I Tried the Secret Behind Kate Middleton's Flawless Legs
The truth about tights: my search for a pair to end women’s hosiery hell | Fashion | The Guardian
Well, speaking from my own experience, they've been there for me to rely on more than most of my friends and family. Tights are so universal that they can go with nearly every outfit and especially because of the unpredictable Irish weather, they can keep you warm or cool. Feeling cold? Put on a pair of tights. Don't like your legs? Feeling hopeless about the future?
While scrutinizing a feed of Kate Middleton pictures, her legs even-toned in what has been well-documented as super sheer and totally imperceptible flesh-colored tights, I find myself backtracking entire decades to answer this question. At a junior high band concert? My first homecoming dance? If the only thing standing between me and the same air brushed results is a thin layer of fabric no one can see, why I am I holding back?
Tights are a kind of cloth garment, most often sheathing the body from the waist to the toe tips with a tight fit, hence the name. They come in absolute opaque, opaque, sheer and fishnet styles or a combination of them, such as the original concept of the American term pantyhose with sheer legs and opaque panty. Today, they are worn primarily by women and girls. In recent years, they have been sometimes offered as men's fashion.