Have the winter blahs got you down?
Are you ready to add a little jazz to your wardrobe?
If so, it’s time to lift yourself up and climb aboard the latest trend in hosiery: colored tights.
Let’s touch upon the origin of tights or colored tights in this case.
Here is a little story of where it all started.
“Female attire typically includes pink or flesh colored tights, a leotard, and sometimes a short wrap-skirt, or a skirted leotard.
Males typically wear black or dark tights, a form-fitting white, or black, shirt or leotard worn under the tights, and a dance belt beneath the outer dancewear to provide support.
In some cases, students may wear a unitard — a one-piece garment that combines tights and a leotard — to enhance the visibility of artistic lines.
All dancers wear soft ballet shoes (sometimes called flats).
Typically, female dancers wear pink or beige shoes and men wear black or white shoes.
Leg warmers are sometimes worn during the early part of a class to protect leg muscles until they become warm.
Females are usually required to restrain their hair in a bun or some other hair style that exposes the neck that is not a ponytail.
The customary attire and hair style are intended to promote freedom of movement and to reveal body form so that the teacher can evaluate dancers’ alignment and technique.
After warming up, advanced female students may wear pointe shoes whereas advanced male students continue to wear soft shoes.
Pointe shoes are worn after the student is deemed strong enough in the ankles and can execute the routine to a high standard, usually around or after the age of 12, or after the dancers’ feet have stopped developing, so as to protect the dancers’ feet from injury common with premature wearing.”
Colored Tights Secrets Use Tips
Colored fashion tights have replaced stockings and pantyhose as the legwear of choice for fashionists who want to pick up the pace and add some drama to their outfits.
The choices are endless, so you can rest assured that you can find fashion tights that you love.
Let’s look at some options:
Fabrications for Every Occasion
Tights come in a wide variety of fabrications.
Merino wool tights, for example, are perfect to keep your legs warm on a chilly winter’s day.
Pair your wool tights with a short wool dress and a thin belt for a fashion statement that’s both stylish and comfortable.
Cotton tights have a variety of textures, depending on the manufacturing process.
They can feel like velvet and go from work to evening with ease, or can be luxuriously thick to keep your legs protected from icy blasts of wind.
Tights made from a blend of denier and Lycra has the wonderful smoothness of microfiber with the perfect measure of opacity that makes them an excellent choice for work or for a night on the town.
Colors for Every Mood
When it comes to colored tights, your choices are limited only by your imagination.
From classic black to classy off-white, from chocolate brown to grape purple, from mustard yellow to slate grey, tights come in dozens of colors.
In fact, the trend this season is to buy tights in virtually every color available, and use them as a wardrobe accessory.
Want to kick that little black dress up a notch?
Pair it with red tights and a skinny red belt and watch heads turn.
If you’re not quite ready for startling contrasts, go with the tone-on-tone look and pair moss green tights with a moss green skirt and sweater.
Or choose complementary colors for a put-together look.
If you’re on the shorter side and want to appear taller, choose lighter colored tights; if you want to lengthen your torso, opt for darker colored tights.
Whichever way you go, your choices are endless.
Kick Around Some Patterns
This season, the fashion story isn’t only about color – it’s also about pattern.
Make a funky statement with polka dot tights, red gingham tights, or give your legs a splash of color with a sumptuous pink and blue floral pattern.
Want a look that’s slightly more subdued by that still makes a statement?
Go for tartan or argyle patterned tights.
Of course, there are occasions when you might prefer holdups, thigh highs, a beautiful silk stocking, or even a body stocking, but for the sheer fun of it, you should treat yourself to colored tights.
Winter seems much less dreary when you have some fun with fashion!