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howiloveanicecupoftea Thu 31-Dec-15 15:38:45

I'm off to a wedding and have the most hideous legs - White, blemished, sausage like just not attractive at all and so am going to wear tights. I don't have time etc for fake tan. What's less hideous black opaque tights or neutral? My dress is navy and show wise I can do either black or navy...
I'm worried black ones accentuate the size of my legs but heard they should elongate them if worn with black shoes?
Please help!

iwantgin Thu 31-Dec-15 15:40:18

I'd do navy shoes with neutral tights.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 31-Dec-15 15:40:48

put one of each on then look in the mirror to see which looks better

Jackie0 Thu 31-Dec-15 15:41:09

You can't wear black tights with navy.
I'd go for a natural tan from M&S.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 31-Dec-15 15:44:20

Navy and black dont go.
Navy dress tights and shoes will look too much. Go nutral with navy shoes.

FadedRed Thu 31-Dec-15 15:46:43

What about sheer navy or grey tights?

hugoagogo Thu 31-Dec-15 15:49:30

I would go with grey, but yes try them on and see which looks better.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 31-Dec-15 15:55:42

Navy and black can be fine. Try them on and see.

amitha Thu 31-Dec-15 16:01:24

Agree to try navy and black, can be pretty chic so see if it works.

MyNameIsSuz Thu 31-Dec-15 16:24:00

I'd definitely do black, make sure they're really solid though - 200 denier if you can.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 31-Dec-15 17:33:10

Black tights with navy dress either looks like you got dressed in the dark - or they are an after thought to the outfit.
Both make me cringe.
It screams old woman!! Sorry pet hate.

hugoagogo Thu 31-Dec-15 17:55:50

Thank goodness sally the voice of reason.

Navy and black just looks like you can't see the difference, or else don't care. To be avoided for a wedding certainly.

IWannaHoldYourHand Fri 01-Jan-16 12:11:17

I like navy and black, it is way less old lady than skin coloured tights.

Jackie0 Sat 02-Jan-16 21:53:38

Hasn't Kate brought natural tights back in vogue?
I'm only half joking .
A wedding is too formal an occasion for thick black tights.
I think its fresh and youthful.

TheCraicDealer Sat 02-Jan-16 22:01:43

I loooove nude tights, it's too cold to go bare legged here most of the time but equally I don't like looking like I have the legs of a mannequin. After much research I have narrowed my favourites down to these from John Lewis and Pretty Polly Naturals. I think the latter in Barely There would be the best option if you're not planning on tanning, and at a fiver a pop they're not going to break the bank if you don't fancy nude after all.

leb33 Sun 03-Jan-16 11:17:34

You could do a Kate Middleton and wear nude tights with nude shoes, this will elongate the leg and won't upset the colours in your outfit. I have a gorgeous court from M&S, slight platform (although they do them without also and in two widths) and a manageable heel, they are comfy too. You'd wear them again too.

Runningupthathill82 Sun 03-Jan-16 13:13:19

Nude tights, definitely. Thick black ones would be v frumpy IMO.

Borninthe60s Sun 03-Jan-16 13:20:14

Just had same dilemma. I had navy suit. Bought m and s suntan coloured and they were perfect as the natural ones were too pale and opaque just felt too business like. I wore fancy shoes from ruby shoes.

Borninthe60s Sun 03-Jan-16 13:20:56

Just had same dilemma. I had navy suit. Bought m and s suntan coloured and they were perfect as the natural ones were too pale and opaque just felt too business like. I wore fancy shoes from ruby shoes.

Borninthe60s Sun 03-Jan-16 13:23:41

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