If there’s one brand that can skyrocket an accessory to the top of our wish list quicker than any other, it’s Gucci, and the accessory that’s been living rent free in my brain since the temperature first dropped for winter has to be the iconic Gucci tights. With their chic monogram design and cute diamond check print, every IT girl who’s anyone has been seen sporting a pair, so of course I must have them too.
But at £225 a pair it’s safe to say they’re not the most budget friendly purchase and as my expenses seem to be on the up atm, I’ve been on the hunt for the best high street dupes that offer the Gucci-inspired style while still allowing me to spurge on my must-have morning coffee (because that really is a non-negotiable).
So get ready for my pick of every great Gucci tights dupe on the high street right now. Happy shopping…
The PLT pair
If you’re looking for a pair of tights that look as close as possible to the originals (without buying the actual thing, of course) and offer the maximum return when it comes to the price point, this Gucci tights dupe from PrettyLittleThing is the answer. While we tend to steer clear of the online giant, in this case, PLT has swayed us. Featuring the dotted diamond pattern Gucci tights are known for alongside a clever double-0 monogramming, I’m pretty sure if someone saw you from a distance and squinted slightly they may possibly mistake these for the real thing.
Yes, they may not last more than a few wears, but at just £8 they are a great cost-effective option, especially if you’re someone who likes to test a trend out before fully committing or you know you don’t tend to wear things more than once. I’d pair these with a LBD and black platform heels on my next night out for a 00s nostalgic feel.
The Free People pair
Free People’s adorable daisy print tights are great in their own right, not just because of their nod towards the iconic Gucci tights. When it comes to analyzing their dupe-worthiness, they feature the same diamond pattern however unlike Gucci’s double G insignia, these have a floral design that feels way cuter if you ask me. Also, while Gucci’s tights come in a nude beige tone these are more of a light pink which may be a plus or negative depending where you fall on the pastel-loving spectrum.
A great thing about these though, is the thick elasticated waistband which means you won’t be left tugging them up throughout the day or finding they’ve pooled around your ankles (something we most definitely want to avoid) and, as they’re slightly stretchy too, they’ll be extra comfy as well as looking good.
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The Wolford pair
Wolford’s geometric print tights hit the sweet spot between nodding to the OG Gucci design while still showing enough creativity that they hold up on the style front all by themselves. They feature a repeating triangle design, which kind of feels like an optical illusion, making legs look longer in a similar effect to vertical stripes.
Alongside navy, they also come in nude, black and a nude and black mix, making these the most versatile in terms of shade range of all the tights on my list. IMO, if you buy these you’ll find yourself reaching for them much more often than you would a more whimsical style so it’s a no-brainer in the cost-per-wear department.
The Falke pair
Flowers clearly provide the ultimate dupe-spiration as I’ve found another floral pair in the form of these Falke tights. Both the champagne and black colourways are nearly identical to Gucci’s offerings and while the diamond print may be a little more ambiguous it’s definitely still present.
The bold floral print is what sets these apart however, but while they may not be monogrammed, they’re still oh-so-chic. Picture these paired with a contrasting floral dress at a spring garden party or worn with a satin midi skirt and cardigan combo for brunch with the girls. These are the ultimate Gucci tights dupe for living your vanilla aesthetic or soft girl fantasy, so add them to your basket ASAP.
The My Accessories pair
Yes, you really are spotting a pair of fishnets on this list, but I’m here to make case that they’re due a comeback. Not only are fishnets ideal for the in-between weather we’re currently experiencing but they’re also great for toughening up outfits that may appear more twee than you anticipated when you pictured wearing them in your head.
This pair from My Accessories offer the Gucci look with a little added edge, ideal for wearing with a simple tee, denim skirt and chunky boots. Plus, as they come in standard and curve size ranges, they’re inclusive too.
The Tory Burch pair
Last but not least, I introduce Tory Burch’s monogram tights, ideal if you want to invest in the designer tights trend but don’t want to drop the £225 Gucci price tag (after all, they are only tights). Tory Burch’s monogram style may still be pricey, but at under £100 they’re much better value than other brands and offer a great entry point into the trend.
Inspired by traditional Pennsylvania Dutch quilting, they feature a diamond checkerboard style pattern alongside Tory Burch’s iconic logo, a print which feels both timeless and unique. I see these worn with chunky cable knit jumpers and a mini skirt, or, an oversized jumper dress for a chic everyday look.