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Hello ladies - I am hoping you stylish people can help me!!
I have just bought two knitted dresses in the sale - one is charcoal and the other one is a light navy.
What colour of tights do I wear with them please?
I am jeans girl and I am sick of constantly wearing them, so I am trying to branch out and look a bit more feminine. The dresses are casual ones (fat face, please don't shoot me!) and I am not sure what to do with my legs!!
i have these. They are fab and flattering. You could wear any colour you fancy. I personally would avoid black with the navy dress. I like purple, fuschia and petrol. Just make sure that they are properly opaque.
sprinkles - I always used to think you couldn't mix black with navy but started doing so a couple of years ago (as encouraged by this very board ) and wear it a lot now. However, I think the winter months are dreary enough (aside from sparkling snow and those rare crisp sunny days) so I like to inject a lot of colour into my winter wardrobe and therefore the brights with navy and charcoal would definitely be my go-to.
I love the look of the magenta tights from next and purple tights also sounds great - I was thinking maybe knitted tights, rather than the 70-denier type though? I really prefer thick tights.... Do you think that would be too much wool?
What about shoes/boots then? I have nice mid-calf boots - slightly biker style. Do you think that would look ok? I don't really wear heel-y type shoes, as prefer flats. Or should I get a nice pair of flat pumps instead?
I thank you for your help - really, I should not be allowed to dress myself!
sorry to gatecrash but was it the devier knit dress you ordered? had my eye on them saw in the sale so thought i would order to try but they are awfully short? i too am struggling to work out what to do with them!
wickedfairy - I wear either cotton or wool tights with wool dresses and just find it nice and cosy on very cold days. The 70-denier types don't do it for me on really cold days and I don't like the feel either.
Check out your local TK Maxx for great coloured knit tights. I bought a few pairs from there last year - don't remember which brand - but they were bargainous and really vivid bright colours which haven't faded with wash.
oh and re: footwear. I wear all kinds - ballet pumps, calf boots, knee high boots and ankle boots. Love wearing my Uggs on really cold days too - check out Hush for some lovely ideas on layering knitted dresses/tights/boots etc.
Shelley72 - no, it wasn't the devier dress - that one wasn't in the shop I was in. I like that dress to, but it is fairly similar to the ones I have. Not at home just now, so unsure of the name. It is about knee length, v-neck and with a crochet panel across the back of the shoulders.
Will take a look when I get in and let you know - can't see it on the website, I got mine in John Lewis.