*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
Krysta requested a few picks for warm and durable tights, so here we go:
Hue Brushed Tights – was $20, now $15
I don’t have gobs of Hue tights in my own collection now, but the pairs I have are both warm and durable. They can get a little pinchy if you end up with a style or size that doesn’t work, but they are definitely thick without being bulky and hold up well to washing and wearing. This style is described as “heavyweight sweater tights boasting a warm brushed lining” and comes in black and brown. (The Nordstrom house brand has plus sized tights in similar colors, and Sock Dreams has plus size sweater tights.)
Express Opaque Full Tights – was $14.90, now buy one get one 50% off
Not on sale in the usual sense, but I’m sneaking them in because I feel like Express tights are the best-kept secret in the biz. I will admit that I haven’t bought any this year, but that’s because the pairs I have from two years ago are STILL going strong. Soft, warm, stretchy, and durable. The style you want is Opaque Full. Available in red, cobalt, wine, and olive as well as black, brown, and gray. (We Love Colors has the best selection of colorful plus-sized tights around, though I haven’t found them to be super warm.)
Spanx Lace Bouquet – was $42, now $25.20
So here’s the thing about Spanx hosiery: It is REALLY good. If it came in non-compression options, it would still be really good. The fibers used in the legs are amazingly strong, most styles are quite warm, and they don’t roll down. This style was one of the few I could find on sale and I have some patterned pairs that are decently warm, but the full-priced versions – here for $28 and here in high waist for $38 – are even better bets. Size G fits up to 325 pounds and 6 feet tall.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for warm and durable tights:
- Express – Again, my top pick for warm and affordable tights. The opaques are much warmer than the sheer patterns, of course.
- Smartwool – Although I don’t own any myself, these get high marks from reviewers and from Already Pretty readers.
- Spanx – Compression properties aside, these tights are super durable and quite warm. Especially the reversible pairs.
- Falke – For the splurge, these are utterly amazing. Soft, warm, beautifully made.
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