Tights, also known as panty hose, are basically a type of textile garment, typically sheathed the upper body with a close-fitting tight, so the name itself. They now come in many different types, including sheer, opaque and fishnet tights, plus a blend, including the all-American classic, the pantyhose. In modern times, they have evolved to become fashionable fashion accessories. But it would still be apt to refer to them as panty hose, because the basic structure remains the same. They usually go well with leggings, pants, skirts and dresses.
There are several types of panty hose, including: sheer, opaque and lace tights. The latter two categories are technically different from each other, but they can look similar to one another when they are designed for similar slimming needs. However, the main defining feature of all three is that they are made from a material that has tiny holes (or stringers). Thus, the garments can be used as hosiery, pantyhose, stockings, leggings and even as lingerie. Here are some ways to choose the right pantyhose.
When choosing between tights and leggings, the first thing to consider is the function of the outfit being worn. If you are looking for the right pantyhose to wear under a skirt or dress, opaque hosiery will be the best choice. For everyday wear, you may want to go for sheer tights. You can layer them for additional warmth and coverage, or just pair your opaque hosiery with a thin cotton or woolen shirt.
Another way to choose between tights and leggings is based on your own personal preference for pantyhose. Some people love the look and feel of sheer tights, while others prefer the mesh or leather look of opaque tights. Also, some prefer their pantyhose to be darker, like black or navy, while some prefer it lighter, such as white or grey. One thing to keep in mind is that when you are mixing and matching tights and leggings, try to choose the same color. This way, you won’t match up the colors every time you mix and match your outfit.
One thing to keep in mind is that many people buy pantyhose and tights because they are extremely comfortable. Most opaque footless tights are made using very soft fabrics that allow your skin to breath, so they are cool and comfortable to wear during the hot summer months. Plus, they do not show through your clothing easily, especially if you buy ones with ribbed tops or baby-dolls. The great thing about buying a pair of opaque tights or leggings is that they can be worn for just about any purpose, whether you’re out to play tennis or out to dinner with your friends. The key to choosing a pair of pantyhose or leggings is to buy ones that are right for your body type.
One key to choosing the right tights is to think about how you usually wear your pantyhose or leggings, and then decide which looks best with what you have on. For instance, if you are thin and slender, you may want to purchase a pair of pantyhose that will lift and smooth your tummy area, giving you an hourglass figure. If you are heavier and bulkier, opaque tights can really help to shape your legs, slim your waistline, and elongate your legs, creating a longer and slimmer appearance. There are even some opaque tights that look great as thongs, making you look even sexier.
You also need to consider how you want to wear your opaque tights. Some women prefer to alternate their pantyhose and leggings between opaque and regular tights so that they can change their footwear and outfit on a whim. Some ladies like to buy several pairs of pantyhose or leggings so that they can go out in them all the time, for variety. Others still like to mix and match, buying different tights for special occasions. If you need to buy multiple pairs of tights, then choose opaque tights in solid colors like black and grey, and then alternate them with light-colored stockings or shorts.
When buying your tights, make sure that you buy a pair that will stay up all day. Also, make sure that you buy one that has a bit of stretch to allow for body movement. Some people prefer to buy tights that have elastic in the legs so that they can sit down easier, but if they tend to stick to one spot, then they’ll be uncomfortable. Buy tights that are comfortable and will fit your body type so that you look stylish and fashionable, without feeling stiff and sore in any area of your body.