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Brown shoes - what colour tights?

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nappybrain Thu 13-Sep-07 13:26:39

Could any of those of you in the know tell me whether black opaque tights would look ok with brown shoes? Do you have to match tights to shoe colour? Or not??? THX.

Rytzy Thu 13-Sep-07 13:32:13

depends on the rest of the outfit... my best tights are greyish.... but perhaps not with brown tights....

KommandantColditz Thu 13-Sep-07 13:37:10

No, no you cant. Go for barely black, they are more of a brown colour

coleyboy Thu 13-Sep-07 13:39:52

Nude would be my suggestion.

Or some brown patterned ones that look like they are crochet iyswim.

Bluestocking Thu 13-Sep-07 13:39:56

Like KC says .. sheer barely black are probably the way to go. But what is the rest of the outfit? A choc-brown fishnet or lace tight can be very nice.

InTheseShoes Thu 13-Sep-07 13:53:45

I always wear chocolate brown fishnets with brown shoes. Or, a lovely sheerish nude shiny tight I get from Primark. Depends what else you're wearing, but I wouldn't have thought black opaques.

MaloryTowersJudgyJudgyJudgy Thu 13-Sep-07 13:55:25

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hatwoman Thu 13-Sep-07 13:58:24

depends a lot on the shoes and outfit. black would be very difficult to carry off. if you were supremely confident and trendy and they were very opaque I reckon you could do it. but as you are asking I am thinking not. nude for smart/workey/posh dinner type outfits. brown patterned or wooley for girl about town trnedy-ness

nappybrain Thu 13-Sep-07 13:58:55

It's to go with smart casual brown skirts - mid length ones - the shoes I've bought are a brown flat pump. Would black opaque tights look weird? (panic now setting in that I'm making lots of fashion faux pas....)

MrsFogi Thu 13-Sep-07 14:01:10

I wouldn't wear black tights of any description with brown shoes. Nude tights if you are wearing flat shoes.

coleyboy Thu 13-Sep-07 14:02:06

If a flat pump, would go for a patterned/fishnet tight.

EffiePerine Thu 13-Sep-07 14:08:22

or choc brown opaques?

brown tights with brown shoes much more flattering on the legs. I don't like fishnets on me but they suit some people. I think.

EffiePerine Thu 13-Sep-07 14:09:08

and STEP AWAY from barely black tights. Make me look like my gran.

Bluestocking Thu 13-Sep-07 14:19:45

Nude tights are DISGUSTING!

DrNortherner Thu 13-Sep-07 14:22:42

YUK at barely black tights. Tis a big no no to waer black tights with brown shoes I think.

nappybrain Thu 13-Sep-07 14:41:19

Not sure about nude tights or fishnets...shudder

bagpuss Thu 13-Sep-07 14:43:30

Would go for choc brown opaque or patterned.

MrsBadger Thu 13-Sep-07 17:04:25

you can wear black thus if shoes are tan, but probably not if they are dark brown.
Both choc and nude fishnets good investment.

nappybrain Thu 13-Sep-07 17:20:02

thanks Mrs Badger - said shoes are indeed that sort of colour. Wish I had that model's legs - so maybe it would look ok...

Califrau Thu 13-Sep-07 17:58:55

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