Stockings to Wear in Winter

Make your stockings fun.

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When the weather cools off, ladies pull their stockings out of storage to keep their legs warm until spring comes again. Sure, stockings are functional -- you don't want to freeze your legs off -- but they're also fashionable. So, have some fun with the look and switch up your style with different types of stockings.

Lace

Take a feminine turn in lace stockings. Not only is lace girly, but when worn on stockings, it's also a little bit sexy. Lace is a fantastic way to amp up a basic dress or skirt. Wear yours with pumps or make your femme look a little bit edgy by throwing on a pair of ankle boots.

Other Patterns

Lace isn't the only patterned stocking you can choose from. Nowadays, stockings are so popular that they come in all types of patterns from the conventional to the downright interesting, so try yours in pinstripes, polka dots or any number of different designs. Go for a subtly sultry look by opting for a sheer stocking with a visible seam running up the back of the leg. The sky's the limit here, so get to shopping and have fun.

Fishnets

While on the subject of sexy stockings, why not try a pair of fishnets? Fishnets don't have to look skanky if you style them right. Try them with a longer dress. Pairing your fishnets with a mini probably will make you look a bit like a floozy, so try to avoid that, but knee length frocks look fab with the textured stockings.

Colors

Colored tights make your outfit even more fun. They're the perfect pairing to a neutral colored or basic dress that needs a little more excitement. Or, try wearing colored stockings with a colored dress. A blush colored frock looks even more romantic when worn with plum tights. Match your tights perfectly to your dress if you like, too. A red dress with red tights can be fun and totally fashion-forward. So, don't be scared to step out of your box and wear a little color on your legs.

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