Tights – The Personal Style

We don’t look alike and we don’t act alike, so why should we dress alike? Individualism in a world of conformity is freedom in every sense of the word. Fashion is and always will be one of the greatest forms of communicating style and personality. Fashion is an eclectic mix of everything that represents who you are and who you want to be. It is fact and fantasy it is an image that everyone who comes in contact with you will remember and fashion is only limited by your imagination.
In a society where most of us shop off the rack isn’t it nice to know that there are accessories that can take an item of clothing and go from bland to “BAM”? Creating looks that are unique while adhering to the latest styles and trends and sometimes starting new ones. One of the fastest growing and most versatile of these trend-setting accessories is tights, which have gone from plain and bland to fashionable and sexy. Today’s fashion tights are not the tights of “yesteryear”.
When I was a kid, I remember wearing tights under my catholic school uniform and they weren’t pretty or fashionable, they were functional, basic in style and color, black, white and navy blue. I wore them often during the winter months because they were warmer than knee high socks. Retrospectively, it’s funny now because I was actually excited when the hosiery industry manufactured them in red, and green. That was then and this is now, today’s fashion dictates change and screams individuality. Skirts and dresses are shorter and tights are a welcome accessory for self-expression, and style.
Today’s hosiery are fashionable, an extension of your personality, expressive, fun, flirty and sexy. They come in a vast array of styles, hues, patterns, and textures. There is a pair for every occasion, whether you are going out with friends, a BBQ, a concert or work, there is a style, pattern and a hue for anyone regardless of income or gender. Not only do they come in a variety of styles and colors, you can find them in a price range that is affordable for you. Many department stores have special hosiery departments to display hot designers like, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Dolce Gabbana.
What I personally have found is that people tend to think that the more expensive the product the more indestructible it is but $10 dollar pair of tights tear as easily as $50 dollar pair. Another great aspect about them is that they are easy to maintain. No expensive dry cleaning or special instructions. Rinse with either warm or cold water, use a mild detergent, dry and wear. This usually preserves the color and pattern texture, I also recommend air-drying over standard heat dryers to prevent shrinkage.
Ladies no matter what your personal style is there is something for you in the world of tights. My only advice is don’t limit yourself, choose patterns and styles that flatter your body type and be creative.