11+ Dress With Stockings Outfit Ideas For A Next-Level Aesthetic

Wondering how to style a dress with stockings or a dress with tights? These 11+ chic and modern dress with stockings outfit ideas will show you exactly how!

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image of two womens legs wearing printed stockings and boots

Can you wear dress with stockings?

Yes! you can definitely pair stockings with a dress! Pairing different styles of hosiery with a dress is an easy way to create effortless style. Stockings and tights are a great way to elevate your look, and a good way to add an extra layer of warmth during fall and winter. 

Chic Dress With Tights/Stockings Outfits

We’ve scoured the fashion world for chic and modern looks that pair a dress with tights and stockings. You can see there are more formal looks as well as laid-back, casual styles. 

We hope you’ll be inspired to try a few of these outfits yourself! 

argyle sweater dress, blazer + flats

image of a woman wearing a blazer over a printed black sweater dress with sheer stockings and flats
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get the look:

This chic look is perfect for a refined and stylish work outfit. We love the sophisticated feel of the argyle sweater dress and blazer combo, and the sheer black tights pair perfectly with this dark look. 

Choose any sweater dress of your liking and add the tights and blazer. Then, finish this outfit with a pair of classy black flats. You can change up this look by using a sweater dress with a different color or pattern. 

leopard mandarin dress + mary jane heels

woman wearing a mini animal print t-shirt dress with sheer black stockings and black pumps

get the look:

We love to see animal print in any outfit, and this mini cheetah print mandarin-style dress is perfect to pair with sheer black stockings. This outfit has a youthful vibe, and would be perfect for going out to a Saturday brunch with your girlfriends. 

The neutral tones of this outfit keep it looking chic even though it has a playful print. You can use your favorite animal print dress for this look and use a classic pair of pantyhose.

Add on a cute pair of low heels and a chic shoulder bag to carry all your essentials. 

midi sweater dress + knee-high boots

plus-size woman wearing a long sweater dress in taupe with black stockings and knee-high black boots

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If you want a fashionable outfit to stay warm this winter, this is a perfect option. We love the sexy feel of the side slit in this sweater dress and how it shows off the sheer stockings. 

This turtleneck sweater dress will definitely keep you comfy while you spend a winter day exploring some new shops. The stockings are another great addition to keep you feeling cozy, and the tall boots add a chic touch to this look.

The warm tones of the beige dress and deep brown purse add a charming touch to the outfit as well.  

When should I wear tights with a dress?

You can wear tights with a dress for many occasions. Stockings are great to add during colder months to stay warm while wearing a dress, and they’re also perfect to wear if you want a more formal look. 

A pair of lace stockings or fishnet stockings can add a bold and sexy look to an outfit, so if you’re going to a show or having a girls’ night out, that’s a perfect time to pair these styles of stockings with a dress. 

blazer dress with stockings

woman wearing a black mini blazer dress with sheer black stockings and heeled sandals

get the look:

While the outfit above combines a long blazer with a leather skirt, the effect given is the same as a chic blazer dress, so we had to include it!

A blazer dress is one of our go-to styles for a chic and elegant look. We love the bold look of the shimmering stockings paired with the glossy leather skirt. The belt adds to the glam vibes and creates a sexy silhouette, making it a great look for date night. 

The all-over black look is so gorgeous, but you could easily wear a colorful blazer for a brighter and more vibrant look. Don’t forget the strappy high heels, silver hoop earrings, and dark red lipstick to finish off this sexy look.  

dress with ankle boots and tights

woman wearing a white sweater dress with black printed tights and black combat boots

get the look:

We love the cozy feel of this outfit. It has a cool and casual feel, but the leopard print stockings add a fun vibe to it. 

Use a turtleneck or knit sweater dress for this look. Add a playful pair of printed tights to get that daring look, and don’t forget a chunky pair of black boots.

The beanie is perfect for staying warm while out and about, and the quilted shoulder bag adds an elevated touch to the outfit and gives the feeling of effortless style. 

pan collar dress + knee-high stockings

woman sitting in a chair wearing a black short dress with a pair of knee high black stockings

get the look:

We are in love with the delicate ruffled details in this dress and how they create a soft and feminine feel. The black and white colors in the dress keep this outfit looking simple and classic, and the black knee-high stockings set this look apart from the rest. 

