Are you starting to feel the chill yet? We are! Supermom and style expert Jacqui Stafford has some excellent Hot Hosiery For Your Shape tips on her blog. Whether you’re fairly straight up and down or have more in the middle, here’s how to find the best fall tights that’ll flatter your figure.
If you’re…fairly straight up & down: Your shape can pull off textured, patterned or metallic tights as they always add a little bit of volume. Keep the rest of your outfit simple, so the focus is all on your legs. (Jacqui put this pair on TV last week.) Plaid is this season’s most popular print. Shown above at left, $10; hanes.com.
If you’re…bigger on top, smaller on bottom: Draw eyes downwards (away from your boobs) with this season’s colored tights. “If I had the legs (I don’t!) I’d wear these rich, deep shades like aubergine, emerald or navy that are perfect for the fall,” says Jacqui. Shown above at center, $28; spanx.com.
If you’re…smaller on top, bigger on bottom: The quickest way to make your bum & thighs look skinnier now is with really dark opaque tights. Jacqui loves these buttery-soft Blackout Tights by Hanes Hosiery so much that she featured them in her book. Styling tip: Wear them with black pumps to make your legs look even longer. Shown above at right, $12; macys.com.
If you’re…a little more in the middle: Not sure where this chick is going, but the key is to find a shapewear-like, super-slimming control top. Invest in Wolford’s Control Top tights to trim inches off your tummy and suck you in at all the right places. These are worth the splurge because they’re made of velvety-soft cotton mix fabric with invisible supportive shaping. $65; wolfordshop.com
If you have…balanced curves on top & bottom: Loving these ingenious tights from L’eggs. The Convert-A-Tight transforms into a legging. Just flip the tip and slip it under to go from tights to leggings. $9; cvs.com