When we think about getting style-ready for winter, we don’t tend to think leggings first – at least not without wearing something warmer over them. However, it’s important to note that winter isn’t always freezing cold in many parts of the world which means that you have a little more leverage when it comes to deciding on your wardrobe for the winter season.
But what should you wear in the winter? Well, it really depends on the look you’re going for and the type of style you’re used to, as well as the occasion of course! So to help you make up your mind this winter – here are our top three winter picks for leggings that you simply need to get your hands on!
High Waist Skinny Pant
These Lane Bryant High Waist Skinny Pants are perfect for those warm winter days when you need something that’s practical but comfortable too. There’s nothing worse than being weighed down by layers upon layers of clothes – especially when you’re already warming up in the office.
Even if you love wearing layers (which many of us do), being able to move freely without overheating too much is great and these woven crepe leggings give you the style, comfort, and breathability you need for warm winter weather.
Faux Leather Leggings
While some of us don’t get the appeal of faux leather, it can be a really useful style to have for a number of different settings or occasions. While generally being seen as the more casual style of clothing, you can make these look quite professional or even pretty vogue with just a few clever outfit selections. They’re also really snug and will keep you warm through the cold weather.
Footed leggings are a classic addition to a number of different garments and styles and can be worn with everything from dresses to simply acting as leggings under a stylish pea-coat or dressed-up under a cozy winter jacket.
Not only are they practical and warm, but they can really accentuate your legs depending on the color and style you choose, making them eligible for fashionable events, professional everyday settings and even just lounging around at home. A definite must-have for the winter season.
The James Bond series is a multi-million dollar franchise that has hosted numerous actors in the titular role. There have also been a number of actresses that have had the chance to put the franchise’s hefty name on their resume. With such a long-running series, though, it’s interesting to know what your favorite Bond girls did later on in their careers.
Cited as the original Bond girl, Andress first appeared in the 1962 Bond film, Dr. No. The iconic role earned Andress a Golden Globe for her performance, skyrocketing her to fame.
After her appearance in Dr. No, Andress went on to star in films alongside Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Her career peaked in the mid-1980s and slowed from there into smaller television roles. She now divides her time between Rome and Switzerland, residing with family.
Gayson also made her debut Bond appearance in Dr. No. Her character also made an appearance in the next Bond film in 1963, From Russia With Love.
Gayson went on to appear in numerous roles after her time with the Bond film franchise ended, including the BBC Sunday-Night Theatre. She chose to leave acting in 1972, to pursue a quieter life. She passed away in 2018 at the age of 90 and is survived by a daughter.
Bianchi starred as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love, alongside Eunice Gayson. Her role had her portray a soviet spy who crosses sides to work on Bond’s side.
After her time as a Bond girl ended, Bianchi had a successful career in the French and Italian film worlds. She decided to retire from acting in 1970, following her marriage to a successful businessman. Her only film credit since then was in 2012 when she made a cameo in an Italian documentary.
Eaton’s character Jill Masterson is one of the most memorable of the Bond franchise. Masterson was the gold-painted girl from the Goldfinger film in 1964 who helped blackmail the titular character.
Shirley Eaton’s career faired better than some of the other Bond girls on this list. She went on to have a highly successful career, starring in over 40 roles until her retirement in 2001. She even went on to write a memoir titled Bond Girl about her experiences.
The 1963 film Thunderball was not Martine Beswick’s first time in a Bond film role. She had actually played a small role two years earlier in From Russia With Love.
Beswick’s role in Thunderball gave her the attention she needed to fully get her career off the ground. She continued to pursue acting in London and starred in several films over the course of her career. She left the acting business in the 1990s but came out of retirement for a film in 2018.
Paluzzi worked as Martine Beswick’s costar and played Fiona Volpe in 1963’s Thunderball. Her character is notable for having been killed in an attempt on Bond’s life during a dance scene.
While her filmography did not include any other major films after this role, she did continue acting. She went into retirement following the end of her role on the television series Hawaii Five-O. Paluzzi now spends time in New York and Rome, dedicating her time to her family.
Playing the role of Dominique “Domino” Derval, Auger found herself cast as the main Bond girl in Thunderball. Auger’s character aids Bond in his mission and survives with him at the end.
After leaving the Bond film franchise, Auger went on to build a career as a competitor in beauty pageants. She earned the title of Miss France Monde and was the first runner up in the 1958 Miss World contest. Auger passed away in 2019 following an extended illness.
Tsai Chin starred in You Only Live Twice, the 1967 Bond film. Her character appeared in the first scene of the film, which has become one of the most memorable.
Chin did not limit herself to working as an actor following her time as a Bond girl. Her roles in various films have been interspersed with her work as a singer, teacher, and author of Daughter of Shanghai. Her latest film role was in Lucky Grandma in 2019.
German actress Karin Dor starred as Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice. While her character doesn’t survive the film, she is remembered as a villain of the movie.
