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Black tights that I'm not going to melt in

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DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 16:28:55

I hope someone can help!
I have just bought a gorgeous dress from Wallis for a party: link

I want to wear black tights like in the photo BUT not big thick heavy ones that will make me melt. I'm the hot person - put it this way - I'm still opening the window in the evening to cool me down sad
Does such a thing exist?

DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 16:30:49

Not sure what happened to my post, but I thought I'd added that regular 10/15 denier won't look right, I want thick tights that feel like 10/15 denier - Does such a thing exist?

tywysogesgymraeg Wed 05-Nov-14 16:38:04

M&S do tights that are supposed to adjust to your body temp. Keep you cool when you're hot, and vice versa.

Bunbaker Wed 05-Nov-14 16:46:49

I'm not sure that opaque tights do the dress justice. I'm no fashionista though.

LouiseBrooks Wed 05-Nov-14 16:51:20

I get "feels like" 30 denier silky ones from M&S and I love them. They do 40 as well.

DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 17:21:46

Will go to M&S tomorrow and see what they've got.
Bunbaker - what would you wear? Do you think nude sheer tights would look better? They'd certainly be cooler smile

Bunbaker Wed 05-Nov-14 17:24:58

Either nude or the 10/15 denier barely black. I just think that opaques look less "dressy" and more casual.

tywysogesgymraeg Wed 05-Nov-14 19:28:04

Love the dress btw

Assuming it's an indoor party I'd go bare legged with perhaps gold heels.

I'm a hot person too and hate getting too warm, especially in tights.

DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 22:15:16

Bare legs in November? What madness is this? shock wink
I did consider it actually with some strappy sandals but don't think it looks right.
The problem is a) I never wear dresses and b) I usually wear black so a not-black dress is well out of my comfort zone! I want to get it so it feels right otherwise on the day I'll drift back to black trousers and a nice but boring top fyswim.

DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 22:19:41

Thank you tywy, it's very flattering for a ahem plus-size and the colour is gorgeous.

nbee84 Wed 05-Nov-14 22:22:36

I also think nude tights would look better - you can see your skin through the lace on the arms so I think it balances it better to see skin colour on your legs rather than black.

nbee84 Wed 05-Nov-14 22:24:16

Forgot to say, it's a nice dress smile I like it.

BadlyDrawnBuoy Wed 05-Nov-14 22:30:59

You can buy black opaque hold ups in M&S - they stay up and stop the overheating effect.

burnishedsilver Wed 05-Nov-14 22:38:20

I suggest you stand in front of the mirror with one leg in the black tights and one leg in nude tights to decide.

DorisIsALittleBitPartial Wed 05-Nov-14 23:08:04

I like your thinking nbee, good point about the balance.
Badly - I'm too short and my thighs to chubby for hold ups sad
Burnished - yes, good idea, I will try that.

Thanks for all of your ideas thanks

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