern to add some texture to any outfit, plus a stretch waistband and reinforced toe. Pick between four colors including black, light gray, dark gray, and wine red.

6. Opaque Maternity Tights With An Adjustable Waistband


Intimate Portal Adjustable Maternity Tights, $13-$25, Amazon

Expecting parents can wear these maternity tights all winter long thanks to an adjustable elastic waistband and stretchable micro-fibers that allow flexible sizing throughout pregnancy. The 300 denier knit makes each pair opaque and warm enough to wear as either tights or leggings, while dual back seams maximize comfort and flexibility. A built-in fleece lined pregnancy panel is a secret bonus that will keep you warm and cozy without unwanted compression.

7. Fleece Tights That Won't Sag Throughout The Day


Vero Monte Fleece Lined Tights, $18-$30, Amazon

Vero Monte's fleece lined tights are made from 90 percent fleece to capture warmth and trap it in. Designed with an elastic waistband to hold them in place, these footed tights feature a stretch fit that won't sag during wear. The tight's smooth finish also prevents them from clinging to clothes or piling over time. Earning almost five stars on Amazon, they're also thin enough to wear under pants and warm enough to wear under dresses.

8. Silk Tights With A Bargain Price For Cooler Weather


L'eggs Women's Silky Tights (sizes S-L), $4-$13, Amazon

L'eggs extra soft silky tights max out at $13 a pair, making them an affordable yet durable option. Best described as opaque with a slight peek of skin, these tights are primarily made out of nylon to keep legs warm year-round. One reviewer raved about the bargain writing, "They fit well, maintained their shape, kept me warm during a very cold winter, and will still be wearable next winter, even though I wore and washed each pair over 30 times."

9. Super Opaque Tights In Tons Of Colors


HUE Super Opaque Tights (sizes 1-5), $12-$25, Amazon

HUE's super opaque tights are made from a 90 denier knit for complete coverage. Warm enough to wear in chilly temperatures, but light enough not to suffocate legs, these tights come in 12 different colors. HUE offers a range of five sizes to fit people just under five feet to over six feet tall. With almost 600 five-star reviews on Amazon, it's no wonder these tights are the perfect fall accessory.

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