Dor had a successful career in both the United States and Germany following You Only Live Twice. Her filmography includes over 70 roles and her latest role was in the German film Die Abhandene Welt. She passed away in 2017 at the age of 79 at a nursing home in Munich, Germany.
Kissy Suzuki of You Only Live Twice was portrayed by Mie Hama in 1967. Hama’s character is the only Bond girl to survive the events of the film.
While Hama is well-known for her acting work in her native Japan, her Bond role is her best known to many. She did go on to leave the acting world but continues to work creatively. She has written 14 books and worked as a host on both television and radio.
Diana Rigg’s character in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is one of the best-known Bond girls of them all. Her character, Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, would become James Bond’s wife.
After becoming the only Bond girl to wed the spy, Rigg has continued to work in the spotlight. She has played roles in Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, the latter of which gained her a resurgence of notoriety. She continues to act regularly, with numerous roles in recent years.
Natalie Wood’s sister, Lana, found breakout success with her role in 1971 with the production of Diamonds Are Forever. Wood played Plenty O’Toole, a gold digger who helped Bond win in Vegas.
Wood is credited with more than 20 other films and over 300 television appearances. Her TV credits include Bonanza, Capitol, and The Fugitive. Wood retired from acting in 1982 but continued to work as a producer. In 1984 she wrote a memoir titled Natalie, A Memoir by Her Sister.
Jill St. John
Despite originally being offered the role of Plenty O’ Toole, Jill St. John ended up portraying international diamond smuggler Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever.
St. John has acted in several other films including The Lost World, Come Blow Your Horn, and The Concrete Jungle. Her television credits include The Loveboat, Magnum P.I., and Seinfeld. She continues to be cast in new roles and has been credited as recently as 2014.
Solitaire, the tarot reader who helps Bond, is portrayed by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die in 1973. She uses her spiritual powers to help Bond defeat Mr. Big.
Seymour’s career has seen several highlights since her time in the James Bond Franchise. Her film roles include East of Eden and her television highlights include Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She continues to act and has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globes and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Hendry worked alongside Seymour in 1973 to portray Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die. Hendry’s character is a CIA double agent and serves as the sacrificial lamb of the film.
Since her time in the Bond franchise, Hendry has had a limited acting career. She has starred in a handful of films, mostly smaller projects that became cult classics. She has since published a memoir about her life, discussing her experiences as a Bond actress and an African-American woman in the 1960s.
Swedish actress Britt Ekland portrayed 007’s assistant in the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun. Her character, Mary Goodnight, assisted Bond on missions both in London and Hong Kong.
Ekland’s later career consisted mostly of television and theatre roles, almost exclusively in England. Some of her latest roles include the UK’s Last Dance in 2018 and The Real Marigold Hotel in 2020. She also devotes a significant amount of time to her family, specifically her three children.
Barbara Bach played Triple X in one of the most famous Bond installments, The Spy Who Loved Me. Bach’s character, also known as Anya Amasova, is a Soviet KGB agent.
Bach has primarily left the acting business, opting instead to pursue philanthropic projects. In 1991, she co-founded the Self Help Addiction Recovery Project with Pattie Boyd. Bach and her husband, Ringo Starr, also created The Lotus Foundation, which has several sub-charities. They are also advocates for animal rights.
The 1979 hit Moonraker starred Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead. Goodhead was a CIA agent and scientist who serves as the main sidekick to Bond throughout the film.
Following Chiles’ appearance in Moonraker, she has been credited in a number of film roles. Many of her roles have been in cult horror and science fiction films, including George Romero’s Creepshow 2. She has also extended to teaching and recently taught a course on film at the University of Houston.
Bouquet starred as Melina Havelock in the 1981 blockbuster, For Your Eyes Only. Her character was a businesswoman and secret assassin driven to avenge her parents’ deaths.
Bouquet has had a successful career since her 1981 Bond appearance. She has been on the jury of multiple major film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. She was also a model for Chanel in the 1980s and the face of Chanel No. 5 from 1986 to 1997.
Jones played the role of May Day in the 14th Bond film, A View To Kill. Her character was the chief henchwoman of the film who possessed superhuman strength.
Jones’ career soared in the years following her Bond appearance. Her music career was highly successful, and she was listed on the 1999 VH1 list of the 100 greatest women in rock and roll. Her career has been influential to many musicians that came after her.
Tanya Roberts’ career was already on the rise when she appeared in the 1985 film A View To Kill. Her character served as the main sidekick in the film alongside Bond himself.
Roberts’ career did gain significant traction after her role in A View To Kill. She has been credited with some television roles in recent years, including a recurring spot on That 70’s Show. In 2008 she wrote the foreword for The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels.
The 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights featured Maryam d’Abo as Kara Milovy. Milovy begins the film as the villain’s girlfriend and transitions into Bond’s love interest.
She has had numerous roles in straight-to-video films and television shows since her Bond appearance. She worked with John Cork to write Bond Girls Are Forever, a tribute to the many women who have played in such roles. It has since been turned into a documentary that featured appearances from multiple past Bond girls.
