Clashing tights and shoes can work, one expert says

Published: 24th December 2010

Clashing tights and shoes can work, one expert says
One fashion expert has advised fashion conscious women on how to wear coloured leg wear and foot wear without giving off an accidental clown vibe.

Teri Agins, fashion reporter for the Wall Street Journal, writes that the new trend for colourful tights and shoes is just an extension the trend of the past few years of wearing more colours.

She advises that while some can pull off the trend, others should stick to their black tights.

"Contrasting tights draw the eye to your legs, which shouldn't be too thick or muscular, lest you come across as dumpy instead of leggy," she added.

Beware of lacy tights, she continues, as they add visual bulk which can make legs appear wider than they are.

In addition, Ms Agins urges women not to forget that black-on-black remains "snappy, elongating and forever stylish".

Meanwhile, an expert on has said that women should pair tights with a sweater dress for a warm and fashion-forward look this Christmas.

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