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Summer is almost over and with it goes those easy, breezy days that are just perfect for flowy dresses. For this period of transition into fall , consider layers your new best friend. That’s right, there’s no need to pack away your lovely fit-and-flare dressor any dress style you lovejust yet! Leggings and tights can provide that extra layer you need to still rock your favorite frock into the new season.

But how do you decide between leggings and tights? To stylishly layer dresses over leggings or tights, here are two basic points to consider:

1. Occasion and Location

It’s important to consider these two aspects because you want to look polished and properly dressed for certain occasions. If you are attending a formal event, tights are always more appropriate. An outfit will look more sophisticated if paired with black tights. However, do not limit your color choice to black. Thankfully, tights come in a variety of colors and patterns. Take advantage of these styles, especially if you’re wearing a solid colored dress.

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2. Fabric and Style

It’s also important to consider the fabric and style of the dress. Cotton black leggings will look more appropriate with a thick sweater dress, a denim shirt dress, or a long knitted dress. However, if the fabric of the dress is light, make sure to add a heavy coat or jacket. To complete the outfit, add knee-high boots or ankle booties. They will make you look put-together.

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There are endless ways to wear leggings or tights, especially now that layering season is upon us! Certainly leggings are more comfortable for an everyday outfit and provide a more relaxed fit, but a thick opaque tight can serve the same purpose and allow for more versatile shoe options.

Leggings or tights make wearing your favorite dress in the fall a snap. Dare to explore your inner funky style with different prints. Sky’s the limit!