Today's Fashion Tights

Tights were originally worn by men and were made from fine wool or silk, but over the years they evolved and by the time the swinging sixties arrived, fashion tights were the latest trend and no self respecting female in a mini skirt was seen without a pair.

In the early days, designs were mostly plain and the choice of colour was restricted to various shades of tan/beige/neutral. Thankfully, designs have improved and modern tights come in a myriad of different colours, fabrics, and deniers. Sheer tights in nude colours are a popular choice for both day and evening wear, but for those who prefer something trendier, there are lots of patterned tights to choose from, all of which look fantastic with the latest fashion styles. The thicker opaque tights are also popular, especially during the winter.

Fashion tights are now widely available to buy online, and considered to be an accessory to a stylish outfit rather than an essential piece of hosiery to protect your modesty when wearing a mini skirt and today's women can choose from wool, sheer, fishnets, patterns, and a million other styles and designs. The latest trend which started back in 2011 has been suspender tights, a cross between stockings & suspenders and tights, which are extremely comfortable to wear and look great.

Modern tights are mostly worn by women and girls of all ages, babies and toddlers. However, in recent times, there has been a revival of interest for men with some manufacturers bringing out men’s range - in fact in 2009 Selfridges launched its first range of fashion tights for men, although we have yet to see the average man about town donning a pair of stylish pair for a night out. But whilst tights in fashion remain as popular as ever, they are not only an accessory for women: they also have a number of different uses and applications.

In the world of sport, athletic tights are commonly worn by athletes, either as a base layer garment to protect the legs, improve blood circulation and reduce the incidence of muscular injury and strain during vigorous exercise, or simply as an aerodynamic garment for sports such as cycling or running. Gymnasts often wear footless tights and they are also worn by ballet dancers, both male and female. They are also traditionally worn in the theatre, particularly in historical productions.

This type of legwear also has a medical benefit and support tights are commonly worn by older people or those suffering from circulatory problems in the legs. Supports work by the application of compression around the legs, which improves circulation and helps to prevent dangerous blood clots.

Buy fashion tights online from as little as £3.99 - all sent by first class post so usually arrive by the next day.

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