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Coloured tights?

(11 Posts)
normaleggy Fri 09-Sep-11 21:04:02

Can you be too old for coloured tights? I'm 33 and I love them but don't want to look like I'm trying to be a teenager. Any opinions?

PennyFothaguy Fri 09-Sep-11 21:06:10

Of course you arent too old. I'm 41 (with fabulous pins grin) and I love 'em

tabulahrasa Fri 09-Sep-11 21:06:24

I tried to buy some a couple of months ago and could only find them in M&S and Asda, so I think you're fine, lol <started off in places like new look and topshop>

I'm 32 if it makes any difference

MissBeehiving Fri 09-Sep-11 21:06:45

Nice ones in New Look last week. I love them.

I wonder whether something like an aubergine would be easier to start with before leaping in with mustard?

stripeybump Fri 09-Sep-11 21:07:44

I think thick coloured ribbed ones are better than colourful opaques, and good with short shifts and loafers.

normaleggy Fri 09-Sep-11 21:08:32

Thank you, I have recently seperated from my husband and am re-inventing my wardrobe to cheer me up but have realised that I have over time lost a bit of confidence in my judgement, but am slowly getting it back!

stripeybump Fri 09-Sep-11 21:26:16

Anything he didn't like on you - buy it! smile

CointreauVersial Fri 09-Sep-11 21:28:44

A lady in my office, who is well over 40, always wears "cheerful" tights and boots when it's miserable outside - she looks great.

I agree, start with the slightly more restrained shades!

normaleggy Fri 09-Sep-11 21:35:49

I did actually buy a top that I'd seen on the internet that he had hated when I showed it to him. I love it and have had loads of compliments on it!

Fuctifano Sat 10-Sep-11 09:12:19

I love them and second that coloured tights and short shifts look. Go for the darker shades the aubergines and dark teal rather than mustard. But always team with very plain clothes so you don't look like this-,r:10,s:0&biw=1366&bih=653

queenmaeve Sat 10-Sep-11 13:45:53

No you're not too old! I love tights and have a huge collection of different colours and patterns.

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