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Who Got It Right? Red Tights Can Be Tricky

02/07/2007 at 02:00 PM ET

Colored tights can be a tricky trend for the savviest fashionista — what to pair them with? how not to make your legs look larger than necesary? — and it’s pretty bad when you get it wrong. Joss Stone is always out there with her clothing choices, and her appearance at the Monday night Marc Jacobs show was no different. A few tips for Joss: a) don’t wear textured tights with a textured dress, b) wearing mini dresses with colored tights is too much of a good thing and c) never match the color of your tights to your shoes — and hair! Rachel Bilson gets it right, keeping her red tights matte and everything else black so there is just a hit of bright color. Tell us: How do you wear colored tights?

Photo:grant lamos/fashion wire daily; Jeff Vespa/WireImage

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lizz on

i didn’t really like this trend when i saw it one joss but on rachel looks very nice i still would not wear it.

Crystal Beach girl on

I can just imagine Joss’s stylist on her knees begging her not to go out in public with that “style”. One has to wonder what was she thinking???

Erika on

I think Rachel Bilson wears the red tights best. She looks stylish and very classy.

Crystal Beach girl on

What’s with sticking her tongue out? How old is she???

catherine on

definately bilson! she can pull off anything!!!

Vonnie on

You know, at first I thought this was a bad thing, but after looking at the way that Rachel Bilson pulled it off with pairing it with just simple and classic black, this wouldn’t be a bad thing. I’m actually considering doing this myself. Even though I haven’t worn coloured tights since I was about 7 or so.

Tayme on

I have been wearing the tights look lately, and if you wear them right and pair them with the right articles of clothing, you can really pull the look off. I love the Rachel Bilson look. She makes it look prim and proper, and not tacky looking. Joss Stone, I love her music, don’t like this look. Her look is quirky, but it’s too matchy match color scheme. She could have pulled this look off great if she would’ve toned down the pink/red. I love the hair, it looks really cute, but she matched it with her tights, and the shoes just don’t look right. In my opinion, she could have done two different things. She could have lost the color in her hair and wore the tights, or kept the color in the hair and wore different tights. Both looks are cute on her, but they just don’t look right in my opinion. She should have opted with another color of shoe with the tights. Now if she wore a different color of tights, the shoes would have looked nice. The tights were nice and if anyone has seen the tights she had on in a picture, they were textured looking tights, and I don’t think they fit the texture that the dress was sporting. Needless to say, both are adorable.

georgie on

that black dress looks awful, bilson’s way too tiny to wear a frilly black monster like that. joss looks good, nice dress, good legs and showing them off! way to go. coloured tights are very in right now. if i had the legs, wouldn’t i be wearing them!

Jess on

I simply love Rachel Bilson’s look. Where did she get that dress??

desi on

joss looks outgoing and happy.

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