The Irish girl’s guide to wearing tights


A few fashion experts have given their advice on what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to wearing tights.

Their rules state that:

  • If wearing nude coloured tights they should match your skin tone exactly.
  • Avoid bright colours and patterns
  • Black tights should be as light a sheen as possible
  • Never wear tights between April and October.

We don’t know what planet, or rather, what warm country they’re living in, but we take issue with these rules. Instead, here are our Irish rules for covering up your legs.

– Wear tights at all times. Middle of summer? Wear tights. In the office? Wear tights. On the town? Wear tights. Wearing shorts? Wear tights.

Tights are the Irish girl’s best friend. It doesn’t matter what time of year, what time of day – it is too cold to have bare legs.

– Light black tights are nice, but completely black is great. In fact, we want to be able to substitute the tights for leggings on a cold day and not have anyone notice.

– Wear whatever colours you want, the madder the better. You can probably trust the pastiness of your legs underneath to mute the bright tones.

– Nude tights not only should be darker than your own colour, they probably have to be. If you’re like us, nude is several shades darker than your natural winter skin. Plus, easier than fake tan, right?