10 top-rated tights that will actually keep you warm during winter
Stay comfy all season with these cozy tights.
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In the throes of winter, the act of getting dressed often falls into a familiar (if comfy) routine: pants, turtleneck, sweater. Rinse, repeat. This pattern has its charms—it’s warm, it works for most settings, and one really shouldn’t be expected to do much more, sartorial-wise, in January or February—but it can get stale, even for the most sweater-happy among us.
One way to break the monotony? Swapping those pants for tights, which can be paired with dresses, skirts, or even shorts (if you’re into that look). But not just any tights—those who have tried to wear a pair of regular pantyhose or stockings in the dead of winter know that might-as-well-be-bare-legged feel that tends to accompany them all too well. No, you need winter tights, lined with fleece or made of a thick heat-trapping blend, or of a higher denier (that is, the number that indicates the thickness and opacity of the fabric—for comparison, sheer pantyhose are about 20 denier). We found the highest-rated tights the internet says will keep you cozy in the cold.
1. Tights with a devoted fanbase
These Vero Monte tights have something of a cult following on Amazon, with more than 600 glowing reviews. Reviewers love that they are lined with a cozy, sweater-like fleece that’s thick enough to keep the wearer warm but sleek enough to flatter the legs or wear under jeans on extra cold days. “I bought these for myself and my mother and daughter-in-law to wear to an outdoor wedding in Montana,” writes a reviewer. “There was snow on the ground and we all had cozy, warm legs! We were all amazed as to just how comfortable these tights are. They feel like heaven when you slip them on. Our ages ranged from 30s to 80s and they fit each of us perfectly.”
Vero Monte tights come in five colors and two sizes that fit most and fit as expected.
2. Tights so comfy you can wear them to bed
Everything you might want in your winter hosiery comes through in this pair: Fleece woven into insulating yarn, stretchy-yet-opaque 140-denier fabric, and a “comfort” gusset designed for all-day wear.
“I might have to buy a few more pairs of these,” writes a reviewer. “They're indispensable during those cold Swedish winters. I love wearing them under my pants or to bed. They don't feel heavy at all on my skin, and they feel so fleecy and fluffy on the inside, it's like wearing a fluffy hat all over your legs.”
Heat Holders come in three colors and women’s sizes small to XL and fit as expected.
3. Tights that keep you warm indoors and out
Berkshire’s fleece-lined, 70-denier tights are beloved among Amazon reviewers. This is because of their wide size range, comfy high-rise top, sturdy fabric, and ability to keep legs comfortable in the cold. Reviewers like them for wear outside in the winter as well as in overly-air conditioned spaces that can feel like the Arctic.
“I'm a flight attendant, and these tights are amazing for keeping me warm during those long boring red eyes that I used to freeze on, and need to bring a blanket,” writes a reviewer. “I haven't gotten any snags/holes in these yet, and I've been wearing them for about a month now. I would definitely recommend these to everyone!”
Berkshire Cozy Hose Fleece Tights come in four colors and in women’s sizes petite, tall, and plus size and fit as expected.
4. Tights with heat-trapping tech
Uniqlo’s classic Heattech tights have long been a winter essential for those who can’t bear to give up their dresses and skirts as the weather grows chilly. For really cold days, go for the extra-warm version, which have a soft plush lining in addition to Uniqlo’s Heattech fabric, which makes for tights with a stellar ability to retain body heat without feeling stuffy.
“My favorite tight till date,” writes a reviewer. “It’s very warm and cozy for this season. The thin fleece layer keeps the legs, tum, and lower back warm, without adding bulk.”
Heattech extra-warm tights come in two colors and women’s sizes small to XL and fit as expected.
5. Tights that look opaque even when you move
If you are looking for a pair of fleece-free yet truly opaque pair of black tights to carry you through winter, look no further than the Commando Eclipse tights. Made of a 110-denier nylon blend, the tights provide more insulation and warmth than regular hose, even without a fleece lining. This ensures they are opaque all over the legs, even in places that stretch fabric more than others. As an added benefit, some reviewers note that the tights’ thicker fabric helps prevent runs.
“These are by far the most comfortable and warm tights I have ever purchased,” writes a reviewer. “They're well worth every penny. I plan to buy more soon!”
Commando Eclipse tights come in one color women’s sizes small to XL and fit as expected.
6. Legging-like tights that don't feel bulky
These plush tights provide smooth, seam-free, and non-itchy warmth. They also have a thin, non-restrictive waistband and a thick gusset in the crotch area that makes them extra comfortable. Some reviewers say the tights are thin enough to be worn under dresses and skirts, but also have full coverage in 150 denier, so they can be worn as leggings.
“Feels like giving your legs a warm yet breathable hug all day,” writes a reviewer. “Does not add any bulk at all, which is amazing. Thus far has not pilled (after four washes), and feels quite durable. I haven't experienced any issue with the waistband creeping down, at all. This may be the best purchase I've made in a long time, particularly given how ridiculously cold it is already!”
Plush Fleece Lined Tights come in one color and women’s sizes small to large and fit as expected.
7. Tights that come in a kaleidoscope of colors
These ribbed, sweater-like tights provide warm yet breathable leg support—even in the midst of Chicago winters, according to at least one reviewer. “I live in Chicago and sometimes you need to be really brave to wear a dress during winter time,” writes the reviewer. “With these sweater tights the problem is solved. They are warm and I don't need to wear pants. Feet keep warm and don't sweat, even wearing boots.”
The tights also come in a wider range of colors than most, including black, ivory, purple, taupe, and more.
MeMoi Ribbed Sweater Tights come in women’s sizes small to XL and fit as expected.
8. Tights you’ll never want to take off
According to reviewers, American Eagle’s no-fuss, fleece-lined tights are a must-have winter companion. Their fans love that they’re opaque and matte, which makes them great for casual and formal outfits alike—and, because they’re about $10, it’s easy to stock up on multiple pairs.
"Love these tights! They go with any style I come up with and they keep you so warm," writes a reviewer. "When you want to wear a dress these are tights you would absolutely want to pair it with!"
AEO fleece lined fitted tights come in one color and women’s sizes XS to L and fit as expected.
9. Affordable tights to stock up on
These fleece-lined, 150 denier tights are cozy, opaque, and have a non-control top to ensure maximum comfort for long-term wear—so, whether you wear them to a formal event or an hours-long workday (or both), you won’t feel restricted. “Wanted dark and warmer tights for Colorado cold winter evenings,” writes a reviewer. “Feels great, look awesome.”
Apartment 9 Fleece Lined Tights come in one color and women’s sizes small to large and fit as expected.
10. Tights that come in packs of two
Muk Luk tights have a lot of great qualities: They’re lined with lightweight fleece, thick and opaque, and machine-washable. Even better? Each pair comes in a two-pack, of which you can chose three color combinations: black and black, black and gray, and black and brown.
“I wore them in the winter in Wisconsin,” writes a reviewer. “These are the warmest tights I have ever had but they were not too warm that they were uncomfortable [to wear indoors]. I washed them at least five times already and they still look good as new.”
Muk Luks Fleece Lined Tights come in women’s sizes small to large and fit as expected.
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