What is the correct way to wear tights?It all comes down to TIGHTS SELECTION. The goal should be to have the tights balance the outfit, rather than weigh it down. Don’t wear sheer tights or hose, especially with short skirts or dresses AND when choosing a colored option, it should compliment the shade of your clothing rather than compete with it. The goal is a sleek and streamlined look, rather than a choppy silhouette. Do try opaque tights - OPAQUE is the only way to go! That means you should not see your skin, or only a very subtle glimpse of skin, through the weave of the nylon…even when it stretches. The goal is to create a smooth, clean line. It’s fine to branch out from black, but choose complimentary shades – colors shouldn’t shock or clash. Marigold is a great choice to pair with navy blue; deep purple looks rich with chocolate brown, and fuschia is a wonderful complement to charcoal gray. Look for something with a subtle contrast rather than something that clashes. Legs don’t need to be THAT loud. Don’t go overboard with patterns – zigzag, plaid, lace and striped tights are not always flattering and can come off looking clown-like. If you simply must choose a pattern, stick to a dark or neutral shade, don’t let your hemline rise too far above your knees, and make sure that the pattern maintains its integrity once you have them on…stripes shouldn’t turn into waves.
(On model Adair: Diane Von Furstenberg grey turtleneck dress, Hue fuschia tights, Jessica Simpson black booties)
(On model Janay: Vera Wang Lavender Label Blue dress, Anne Klein black striped tights, Calvin Klein skin pumps, O Oscar earrings)