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We rounded up 11 dresses to wear with tights this season

Lower temperatures doesn’t have to mean less style.

Different examples of dresses being worn with tights. Credit: Reviewed / Urban Outfitters / Free People

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Pairing tights under dresses instantly adds warmth and coverage for a more fall- and winter-friendly ensemble. Just ask Taylor Swift, who posted a TikTok rendition of her popular Tumblr post devoted to simple fall pleasures, in which she calls out the joy of “wearing tights for the first time in months.” Of course, not all dresses look great over tights, as some silhouettes and cuts simply shine on their own—or, in some instances, look too bulky when layered.

With that in mind, we scoured the web for beautiful (and versatile) dresses to wear with tights this fall. In our search, we paid close attention to sleeve lengths, material, and the ability to layer to ensure that the dresses not only look great paired with tights but feel comfortable when coupled together, too. So without further ado, allow us to introduce you to 11 dresses to wear with tights. Forgive us if you end up wanting to buy more than a few—but know this: Your closet will thank you.

Soli Mini Dress

A woman in a Soli minidress.
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Free People's Soli Minidress is a great fall dress, and even greater with a pair of tights.

The Soli Mini Dress is a fan-favorite at Free People, with over 5,700 likes. The mid-thigh pleated mini boasts a long-sleeve, A-line silhouette with a cut-out back that gives it more visual interest. The plunge-neck dress is sold in five floral options—the Onyx Combo is especially great for fall—in women’s sizes XS to XL.

$128 at Free People

The Somerset Maxi Dress: Velvet Edition

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This velvet dress is one of Anthropologie's most popular designs. Shop the style now.

The Somerset Maxi Dress is a cult-favorite style at Anthropologie, so when the Velvet Edition launched, shoppers couldn’t help but swoon. The soft, flowy dress has a tiered skirt, smocked waist, and pleated bodice with a relaxed plunge neckline. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the pockets!

Hitting just above the ankles, the dress, which is sold in five colors in women’s standard, petite, and plus sizes XXS to 3X, won’t show off a ton of leg, but pairing it over tights will give it an even warmer and elevated look and feel.

$180 at Anthropologie

UO Limelight Faux Leather Mini Dress

A woman in a red and black Urban Outfitters faux leather minidress.
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Looking to elevate your casual dress-and-tights outfit? Try a faux leather option from Urban Outfitters.

For a casual-but-edgy outfit, consider the UO Limelight Faux Leather Mini Dress. Sold in a quintessential autumn shade, the brownish-red mini dress features a fitted A-line silhouette adorned with two spacious front pockets. Although it’s designed to be fitted, the dress, which is sold in women’s sizes XS to XL, can easily be paired over tights and long-sleeve turtlenecks, as you see here. One thing to note: because it’s made from polyurethane, this dress is dry-clean only.

$99 at Urban Outfitters

The Ellie Nap Dress

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This nap dress from Hill House Home offers major style that'll look just right with a pair of tights.

Hill House Home has risen to extreme popularity over the past few years with no signs of slowing down. The brand is renowned for its comfortable nap dresses which can just as easily be worn for a quick snooze as they can out and about. The Ellie Nap Dress, in particular, pairs beautifully over black or navy tights (as well as black or navy turtlenecks), and it’s roomy enough that layering won’t feel constrictive. Of course, if Blackwatch Tartan isn’t for you, the Ellie Nap Dress, which is available in sizes XXS to XXL, is also sold in 10 other colors in cotton, six colors in novelty fabric, and four colors in wrinkle-resistant crepe.

$150 at Hill House Home

Mont Blanc Mini Dress

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Stay chic with this form-fitting, yet comfortable look.

If you’re looking for a more form-fitting silhouette but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, consider the Mont Blanc Mini Dress from Free People. The half-zip cable knit sweater dress is beloved by over 2,400 shoppers. Sold in four colors and women’s sizes XS to XL, the cotton-polyester blend dress is warm and stretchy, and pairs well over tights.

$168 at Free People

A-Line Dress With Puff Sleeves

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Looking for festive color with classic lines? Look no further than this A-line dress from Eloquii.

Just because colors like mustard, olive, and oxblood are basically synonymous with fall doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace a bolder palette. Case in point: This A-Line Dress With Puff Sleeves from Eloquii, which is sold in a Rainbow Stripe rendition, as well as a sunny Kaleidos-Pop option, in women’s sizes 14 to 32. The mock neck midi dress features a cinched waist, balloon sleeves, and a keyhole neckline cutout, all of which add to the overall allure of the silhouette. Now, just imagine it paired with black or navy tights. Talk about an effortlessly chic end look.

$99.95 at Eloquii

BTFBM Women's Square Neck Smocked Dress

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This floral blue option from Amazon will pair well with tights and a low boot for a stylish fall look.

Yes, even Amazon has worthy dresses to wear with tights. The BTFBM Square Neck Smocked Dress, which is sold in women’s sizes S to XXL, features a tiered skirt, smocked bodice, and balloon sleeves, all of which are very on trend in 2022. While the Floral Blue Orange option is particularly great for autumn, there are 15 other colors to choose from.

$38.99 at Amazon

Satin Blazer Mini Dress

A woman in a green satin blazer Abercrombie & Fitch dress.
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A chilly date night? Not with this satin Abercrombie & Fitch dress.

Hoping for a more elevated silhouette for a night out on the town? The Satin Blazer Mini Dress from Abercrombie & Fitch, which is sold in women’s sizes XXS to XL, is a great option. Sold in cream, black, and green, the slim-fitting dress has a classic lapel neckline and mid-thigh hem that will pair beautifully with sheer black or lace tights. Just prepare yourself: The pocket slits are just for looks. We suggest pairing the look with a pair of black pumps for a go-to date-night fit.

$120 at Abercrombie & Fitch

Pilcro Tiered Corduroy Dress

A woman in a Pilcro corduroy dress with a botanical print.
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For a sleek look, texture, and a bit of warmth, consider a corduroy dress.

Corduroy is a classic for fall, making this tiered, ruffle-accented Pilcro Tiered Corduroy Dress an obvious choice for the months ahead — especially when layered over tights. Sold in two floral prints and women’s standard, plus, and petite sizes XXS to 3X, the dress has a stretchy, smocked-back waist, deep-V neckline, and balloon sleeves. What more could you want? Pockets? It has those, too.

$160 at Anthropologie

Dôen Camden Ruffled Floral-Print Jersey Mini Dress

A DÔEN floral print dress.
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Dôen is known for countryside-inspired looks, and we can't get enough of this floral printed dress.

We love the retro flair this relaxed, balloon-sleeved printed brown mini dress, complete with an oversized collar, brings to the table. While Dôen’s Camden Ruffled Floral-Print Jersey Mini Dress is designed to fit loosely, it has back ties that can be tailored to the wearer’s waist. It’s sold in women’s sizes XXS to XXL.

$298 at Net-a-Porter

Dahlia Embroidered Maxi Dress

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This popular dress from Free People gives major bohemian-chic vibes.

Last but not least, we have the 100 percent cotton Dahlia Embroidered Maxi Dress from Free People, which is sold in women’s sizes XS to XL in four colors. With nearly 20,000 likes from shoppers, you just know it’s good. While the smocked-bodice maxi is indeed long, pairing it with tights can add extra warmth to your overall ensemble. Many shoppers report that this dress runs big, so you may want to size down when purchasing.

$168 at Free People

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