The colder weather is rolling in, and it’s time to give tights a chance! My name is Liz McGuffin, and I blog about colorful, fanciful fashion at WithWonderandWhimsy.com. I’ve been a We Love Colors convert for a couple of years now, and I wanted to share just how much their tights have changed the game for me. As a plus size woman, it’s hard to find tights at the places I shop for clothes. If I’m lucky, they’ll carry one style of tights in basic black, and if I’m especially lucky, gray and brown. When I first discovered We Love Colors, I couldn’t believe all of my options: 50+ colors to choose from in a variety of styles in sizes small-8X! Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried a number of their styles and become a total tights lover.
But what about you? Still not sold on tights? Worried they’ll sag or roll down? Think they’re too hard to care for? Keep reading for my troubleshooting guide to tights. By the end of it, you’ll know everything you need to know about We Love Colors tights. Get ready to revamp your wardrobe with alllll the colorful tights this season!
Concern #1: These tights are way too small. They are never going to fit me.
I get it. You pull the tights out of the package, and you just know it’s going to be a chore getting them on. If you even get them on. But have no fear! We Love Colors tights run true to the size chart. If you know your height and weight, you have all you need to confidently select the correct size. We Love Colors tights have plenty of flexibility, and their durable fibers are made to stretch and contour your curves without tearing. These tights can last a really long time.
Concern#2: Tights always cut me across the middle and create a bulge.
We Love Colors tights are designed to be worn high on your waist for a smooth, sleek fit. If you’re at the higher end of the height range for a particular size, you can always size up for more room and length through the waist.
Concern #3: Aren’t tights difficult and time-consuming to care for?
No way! I am so low-maintenance when it comes to clothing care, and that’s never stopped me from being able to wear and care for my We Love Colors tights. I wash my tights every 2-3 wears. I wash them in garment bags (1-3 pairs per bag) using a gentle mini cycle. I also use a gentle detergent and put the machine on low spin. Then I simply hang to dry.
Concern #4: I already wear shapewear. I don’t want to have to deal with another layer on top of that.
The Nylon/Lycra MicroFiber Tights Style #1053 can actually stand in for shapewear. They smooth and support for a sleek look under pencil skirts and bodycon dresses.
Concern# 5: I’m afraid my tights will wrinkle and bunch with wear.
That all depends on the tights! If you want a streamlined, flawless fit, you can’t beat the Nylon/Lycra MicroFiber Tights Style #1053. These thick, durable tights are We Love Colors’ best-selling style and retain their shape with repeated wear. Plus, they’re ultra opaque.
Concern #6: Tights are too expensive.
We Love Colors’ basic Solid Color Tights start at just $9 a pair. But if you’re looking for durability and lasting power, I highly recommend upgrading to their MicroFiber style, even at twice the price. I’d argue that tights actually help you stretch your wardrobe and dollar. That’s because tights let you style your favorite dresses, tunics, and skirts for colder weather. Rather than pack away your warm-weather wardrobe for fall and winter, tights allow you to style and wear them year-round.
Concern# 7: How do I properly store tights? Mine are always a tangled mess!
For easy, fuss-free storage, simply roll or loosely knot your tights and plop them in a basket or drawer. Avoid wicker baskets that might snag on the fabric. You can also delicately fold them and line them up in a drawer.
Concern#8: My feet still get cold in tights. What do I do?
If you’re wearing ankle or knee boots, you can always layer warm woolen socks over your tights. The boots will hide them, and your feet will be warm and toasty all day long.
Concern#9: Aren’t tights uncomfortable? I just want to be comfy!
Comfort is subjective. And that’s why We Love Colors carries different styles of tights. Some people (like me!) feel most comfortable in snug, supportive tights that hold everything in and create smooth lines. The Nylon/Lycra MicroFiber Tights Style# 1053 are perfect for that. Other people want tights that are ultra soft and feel like a second skin. I’d recommend their standard Nylon/Lycra Tights for that ( Style# 1023 offers straight and plus sizes and Style# 1008 only plus sizes).
Concern#10: I don’t even know where to begin with styling tights. How do I wear them?
You can wear tights with anything! You can wear them under dresses, skirts, tunics, and even shorts. We Love Colors offers 50+ colors (and splash colors too!) because they want you to be able to match their tights to anything and everything in your wardrobe.
For more on We Love Colors tights, check out the following resources: