Tights 101 ( How to wear tights the right way)

Tights are a big part of our winter wardrobe. They can make a big fashion statement and they are also functional when the weather is too cold outside. Whether you like patterns, color or neutral tights you are in luck because they are all in trend right now. The key to wearing tights the right way is to think about balance.


Las medias son una parte importante de nuestro guardarropa de invierno porque son muy funcionales cuando el clima es demasiado frío. Si te gustan las medias de estampado, de colores o neutros estás de suerte porque estan en tendencia en estos momentos.La clave para llevar las medias de la manera correcta es pensar en el equilibrio.

The Rules – Las Reglas

There are no definite rules on how to wear tights because it all depends on your outfit but there are basic guidelines you can use to look good when you wear tights.

No hay reglas definidas sobre cómo llevar las medias, porque todo depende de tu atuendo , pero hay pautas básicas que puedes utilizar para lucir bien cuando se lleves las mallas.

  • The lower the hemline the lighter the tights. If you wear an opaque tight with a low hemline skirt it will cut out your proportions , it will make you look shorter and too constrained. When your skirt has a low hemline wear sheer tights. 

  • Mientras mas bajo sea el dobladillo o la costura de la falda más ligera deberian ser las medias. Si llevas  usa medias opacas con una falda de ruedo bajo cortaria tus proporciones, que te harán lucir más pequeña de estatura. Cuando la falda tiene un dobladillo o ruedo bajo asegurate de llevar medias mas ligeras.

Adele wears a low hemline dress with sheer tights

Adele con un vestido de ruedo bajo con medias ligeras 

  • The higher the hemline the thicker the tights. The shorter your skirt the darker your tights should be because it gives you more coverage and proportion wise it makes your legs look longer. 

  • Cuanto más corta sea la falda más oscuras deben de ser las medias porque te  dará más cobertura y en cuanto a la proporción hacen que tus  piernas se vean más largas.

And this is why you don’t want to wear sheer tights with a short skirts

Y es por eso que no deberias de llevar medias ligeras con una falda corta

Kourtney is wearing a high hemline skirt with opaque tights done right

Kourtney lleva una falda de dobladillo alto con medias opacas de la manera correcta

Pattern tightsMedias de Estampados

  • Pattern/Print tights are a statement piece so make sure you keep everything neutral on top . You can play up your silhouette with pattern tights. If you have broad shoulders you can go for a pop of color to draw attention to your legs instead of your shoulders. If you have thicker thighs you can play it up with vertical stripe tights that creates an illusion of longer leaner legs.
  • Medias de patrón o estampados son una pieza llamativas así que asegúrate de mantener todo neutro en la parte superior. Puedes jugar hasta con tu silueta con medias estampados. Si tienes hombros anchos puedes llevar medias de color para llamar la atencióna en las piernas en vez de los hombros. Si tienes más gruesos los muslos puedes jugar con medias de rayas verticales que crean una ilusión de piernas más largas y más delgadas.

Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift wearing pattern tights with a neutral color coat 

Selena Gomez y Taylor Swift llevan medias estampado con una capa de color neutro

Images via Google image re-edited by The Style Elite


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12 comments on “Tights 101 ( How to wear tights the right way)

  1. Devorah says:

    good points! i love tights!

  2. Kirsy says:

    haha, that pic is too funny, I have seen that scene too many times!

  3. Lolita says:

    I am inspired- wearing tights tomorrow! Tights are so sexy if worn right- I have been personality guilty of the long skirts with dark tights- didn’t feel sexy at all. Thanks for the post, very useful.

  4. Great tight tips!! Definitely must follow ‘rules’!

  5. KYBOE USA says:

    What a difference the rules make! Great tips.

  6. T4M says:

    I agree that with a low hemline, semi-opaque tends to look better. But there are exceptions, depending on what’s being worn.

    For high hemline skirts, I think you can go with either very opaque, to semi-opaque, and sheer. There’s no hard fast rule… except, if you go with really short hemlines above the midpoint of the thigh. In that case, you really need complete opaque or else it comes off sleazy. Anyway, just my take on it observing the styles. 🙂

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