(Closed) NWR: Colored tights

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are colorful tights a good look

    Yup, can't wait to where them

    Not on me but some people can pull it off

    Ugh, this trend really bothers me.

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Like almost anything, done right it can be a great look. I prefer to pair mine with black as a way to give a pop of color. Deep red also looks nice with creams and browns. I get mine at Target and Forever 21.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Does anyone wear tights with open-toed shoes?  In that picture, the model has on open-toed shoes…and it doesn’t look that bad, but it’s the first thing I noticed!  I’ve always thought this was a no-no.  What do you think?

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    The key to wearing colored tights is to not go overboard on the color elsewhere. Wear neutral colors in your attire, and make it pop with colored accessories. I wear colored tights with black dresses and skirts. And I second others – I buy mine at Target and H&M.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I wore them for our engagement shoot on Sunday, actually! Sadly, the only picture I have from Sunday (so far) is a poopy one I took on my blackberry. Can’t wait to see how it looks in photos.

     

    The actual breakdown of the outfit can be found heeeeere: http://iloveyoumuch.com/wordpress/?p=557

    It ended up looking super mod and fun, methinks.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee

    I love colored tights and think they look really cute.  Because they’re trendy, I stick to buying them at cheaper places like Target or H&M. 

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Sweet. 🙂 You’re welcome. I think the best thing to do is just go for it. My next “scared to wear it” conquering will be tights + shorts. We’ll see how that turns out. :p

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @fifty: The Hue tights are long enough for you?  Do you get tall sizes?

    I only ask because I have a 34″ inseam and anything but H&M (size L) are too short!  And even those are a stretch ;o)

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Hue tights end up being more hip-huggers on me. I buy them in the non-control top version (which I couldn’t find a link to anywhere online… lol) and in a size 3 (up to 6′ and 165-200lbs) and just jerk the heck out of them up. I have super long (37) legs, but they are a little on the chicken side I guess, so it usually evens out. They aren’t quite as opaque on me as they are for most people, and towards the top you can start to see through them a little, but I think I’m the only one that notices. Sometimes I’ll double-wear them so that they’ll go more opaque. But the lack of control top plus a higher quality tight that stretches better/is softer will allow me to wear them. (I also have no butt, so I’m not sure if that plays a part in all of this).

    I also have a few pairs of gap and oldnavy tights that I have yet to try on. We’ll see how those guys work.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    @missomally, again I think it depends on how you do it. The example picture isn’t too great of a contrast, the colors are complementary, plus the shoes have a pretty small peep toe.

    Something like this is more distracting to me:

    http://stylepill.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/psmith.jpg

    but that even still works to a point.

    Post # 27
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i love colored tights, (and tights for winter in general).  I usually pair them with nuetral skirts and dresses and try to avoid the matchy matchy look of having over accesories in that color. 

    Also I think it’s ok to wear opaque tights with open toe shoes as long as the shoes are appropriate.  I would wear with peep toe but not with a strapy sandals for example. 

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee

    Hey, Scissors–thanks for the tip on the Hue tights.  I bought some recently and they’re awesome!

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