Sunday, October 28, 2012

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | tights

I love Fall mainly because I LOVE wearing tights.  I realize it's a strange thing to love, but I do.  Since I love wearing dresses, tights are a necessity during the cold Chicago days.  I love tights so much that I like to think of myself as a tights connoisseur.  You can't just run to CVS and Walgreens to buy any old pair.  If you buy the wrong pair, you end up feeling like a sausage in casing that's about to burst.  However, not all good tights have to be a high priced investment.  Here are some of my favorite brands in every price range:

1 | Merona Tights from Target - Is this a shocker that Target has good tights?  The Merona brand (not the Xhiliration ones) is great because they're thick, they have great elasticity and do not tear in the crotch after 2 wears.  Let's be honest, the crotch thing can be a problem...that's what she said. (Sorry just had to).

2 | Kate Spade - There's many reason why Kate Spade tights are amazing.  They come in fun vibrant colors, patterns that you won't find anywhere else and they fit like a glove.  They're comfy and the waist band doesn't tighten up immensely after you dry them, nor do they stretch out too much. To quote Goldilocks, "It's just right!"

3 | Hue - I swear I have Hue tights in every color.  These suckers last, and by last I mean I have Hue tights from last year that are ready for another Fall season.  There's no sign that they'll let down and for a super reasonable price this is a huge win.  Nordstrom Rack sells these tights for $4 each and a double pack for less than $10.  Money well spent if you ask me.

4 | Falke - These tights are my guilty pleasure.  They're a European brand that were introduced to me last year and these are my everything.  Even though they're around $30 and up per pair, I kid you not these are the perfect pair of tights.  Not only are they the perfect thickness, they show no sign of destruction after a full season of wear and they also have tags to indicate which way is front and back.  I've always wondered why more brands don't do that to their tights.  Nevertheless, these are truly worth every penny.  The cost may seem extreme for tights, but trust me, you'll have these pair of tights longer than you think.

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Also, my secret for buying tights (especially the name brand ones), go to your local Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, TJ Maxx or Burlington Coat Factory.  You'll be pleasantly surprised with the selection of name brands and extremely reasonable prices (ie: A pair of Kate Spade tights for $8!!!).

|Do you love tights as much as I do?  Any particular brands that you swear by?|


socialitedreams said...

i actually looooove tights and go to the local beauty supply store and get some for super cheap (under $5) for great patterns

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Merona and Hue are my go to brands as well! I've tried American Apparel and We Love Colors, but they both disappointed considering the price.

I also once found good tights at Old Navy. For me the trick is going up a size past what the package tells you. That's my secret for tights comfiness.

Johanna said...

I love this post - I never thought to buy KS tights!

Windy City Mama said...

I love wearing tights. I bought a couple of falke tights in Amsterdam 3 years ago and they still look great and they are so warm. Well worth the price.

Coco Draws said...

Great post! Love Merona tights, too. :)

Thorunn Ivarsdottir said...

FAlke! a germany brand that I only buy from!