From specific purposes to the need as a fashion accessory, tights have been developed in numerous styles and types. To find out which ones are more popular, read on.
Given the wide variety available, making a decision on which tights to wear can prove to be a difficult one. The list is endless; traditional nylons, opaque designs, skin-creams, illusionary and so on and so forth. Your choice will take into consideration the weather, the purpose as well as the dress it has to accompany.
If you have a dedicated purpose with the purchase of tights, like an easy fix to lose weight, then you might want to try the caffeine tights which promise smoother skin and slimmer things. Are these the most popular ones?
For those with an active lifestyle, you may want your tights to provide support and reduce aches, as well as the risk of varicose veins. As these are normally recommended by practitioners, it is not likely to be in the list of popular styles.
Every outfit demands a different style of hosiery; from thick tights with bold colours to more light tones with sheen. Your choice of outfit plays a huge part in selecting the hosiery style.
Then there is the part of the season. Winter brings with it a surge in the sale of thick, woollen tights. However, thinner variants are wearable year-round, so it could be them that are the most popular.
Also to consider is your line of work. A conservative environment calls for the natural look, while the relaxed environment allows you to be braver with your choice and experiment a little.
So, to find the style of tights that are the most popular, we need to factor in all the points discussed above. However, it all ends with the personal choice of the wearer, as some like thinner ones while others take the brave route of bright colours and designs.
Of course, you need to keep the outfit in mind when choosing, as one type may not suit all. The best idea is to stock your wardrobe with a variety, allowing you to be prepared for every occasion.
The hosiery market is filled with several variations, requiring one to have the knowledge of each type. Read on to get a brief understanding of the three more popular styles.
With cover for the whole leg and a band at the waist to keep it up, tights are regarded as the most well-known hosiery. A combination of nylon and Lycra, tights come in several degrees of thickness to allow year round use. For the winter months, wool is added to the contents to ensure warmth, while the thinner versions are more transparent. For those wanting an alternative to nylon, don’t fret; you can purchase “fishnet” tights.
An absence of a joint at the top is what differentiates stockings from tights, with the former requiring a garter belt to hold it in place on the thighs. Stockings possess the same contents and properties of tights, but offer a more alluring and sensual feeling to the wearer. Being of a thinner variant, stockings don’t make an appearance in winter unless absolutely called for to complement a dress.
While similar in appearance and nature to stockings, hold-ups have an elastic and silicone strip at the top to keep them in place, replacing the bother of suspenders.
Where all three of the above hold similarities between themselves, tights, stockings and hold-ups are used for different purposes.
For more day-to-day wear, and warmth in winters, tights are preferred over others. In the warmer months and where the outfit demands it, stockings tend to be more appropriate. Hold-ups also suit the summer weather; however, the elastic strip can become an irritation if it’s too hot.
Now, which one of the above three you choose comes down to your personal taste and need, not to mention the outfit it will be accessorising. The wiser option: have all three in your wardrobe for whenever they may be needed.
The professional about office work has application on the choice you make in terms of office hosiery. So, what tights and stockings are more popular to wear in an office?
For those working under a conservative office dress code, wearing some type of hosiery is ideal, and tights seem to fit the bill better than stockings. By purchasing the right size and design, one can have a neat and easy covering on the legs, with sufficient comfort.
Neutral colours like black or skin-tone suffice over bright colours, and it is best to avoid wearing unorthodox styles.
When wearing stockings and hold-ups, ensure that your skirt has the length to cover them, since the workplace is not the place to risk the slight display of stocking-top. What you might think of sexy could be assumed as unprofessional; so, be conservative if that’s what is needed.
Of course, if you are planning on going out after work and want the extra comfort, wear stockings and hold-ups. That’s provided you can ensure concealment of this cheeky accessory in your outfit.
Don’t forget the hazards that come with wearing hosiery to work. The fiddly nature of stockings can make it doubly hard to get sorted when you need to excuse yourself. On the other hand, tights need a lot of care, as they can snag or develop a ladder; carrying a bottle of varnish should help in this scenario.
Popularity of the two also depends on the season. Tights are preferred in winters due to the extra warmth that they provide; in summers, stockings take the cake, being cooler and more comfortable. Even an air-conditioned office in the hot months cannot overcome the discomfort that wearing tights will give.
This brings us back to the question: which among tights and stockings are more popular to wear in an office? Well, this is down to your own preference; unless your office enforces a strict code.