One of winter's greatest challenges is answering the question "Do I look terrible in these tights and shoes?" before walking out the door.
If you're accessorizing a dress or skirt, proverbial wisdom says the darker and more covered up your shoes, the easier it is to match them with tights. The fall runways this year provided plenty of examples to the contrary: There were mules paired with graphic fishnets, bright wedges paired with bright tights, and platforms worn with studded tights. To inspire you to branch out from your boots this winter, we rounded up eight dressy shoes that you can wear to work or to a party with tights. Click through to see eight reasons to celebrate not wearing pants.BEGIN SLIDESHOW