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I'm not a fan of flesh coloured tights...

20 replies

trinni · 12/03/2012 18:33

however, I'm working in a very warm environment and need to wear a skirt soon.

My problem is pale and not very shapely legs, although they're not exactly fat.

I cannot be bothered with the fake tan treadmill so, are there any nice tights that give the illusion of a reasonable pair of legs?

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Gillybobs · 12/03/2012 19:24

I hate normal nude tights but love nude micro fishnets. They are just much less middle aged and actually look quite chic imo. And go with everything. Accessorize do them or most big dept stores

trinni · 12/03/2012 20:03

Oh Gillybobs I should have mentioned - I AM middle aged Blush

I need tights for fortysomethings!

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moonshine · 12/03/2012 20:20

Ahem - I am middle aged and wear nude micronets - it's the one thing the office fashionista compliments me on and asks about where I get them (I personally buy from - also black ones better than opaques and cooler to wear)

CMOTDibbler · 12/03/2012 20:26

Nude micronets too here - look great, don't snag/run, and not shiny. I'm 39 - not sure if thats middle aged ?

jamaisjedors · 12/03/2012 20:33

Wolford do some nice (if expensive) ones. The girl in Le Printemps thought I had lovely tanned legs until I pointed out that I was wearing a pair of them (and buying another pair). [preens] or deluded

It pains me when they ladder at that price though...

jamaisjedors · 12/03/2012 20:41

Are nude micronet cooler than normal tights? Am thinking they could be good for my mum for a summer wedding (she has eczema and bruises on her legs).

Pinkflipflop · 12/03/2012 20:43

Ooh I am interested in these!! Anyone link to good ones?

CMOTDibbler · 12/03/2012 20:59

My favoured ones are Levante, but they seem to be out of stock in nude atm. I've also had Charnos and Jonathon Aston

They are def less sticky somehow, but don't show bruises through

trinni · 12/03/2012 21:08

OK, so perhaps I'm not too old for micronets. I'm not into tights really but would like to have legs that look nicely tanned but not too obviously tights IYKWIM.

jamaisjedors which tights were you wearing and what shade? I want some.

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jamaisjedors · 12/03/2012 21:12

I will check in my cupboard and report back.

Gillybobs · 12/03/2012 21:16

The accessorize ones are only a fiver, worth trying it out at this price first? here

Sorry trinni didnt mean to offend. There is a difference between being middle aged and dressing middle aged though Grin

MooMinCow · 12/03/2012 21:17

do they come in shades suitable for darker skin tones? (have seen Beyonce wearing similar, but guessing they're hardcore dance fishnets)

CMOTDibbler · 12/03/2012 21:21

Yep - the Levante Mocca ones would look lovely if you are dark skinned

trinni · 12/03/2012 21:22

You didn't offend me Gillybobs, I completely agree with not dressing like an oldie and I definitely hope I don't!

I like the look of those tights actually. Can I ask one last fussy question? Do they give a bit of colour to your legs or will my paleness shine through?

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Gillybobs · 12/03/2012 21:26

Thats why you need micro fishnets rather than ordinary fishnets. Less "show through" : ))

moo I think Accessorize do a few shades in their range too

Bohica · 12/03/2012 21:31

I had my shiny Nora batty nude tight on today and thought to myself that there must be something less sweaty better than this on the Market!

I have thin enough legs but very pale and I bruise very easily, these look great Smile

BellaVita · 12/03/2012 21:57

Thank you for this!

I never knew such a site existed.

Have browsed and ordered some of those micro fishnets and a couple of other pairs. Also went through Top Cash Back, so will earn money too Grin.

mirpuppet · 12/03/2012 22:13

cmotdibbler thanks for info on where to get darker ones -- will check out in john lewis tomorrow!

HandMini · 12/03/2012 22:18

No no no to Accesorize tights....really bad quality, and pill or snag very easily.

Gillybobs · 12/03/2012 22:25

I agree they arent investment tights but suggested them to those who might be trying the style out for the first time.

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