Colored tights are a great way to add excitement to your wardrobe. They can be a subtle accent, or pack a whole lot of punch. The key is to know just how much color to add and with which designs. Here are some suggestions:
Vintage clothing: Delicate vintage designs like ’50s garden party dresses work well with soft colors such as lilac, baby blue and dusty rose. Mod designs look great with brights such as yellow, cobalt and red. Check out Lisa Perry’s mod dresses and pick a primary color for your legs.
Equestrian look: To get a great equestrian look, try pairing a camel tight with knee high carmel colored boots. You can add a tailored blazer and scarf to round out the look.
Asian Connection: While most sites say no bright yellow tights, it actually works well with Asian looks. The key is to use about three colors. If you just pair yellow and black or red and yellow the look is too severe. Try adding an Asian inspired scarf that combines reds, blacks and yellows.
Houndstooth: Houndstooth is far more interesting if you add a bold leg color. Cobalt blue, bright yellow and bright red are all good choices. Keep the suit or dress simple and then add the leg color. The shoes can be black patent or the same color as the tights.
Grey and Beige: Grey and beige take on a whole new look when you add pale yellow or butter yellow tights. The have a bit of a neutral quality. If you are only adding one new tight color to your wardrobe, then this is the one to buy.
Leopard Print: Leopard works well with a variety of colors. For a subtle look try maroon. For a bolder choice try red.
The layered look: Celebrity performers love layered looks. You can wear them too. Try a trio of colored sport socks with shorts.
Shoes: Knee high boots look great with tights. They just show a hint of color. For footless tights, select a low open sandal . For suits and dresses select chunky pumps. Christian Louboutin shoes look great with red and leopard tights because of the red sole. Tights and shoes of the same color make you look thinner and taller.
Here are a few things to look for in tights. When selecting a printed tight go for something that has some thickness. The thin materials tend to stretch and distort prints. If you are wearing something short, make sure to select a tight that does not have a panty seam. If you will be spending a lot of time in the sun, check to see if the tights are fade resistant.
When wearing tights try to add at least 3 colors in your outfit. Shoes in the same color as the tight will add length to your legs. If you have heavy or shorter legs, go with dark tones such as maroon, chocolate brown or black. If you have added a unique color, be sure to pull that color in with a jewelry combination, scarf or purse.
Can’t find your perfect color? Check out WeLoveColors.com for 51 shades of opaque tights. Stars like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj are fans of their color packed line. They also have plus sizes.
Nothing says new like a bright colored hue!