Sometimes it seems that becoming a star is enough for everyone to try to imitate you and copy your image. However, a star bow can be both a reflection of an ideal sense of style and a sample of bad taste. And even an accessory that seems insignificant can spoil it — for example, tights. Let’s see how such a touch as tights ruined more than one fashion outlet, and how the situation could be corrected.
Ashley Graham and lurex
The famous American plus-size model Ashley Graham is a recognized style icon. Crowds of fans look up to her. To demonstrate her taste at the Met Gala, she chose an outfit from a famous fashion house. She supplemented her image, as you can see, with tights with lurex and inscriptions that go together with the inscriptions on her hands, and this became the main mistake. Why? A bright eclectic outfit (such outfits, however, are famous for the Met Gala) required more unity with accessories and no lurex, that is, shine. Graham’s image was already making itself felt so vividly.
It could be made a little more modest with body tights or choose tights for the main color of the onion – pink, which would visually lengthen the legs. As an option, the model could declare herself by choosing green tights to match the elements of an elongated jacket. It would have turned out somewhat defiantly, but in tone. Tights would effectively complement the color play.
Remember, tights are an accessory. They are like spices, like salt or pepper. They should be added to taste and it is better to slightly under-salt than over-salt.
Gwen Stefani and the grid
The famous American singer Gwen Stefani has been on the star Olympus for many years and demonstrates images that are worth looking up to. But very often she clearly overdoes it, for example, in the case of the same annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Without skimping on jewelry, choosing white as the main color of her costume, having done a white manicure, she picked up (or was picked up) simple black mesh tights, which in a moment made the image tasteless and gaudy. The case when you don’t know what to look at.
But we do know how to fix it. The minimum program is body tights in fine mesh or simple body tights. The first ones are good because they are more resistant to leads. The second is that they will not draw attention to themselves if they are matched to the skin color.
You could try to see how white tights or even white fancy tights fit into the overall bow, but in the latter case everything depends on their pattern. To maintain balance or make a decent bow, pay special attention to the color of accessories. The contrast (in this case white-black) is not always good.
Gwen Stefani and Monochrome
But even without playing on the contrast, choosing a total bow, you can lose. Look at how the same Gwen Stefani chose an image to appear at a less pretentious event. Everything is in the grid, the peeking top of tights (this trend was in the honor of the stars, but not for long) and total black color right down to the shoes. So I want to add brightness or at least a couple of delicate or bright shades. If you do not choose the right accessories, total look can be boring and inexpressive.
In this case, we could recommend body tights (especially if you don’t want to find fault with the appearance from the environment) or choose bright fantasy shades of tights. Fuchsia, rich blue or even lemon would be good to dilute the boring mesh image and would come in handy, especially if there were jewelry on the hands to match the color.
Our resume – accessories should adorn the image, and not serve as a dull addition to it.
Miley Cyrus and the incongruous
The world-famous singer and actress Miley Cyrus is a master of provocation when it comes to outfits, but you can’t call her a style icon. Under a short, chic and lovingly made black and green dress, she wore translucent tights with black polka dots. Usually tights with black polka dots are an ideal ally when you need to dilute a modest appearance or add a twist to what you are wearing. But not in this case. Why? A dress with a lurex attracts attention very much, and there are two ways: one is simpler — to pick up translucent nude tights in a pair, one is more difficult — to pick up fancy ones to match the color.
A simple black polka dot also suggests that the stylist who dressed the star simply did not have time to think, but would such a pair of tights fit under a black and green image? There is a possible compromise: if Miley Cyrus had worn tights with polka dots in lurex that evening, it would have served as a great unity for the whole image.
Singly, both the dress and the tights are perfect, but that’s when they are together… it’s not a good union. Hence the conclusion: if there is no time or effort for the selection of accessories, choose those that at least will not contradict the general concept of the image.
Courtney Love and Abstraction
If we talk about style icons on the contrary, then it is impossible not to mention Courtney Love. This actress and a member of a rock band repeatedly confirms her status as a celebrity, which cannot be guided in matters of fashion. But we think, why not? Can. With only one big “but”. You don’t have to do like her. World fame does not prevent the singer from being an example for “not imitation”. Look at one of her exits. A dress of a golden hue, sandals of the same color and dark fantasy tights with an abstract, vaguely reminiscent of a geometric pattern.
How could this image be fixed? At least use a different shade of tights, lighter. But if you choose black, then the same polka dots would look much more appropriate on a star.
Gold is a dangerous color. Few things go perfectly with it, so in this case, even the simplest body tights would look more appropriate than the clumsily added fantasy chic. To summarize: body tights are also a necessary accessory in the wardrobe, because they can calm the shine of the brightest outfit.
Rosanna Pansino and lots of glitter
But there can also be danger in body tights, especially if they are tights with glitter. This danger is often experienced by Rosanna Pansino. Despite the fact that the American blogger, YouTube star and the girl who took first place in the Forbes list could, it seems, easily hire a worthwhile stylist, she appears in public time after time in shiny tights. Look at one of her exits. Glitter attracts attention to the legs, which seem thicker than they are.
There are several solutions to correct situations: put on nude tights without gloss, wear black translucent tights without gloss, or even fancy translucent black ones, those with an imitation seam at the back (you could see such in old movies).
They would lengthen the line of the legs and make a rather simple image more mysterious than it is.
To sum up: whatever you wear and whatever star you want to emulate, there is a chance to shine in society without shiny tights, but with those that you have chosen specifically for a specific image and output. Experiment and go out!