Friday 23 May, 2014

How to wear patterned tights

Patterned tights/socks

Patterned tights/socks

If you are a girl that can’t bear to part with her dresses and skirts in the cooler months, patterned tights are for you. It is one of the ways to cover up (and show off) our legs that are as practical as they are fashionable.

Tights, socks, and leggings keep our wardrobes interesting and fresh all year long. One of the easiest ways to add some texture and interest to a basic black dress is to add patterned tights.

Most of the best looks feature an open-work pattern that lets your skin peek through to show texture (they work much like fishnets but in different patterns.)

Here is how to make patterned tights work:

Choose smaller repeating patterns for the most subtle look. In my photo, right, I chose a vertical open-work stripe from Spanx to elongate my legs.

Pair patterned tights with simple dresses or tunics: a basic black knee-length dress in jersey, sweater knit or crepe works beautifully with patterned tights.

Almost any shoe works great with patterned tights, even open-toed shoes.

Tone-on-tone looks (black tights with a black dress) are the easiest and most flattering way to wear this look.



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