Pantyhose are body garments worn from the waist down to the feet and is used by both men and women. It is usually tight and fitting to the body hence can also be called tights. Pantyhose are made of nylon and spandex which explains their elasticity and their name comes about from the fact that they combine pants together with socks, stockings and tights, better known as hosiery. The advantage with the pantyhose is that when you use then it can serve as both underwear and socks so no need to wear socks or underwear again.
Tights are also garments worn from the waist down to the feet and made of cotton or nylon. Hence any close fitting covering from your waist to feet is just a tight. So the difference between tights and pantyhose could be very minimal. Pantyhose are just modifications to the tights and the difference between the two would be on the materials used to manufacture each. Pantyhose are much lighter than tights since tights are made from heavier denier than the pantyhose.
Tights are mostly used by acrobats, athletes, dancers and wrestlers whereas pantyhose are best worn by women to serve as pants and covering for the legs when they wear miniskirts or during formal functions, although there are pantyhose for men. Tights worn by athletes tend to be made in such a way they don’t reach down the foot hence are feetless. Since pantyhose are much lighter, tights would be good for cold weather to provide warmth to the feet. Young children can also wear tights but not pantyhose because women sometimes use pantyhose to hide defects on the feet. Men would mostly wear pantyhose for medical purposes or under the wetsuits during scuba diving to minimize the cold from the water to their bodies.
Stockings are close fitting garments for the foot and legs and come in pairs. There are sheer stockings, lace top stockings, fishnet stockings, Cuban heel stockings, and many more. All these require support or bands to hold them in place. Mostly, the garter belt is used which is fixed to the top of the stockings and tied to the waist to provide support. Stockings material can be nylon, wool, silk or cotton.
Hold ups are kind of stockings that do not need bands for holding them as they are made with their own elastic bands. Perhaps the difference between the two would be that stockings represent the ones that need a band or garter belt to hold them up.
Holdups manufacturers will normally assure you that they are safe and would not slip down the leg at all but I think the stockings are better because you will be more assured since you tie the suspenders on your own. Again, the elastic bands are made so tight to make sure they do not fall and this may hurt your legs or irritate the part of the skin they are in contact with. The only problem with the stockings is that it might show through your dress where you have tied the garter belt on your waist.
If varicose veins attack you more often, it is best to use the stockings and not the holdups as the holdups will only make your condition worse. Holdups will also be uncomfortable if you have big thighs as they are tight and would dig into your skin hence preventing blood from free circulation. As long as you get the right size of holdups for you, you should be okay with them. Sometimes doctors may recommend you wear holdups after a surgery to prevent blood from clotting.
They are delicately soft and perfect for day or night wear, the diamond mesh tights from time they ventured the market they have registered a consistency of beautiful stretching pattern. It is now clear that metallic tights are taking the centre stage and coming at the very top of the list. By use of the metallic properties they add spackling to the eyes of the viewers and the legs of the wearer, they are indeed funky tights.
According to the way trends are moving, the diamond metallic tight has remained at the helm for so long; and with the look of things, the shimmer and shine of diamond improves the skin tone giving the legs some feminine touch. Diamond tights are just but good to every wearer whichever the accompaniment, May it be a dress and a jacket or which ever the combination. Whoever designed them, he knew they were meant to be noticed because of the way they attract attention, with the way things are moving, they are the “must have” for the season.
As means of maintaining them, always hand wash to salvage the way they look. The way they stand out enables the owner to stand out and shine in them. Those who are yet to try are advised to because it will add glamour to their outfit. With the look of things, if diamonds are a girl’s most adored friend, then the so called diamonds should equally be on top of men’s wish to have list. Morphologically, diamond tights have transparent appearance and comfortable.
Manufacturers have made these diamond tights to have a very good stretch ability as compared to others. When the tights were almost getting wiped out in the 1990s, it is the presence of diamond tights that rejuvenated the market and with their accelerated buying in 2005, one can only conclude that the diamond tights leads and others, weather willing or not do follow.
In today’s world, women prefer being sexy and more so in their dress code. Most women nowadays prefer tights and stockings among other sexy dresses. Tights are simply the fabrics that mainly run from the waist but do not cover the legs while a stocking is a very tight and elastic fabric which can be won on the legs only, or can run from the waist to the legs. Stockings are meant for leg covering especially with short dresses which expose the lower thighs. Tights can also be used for the same purpose even though some are not official as compared to stockings.
Tights are very common and every woman at least has one or several in their wardrobes, especially the denier tights. The colour, style, material and thickness of the tights depend on what is on fashion, weather or occasion. Cotton is generally a preferred material for most dresses and the same implies to the stockings and other women denier tights. Cotton is friendly to the skin since it is not easy for it to cause complications on legs. It is also preferred by most of the people because it can be washed using a machine unlike other materials that are not machine washable.
Some women prefer toeless denier tights so as to expose their painted toe nails. The denier Tights are designed in such a way that they match with the skin colour, the greater the denier the greater the tone. It is not easy to notice them when someone puts them on since they match the skin colour of an individual. When a woman is planning to go out for a dinner, the first thing that comes in her mind is the outfit. Denier tights are preferred in the evenings, special occasions like picnics for two and special day for lovers such as Valentines Day.