Stripes aren't just for casual fun socks. There are elegant styles of pantyhose and tights that feature a striped pattern to liven up your wardrobe. Some tights have a combination of sheer fabric and a subtle ribbed stripe that adds texture and accentuates the shape of the leg. Stripes can also have a pattern of cables or a corset weave, which is fashionable and flattering in a matte finish. The heavier weave of some striped pantyhose are especially welcome in colder weather--dressing up an outfit without sacrificing style.