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Do people still wear tights?

(30 Posts)
Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 09:36:32

Morning, I am out tonight and wearing a short dress. I am 56, it's not ridiculously short but above the knee.
I rarely see people wearing nude tights nowadays - is it a no-no? I just get the impression it is...
I just think I would be warmer but if necessary I will shave and moisturize! smile

Pestilentialone Thu 26-Jan-17 09:40:11

Really good sheer tights are hard to detect.
It is cold, most people go for opaques (down here in the south). I understand that Geordies lasses are weatherproof and can do bare legs without the blue blotchy look. envy

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 09:57:35

Thanks. Opaques wouldn't be an option with this dress - I've got a couple I can choose from but they need nude if anything. They're not really good ones - m and s, probably - whatever's here!
I am keen to avoid the blotchy look !!

HelenDenver Thu 26-Jan-17 10:00:40

Tights fine!

kel12345 Thu 26-Jan-17 10:01:26

I wear tights, mainly opaque ones that are not sheer. Or I'll wear skin colour ones. I mainly wear them to stop my shoes from hurting my feet, than for the cold.

AboutTimeIsh Thu 26-Jan-17 10:04:56

Gah!!! Not nude tights!!! grin

Seriously though... Sheer 7 denier black (properly put on with wet hands) or none at all much more modern.

Completely opaque also fine.

Freshprincess Thu 26-Jan-17 10:12:01

The tarmac has to be melting for me to go out with bare legs. I'd wear nude tights, if the dress required it. Opaques otherwise.
I'd rather have warmer legs.

LaCerbiatta Thu 26-Jan-17 10:23:06

I cringe when I see bare legs in the winter. There's a lady at work that never wears tights and I think it looks horrible!

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 10:23:27

Ok nude tights it is! I have worn the shoes without and walked a fair way but yes, they will definitely help with the shoes.
Thank you so mich

Weebleswobbles Thu 26-Jan-17 10:47:00

Can you share a photo of the dress and shoes?

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:13:48

I'll try

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:19:32

This one is favourite

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:21:14

Or this one with these

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:23:24

This is the other short one. The teal one is really long on me

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:24:07

Haha pictured feet will be in the shoes!!

WeeM Thu 26-Jan-17 11:24:43

I think as long as they look like you aren't wearing any it's fine but not if your shoes are opened toed. Then it'd have to be bare legs for me.

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:26:40

No, all filled in shoes, no toe seams here!

Flossyfloof Thu 26-Jan-17 11:27:54

Black would be awful as would opaque, with these dresses

CleopatraCominAtcha Thu 26-Jan-17 18:02:14

Have you considered nude micronets? Bit more modern, Debenhams has them.

Eatingcheeseontoast Thu 26-Jan-17 18:05:34

I'd wear opaque with any of them. Not helpful?

FagAshMIL Thu 26-Jan-17 18:29:34

AboutTime what do you mean 'properly put on with wet hands' confused

BabyHamster Thu 26-Jan-17 18:35:39

If you're wearing the first outfit you could definitely go with opaques (if the shoes are black? They look like they are in that photo.)

Otherwise yes nude tights are fine. I also think micronets look good.

PollytheDolly Thu 26-Jan-17 18:41:40

Yes! Woolly tights with short tartan skirts and knee high boots for work.

Sheer tights with short dress and boots either ankle or higher.

Cold. Tights under trousers.

Buttwing Thu 26-Jan-17 19:05:18

I think black opaque with everyone of those. Definitely not nude they are truly hideous.

AboutTimeIsh Thu 26-Jan-17 19:24:21


Question 7

Just stops them doing that weird twisty/ uneven opacity thing

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