Leggings and tights to keep your legs warm this winter

collage of three outfit pictures, all featuring domino dollhouse black and gray leggings

I’m so glad I snapped up two pairs of leggings from Domino Dollhouse’s Science/Visions collection during their holiday sale–one in onyx and one in onyx/pewter–because it turns out they’re super-warm. In fact, I’m pretty sure they’re warmer than any actual pants I own.

It’s been below freezing all week here in Boston, and with these leggings, my legs haven’t gotten cold at all on my daily commute and lunchtime walks. Your mileage may vary, as I’m a bit of a polar bear, but they are definitely warmer than your average leggings. They’re made out of a combination of two materials: cotton lycra on top, and faux suede on the bottom. The faux suede is the same material that makes up the sleeves of the Oblivion dress, and it’s so soft that I end up wanting to pet my own legs/arms all day.

Like all Domino Dollhouse leggings, they’re thick and opaque, so they work well as pants. I wear them with dresses to work, but on the weekends I sometimes wear them as pants, as you can see in the middle picture above. I wear them in a 1x, which is my usual size in DD leggings, although I wear a 2x or 3x in their dresses.

If you’re looking for a cheaper way to keep your legs warm, check out the Berkshire Cozy Hose tights, which one of my friends recommends highly. I haven’t tried them myself because I don’t like the feeling of tights, but she says they’re really comfortable. As for sizing, she is about the same size as I am (22-ish, and we always take each other’s old clothes at swaps!), and wears the tights in a 3x-4x.

Re/Dress also has fleece-lined leggings available for preorder, in a bunch of colors including pink (yay!). I haven’t tried these either, but I’ve heard good things about them in the past.

What do you wear to keep warm in the winter?