Last week we asked whether or not patterned tights were appropriate for professional women. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are interesting — the voters were pretty split in terms of what could or couldn’t work.
– 36% of you said that men’s patterns (pinstriped, windowpane) in dark, neutral colors would work
– 33% of you said ANY pattern would work, but only in dark, neutral colors
– 23% said solidly colored tights in neutral colors would work, but to avoid patterns
– 5% of you said any pattern, any color, any day.
Commenters noted that they considered dark gray to be a neutral, as well as a charcoal blue; we completely agree. We’d also suggest wearing navy tights with a black dress, if you’re more of a funky soul — it feels rebellious but still looks conservative. (Our $.02 on black and navy: as long as it looks like you’re doing it on purpose, it’s a-ok. It’s bad if you look like you got dressed in the dark.)
Some great selections in both luxury and lower-priced tights, after the jump…
These are some great high-end tights:
|Available at ShopBop for $65: Falke Soft Merino Slim Rib Tights|
|Available at Nordstrom’s for $28: SPANX Paisley Pattern Opaque Tights|
Great selections in lower-priced tights, also:
|Available at Target for $14: ASSETS, by Sara Blakely: Terrific Textured Argyle Tights, Black|
|Available at Nordstrom’s for $12: Hue Geometric Rose Tights|
|Available at Gap for $12: Women: Ribbed tights – dark heather gray|
Tights at the very top of the post: Falke Micro Stripe Tights, available at ShopBop for $59.