In the cruel world of fashion, it’s rare that functional items are hailed as stylish, too. Women around the world [mentally] cheered as tights finally basked in the fashion spotlight this year and, better yet, it doesn’t seem that this trend will fade anytime soon.
Long dismissed by snobby fashionistas in favor of bare legs throughout the seasons. However, recent celebrity fashion has dictated that tights are IN. Alexa Chung put the final nail in the coffin when she rocked a pair of black, sheer tights with red open toe (!) sandals and a Little White Dress at an event in NYC earlier this month.
To Ease In
Go for variations of black tights: sheer, opaque or subtly patterned. It’s worth investing in high quality products, or they’ll disintegrate with their first trip to the laundry.
Try subtly patterned tights , worn by Fashion Blogger Kristina Magdalina
Victoria Beckham has been spotted on various occasions sporting a pair of grey, opaque tights, which are a chic alternative to plain black. Moving away from high fashion, Taylor Swift mastered the colored tights in an opaque, burgundy pair.
Both available on TrendyLegs.com
To Stand Alone
Who said that Celebrities must dictate fashion trends? Take their tights style inspiration a step further and start experimenting a little. Pair patterned tights with a T-Shirt dress and High Tops for a casual street style, or wear adorable heart tights with an LBD and heels for cocktails. Neutral colors make any print less ‘scary’, especially when worn with a long trench or parker coat and boots.
Fashion Blogger Paulina, aka Roroika in Printed Tights
We’ve given you all the information you need to get in on the trends for 2016 early and, who knows, with our advice you may even become a trendsetter yourself.