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Is it tacky to wear...?

violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
dark opaque tights with sling back shoes? They are not open toe, they are closed toe but open in the back.


I have a pair of shoes that I am dying to wear with a skirt they go perfect with, but it's getting kind of cold not to wear tights.

Suggestions and opinions
please!

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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    Done right it's fine. Without seeing the combo with the outfit it's hard to say.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    In general I think sling-back shoes should be worn with bare feet only, but that's just my taste.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah, what Nej said. My answer when breaking a fashion rule is usually: If it looks intentional it can look great. But if it looks like you just don't know better, then....maybe not.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't like slingbacks, so I don't own any, but I wear skirts with tights and open-back clogs quite often. If I'm breaking am arbitrary fashion rule...oh well...I just don't care. I like the look.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think it would look fine, but better if the tights and sling backs are the same or similar colors. I wouldn't, for example, wear black tights with beige sling backs.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlypearl wrote: »
    I think it would look fine, but better if the tights and sling backs are the same or similar colors. I wouldn't, for example, wear black tights with beige sling backs.


    True. Color matters. I never like light shoes with dark tights, but dark shoes with light tights is OK. I only wear black/navy/dark-brown tights, and I match them to my shoes/skirt.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I think this looks good (black on black):

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    This doesn't look good to me (too much contrast):

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  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    Ok then it looks like a no. The shoes are light beige and the tights are navy blue or even towards a slightly electric blue. The skirt is navy blue towards electric blue. The blouse is navy blue with other blues and tan/light brownish colors. The shoes match the colors of the shirt. Maybe I'll wear them without the tights. It's not that cold yet.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    violets wrote: »
    Ok then it looks like a no. The shoes are light beige and the tights are navy blue or even towards a slightly electric blue. The skirt is navy blue towards electric blue. The blouse is navy blue with other blues and tan/light brownish colors. The shoes match the colors of the shirt. Maybe I'll wear them without the tights. It's not that cold yet.

    M, why don't you post a picture? Based on the description, though, I'm inclined to say no.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I think it depends. Generally, I think slingbacks are meant to be worn with bare legs or maybe with stockings, but I think they can work with tights if it's done in a deliberate way. I actually like the second picture for that reason. I don't think you should do it if your only reason is you're cold and you're not sure if it's OK or not.
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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    Yeah, what Nej said. My answer when breaking a fashion rule is usually: If it looks intentional it can look great. But if it looks like you just don't know better, then....maybe not.

    Exactly. Not one of those things that's super black and white.
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I actually love the second look! But I would say the first look is elegant / classic-looking, while the second is a bit more funky.
    medussa wrote: »
    I think this looks good (black on black):

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    This doesn't look good to me (too much contrast):

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  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    If it's a "delicate" kind of slingback; something with a thinner heel, I'd probably say no.

    However, if it's a chunkier kind of shoe, I think it's fine. Not all trends should be followed, but it's sort of been a trend for the last couple of years to even wear tights with chunky sandals.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    If the sling backs and tights are the same color, it might work.
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    I agree with susu and amneris about the 2nd photo.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    There are business-type, sleek, streamlined slingbacks that I think are designed to be worn in professional situations in warmer weather so you don't have open toes, which some people think is unprofessional. Those I think might look weird with dark tights, but it does depend on the shoe, the rest of the outfit and your general attitude/style. Then there are shoes like in the second picture that are funky and chunky and also have a slingback, and I think they are amenable to being worn with tights and with a less structured outfit. For some reason, your outfit sounds more office-y than funky to me, though I'd have to see it, and that to me suggests no tights.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I wear peeptoes and slingbacks all year long and do so w/ tights on the regular w/ then it's cool or cold out. I am wearing black slingbacks w/ black tights today.

    I would also wear other color combinations, including black tights w/ brown slingbacks and gray tights w/ burgundy/oxblood slingbacks and a variety of other combos.

    But no, I don't wear light beige shoes...unless they are nude sandals in the summer or clogs or boots w/ jeans.

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