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Are black tights a no no?

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SecretRed Sun 07-Dec-14 20:25:19

I'm going to my works Christmas party next weekend and have bought a black lacy sparkly dress which sits just above the knee. I'm a size 20 with a fine pair of rugby players legs which for obvious reasons would prefer to keep covered. Would I look frumpy in black tights?

NotTodaySatan Sun 07-Dec-14 20:29:36

Black opaques are absolutely fine.

Sheer black tights are a no. Too Dorien from Birds of a Feather.

TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 07-Dec-14 20:32:06

I wear really dark black tights with dresses. 70 dernier minimum grin

cookietrue22 Sun 07-Dec-14 20:34:20

I love black tights! Wear them all year round. I think you'll look great as you'll feel more comfortable and therefore more confident. Have a lovely time!

Peedie Sun 07-Dec-14 20:36:10

Christ I hope not, I live in them! Opaques though, not thin.

Trills Sun 07-Dec-14 20:37:26

I've just bought some black opaques with gold bits.

Possibly slight trashy, but fun smile

Trills Sun 07-Dec-14 20:38:16

Sheer black tights I find terrible for highlighting every bump and curve of your leg.

CMP69 Sun 07-Dec-14 20:41:06

Sorry but I have never met anyone in RL who doesn't wear sheer black/barely black tights/stockings. It's a MN thing like the everlasting chicken and not using toilet brushes wink

Mumraathenoisylion Sun 07-Dec-14 20:42:10

Definitely not an MN thing, I would never ever wear sheer black - opaques only.

NotTodaySatan Sun 07-Dec-14 20:42:22

That's funny CMP I don't know a single person who does.

Yes Trills they exaggerate every imperfection. Yuck!

ooooooooooooooohYessssssssssss Sun 07-Dec-14 20:45:08

I'm a size 12/14 but also have rugby player smile legs and will be wearing 60 denier black tights for the xmas do.

december12 Sun 07-Dec-14 20:53:04

Be brave and go for fishnets. The most flattering thing possible to put on your legs and perfect for a party.

Opaques have their place but are frumpy with a knee length skirt IMO.

CMP69 Sun 07-Dec-14 20:53:13

Fair enough but at my work do on Friday I would guess 90% of women has sheer tights mainly a 'shade' of black. Maybe a Northern thing (Newcastle) all ages shapes and typesconfused

jimmycrackcornbutidontcare Sun 07-Dec-14 20:58:37

Nobody told me about this. I wear sheer black tights quite frequently.

sunnyfrostyday Sun 07-Dec-14 21:02:42

I haven't seen anyone in sheer black tights for years. Maybe it is an area thing?

scratchandsniff Sun 07-Dec-14 21:06:30

Black tights are much more flattering than pasty white legs. I agree that people don't wear sheer black tights anymore.

I'd go for 60 denier minimum

Trills Sun 07-Dec-14 21:08:02

You've never met anyone in RL who doesn't wear sheer black tights?

So everyone you know (or everyone who wears skirts) you HAVE seen them in this kind of tights?

I've not seen sheer black tights on my RL friends/relatives/colleagues for at least 10 years.

I have only ever lived in the South though...

december12 Sun 07-Dec-14 21:11:05

M & S sell tonnes of sheer black tights. Someone must be buying them. Do they never get them out of the packet?

scarletforya Sun 07-Dec-14 21:13:30

CMP69 I don't know anyone who would be caught dead in barely black. Last time I wore them it was the eighties.

CMP69 Sun 07-Dec-14 21:15:16

Can I suggest you don't move to Newcastle then grin

MelonOfTroy Sun 07-Dec-14 21:15:23

Are nude fishnets still ok? I'm off to a work dinner wearing a navy dress with flowers and coral shoes so was hoping nude might work.

OP, def opaques as others have said, you'll look great no doubt.

TenMinutesEarly Sun 07-Dec-14 21:17:34

I like 100 denier 3d.

angeltulips Sun 07-Dec-14 21:19:00

I love sheer black tights (with or without a back seam) and know loads of people who wear them - is it not meant to be allowed?? I'm in central London.

Not sure sheer would suit thick legs though.

Opaque are fine and will look nice with a black dress. Don't stress!

hollyisalovelyname Sun 07-Dec-14 21:25:07

I'm sure Primark have amazing black opaques.
Primark is called Penneys in Ireland ( where it is headquartered I think) and Penneys have a great selection with diamante studding up the back,
Sequined covered etc. so I presume Primark will have an even better selection as I've been told the UK shops clothing is nicer.

CointreauVersial Sun 07-Dec-14 21:25:09

Agree, sheer black tights are a 90s no-no.

OP, you will be fine in opaques.

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