How leggings are different from tights?
Let’s dive into history of leggings and how it made a comeback in the 21st century.
Back in the 90’s, women considered this garment as the peak of fashion. At that time, leggings competed mainly with women’s jeans until the mid 2000s. At that point, leggings started gaining momentum and popularity.
Today, several stores sell leggings of different designs and fabric for different purposes too. One can easily find leggings with unique prints at Online Legging store or other platforms like Etsy if they’re looking for something creative designed by local designers. Other online stores like Svelte, offer a wide range of built-in shapewear leggings that enhance women’s curves and ensures a sexy silhouette.
Leggings are often confused with tights or pantyhose. Leggings and tights are generally the same. The only difference is the presence of a small jumper on the bottom (between the heel and the rest stop at the foot). However, pantyhose and leggings have significant differences, although they seem very similar to one another. Both are considered tightly-fit and are often worn under garments, such as dresses, skirts, or jeans.
The main difference between tights and leggings has to do with the fabric used to manufacture them and its quality. Typically, tights tend to be slightly slimmer than leggings and are not intended to be worn alone. They could be worn under jeans or ski suits to keep one warm. Leggings however, are made of a thicker material to avoid see-through and unlike tights, they could be worn separately.
Other types of tights are made of thick materials which makes it difficult to distinguish them from leggings. Another difference we find between these two is their length. The length of the tight usually starts from toes all the way up until the waist. Leggings on the other hand, end at the ankle level and do not cover the bottom of the feet. Leggings also vary in length (ankle, knee, capri leggings).
Leggings are a universal subject of clothing that can be worn by anyone. They can easily be styled with sneakers, open-toe shoes, or sandals. But it all depends on the occasion, thus one should make sure they’re styling them in an appropriate manner that fits their context. For those who are attending a business meeting or going to church, they must maintain a professional and conservative look by putting on a blazer or jacket.