What tights to wear with open-toe shoes?

One of the best things about summer is the fact that you get to wear your favourite sandals and open-toe shoes. Whether you are at the beach or stuck at work, one tends to say goodbye to shoelaces and socks. Hello, pedicure!

Some people just don’t want to ditch the tights only because it’s summer. Do you want to know what tights to wear with open-toe shoes and sandals in summer? Keep reading!

Open-toe sheer tights in nude

What’s not to love about wearing open-toe shoes?

Wearing sandals and tights is something absolutely normal. If you thought this wasn’t acceptable, think again! We have done our research and we can reaffirm that the tights-and-sandals combo is perfectly trendy and fashionable. So is wearing sandals with socks, by the way.

Should the same fashion rules apply to open-toe shoes (the so-called peep toes) and sandals? Generally speaking, yes. But there are a few exceptions we’ll mention later on.

When to wear Open-toe tights with sandals

We’d suggest you choose to wear open-toe tights with open-toe shoes and sandals only when the tone of the hosiery in your leg matches your skin. This is, only for nudes and tanned tones. This rule applies to all skin tones and has an easy explanation: you don’t want your toes and your leg to show a different colour, right?

Best Open-Toe tights to wear with Open-toe shoes:

From left to right: Kunert Fresh Up 10 Toeless Tights, Falke Shelina 12 Thong Toeless Tights and our best-selling style, Trasparenze Tropea Toeless Tights.

When to wear Sandal-toe tights with sandals

Any time is a good time to wear sandal-toe tights with open-toe shoes and sandals, with a sole exception: the flip-flops! Once summer is gone, you can wear sandal-toe opaque tights, sandal-toe fishnets, lace tights… with open-toe shoes. You will look absolutely stunning!

If you aren’t 100% sure what’s the difference between toeless and sandal toe tights, take a look at our guide to all tights styles, with practical info about the hosiery world. You can also read our post with everything that there’s to know if you are buying tights for the first time.

Best Sandal-Toe tights to wear with Open-toe shoes:

Left to right: Trasparenze Rita Fishnet Tights, Gipsy Luxury Better Than Bare Tights, Trasparenze Oleandro 20 Coloured Tights, Charnos Simply Bare Tights and Wolford Sheer 15 Tights.

When to wear Reinforced-toe tights with sandals

We wouldn’t encourage you to wear reinforced-toe tights with open-toe shoes or sandals. They aren’t the best look, we believe. However, we have been told by our lovely customers that contrasted RHT stockings + open-toe shoes are a winning combination. If you step out wearing contrasted toe tights with open-toe shoes, please, share some pictures with us. We want to see how it looks in real life! Our What Katie Did hosiery is perfect for this retro-inspired look.

Is there anything else you need to know? Leave us your questions in a comment and we’ll do our best to solve them. Do you happen to have a difficult pair of open-toe shoes you don’t know how to pair? Do write to us! We are always happy to help.


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