If there was only one theme I could tell you about from the fall/winter 2023 collections, it would have to the focus on wearability. Across the runways, designers put renewed focus on those foundational pieces that build a strong wardrobe and it was a great reminder of the power that these classic basics hold as well as a wealth of inspiration on how to style them in cool new ways. Perhaps the best example of this movement is with an item so benign and overlooked that it’s almost silly to call it a trend: tights.
Boring as they may be, runway looks that featured tights where everywhere we looked this season, from established brands like Gucci, Versace, and Miu Miu to emerging labels including Luar and Puppets and Puppets, and it points to a major reinvention of the top-drawer mainstay. Calling it now: classic tights are in their comeback era. Not only your run-of-the-mill black tights, though, but fishnets, lace, and colored pairs are also undergoing a brand. Ahead, we’re breaking down the five cool tights styles that will be trending hardest for fall and pointing out the new styling ideas to try out, too.