How to Wear White Tights Like a Champion

Wearing ✶ Tailored bell sleeve shift dress {similar hereandalso here} ✶ Cream lace tights {similar here} ✶ Faux fur collar from a cardigan {similar here} ✶  B.A.I.T. Footwear oxford heelsHandmade leather crossbody bag{similar here} ✶ Old faux fur tail and pin 

Being plus size, I’m no stranger to the premise that wearing white on your lower half is an absolute no-no if you’re fat. Especially white tights. Rumour has it that they will make you look bigger than you are, and also like a toddler-slash-nurse. So as a longtime fan of white tights, I’m here to tell you how amazing they are and also how to style them.

Fact: Wearing white tights or any kind of light colour on your lower half will not make you look bigger than you are. This is because you, or me, or anyone else looks the exact same size that they are 100% of the time. Just as an example, I was wearing pretty much all black in my last style post and pretty much white/cream today, and look! I’m the exact same size in both. Since “flattering” cuts and colours don’t work as advertised anyway, why not have some fun playing around with fashion?

Neither are white tights going to make you look like a toddler nurse (unless that’s what you’re aiming for, in which case, go for it!) It’s all about styling. I personally love how white tights evoke a very mod style sensibility so I like playing on that. They go perfectly with a bell sleeve dress or a quirky button up + corduroy mini skirt for a super cute and wearable 60s-inspired look. And in colder weather, you can top your outfit with a faux fur coat for extra mod darling points.  

As it’s cool, but not coat weather here in Bangalore, I instead added a few faux fur accents to my block print bell sleeve dress for completing the outfit. I’d had this dress tailored a while ago but this is the first time I’m wearing it. I got the idea to add the lace trim afterwards and I think it really complements the style! I love mixing all kinds of textures to create a more layered look in autumn, isn’t that absolutely the best part of cold weather dressing?!

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