Gone are the days when hosiery was solely associated with your mother’s ’90s wardrobe. The fall/winter runways at Givenchy, Miu Miu, and Saint Laurent have demonstrated that elevated legwear—from pantyhose to knee-high socks—are the ultimate way to create maximum impact when cold weather strikes.

While tights have been a statement-making piece for decades, this season we’re wearing them in fresh new ways. Opaque tights are getting a colourful upgrade in shades like navy blue and burnt orange, while semi-sheer knee highs paired with loafers or a black pointed heel add a touch of elegance to bare legs.

Whether you’re in search of affordable everyday tights or you’re looking to invest in something a little more luxe, we’ve got you covered.

Diamond Dust Tights, Threads

Price: $36


Nothing says festive like a pair of shimmering tights. These made-in-Italy 30 denier tights are embedded with silver threads for an impressive sparkly finish, and are available in three sizes.

Pure Matt Tights, Falke

Price: $72


Consider Falke top tier in the world of hosiery. Made in Europe with the finest nylon fibers, these semi-opaque tights are durable and silky smooth.

Classic Sheer Rip-Resist Tights, Sheertex

Price: $48


Sheertex tights are best-sellers for a reason—they’re 10 times more durable than traditional tights. They’re the perfect level of sheer, comfortable to boot and worth every penny, if you ask us.

Thin Veiled Tights in Red, Mango

Price: $33


Want to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your outfit? Opt for a pair of ultra-sheer tights in an eye-catching hue. Leave it to Mango to have the three trendiest shades on offer: red, black and blue. If you’re feeling daring, go for the red.

Mat Opaque 80, Wolford

Price: $85


These soft-knit matte tights are incredibly chic and designed to withstand cooler temps. Wear them underneath black micro shorts and pair with a knitted turtleneck, a long leather trench and pointed toe heels for a Parisian-inspired evening look.

Velvet de Luxe 50 Knee-Highs Ultra, Wolford

Price: $45


These velvety knee-highs look excellent paired with loafers or heels and add that extra oomph to what could be a bare-leg situation. Plus, they were featured on Givenchy’s SS24 runway, so you know they’re good.

Silk Reflections Sheer Knee Highs, Hanes

Price: $14


This affordable knee-high option makes a sexy statement and is guaranteed to add an edge to your fall wardrobe.

Everyday Opaque Tights, Babaton

Price: $38


Made with Italian yarn, Babaton’s opaque tights feel luxe and smooth and provide the right amount of coverage for day or evening looks.

Black Tights, Joe Fresh

Price: $12


A classic pair of tights with a little more coverage can be worn well into the coldest winter days. With an ultra-economical price-point, we wouldn’t think twice about these.