Tights were not created equal, so you must go for ones that complement your personality and lifestyle. As a basic rule of thumb, preserve the harmony and balance of the looks by not letting any detail to compete or overshadow the other one. Looking for inspirations for impeccably worked out looks? Keep on reading for our 5 fashion hacks on wearing tights.
- Go monochromatic for a taller frame.
There is one universal type of tights that will match any dress and shoes, especially black opaque ones. So if you are in a hurry and can’t take time to pick the best option, you can always choose this type. For a business suit the tone of the tights you choose should be neutral combined with natural texture of smooth, soft, and matte design. If you wish to accentuate your height, go monochromatic to create a visual illusion of a taller frame. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may think of teaming your little black dress with tights of the same color, which will also visually elongate the look of your legs apart from matching your dress.
- Team the color of your tights with the color of your shoes to extend your leg line.
Though the colors of tights and the dress should be balanced and in harmony with each other, you don’t have to feel obligated to do so all the time. Generally, the monochromatic trick works best in neutral shades, but wouldn’t look good in a yellow dress with yellow tights, or green skirt with green tights. There has been an idea that the lighter the dress is, the thinner the tights should be, and the tone of the shoes should preferably be matched with the tone of tights. By doing this, you’ll extend your leg line, therefore making you look taller.
- Contrast the color of your tights and shoes for a trendy look.
Those are the options matching the tone of your skin and making it look smoother and softer. However, you could break these rules to create a trendy outfit. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may opt for a pair of black tights that will look great with a red skirt and a red pair of crisscross sandals. If your outfit is made of warm “wintery” materials, better pick darker tones of tights. Also, open-toe boot or pumps will look nice even with thick tights if you keep the principle of picking options, which do not have some seams or other details on the toe.
- Add some personality to your outfit with patterned tights.
The strict business style doesn’t allow tights with fishnet texture or patterns. So, save your patterned tights for creative or casual workplace that finds them fashionable and acceptable. However, if you want to match patterned tights with your outfit, the latter should be monotone to fix the attention on your legs, while elongating your looks. For a retro or quirky look, go for polka dots tights that will look great for any legs in the tiny type of the dots. Still, you should be careful with the larger sized dots.
- Add some flair to your plain and color blocked outfit with brightly-colored tights.
It’s not only the white tights, but also the other brightly-colored options that visually widen your legs, so if you want to slim your legs you need something like the black types or tights in dark gray, navy, dark brown, dark green and such. On the contrary, if you’re aiming for eye-catching street looks, make use of brightly colored tights to make your monochromatic or color blocked outfit more creative. By doing this, you’ll make those tights functional and fashionable at the same time.