1989’s License To Kill saw Carey Lowell as the main Bond girl of the film. She portrayed Pam Bouvier, an ex-CIA agent and pilot who assists Bond on his mission.
Lowell spent time on Law and Order following her role in the Bond franchise. After becoming tired of acting, she left the business for a time to study documentary filmmaking at New York University. She has since returned to the business and appeared on Blue Bloods.
Scorupco’s most well-known role came in 1995 when she appeared in GoldenEye. Her role in the installment was as Natalya Simonova, who is best remembered for being painted gold in the film.
Scorupco’s career has taken a bit of a turn since her Bond appearance in the GoldenEye film. She has revitalized her singing career as well as acted in more comedic roles. Her most recent film credit is from 2018 with The Undreaming of Anna Bell Ziegler.
One of Famke Janssen’s breakout roles was that of Xenia OnaTopp in GoldenEye. Her character was the main Bond girl and villain of the film and was a classic femme fatale.
Janssen’s career has been highly successful since her portrayal of Xenia OnaTopp. She has been cast in multiple blockbuster series including the X-Men and Taken series. She has also been in a number of critically acclaimed television shows. She has been nominated for and won multiple awards for her roles.
Hatcher’s career was already quite successful by the time she debuted as a Bond girl in 1997. Her role in Tomorrow Never Dies was as Paris Carver, a past tryst of Bond’s.
With lead roles on Desperate Housewives and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Hatcher has seen continued success. These roles are interspersed with many other guest appearances, showing that she is still going strong today. She has won one Golden Globe and two SAG awards.
The 19th installment of the James Bond franchise cast Richards as Christmas Jones. The World Is Not Enough saw Richards as a nuclear physicist who teamed up with Bond.
Her time since the Bond franchise has been spent acting, parenting, and working with philanthropic organizations. She has supported Feeding America and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, among others. She has continued to act, with credits in 2019 and 2020. She has won awards at two film festivals for her acting roles.
Marceau joined Denise Richards as a Bond girl in The World Is Not Enough in 1999. She plays Elektra King, an heiress under Bond’s protection from an international terrorist.
Marceau’s career has been focused mostly on French film and television since her Bond film. She has served as writer and director on two projects since The World Is Not Enough was released. Three recent projects have earned her awards at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Berry’s character in 2002’s Die Another Day saw her portraying Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson. Her character recreated the famous scene from Dr. No as Ursula Andress walked out of the ocean.
Berry has become one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood since her experience as a Bond girl. In 2007 she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her recent credits include multiple blockbusters for which she has received two SAG Awards, one Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.
Pike starred alongside Halle Berry in Die Another Day as Miranda Frost, an undercover MI6 agent. She starts on Bond’s team but reveals herself as a double agent who is set to betray him.
Pike has enjoyed widespread career success in the years since her role in Die Another Day. Her many film roles include Gone Girl, which earned her nominations for awards across the board. She has also lent time to multiple philanthropic organizations and supporting the UN.
Caroline Munro was another actress who had a role as a Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me. She is remembered for being the first woman to be explicitly killed by Bond.
Munro’s film career continued well into the 1980s, with roles primarily in science fiction and horror films. Some of her recent roles include GirlForce in 2016, 315 Wicked Way in 2017, and House of the Gorgon in 2019. She is also a member of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
The 2006 film Casino Royale starred Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, a foreign liaison agent. Lynd is Bond’s main love interest but does not survive the events of the film.
Green’s portrayal of Vesper Lynd earned her a BAFTA Rising Star Award. She went on to star in Dark Shadows and Penny Dreadful. She was also involved in the 007: Quantum of Solace video game for the extended James Bond universe as her character from Casino Royale.
Kurylenko gained the title of Bond girl in 2008 when she portrayed Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace. Montes is Bond’s main sidekick in the film and a member of Brazilian Intelligence.
Kurylenko’s career has gained traction internationally following her role in Quantum of Solace. She starred in Seven Psychopaths in 2012 and The Death of Stalin in 2017. She has a number of recent television credits as well as 007: Quantum of Solace, the video game connected to her Bond role.
Arterton portrays MI6 agent Strawberry Fields in 2008’s Quantum of Solace. Fields is Bond’s love interest in the story and resembles the Bond girls in the 1960s, like Diana Rigg.
There has been no shortage of roles for Gemma Arterton since her portrayal of Strawberry Fields. She has acted in both blockbusters and indie films alike, with a significant number of credits under her belt. She has also starred in several television series, including Watership Down from 2018.
The 23rd installment of the Bond franchise, Skyfall, saw Marlohe portraying Severine, an anti-heroine who collaborates with 007. Marlohe’s portrayal drew praise for its return to class Bond elements.
Marlohe has made some appearances in film and television following her role in Skyfall. Her film roles have been more indie-style films, but her television roles have been more major projects. In 2017 she was involved in a miniseries titled The Spoils Before Dying.