A style trend recently making a huge comeback thanks to British royal darling Kate Middleton – pantyhose, nylons, and tights are growing in popularity among the masses. Whether they are barely noticeable in neutral tones or stunning eye-catchers with patterns and color, legging tights can keep a woman comfortable and fashionable on chilly summer nights. The versatility of leggings can make them ideal to finish any look, from formal to funky to carefree.
From a wedding to a cocktail party, tights are a great way to smooth away imperfections when coupled with a skirt, mini, or dress. By pairing a sheer tone or a color that closely matches your natural skin tone, you can feel confident about showing a little leg. Because neutral hose cover up spider veins, scars, stretch marks, and other blemishes, you can feel confident showing off your legs in a feminine little black dress or mini skirt. In addition to the added confidence hose can provide by concealing imperfections, they can also add elegance and formal flair that makes them perfect for special occasions. Sheer toed varieties are ideal for wearing with strappy sandals and peep toe pumps.
While the tried-and-true elegance of pantyhose has definitely been making a comeback in formal settings, an explosion of contemporary legging tights is also revving up the haute couture runways, dance clubs and nightlife scene. Fun and funky patterned tights have become a summer fashion trend that can both turn heads and keep legs warm on chilly nights. Animal prints, stripes, and polka dot patterns lend a bold look to any outfit, while vivid solid hues and even tie-dye tones have revived favored retro looks of the ’80s and ’90s. Fishnet and other loosely woven tights add sexy appeal for the club scene. Sparkling varieties light up the dance floor. For urban flair, these fashion-forward tights look just as great with a mini dress as with an edgy pair of shorts.
Footless leggings have also made a big comeback in ladies’ fashion, where women are pairing them with soft jersey dresses, tunics, and casual but feminine flats for the ultimate comfort outfit. Because leggings are breathable and fold up compactly, they’re an essential component of a summer travel wardrobe. A simple set of white, black, and navy leggings can take you through her entire vacation when paired with a variety of tops, tunics and sundresses. By providing coverage, comfort and light-weight warmth, legging tights are the ideal vacation bottoms. In addition, the versatility of footless leggings makes them great for casual lounging as well as taking in a cultural event or formal theatrical production.
It’s no wonder so many women are snapping up new pairs of classic hose, comfy leggings, and patterned tights. Whether you’re looking to add understated elegance, casual comfort, or a striking fashion statement to your outfit, legging tights are an affordable, easy new wardrobe essential that do the job.