Ask Lori: Shiny Tights: A Do or Don´t?


With these winter months coming up, tights are the perfect accessory to keep those gams warm.  The question this season is: Shiny tights: Yes or No?  Thanks Megan, for throwing this question out here.

Well, I say shiny tights are a DO.  Just please, remember, nasty rubbery spandex or pleather is not the same as a classy shimmer tight.  The most important thing is to look elegant with a shimmer look.  Shimmer tights aren´t trendy, they are classy and look best paired with dresses and heels, not boots or shorts. (You don´t want to look like a Hooters waitress) A holiday event or dinner date would be perfect.

Where can you buy a shimmer tight? My favorite brands are the Givenchy gleamers, the Calvin Klein shimmer tight, and I also believe Hue and Donna Karan make them too.  All these would be available at any department store.

See below for how to wear the shimmer tight.

Rachel Zoe looks beautiful in these shiny tights on her way into the Calvin Klein Party. (PS RACHEL ZOE I LOVE YOU)

This color is gorgeous and would look perfect even in the spring.  Jenny Packham is one of my new favorite designers.

Gold tights is a tough look to pull off but it can fabulous if you can do it right!  Chanel always does it right.

This black is more shimmery and less opaque then Rachel´s shinier pair.  These are extremely wearable and easy to style: throw them on with a black dress and heels and there you have it.  Entire look is Collette Dinnigan.

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