OK, I think it is time to share a truth with you. Tights are not pants. I know, this may come as a shock to some people but it is time I spoke up. I repeat. Tights are not pants. I don’t care how many times you have seen them worn as pants at…oh I don’t know…..we will just say Wal-Mart. I don’t care if you have the body of a super model. Tights are not pants.
Yes, I know there is a growing trend to wear short shirts with tights. But think about this, super sprayed, ratted up hair was a trend at one point two. Doesn’t make it right, now does it? Yes, sixteen year olds everywhere are trying to rock this look. Again, think about this, what did YOU wear when you were sixteen? Any regrets?
I am sure the question in your head is now “What about leggings? Are they pants?” Kind of, but not really. They are sort of pants but with many restrictions. But I consider them more of a tight without feet.
Understandably, some of you are cheering at this announcement having known all along. Others might be feeling some distress. So how can you rock tights and leggings? What are the suggestions to do so? Here are a few guidelines to help you out.
- Cover it up. You know what “it” is. Cover those lady bits (as they are called in my house) and the tushie. No one wants to see that, no matter how bangin’ your body is. Wear a top or a layering tank that comes below your lady bits and tushie.
- Buy quality. If you can see through your leggings they don’t fit or are too thin. If you can see through your tights, they are not tights. They are panty hose. Panty hose are not pants either. Also, if you can see through your bottoms, definitely refer back to the previous guideline.
- Wear the right shoes. If you can go to the gym in the shoes you want to wear, they do not go with tights or leggings. Stick to flats, boots or, heels. If the name “Nike” is on your shoe, it is more likely a good fit for your yoga pants or wind pants.
So there you have it, the big secret. Tights are not pants. Now, please, go spread the word to others.