Although I am a Fashion Challenged person, I have embraced the colorful tights trend. It has seemed to be a reasonably safe thing to do and I hope it's not over yet but I was watching on our recent trip to France and saw only black tights.
These purple ones that I bought have been finding more and more a place in my wardrobe since I wear a lot of purple. My daughters say, "Gee, Mom...purple?" But I find them comfortable and a little bit of a fashion statement. So this is how I incorporated them into my dancing outfit this week:
Simplicity 4074, kind of a mock wrap, which was ok but I found the fabric too dull when close to the face. I looked kinda zombie-like actually. I just cut off the top and turned it into a flared skirt. The top is another Jalie 2806, number 5, I think. With this last one I raised the neckline a little, which turned out to be a PITA, had to do it about 4 times. Both of these garments are rayon/lycra and the skirt fabric is from Christine Jonson.
I forgot to say that the tights were a special souvenir from France last year, bought at the Monoprix, which is a common store there, kind of mid-price range. On that trip I hadn't found any fabric stores (sob!) but was glad to find something that I could wear often that reminded me of that trip.
Wearing purple always makes me happy.