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Panicking about what colour tights to wear with navy jumper dress!

(19 Posts)
miggleswiff Mon 10-Oct-16 12:47:06

I am going to a funeral and have got a navy blue jumper dress that I want to wear with navy blue heels.

I tried it on with navy tights and it looks weird, especially as the two different navy blues aren't quite the same.

I then tried it on with grey cable knit tights, which was better but still looked a bit odd.

What shall I do? The funeral is on Wednesday and I only have tomorrow to go shopping.

The dress is a fair bit above the knee so was hoping for opaque style tights so that it looks more appropriate for church etc.

Please help!

DoloresVanCartier Mon 10-Oct-16 12:51:23


AnneGables Mon 10-Oct-16 12:57:00

How about a dark grey in a plain opaque?

SuperFlyHigh Mon 10-Oct-16 12:59:48


miggleswiff Mon 10-Oct-16 13:00:55

Really? I always thought black and navy were a no no.

DoloresVanCartier Mon 10-Oct-16 13:01:54

No, not necessarily, I often wear navy with black opaque, it's just so hard to fit navy with navy iykwim. Black is fine.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 10-Oct-16 13:01:55

Dark grey, assuming you are going for a sober funeral colour.

burnishedsilver Mon 10-Oct-16 13:03:00

Try black and maybe try black shoes too.
Matching shades of navy if difficult but you might get lucky and find tights in a better navy.

burnishedsilver Mon 10-Oct-16 13:06:01

Black looks ok with navy here

miggleswiff Mon 10-Oct-16 14:03:25

Thanks, I might go for dark grey and otherwise try black. Not sure I can carry things off like v beckham can though grin

Floisme Mon 10-Oct-16 15:12:30

For a funeral, it really doesn't matter as no-one will be looking at you unless you are inappropriately dressed. For other purposes, I normally go for grey.

polyhymnia Mon 10-Oct-16 15:37:59

Black. The black not going with. Any 'rule' went out years ago. I like them together. Or plain dark grey.

polyhymnia Mon 10-Oct-16 15:38:28

'Navy', not '.Any'!

NotTooBothered Mon 10-Oct-16 16:11:30

Navy and black are a classic match. I have a women's style book from the 1930s that describes navy and black as THE perfect formal combination, which makes sense given that in menswear, any man who matches brown shoes with a navy suit is still viewed with suspicion in the City.

Navy & tan is informal (jeans and boots). Navy & black is formal (smart dress or suit, shoes). Here endith the lesson. gavel

ChishandFips33 Mon 10-Oct-16 22:54:46

Black - high denier

I have a black and navy striped dress which looks rubbish with navy tights but much better with black

IsItGinTimeYet Mon 10-Oct-16 22:58:24

I have a navy dress that came with a thin black belt... it was a revelation!

leccybill Mon 10-Oct-16 22:59:24

I wear black with navy a lot.

I'd have said mustard/burgundy if it wasn't a funeral.

Liiinoo Mon 10-Oct-16 23:07:53

Black. Of if that looks too stark for for you M&S do (or used to do - it's a long time since I bought tights) a shade called Nearly Black. Or flesh coloured if you have nice legs.

Also if you have a nice pair of black shoes I would opt for them instead of the navy heels.

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 11-Oct-16 10:42:33

Black but I think black shoes then too.

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