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About to return to work after a period away to raise our two children. What sort of tights do people wear in the office these days? I have lots of black opaque ones and lots of fine denier nude tights but our office is noriously fickle in temperature. Do people wear fine denier black tights these days? If so, what denier is best?
I am still in opaques but I understand that sheer black has made a comeback with fashion types. I'm pleased as I think that Working Girl look is really shiny and pulled together. I don't have any hints on how to style them this time around though!
It’s black opaques for most in my office, usually 60 denier or more. A few of the more funky dressers may wear patterned or coloured tights. Only the most conservative wear thin denier or nude colour. I hope you enjoy your return to work. I missed my son dreadfully at first, but it soon passed and I’m glad I’m back now.
Pretty much everyone wears black opaques in my office. I sometimes wear coloured opaques - have a lovely pair of red ones for example, but that would depend on how conservative/strict your dress policy is. I occasionally wear nudes or low denier black in summer/when it's not too cold, but I'm definitely in the minority, and I don't really care for fashion, I just like to mix it up sometimes as I get bored wearing the same type of stuff all the time.
Yes either opaques (in any colour) or sheer (black only) are fine. If going sheer don't go for super shiny ones. Nude ones aren't fashionable, some people wear them as Kate Middleton does (Royals are supposed to wear tights!) but best so save them for occasions where you have to use them such as weddings!
With a City palette of colours, sheer black or charcoal or navy always look smart and dressy, but would perhaps look too try-hard anywhere else. It's quite a formal older management style these days I think, but I would choose it, because I am old (60) so not really an oracle on such topics. Very chic, done well, as are most things!