Is Tights as Pants The New Hosiery Trend?
In the ever-evolving fashion world, trends come and go, but tights manage to make a lasting impact. One trend that has had us all talking is the daring and bold choice of wearing tights as pants. Breaking free from conventional fashion rules, this trend has found its way to the wardrobes of fashion enthusiasts and celebrities alike, making a strong statement about comfort, individuality and self-expression with fashion.
In recent years, fashion has revolutionalised in a shift towards more street style, casual and athleisure-inspired styles, so this shift has paved the way for tights as a wardrobe staple. With stretchy, breathable fabric that is figure-hugging, tights as pants make sense for those daring enough to try it out. They're the ideal choice for those who prioritise comfort and movement. Fashion influencers and celebrities have been quick to jump on this trend, flaunting their unique styles and creating buzz on social media.
The Jenner Effect
Supermodel Kendal Jenner, renowned for her street style and stamp on the fashion world first brought tights into the limeline while out in Los Angeles. The image of Jenner effortlessly strolling through LA became a defining moment for us hosiery lovers as her choice to forget traditional trousers and favour opaque black tights, paired with a navy sweater, and a bag may have started the no pants for tights revolution. Try the trend out for yourself with the Velvet De Luxe Wolford tights for the perfect opaque appearance with premium comfort from their soft waistband, designed to fit snug all day!
Kendal's younger sister, Kylie gave the trend a go previously which took social media by storm when she attended Paris Fashion Week in black shiny tights, paired boldly with white boxer shorts and an oversized charcoal grey duster coat. A risky outfit but, the jenners are not shy to try new trends and incorporate fashion looks that get us all talking. Feeling bold enough to try the look? The perfect black tights with a glossy shine are the widely adored Cecilia de Rafael Eterno Super Lucido 20 Tights featuring a flawless, high-shine finish that makes your legs stand out as perfectly polished pins with a subtle sheerness that still allows your skin tone to peak through.
Style mogul Hailey Bieber has also been spotted as a frequent hosiery lover from regularly stepping out in sheer tights paired with mini dresses, mini skirts and shorts so it comes as no surprise that she has hopped on this tights trend. Hailey was photographed in New York styling sheer black tights with an all-black 90’s inspired outfit featuring a cool oversized leather jacket, V-neck sweater and sheer black tights as bottoms. It may not be the warmest option for New York but Hailey's spin on the tights as pants trend looks cool and casual and we can’t get enough of this ultra cool girl chic style. Get the 90’s supermodel look with the Aristoc Ultimate 15 denier shiny tights for a premium wardrobe staple that has a luxurious sheer shine finish and is sheer from waist to toe, perfect for the tights as pants trend!
Legends In Legwear
If anyone can convince you that the tights as pants trend is cool, then it has to be Rhianna. The artist stepped out in New York with opaque black tights as pants styled with a black tulle corset bodice. Rhianna added her streetwear twist by adding a black puffer bomber jacket and black pointed court heels to finish the all-black enable. We think she looks like old glamour with a twist of urban streetwear- super trendy! If sheer tights are too bold for your tights as pants look then we have you covered with this rhianna-inspired look with the Wolford Satin de Luxe tights that feature a high shine finish that almost gives off a wet look style while being completely opaque at 100 denier, so you don’t have to worry about your underwear peaking through when trying this new fashion trend.
Icon Jenifer Lopez is the latest to try the tights as pants trend while attending the Schiaparelli haute couture spring/summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week. Dressed from head to toe in the iconic Parisian brand, Jlo at 54 joins the league of celebrities embracing the tights as pants trend. The singer styled black opaque tights with a contrasting, detailed white turtleneck top paired with a statement chunky belt to accentuate her waist. Lopez’s take on this trend stands out as a high-fashion representation of this trend. Get the Jlo effect for only £6.95 with the Silky 300 Denier Fleece tights. These fabulous thick, opaque tights will keep you snug in the winter time while the 300 denier will keep you completely covered when you step out in this daring fashion trend.
We understand that it’s fun to try new trends that are bold and out there. If this sounds like your fashion sense then you may want to try taking the tight as pants trend with a pop of colour like singer Dua Lipa. The pop star took to Instagram to hop on this fashion trend by adding a major twist - colour! Dua was creative by showing off her new red hair with matching red tights from a behind the scenes of a photoshoot. The singer wore a white tank top with bold red tight, layered with white hotpants on top and pretty white sling kitten heels. Experiment with your hosiery like Dua Lipa in our Cecilia de Rafael Chacal 50 Tights that cover your legs with an opaque 50 denier finish that is smooth and matt and feels amazing on the skin. Completed with a sheer to waist brief, making them them the perfect all-over red for this look. We are seeing more and more people jump on the red tights trend too which effortlessly adds a pop of colour to any outfit that screams bold, fierce, fashion.
Not only are the red tights bold enough, but the singer was not done with showcasing her spin on this trend by adding colour. Recently the fan-favourite singer promoted her new single by posting her posing skills in a lime green top, green hotpants with floral design and fun blue shiny tights with the coolest metallic silver heels. If this is not hosiery goals, we don’t know what is. Get the pop-star look with the Pearl & Poseidon Baroness Seamless pantyhose that look and feel fabulous on the legs with their ultra oil-look finish that makes the legs look perfectly airbrushed and flawless while adding a pop of colour and personality to your outfit.
In the changing world of fashion trends, tights have always been a lasting and bold addition to your wardrobe. Breaking free from traditional rules, this tights as pants trend emphasises comfort, and self-expression. Influence from the likes of the Jenner sisters, Hailey Bieber, Rhianna, and Dua Lipa have embraced this daring style showing its versatility. The shift towards athleisure-inspired fashion has made tights a staple in our wardrobes. From Kendal Jenner's defining moment in Los Angeles to Dua Lipa's vibrant twists with red and blue colours, the tights as pants trend is not just a passing trend; it's a powerful testament to the ever-evolving nature of fashion, inviting everyone to break free and redefine their style.