One of the reasons I adore winter is the constant excuse to wear hosiery. Sheer, opaque, fishnet, texture, prints of all kind, I can’t get enough. In fact, I’m pretty old school in that I detest going to a formal function with bare legs. Ah, winter weddings!!

When you are in a fashion rut, accent your bland grey shift dress with herringbone tights or try some polka dots. Wearing interesting tights will not only elevate your overall style, but your mood. How can one frown with floral hosiery?

Below, Laura Godsal, founder of AlexBlake.com, my go-to site for all my favorite European brands, shares her top tights trends for the holiday season.

Glitter Luxe Perfect for the Times Square Ball Drop, see in the New Year with shimmer and sparkle.  For all over shimmer, opt for the Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Tights for instant party legs. If you’re coveting a more elegant style, look no further than Jonathan Aston Stardust Tightswith glitter back seams.  Emilio Cavallini has added a touch of Hollywood to the glamorous Metallic Fountain Tights. (PS I wear these!!) 
Winter Woolies It’s all about texture this season, as cable knits and ribbed pattern come out in full force.  Avoid frost in the Jonathan Aston Horizon Tights to get the ribbed look or go preppy in the Pretty PollyTangled Cable Tights. For a festive spin Pamela Mann has a snowflake print throughout their FairislePrinted Tights.
 

Punchy Prints Prints create lasting fashion statement. Hot off the catwalk, the houndstooth print is an easy print for all to wear, just perfect for those wanting to dip their toes in the pattern world. If you like it colourful, vibrant Henry HollandHoundstooth Tights will get your legs the attention they deserve. 

Embellished Transform your legs into works of art. For ultimate evening elegance, Emilio Cavallini proves that diamonds are not just for the jewellery box with the Cable and Diamond Baguette Tights
Colour Block O’Clock Fashions it trend can easily be accomplished with tights.  Pair your LBD with the  Oroblu Myriam Tights in Teal to hit on the peacock color craze.