One is never too old to learn. What color tights do you recommend? And as far as I am concerned I think she should add some neutrals to the mix.
So if you have no doubts about your taste, then you can boldly go for the various combos of printed tights with dresses. In addition, if you want to match printed tights with your dress, the latter should be monotone. One thing that you should avoid with printed tights is picking options where the print visually cuts the leg in two horizontal lines or with colorful transitions.
This makes your legs shorter and wider. However, keep in mind that a blue dress, for instance, is not the best option for pink tights. On the other hand, gray options will be ideal for that shade of dresses. This pattern looks great for any legs when taken with the tiny type of the dots. Still, you should be careful with the lager sized dots. Open-toe booties or boots will look nice even with thick tights if you keep the principle of picking options, which do not have some seams or other details on the toe.
Makes me question the logic of any and all of them. I do find it amusing that all of this time I have been walking around in patent leather shoes past September, and at least someone out there thought I was committing a major faux-pas!
Oh wait, yes, I had a pair of oxblood Ferragamo pumps I would wear. Looks too much like a flight attendant. This discussion is quite timely. Just this morning I stood in front of my shoe rack, contemplating which pair of shoes to wear with my navy skirt suit. With trepidation, I selected a pair of black Coach patent leather pumps, and opted for nude pantyhose. However, I was a little concerned that I was violating some fashion rule. This post and these comments have validated my selection!
Reading some of the comments, made me smile. But, apparently the rules do still exist and women still adhere to them to one degree or another. So well and wittily said on the Black and Blue. I always thought suede was for winter until I saw all of those gorgeous, rich color shades last spring. My daughter wears navy opaque tights to school. Last week I dressed very early and went to an out of office meeting, all in black with a black patterned coat.
Convinced myself I looked like Audrey Hepburn, or at least french. First words from teenage daughter? Navy shoes are difficult. Choosing black patent shoe and clutch is the way to go.
I have a dressy dark blue dress for a wedding ,that is sleeveless. I can only find a black lacy shrug to pair it with. I only started seriously wearing them a year ago after joining YLF. I live in a cold climate and tights are basically a necessity from Oct-Apr. Grey skirt, grey tights, grey boots Grey skirt, purple tights, grey boots Green skirt, grey tights, grey boots Denim skirt, black tights, black boots. You get the idea here. I am always tying my bottom three elements together quite tightly, and bookending them when necessary for example with the purple tights, I wore a purple patterned scarf.
I was very unsure about the stark contrast of the cream skirt and tights against the grey boots. Oh and if this question has been covered somewhere on YLF, please point me in that direction Thank you!! I am new to skirts, dresses with tights and am interested in this too. Kitty, for what it's worth, it sounds like you're doing a great job already.
Lots of people like to stick to a neutral, coordinated colour scheme when wearing hosiery, and if memory serves Angie is one of them. In fact I believe she wears black hose almost exclusively, being sure to keep them texture rich and probably sheer. I always stick to black hose, which works with my predominantly dark footwear. I'm obviously not the person to offer instructions on how to branch out, but I can say you're certainly not committing any faux-pas with the approach you've adopted. If you're wanting to mix it up a little more, I'm sure other ladies here will have lots of handy tips.
I don't have much advice because I always wear my tights in similar ways, but I'm interested in all suggestions and hope someone else will chime in! I wear mostly skirts and would love to wear more dresses, so I wear tights almost everyday in fall, winter and spring.
I have some patterned tights and I wear them like my colored tights, that is to say I pick up the color of the pattern in my top half. I agree with Michelle, that it sounds like you're doing a great job. As Michelle said, Angie sticks to black hosiery and warns that colored tights can look a bit "youthful" I'm trying to find the diplomatic word here.
However, Sal AlreadyPretty wears colored tights all the time, and IMHO, I think she makes them work successfully, as they suit her personality and style. You might check out her blog to get more ideas. I will admit to struggling with this whole issue myself - post some photos, if you like, so we can see the different combinations in action! I wonder if this might work since the tights and skirt were similar.
Like Michelle, I usually try to stick with darker tights or stockings--navy, black, brown, grey. The outfit you describe sounds really cute though. I love the idea of the argyle vest! I also would love to see you try the patterned tights you described.
Try them on and take some pics! Sometimes looking at my pics on the computer screen changes my point of view enough that I can decide without forum input. I play it safe and stick to shades of gray for my tights. I find they go pretty well with most neutral shoes and look less harsh than black. Unlike many people, I am a lover of coloured and patterned tights.
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