39 Chic Celebrity Looks That Have Us Saying Yes to Tights
Whenever winter rolls around, celebrities exhibit superhero immunity to the cold, baring legs, midriff, and arms in the midst of a white-out. And we get it—tights, as essential as they are to cold-proofing your look, sometimes just don't go with an outfit (even InStyle editors condone tightlessness for as long as possible).
But there are those few rare moments when stars prove that they're, well, just like us—when the thought of naked legs in the dead of winter seems crazy-absurd. We went ahead and rounded up all of the times our favorite A-listers made tights something to be desired, both on and off the red carpet.
Selena Gomez, for one, completed her two-tone ribbed sweater dress with a black opaque pair that she gamely styled with open-toe sandals, while Emma Roberts added flair to her little red dress with sheer Wolford hose (etched with lines at the ankle, no less) and leopard-print Coach booties.
Ahead, browse through all the celebrity looks from this winter (and last year) that will have you saying yes to tights.
Emma Roberts, 2015
Roberts gave her little red dress a cool-girl twist with a sheer black Wolford pair (with etched lines at the ankle, no less) and fierce Coach leopard-print booties.
Selena Gomez, 2015
Gomez embraced the mod trend after leaving the Kiss FM studios, selecting a curve-hugging, red-and-black color-block ribbed knit dress by Edun that she styled with a Louis Vuitton purse, black tights, and Brian Atwood platforms.
Julianne Moore, 2015
Moore took the tonal approach and paired her navy shift with navy hose.
Blake Lively, 2015
Leave it to Lively to pull off a look as complex as this. She coupled a textured mustard yellow top with a pair of black shorts that she cold-proofed with patterned tights, a rainbow-hued toggle coat, and black knee-high suede boots.
Gwen Stefani, 2015
Stefani brought her affinity for fishnet tights to new heights—she styled hers with a see-through, plunging black mesh top, a matching skirt, and cage booties.
Dakota Johnson, 2015
The star channeled her preppy side with statement-making argyle-printed tights, an olive turtleneck sweater, a button-front denim mini, and chunky Mary Janes.
Nicole Richie, 2015
The jewelry designer made a bold statement in a thick perforated pair that she married with a leather mini, a chunky turtleneck, and classic black accessories.
Lupita Nyong'o, 2015
Nyong’o mastered chilly fashion, weathering the N.Y.C. weather in a bright green cable-knit sweater that she styled with a flirty pleated skirt (that matched her wide-brim hat), black tights, and suede pumps. Mirrored aviators and a blue satchel rounded out her look.
Jessica Stam, 2015
The model made her fishnet pair red carpet-ready when she styled them with an off-shoulder number and black booties.
Emma Roberts, 2015
Roberts brought out her girly side for the Donate a Photo Holiday Kick-Off Event in a sweet pleated Thakoon LWD treated to a floral motif, complete with beaded Wolford tights, and open-toe ankle-strap sandals.
Katy Perry, 2015
The singer gave her usual sartorial theatrics a break and went with a conservative navy shift dress that she styled with classic black tights and Mary Janes.
Diane Kruger, 2015
Kruger gave her concert look a cool-girl edge with a striped tee, denim shorts, fishnets, and lace-up boots, elevating the combo with an oversize blazer.
Kate Middleton, 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge proved just how timeless black opaque tights are—she styled hers with a bright blue coat, an elegant black clutch, and black suede pumps.
Alexa Chung, 2015
The It Brit dared to wear her sheer black tights with patent red sandals, styling the risky combo with a sophisticated LWD and a long black topper.
Gigi Hadid, 2015
The model gave her black denim shorts a wintry spin by styling them with a pair of black opaque tights, a white turtleneck sweater, and Adidas Superstars.
Katie Holmes, 2015
Holmes embraced the '70s with an embroidered, peasant-inspired LBD that she modernized with black Donna Karan tights and pointy-toe boots.
Carrie Underwood, 2015
The country singer pulled of color like a pro, but she broke up the layers of cobalt with a solid pair of black hose.
Anne Hathaway, 2015
Hathaway gave her look a femme fatale spin with a beaded black shift, black shades, sheer tights, and suede pumps.
Taylor Swift, 2014
Color-blocking at its finest! The star delivered a street-chic look with a charming autumnal palette of maroon, mahogany, cerulean, and goldenrod yellow.
Amanda Seyfried, 2014
At the 19th Annual ACRIA Holiday Dinner, the actress gave her spring floral Saint Laurent frock a winter-ready spin with black opaque tights and booties.
Emma Roberts, 2014
We heart this! Roberts gave her LBD a playful spin with a rainbow-happy BaubleBar necklace and sheer heart print hose.
Felicity Jones, 2014
At an AOL Build Speaker Series event, Jones accessorized her embellished black sleeveless shift with a pair of black semi-opaque tights and forest green suede pumps.
Jennifer Aniston, 2014
At the Cake screening, the actress winter-proofed her plaid black-and-white shift with a black topper, black tights, and knee-high boots.
Taylor Swift, 2014
Swift traded in basic black tights in favor for fun polka-dot printed ones that she paired with a LBD, a plaid camel coat, her maroon Aldo bowling bag, and Oxford booties.
Bella Thorne, 2014
At her Autumn Falls book signing, the actress-turned-author topped off her cowl-neck sweater dress with nylons and moto boots.
Aubrey Plaza, 2014
Funny gal Plaza went for a '50s mod look at the Tory Burch Watch Collection launch celebration in a zippy yellow-and-white printed Tory Burch number with white opaque tights and matching white pumps.
Amal Clooney, 2014
Clooney landed at Heathrow Airport in style, thanks to her elegant gray-and-black floral embroidered Dolce & Gabbana frock that she impeccably paired with black opaque tights, a dark gray carryall and suede ankle boots.
Kate Middleton, 2014
The Duchess of Cambridge graced a SportsAid workshop in a navy shirtdress, complete with tights and black suede Stuart Weitzman accessories.
Allison Williams, 2014
Williams winter-proofed her look at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with camel cocoon coat layered over a black turtleneck knit and a navy pencil skirt. Leather gloves, opaque tights, and moto boots completed her look.
Taylor Swift, 2014
Swift treated herself to a day of shopping in a sexy black lace-sleeved high-neck top and red plaid mini skater skirt, adding another layer of texture with sheer knit tights. A black Dolce & Gabbana handbag and leather booties completed her look.
Gwen Stefani, 2014
Stefani joined in on the collaboration celebration of Pharrell and Adidas in a whimsical patch-embroidered white track jacket with a pair of cloud-motif sky blue shorts, white opaque tights, and black pumps.
Style icon Rihanna stole the spotlight at the 2014 British Fashion Awards in an oversize Stella McCartney tuxedo jacket, with nothing else except for stockings, a diamond choker, and ankle-strap sandals.
Alexa Chung, 2014
Chung delivered her signature downtown-cool aesthetic at the Rockins for Eyeko launch party in BMX-inspired strapless navy Marc by Marc Jacobs dress with a bright green "Revolution" panel at the skirt. A cross-body Chanel purse, black tights, and black pumps completed her look.
Salma Hayek, 2014
Hayek gave her red carpet look a contemporary twist at the world premiere of Exodus Gods and Kings, thanks to a rather dashing bow-accented Saint Laurent dress that she styled with a blazer, tights, and pumps.