You can use any black and white dress to recreate this look and wear a similar pair of knee-length stockings. Add some edgy black shoes, or swap them out for a pair of sleek heels.

This outfit has a holiday feel to it and would be perfect for a neutral look around the holidays to spend the day in. 

black dress with stockings

get the look:

Pair a black sweater dress with stockings and ankle boots for a modern look that is great for strolling through a new art gallery. Go for a  fun polka dot pattern on the tights to perfectly complement the simple look of the black dress. 

You can wear a knee-length black dress or go for something shorter if you want to show off more of the patterned stockings. And, be sure to add a pair of oversized sunglasses for a chic aesthetic. 

little black dress + white tights

woman wearing a black mini dress with white stockings and white pointed pumps

get the look:

We are in love with the bright white stockings used here. The combo of the white tights and black mini dress is a playful spin on the classic dress and tights style and gives a youthful vibe. 

The puffy sleeves on this dress are a fun and flirty detail that really elevates the look. The long sleeves of the dress and warm tights make it a great winter outfit.

We love how the white pumps and headband brighten the look and bring the whole outfit together. 

sweater dress, shacket + knee-high boots

woman wearing a grey wool shacket with a black dress and sheer black stockings and black knee-high boots

get the look:

This is a great way to style a cozy winter look using a little black sweater dress. This outfit has a casual but chic vibe that makes it perfect for staying stylish while grabbing a coffee and running some errands on a chilly day. 

The knee-high boots and sheer pantyhose are a perfect combo, and the coat adds to the relaxed feel of this minimal look. This outfit would look great with any length of boots, and you can swap the grey coat for a green one to add a pop of color. 

tweed dress + loafers

beautiful black woman wearing a mini tweed dress with sheer black stockings and loafers

get the look:

Hello posh! This simple look is easy to put together but looks so elegant and chic. It is a great outfit to wear out to a weekend lunch date or for work. 

Grab a simple, black tweed dress and add sheer black tights underneath to get this look. Layer with a pair of ankle-length socks, and go with comfy black loafers (or you could opt for low heels for a sophisticated feel).

The addition of gold-toned jewelry highlights the gold buttons on the dress and elevates this gorgeous outfit. 

velvet mini dress + lug boots

woman sitting on a couch wearing a velvet black mini dress with sheer black tights and black ankle boots

get the look:

Here’s another fantastic way to style a little black dress. We love the feminine cut of this black dress and how it pairs perfectly with the edgy black boots. The combo of bold and flirty pieces makes this outfit so alluring. 

You can start this look with your favorite chic black mini dress and add a classic pair of black tights to it. We love the chunky look of these lug boots (very on-trend ATM!) and the bold red lip. These add a fierce feel to this stylish outfit that we just can’t get enough of. 

printed dress, oversized denim jacket + sock boots

woman wearing a dark denim jean jacket with a yellow dress and purple stockings with ankle boots

get the look:

How about a pop of color?! When it comes to the dress with tights look, you don’t have to stick with just black. This vibrant purple is the perfect color to pair with a patterned dress, and the neutral tones of the black boots and denim jacket help balance the look. 

This is a perfect outfit for fall or winter that is both colorful and playful. Go with your favourite printed or solid mini dress and add a bright pair of stockings, then grab a pair of black heels to finish this look.

You can also use a fun patterned handbag like the one pictured here to elevate the outfit even further. 

woman wearing a black wrap dress with lace-top black stockings and heels

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How do you match stockings with a dress?

The easiest stockings to match with a dress are black or nude stockings. Although, light color dresses are best worn with nude stockings as black can add too much contrast (unless you are aiming for a bold look).

Sheer stockings work great if you want to still show off some leg, and thick tights are best for when you want to add a layer of warmth in cooler weather. When it comes to patterns, choose whether you want a classic and minimal look (sheer stockings), something edgy and daring (like leopard print stockings), or something feminine and romantic (lace stockings). 

You can use textured stockings for a bold look, floral tights for something feminine and beautiful, or a classic pair of sheer stockings for an all-over timeless look. You can also choose a pair of colorful stockings to add even more style to the look and match it to the tones in your dress. 

Final Notes

As you can see, there are so many ways you can wear a dress with tights or stockings. Go casual or formal with different styles of tights, and stick with nude or black if you aren’t sure which pair to choose. 

We hope you are inspired with these outfits and have found a look you want to copy! 


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