Sometimes called capri pants, depending on their length and opacity, leggings and footless tights are close-fitting with nearly full coverage, leaving your feet free. For us to consider them plus size leggings, they must stretch at least 40 inches in the hip and 35 inches at the waist. And yes, there's a difference between leggings and footless tights!
Footless tights are simply tights with no foot and are less opaque, or thinner than leggings. Some patterned footless tights have a solid panty area. They're particularly perfect under dresses and shorts in warmer weather, for coverage without too much warmth.
Leggings are more opaque or “like pants”, and a good warm pair leggings (or fleece-lined leggings!) are a wonderful addition to an outfit in the winter. For particularly cold locales, a lot of folks even wear them under their pants!
We've collected styles from modest opaque options to stunning sheers, and some of the best plus size leggings and footless tights we've found! We know tights can be hard to fit, so please email us and we can talk tights!
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Sock Dreams has been selling socks and accessories online for over twenty years! It is our mission to create extraordinary socks in an inclusive sizing range, because everybody deserves to have their dream socks.