Change the Look by Layering
Layering has become a big trend over the past seasons. And now, layering with tights has become a bigger trend. Tights have exploded in the fashion industry and now come in different colors, textures, and styles. You can layer tights with dresses, sweaters, and tunics. It’s becoming more acceptable to wear tights as leggings. But of course they may not be appropriate to wear everywhere. Layering tights is easier than you think. You can give yourself a quick makeover by having one different unique look.
First, you should buy high quality tights. These tights should be durable and have several purposes. Your best bet would be to have tights that offer shaping and tummy control. This way, no lumps or bumps will show underneath your tunic or dress. Plus, these tights will give you extra room when wearing tight skirts.
Always pick tights that compliment the colors in your wardrobe. If you’re dressing for the office, think conservatively. Wear tights in blacks, browns, or navys. If you’re dressing for a party, then pick tights that contrast with your wardrobe. Spice up a little black dress by layering a red or cobalt blue tight. Or do the exact opposite. Wear a black tight with a sexy red dress. The color of the tight will tone down the look and feel of the dress. Plus, it adds interest to your look without having to be sexy. Leave the white tights to the nurses and children. This is a big fashion don’t for older women. Play with tone on tone colors such as a tan dress with chocolate tights, and a baby blue sweater with navy tights. It’ll break up the monotony of your look.
Tights come in a variety of textures and prints, so don’t be afraid to experiment with those. The textures of tights can range from lace designs or fishnets. If you’re ever planning to wear fishnets, it’s best to layer them with a darker tight underneath, preferably black or brown. Your total look won’t appear as suggestive. Colorful patterned tights should only be layered with the natural colors in your wardrobe such as black, brown, white, and navy.
Now that you have the type, style, and color tights you need, you can learn how to layer them with other pieces in your wardrobe. Layer tights with a mini or knee-length skirt. Depending on the length of your skirt, you can add boots to your look. This creates a more finished look than traditional flats and Maryjanes. You should layer tights with a casual dress or tunic and knee-high boots. Evening and cocktail dresses look best with pumps or open-toe shoes. Don’t be afraid to contrast the color of your shoe with your tights and outfit, as long as it matches.
This article was written by Lisa, fashion expert and entrepreneur for FML (Fashion My Legs) who, we think, knows young persons hosiery fashions and has some interesting ideas on using hosiery to create and improve fashion.