The Career Woman's Guide to Tights

By: Chris Robertson

Nothing makes a woman's daily work routine more pleasant than knowing her fashion choices are over the top. Whether your goal is to dress professionally, turn heads or make a statement, choosing the proper tights to match your work attire can help you reach your goals. Tights make great leg warmers for winter weather, but they can really be worn year round with so many colors and styles available. These tips can help you choose tights that are fashionable and comfortable to fit your style.

Fit and Comfort

There's a fine line between the way tights fit and comfort. Each style has its own pros and cons. If you want supportive tights, opt for control top. These fit tightly at the tummy and waist to ensure maximum support for your hips and lower back. They also help hide some of that unwanted tummy fat. Be sure to buy control top tights that are not too tight at the stomach, as these can cause pain and discomfort with prolonged periods of wear during work hours. Regular tights may fit comfortably at the tummy, but do not offer the support of control top. There are also tights that support your legs, feet and ankles if you are constantly on your feet. If you do a lot of sitting at the desk or walking, buy tights that provide flexibility in any position.

If you prefer not to have tights fitted at your tummy, you'll also find tights that are supported at the knees or thighs, or held with a garter such as suspender tights. Knee-highs or thigh-highs and holdups generally work well when wearing pants and long skirts to work. There are also footless tights or leggings that fit just above the ankle or below the knee.


Sheer tights offer a little support but no color. They mimic bare legs, and are usually very thin. Sheer tights tend to snag or get runs easily, so choose your brand wisely and always keep a back-up pair in your drawer or purse! Choose opaque or thicker tights for wintertime warmth and durability.

Tights and Colors

Hosiery tradition says to wear tights that are black, white or tan. But today's working woman can mix/match an array of colorful tights to create the look and feel desired. Tartan tights, for example, are a holiday season favorite with plaid colors designed to brighten any fall or winter apparel. These come in a variety of color blends with red, yellow, blue, green, brown and orange. Or, dare to add solid colored tights to your wardrobe. There are so many colors available today, especially when considering top brands such as Le Bourget All Colours. These come in gorgeous solid colors such as blue, cobalt, yellow, green, lily, fuchsia, purple, white, and red. If you dare to be different, opt for zebra or leopard prints, floral or striped prints...or even lace-up tights!

Styles of tights to consider are silk, wool, seamless tights, ultra sheer, wedding tights, fashion tights, sandal toe, full figure tights, and seamed tights. Also compare brands based on style, durability and comfort. Buy only one pair each from several manufacturers to make sure the tights will work for you. Some great brands for stockings and pantyhose that are UK based include Aristoc, Cette, Pretty Polly, Oroblu, Trasparenze, Leg Avenue, Gipsy, Jonathan Aston and Le Bourget.

For a variety of styles and colors, shop online to find affordable tights and hosiery. Expand your fashion world with tights that will make your co-workers say, "Wow!"

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