8 Tips for Wearing Patterned Tights: "Cute" vs "Hooker"

10:16:00 AM

I'm a girl who loves to show a lil' leg.  The best way to continue this trend through the bone-chilling seasons is with tights.  Plain tights can be boring, and show runs WAY too easily, so I would recommend patterned tights.  Now, when it comes to patterned tights, there is a fine line between "cute" and "hooker."  Far too often, I see this line crossed in the wrong context (i.e. in church or the classroom).  Let me explain.
1.  If your dress is too short to wear without tights, it's still too short to wear with tights.
2. If your "dress" is really a tunic "shirt"...  then you bedda check yo self before you wreck yo self.  Who let you out of the house like that, missy?  Tights are NOT pants.
3. If your tights with holes in them do not cover at least 50% of your skin, they are more "street-corner-appropriate" than "church-pew-appropriate."
4. If you are able to fit your hands through the holes of "fish-net" tights, then they are GARBAGE. Throw them away.
5. Think about this: The more compact the pattern in the tights, the more discrete they look and the more options you are able to pair them with.
6.  Black tights and brown boots look better together than brown tights and black boots.  Make sense?
7. Want slimmer legs?  The more transparent and the busier the pattern on your tights, the thicker your legs will look.  The most slimming look comes with plain, opaque, black tights or tights with a subtle vertical line on them.
8. Remember: The more leg you show, the less pattern on the tights.  If you're wearing taller boots or a longer skirt, highly "pixilated" patterns are perfect.  However, if you're wearing a short skirt and ballet flats, a simpler, more subtle pattern will be easier on the eyes.


Dyl's Insider Secrets:
BEST VARIETY:  T.J. Maxx, Target, JCPenny, and Macy's
BEST BRANDS:  Designer brands have the best quality and the most unique patterns.  T.J. Maxx has an amazing selection of Betsey Johnson tights.  Check them out!
SIZING TIP:  Look on the back of the package to find your size.  If you buy an A when you are really an A/B, the crotch of the tights will come to mid-thigh. Imagine how that would feel.
PICKING "THE" PAIR:  Take a pair from the back of the rack.  They are less likely to have wear from customers handling them.
Enjoy the cuteness of fall fashion!
XOXO,
Dylan

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