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14 Pieces of Curve Friendly Legwear to Keep You Warm

  |   By Holly Jackson

The holidays are approaching, which means that for most of us, temperatures are about to dip low. There are plenty of layering options when it comes to full bust lingerie, including strappy bras and bodysuits.

Today I’m focusing on legwear. It can be a great way to keep dresses and skirts in a rotation, but it’s more of a struggle if you’re curvy and don’t fit into core sizes. Luckily, online shopping has improved options immeasurably. Whether your idea of great layering is a fabulous pair of plain work tights or sheer over the knee socks, this list has something for you.

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14 Pieces of Curve Friendly Legwear

Unicorn Sweater Crop Legging by Torrid:

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Unicorn Sweater Crop Legging
Available in Sizes 00 – 6 (10 to 6X)
via Torrid

We talk about layering for the office a lot in these sorts of articles, but most of us know that the best layering piece in the winter is the one you hang out at home in with a t-shirt and slipper socks. These unicorn sweater leggings are adorable and soft, making them a great candidate for your new favorite layering piece.

‘Dottie the Minx’ Seamed Stockings by The Nylon Swish:

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Dottie the Minx Seamed Stockings
Available in Sizes XS – L
via The Nylon Swish

I’ll admit that I’m biased when it comes to The Nylon Swish. I’ve known Eleanor for years and always been impressed with her devotion to vintage shapewear, so it’s not a surprise that she’s brought out the best curve-friendly vintage stockings line on the market. There are tons of colors and styles, but this dotted pair is my current favorite.

Pointelle Scrunch Top Knee Socks by Sock Dreams:

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Pointelle Scrunch Top Knee Socks
Available in One Size
via Sock Dreams

These dreamy and romantic socks will pull all the way up to your knees if you are curvy! They’re a beautiful finishing touch on their own or over a pair of tights for extra warmth.

Raw Edge Striped Thigh High Stockings by Hips & Curves:

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Plus Size Raw Edge Striped Thigh High Stockings
Available in Sizes M/L to 5X/6X
via Hips & Curves

These adorably striped stockings make a finishing touch for a basic outfit and pack a fun graphic punch. They’re also budget-friendly, which means you can stay warm and still buy that extra latte.

Metallic Leggings by Eloquii:

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Metallic Leggings
Available in Bronze and Gunmetal
Sizes 16 to 24
via Eloquii

These high-quality metallic leggings are great under plain dresses and tunic tops! They’re also perfect for the upcoming holiday season, even if you’re lounging with family.

Glamory Fishnet Pantyhose with Reinforced Panty at Hips & Curves:

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Glamory Fishnet Pantyhose
Available in Nude or Black
Sizes 1X to 4X
via Hips & Curves

Fishnets are a vintage classic but look perfectly modern with the right outfit. They’re also hard to find in larger sizes, which makes this pair from Glamory rare and appreciated.

Figleaves Curve 200 Denier Tights:

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Figleaves Curve 200 Denier Tights
Available in Sizes M – XL
via Figleaves

If you need a great pair of tights for the office, these opaque pair from Figleaves will be perfect to keep you warm. They are chic, and you can wear them with everything.

Confetti M45s by Sock Dreams:

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Confetti M45s
Available in Black or Cream Confetti
One Size
via Sock Dreams

I bought several colors of these thick socks last year and wore them all the time! They are super comfortable and easy to layer. Even though I  thought I would wear them around the house, I ended up wearing them out with skirts and dresses as well.

Retro Seamed Tights from What Katie Did:

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Retro Seamed Tights
Available in 4 Colors
Sizes S/M and M/L
via What Katie Did

What Katie Did has a wide range of seamed tights and stockings in multiple colors and even polka dots. Even if you’re not into retro styles, these stockings are well-made and offer numerous fashion options.

Moro Pocket Ponte Pants by Universal Standard:

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Moro Pocket Ponte Pants
Available in Sizes 6-8 to 30-32
via Universal Standard

The divide between pants and leggings has become even narrower with the release of pull on Ponte pants that wear like pants but feel like leggings. These are polished enough to wear to the office but also have the comfort of sweatpants.

Mara Velvet Legging by Lyssé:

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Mara Velvet Legging
Available in Sizes XS – XL
via Lyssé

Lyssé is my go-to legging brand and has been for years. They carry a comprehensive size range, make incredibly high-quality leggings that last forever and are completely worth the higher price tag. I love these velvet ones now that the 90’s is back on trend.

HALOGEN® x Atlantic-Pacific Opaque Tights:

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Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Opaque Tights
Available in Green, Blue, Navy, Orange
Sizes S – Plus
via Nordstrom

It can be hard to find colorful tights in curve friendly sizes, which is one of the reasons I love multiple hued tights that come in both regular and plus sizes. They come in fun autumn colors to add to your wardrobe.

50121 Plaisir Ouvert20 Garter Tights by Glamory:

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20121 Plaisir Ouvert20
Available in Sizes M – 4XL
via Glamory

These tights have the comfort of thigh highs with the look and feel of tights, which is perfect for those of us who hate more traditional tights. This style of tights almost never shows up in an inclusive size range, so I’m pleased to see Glamory moving into that space.

Ponte Stretch Pull On Pixie Pant in Red Plaid by Torrid:

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Ponte Stretch Pull-On Pixie Pant
Available in Sizes 0 – 6 (10 to 6X)
via Torrid

This pull-on pant/legging hybrid comes not only in a wide size range but also in three different inseam lengths! They’re the perfect pants for big holiday meals and fun evenings out.

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Do you prefer leggings, stockings, or knee-highs? Are there any other legwear brands you would add to this list?

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Holly lives in an old house in New Orleans with her husband, two dogs and far too many bras. By day she runs The Full Figured Chest, the preeminent lingerie copywriting and marketing firm in the industry. She is the number one recommended copywriter by The Lingerie Journal and her blog was recently featured in Lucky Magazine as one of the top three lingerie blogs online.