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How to Wear Tights with High Heels

by Gaurav Mehrotra November 12, 2016

How to Wear Tights with High Heels

The end of boot season is in sight, and while we’re looking forward to warmer days ahead, we can still revel in all the wintery fashion goodness this season brings. Just because it’s chilly out doesn’t mean us ladies should abandon style in lieu of comfort or practicality. That’s why every woman needs to know how to pair tights with high heels for a fun and fashionable look that won’t leave you wishing you brought a blanket to work!


There’s a lot of reasons every woman should have a selection of hosiery to pair with pumps, one of which is that none of us want to leave behind our favorite skirts and dresses just because the temperatures have dipped. Tights can keep our legs warm, while still earning us a spot at the top of the office’s best-dressed list. Here are some rules to follow so that you can rest assured you’ve chosen the right tights that look best with high heels.


Keep it sleek and simple!

Sleek and simple dark, solid tights will always flatter when paired with pumps. Two things to pay attention to are the sheen of the fabric and the heel height and style of heel. Most women will want to choose heels with a medium to high heel that can either be slim or wide, depending on your outfit and occasion. Always make sure your tights are doing their job in complimenting your heels and not distracting from them! 


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Don’t Over-Complicate Your Look

With so many options available in terms of colors, patterns, and textures of tights, make sure that you know how to pair hosiery with heels by keeping it simple and not overwhelming your look with too many details.

If a bold, red color punch will elevate your outfit, make sure it’s in a classic solid wool blend and not a shiny spandex. If you’re going for a crisscross pattern, the colors should be neutral and subtle; the tights shouldn’t take away from either your heels or your dress, they should accompany it, pull it together, and compliment your entire ensemble!


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But don’t be afraid to have fun!

The most important thing to consider when finding tights to pair with your heels, make sure you stay true to your personal style and invest in pieces that will stand the test of time for you and your wardrobe. For some of us that will mean polks dots, for others stripes, or a fun print or design. For SJP that means a sexy embroidered floral motif. Whatever your personal preference for how to pair tights with pumps, find classy, comfortable tights that showcase your best features and make you feel like everyone you pass is admiring your fashionista sense of style!


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Gaurav Mehrotra
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Women's Shoe Size Guide

US Size

Euro Size

UK Size



4 34 1/2 2 21 8 1/4
4.5 35 2.5 21.5 8 1/2
5 35 1/2 3 21.5 8 5/8
5.5 36 3.5 22.5 8 3/4
6 37 4 22.5 9
6.5 37 1/2 4.5 23 9 1/8
7 38 5 23.5 9 1/4
7.5 38 1/2 5.5 24 9 1/2
8 39    6 24 9 5/8
8.5 39 1/2 6.5 24.5 9 3/4
9 40    7 25 10
9.5 40 1/2 7.5 25.5 10 1/8
10 41 8 26 10 1/4
10.5 41 1/2 8.5 26.5 10 1/2
11 42 9 26.5 10 5/8
11.5 42 1/2 9.5 27 10 3/4
12 43    10 27.5 11
* U.S. conversions are listed next to a country or region's nearest size equivalent. * Items may not be offered in all sizes. Measurements in Inches and CM refer to foot heel-to-toe length.