Not since Blair Waldorf ruled the Upper East Side have tights had such a moment. From colored stockings at Honor to sparkly and embellished pairs at Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan, to over-the-top knits at Proenza Schouler and Anna Sui, designers were experimenting with legwear this fashion week. Knee-highs also made an appearance at Charles Youssef, and thigh-highs snuck into Rachel Zoe and Tommy Hilfiger.
Tights and stockings might be seen by some as a detraction from one's over all look, but they can actually be a fun way to add visual interest if you're bundled up. Pull your thigh-highs over a pair of sheer tights for a chance to flash the tops of your legs without feeling risqué, or try a pair of knee-high socks over fishnets. Added bonus: this is an easy fall 2015 trend to cop on the cheap, since even drugstores carry novelty-style tights.
And the best part? They're practical. Come on you guys — I know your outfits are very cute and well planned out, but when it's sub-freezing temperatures, tights are just non-negotiable. When layered, they can even be warmer than pants.
Browse the gallery below for some inspiration from fall 2015 New York Fashion Week.