The legwear game has evolved. A few years ago, black opaque tights were every city girl’s best friend. Then—much to the delight of men everywhere—leggings made a comeback. This year, the stakes are higher, the designs are chicer, and legs are making major fashion statements.
Fox Trot Tights ($29.50) at Anthropologie
Leave it to Anthro to add whimsy to a pair of otherwise boring black tights.
Pretty Polly Tartan Tights ($25) at Nordstrom
For those dreaming of Burberry plaid—but without the nauseating sticker price—Pretty Polly’s tartan tights are the next best thing.
HUE Metallic Foil Leopard Tights ($5.99) at Macy’s
Talk about a walk on the wild side. Leopard goes luxe in a gold that’s almost flashy enough to double as jewelry.
Climbing Vines Tights ($20) at Free People
Everything is coming up roses. Pair these with a brown boot for a stellar look.
Cameron Crackled Jacquard Legging ($110.60) at BCBG
This pair of leggings will be the focal point of any ensemble, so keep everything else simple. A white tee and strappy heels are ideal.
Chevron Tights ($18) at Avenue
Plus-size shoppers can get in on the trend, too! By the way, yes, everyone is still swooning over chevron prints.
Atelier De Geste 2-Tone Tight ($19.99) at Urban Outfitters
Atelier de Geste makes the most sublime two-tone tights for moments when making decisions is impossible.
Fusion Zig Zag Bootights ($36) at Bluefly
Speaking of boots, these tights are designed specifically for them, with an eye-catching pattern on top and ankle-height socks sewn into the bottom.
Westbrook XO Barneys New York X Jordan Elephant Print Sports Tights ($165) at Barneys
Yours truly isn’t 100 percent sure what sports tights even are, but “elephant print” sounds intriguing. This colorful pair is perfect for a trip to Whole Foods, or for those days when you’re pretending to do CrossFit.
Romeo & Juliet Couture Mixed Check & Stripe Print Scuba Leggings ($41.30) at Last Call
Neoprene, otherwise known as wet suit material, has been popular for a few seasons. Go ahead and make a splash in these geometric-print leggings.
Stance Punkette ($24) at Zappos
Don’t these tights look like something that Cruella de Vil would love? Wear them to spice up a little black dress or basic shift.
Happy Socks Small Polka Dot Tights ($25) at Lane Crawford
Polka-dot anything is hardly groundbreaking, but the rainbow of pastels in this pair will spark a smile or two.
Rose Thigh Band Tights ($20) at Topshop
Don’t have the guts to get a tattoo? No problem! Thanks to Topshop’s tights, you can look like a badass without the commitment.
Wolford Linnea Tights ($47.61) at ASOS
Channel your inner Dita Von Teese in legwear that’s slightly sexy but overall darling.
Snoop Dogg Rasta Geo Womens Leggings ($14.97) at Tilly’s
Snoop Dogg has a clothing collaboration? Who knew? No matter the season, these leggings will always rock a summery island vibe.
BCBG: Take an additional 30% off final-sale items and 12% off $100 or more.
Avenue: Through December 30, get 30% off one product.
Urban Outfitters: Through September 30, save 10% off any purchase.
Bluefly: Enjoy a 15% discount on your order.
Last Call: Through December 31, take an extra 50% off clearance styles and get free shipping on $75 or more.
Macy’s: Get 20% off and free shipping on orders over $75.
Topshop: Knock 10% off all orders and get free shipping.
ASOS: Through October 1, get 10% off $75 or more.
Tilly’s: Through September 30, enjoy free shipping on $30 or more.