I grew up in Southern California where no one wears pantyhose, ever, and tights only as a fashion statement or on very rare cold days. How about with a suit in the office? Or with a pencil skirt? Are there color rules e. Thanks so much for any sort of information that could help sort me out.
THIS is how tights differ from leggings, and when to wear which. But when should you wear tights and when leggings? And what about footless tights? Leggings, however, are made of a more heavy-weight fabric whose draping and seams are visible. Leggings are almost-pants, tights are almost-nude-legs. Here is Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr in tights. Note the perfectly clean and smooth line.
When is it socially acceptable to wear black tights?
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab put dozens of tights to the test, evaluating them in the Lab for stretch recovery, snag resistance, bursting strength at the seams, colorfastness, and washability. We then had consumer testers wear them in real life to give feedback on comfort, waistband-rolling, snagging, running, stretching out and more. The picks below are top performers from our test and newer styles with rave reviews, but first, here's what you need to know when shopping for tights:. Our favorite tights offer something for everyone.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. While some flight attendants and all Hooters waitresses are still required to wear flesh-toned pantyhose as part of their uniforms, almost every major American corporation has banished any mention of pantyhose from dress-code manuals. And there is one corner of the world where pantyhose are still very much de rigueur: Hollywood. The women I dress for TV shows, films, and commercials almost never go on camera with bare legs — they all want a smooth, sleek leg line; the kind you can only get with leg makeup or flesh-toned pantyhose.