Tights, Thigh-Highs and Stockings

December in San Francisco means it’s time for final presentations, Christmas parties and Christmas ballets, meaning I’ll be wearing a lot of skirts and dresses.  While San Francisco’s temperatures in December are pretty mild compared to Canada, it is still a perfect time to pull out those tights, thigh-highs and stockings.  I have recently tried a few new brands and thought I would share my favourites for those of you looking to add some to your sock drawer!


Wolford – My new favourite brand of traditional tights!  So far, I’m a fan of the Velvet De Luxe 50s and the Matte Opaque 80s.  They also have a Cashmere version that I’m sure are dreamy but they’re a bit out of my price range for tights!  They are very conformable to wear throughout the day and the quality seems great so far but SIZE UP!  I should have learned this lesson years ago but even though I border small/medium in the size chart, the medium isn’t quite perfect for my long legs and I could use a large for my next pair!

Thigh-Highs and Over-the-Knees:

Commando – I’ve always loved over-the-knee socks and based on a compelling post by one of my favourite bloggers, Katie from Katie’s Bliss, I decided to try the Commando Up All Night Thigh High Tights.  Maybe it’s because I purchased them in the medium/large size like suggested, but they go ALL the way up my legs and it looks like I’m wearing tights.  Luckily, I actually like this and will probably be wearing these a lot more than traditional tights now, however, I still want another pair to wear as true over-the-knee.  The Ultimate Opaque 70 Denier Over-the-Knee Socks are next on my list to try!


Agent Provocateur – I love the Seem and Heel Stretch Stocking for a night out and there is also the Astra Hold Up if you want to forgo the suspenders!

La Senza – A similar but cheaper version to the AP stockings are the Stay Up Thigh Highs.  I’ve tried them and like them but they don’t last long… You get what you pay for!

While I’m at it, I would recommend you stay away from these L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Seem and Heel Stockings, they’re terrible!  Either invest in the full price AP version or try a cheaper brand such as La Senza.  These are just not worth the money!

In Between:

H&M – I haven’t tried these Ribbed Over-Knee Look Tights but I think they’re interesting and want to give them a go!  Have you purchased a pair like this before?  How do you wear them?

I’ll leave you with some outfit inspiration for wearing tights, over-the-knee socks and stockings! Tag me on instagram (@Ashley_Nichelle7) to show me how you wear tights!

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  • Tomi


    Thank you for this post. You have beautiful legs. Great to see that a woman dresses up like you.

    Br, Tomi

    • Ashley

      Thanks Tomi!

  • Susan

    Well written! Love your outfits!

    • Ashley


  • Jeg

    Très très classe, jambes magnifiques, et un vrai plaisir pour les yeux. Et le choix des louboutin so kate avec des jambes pareilles, tout juste sublime, bravo