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Please advise me on the subject of patterned/coloured tights

(18 Posts)
sameagain Tue 21-Oct-08 20:33:28

I have a plain black wrap dress. I know, but I like it, it fits well, is comfy and flattering. I usually wear it with heels or knee high boots. I was thinking I could liven it up a bit by wearing it with either patterned or coloured tights. Am I horribly out of date or might that work? If so what pattern/colour? Not sure I'm brave enough for fishnets and have doubts about the wisdom of purple legs (spend most of winter trying to avoid purple legs grin )

FWIW, I 'm 38, 5'7" and dress is size 12

mrsmaidamess Tue 21-Oct-08 20:37:48

Of course pattern! Of course colour! I am LIVING in coloured tights at the moment

mrsmaidamess Tue 21-Oct-08 20:39:37

Oh and I have some lovely grey pinstripe ones from Primark, look lovely with black

samsonara Tue 21-Oct-08 20:41:41

Or you could stand out from the crowd and be cool wearing something like

SenoraPostrophe Tue 21-Oct-08 20:43:00

do you like them? then wear them.

scaryfucker Tue 21-Oct-08 20:43:41

M and S also do grey pinstripe, sounds good maid.

If you don't want to be too adventurous, try a herringbone pattern or chevrons in black, nearly black or grey.

mrsmaidamess Tue 21-Oct-08 20:44:20

I culdn't look at your tights link! It said it was a sex attire site.

scaryfucker Tue 21-Oct-08 20:44:55

I don't like those samnsonara, too hallowe'en for me smile

samsonara Tue 21-Oct-08 21:11:12

I think these are quite scary too but definately have

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Tue 21-Oct-08 21:21:42

My only advice on coloured or patterned tights is - buy lots.

Ewe Tue 21-Oct-08 21:24:52

Saw a very curvy girl on the tube today in yellow tights, her legs looked huge and jaundiced.

Personally think they are a bit try hard but if you like the, then go for it!

scaryfucker Tue 21-Oct-08 21:33:24

nope, anything but yellow

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Tue 21-Oct-08 21:38:21

Yellow is never going to be good. i was thinking grey, purple, teal, deep red etc. But not beige either.

<<MadBad finally realises that last year's beige lace tights do not in fact rock and make her look like Nora Batty>>

mazzystartled Tue 21-Oct-08 21:41:59

teal is good

cette do some fab colours

yellow = marge simpson

sameagain Tue 21-Oct-08 21:45:20

see, I was thinking these They're not patterned enough are they?

Califright Tue 21-Oct-08 21:46:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

janeite Wed 22-Oct-08 17:04:50

I'd avoid red personally; they tend to make legs look a bit meat-like if that makes sense. Purple are good; aubergine lovely; teal great; pinstripe M&S ones lovely; Monsoon do some fab crochet type ones. And yellow - never, never - unless you want to look like a strange breed of canary.

scaryfucker Wed 22-Oct-08 19:25:28

asda have teal tights for v little dinero

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