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Old 10-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
 
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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.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Done right it's fine. Without seeing the combo with the outfit it's hard to say.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
 
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In general I think sling-back shoes should be worn with bare feet only, but that's just my taste.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #8
 
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I think this looks good (black on black):




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

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
 
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Old 10-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
 
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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.

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

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
 
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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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If the sling backs and tights are the same color, it might work.
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I agree with susu and amneris about the 2nd photo.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #17
 
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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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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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