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March wedding - what to do with my legs.

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way2serious Thu 20-Feb-14 13:51:19

We are off to a wedding in the middle of March. My dress is sleeveless and is cream and black and I have a black short jacket. I think that the day will be spent inside but I am a cold beast and can't decide what to do with my legs. Should I risk bare (fake tanned) legs which I did where I wore the same outfit to a wedding last summer and may be feeling cold or should I go for tights and if so what sort? Thank you wise fashionistas.

Oxtailchambermaid Thu 20-Feb-14 14:56:16

Watching with interest! I too am going to a wedding late March, inside but with a 1/2 mile on foot transfer from church to reception (or taxi on the sly, 1/2 mile in new shoes is asking for trouble). I've gone green dress with black shrug and black kitten heels and I'm going to go for nude fishnets, as I fear black tights might look a bit "day at the office". I'm a chilly mortal too so my choice of tights is still debatable.

herecomesthsun Thu 20-Feb-14 17:09:51

I would probably go for coloured knit tights coordinating with the outfit/ shoes - so green with a green outfit. I have green Boden ones that are natural fibre (so "breathe") and are very comfy. Probably I'd go for some sort of black lace tights with a cream and black dress, poss Wolford, though I got some in Boots last year which did for a wedding. I'm a chilly enough mortal though to wear ankle boots till about May, so I wouldn't be pairing chunky tights with delicate gossamer slippers. Nude fishnets would be a good back up if the sun comes out!

MrsLettuce Thu 20-Feb-14 19:26:19

Yeah, nude micronets would be ideal, I think.

way2serious Thu 20-Feb-14 20:08:59

Thanks hadn't thought of nude fishnets or micronets. Will check some out.

PoshPaula Thu 20-Feb-14 21:30:21

Bare legs in March? No. Absolutely not.

Floisme Fri 21-Feb-14 07:08:40

If it's March I would wear boots. The end.

Bunbaker Fri 21-Feb-14 07:10:20

Why do so many mumsnetters loathe nude coloured tights? Because that is what I would wear.

Winterwardrobetime Fri 21-Feb-14 07:51:34

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Boltonlass1972 Fri 21-Feb-14 08:02:09

I would get your legs fake tanned, buy the nude tights and decide on the day..If it's a beautiful sunny day, bare legs but if it's cloudy, tights. I have hardcore mattress who bare-leg it on a night out in December!

Bunbaker Fri 21-Feb-14 08:14:54

A mattress?!

Ledkr Fri 21-Feb-14 08:37:44

A hardcore mattress too!!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 21-Feb-14 08:56:11

Bare legs in anything other than the height of summer looks cheap and tacky IMO - especially at a wedding.

Nude tights, always.

Bunbaker Fri 21-Feb-14 09:04:04

"Bare legs in anything other than the height of summer looks cheap and tacky"

I'm afraid I agree with you. The cold, red legs look is horrible.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 21-Feb-14 09:06:58

Cold, goose bumpy. Even with fake tan it still looks awful because it is so obviously fake.

alemci Fri 21-Feb-14 09:19:44

buy some nice tights and be comfortable . It's often freezing in March.

burnishedsilver Fri 21-Feb-14 10:28:57

Nude fishnets are mentioned here a lot. I've never seen anyone wear them. They must not have caught on in Ireland. I can't see how they'd be any warmer than bare legs.

I think you need tights. Try on a few different options with the dress and the shoes. It's impossible to say without seeing either.

Oxtailchambermaid Fri 21-Feb-14 11:45:35

Thanks all! I hadn't actually thought of plain old nude tights?! My calves are covered in scars and like me are old so no tights was never going to be an option, but I couldn't get black opaques out of my head.

movingmovingmoving Fri 21-Feb-14 22:31:34

Burnished silver - I was just thinking the exact same ! I have never seem them anywhere in Ireland! Can someone post a link so I can get them online? Intrigued. And have a wedding in early March so could wear them then!

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