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where to get colored tights
It’s surprisingly hard to find a good pair of solid color tights. No patterns, no lacy details, no fishnet cutouts, no bells and whistles. Tights in the right color and styled wisely can bring an outfit from pedestrian to editorial. They also look amazing on film. Moodboard below.
Here are three places I recommend for colored tights.
The Solid Basic: Calzedonia
Last month I was looking for purple tights and got these from Calzedonia along with some knee high sheer stockings. I bought them because it was the exact shade I wanted, a ripe concord grape, and so they are a solid pair of tights all around. Tights are always a little bit uncomfortable for me. Leggings too. I believe these tights are as comfortable as tights are going to feel for me. At $15 a pair, it’s about as much as I’m willing to spend on a pair of tights that I’m realistically going to wear 1-2 times a month.
I’m eyeing their new spring product which includes soft dreamy colors like bubble pink and powder blue. Personally—I do not like the styling on the website because these are not the kind of shoes I would wear. I have to squint and imagine them with a pair of my own shoes.
The Best Quality: Falke
You’re going to get better quality tights with Falke, and that’s reflected in the price. They have a reputation within the hoisery space for better construction and fabric quality. However, I find their colorways to be hit or miss and many products have the patterned or lace details I don’t care for.
The Rainbow: We Love Colors
I wear a lot of Suzanne Rae shoes. The photo campaigns typically feature colored tights with the brand’s signature shoes “for the gentlewoman”: mary janes, loafers and pumps fit for a librarian. They nail the styling every time, the tights bring the shoes to another dimension. I DM’d Suzanne Rae on Instagram to ask where the tights are from and the answer was We Love Colors. Their website is very bare bones and the styling is nonexistent, so it’s best for the shopper who knows what they want. They have all the colors. If you’re looking for that highly specific shade of red you can’t find elsewhere, your best bet is We Love Colors.
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