Here at UK Tights, we are a touch biased about legwear, and of course, we think that tights are better than bare legs. But even though it is somewhat predictable that we would say that, we believe it’s true. So why exactly are tights always better than bare legs? Here are a few reasons why we think that.
1. Tights Help Show Your Sexy Curves Better
Tights show your curves much better than anything else apart from perhaps a waist cincher or corset under your dress. They’re often figure-forming if you go for compression tights, but even if they are not then the way they draw your gaze means that your curves are easier to show off. This is particularly true of back seam tights, and they really do highlight the contours of your legs and show off your gorgeous figure beautifully.
2. Tights Can Cover Your Blemishes
One of the great practical and cosmetic benefits of tights is that even sheer tights cover your blemishes. If you have anything on your skin that you don’t like the look of, you can help to alleviate them and give yourself more confidence by adding something to match your skin tone. This is especially effective if you choose matte tights, which can give your legs a makeup effect, helping to cover thread veins, birthmarks, and other skin blemishes.
3. Your Outfit Is More Complete With Tights
Some pieces of clothing are outfit finishers. They help to wrap up your outfit and give you the complete and finished look you desire. This can also be true for some items of jewellery, or cosmetics like a flash of colour from your painted nails. But as for a piece of apparel, nothing says “dressed up” like a gorgeous pair of tights. Or if you want to go for that vintage style of dress-up, then stockings are even better.
4. Tights Really Can Make Your Shoes Fit Better
This is one of those tips and tricks that you might never have thought of or might even be a little sceptical about too. But with a bit of extra material, your tights really can make your shoes feel comfier and snug. This isn’t from adding material to your feet. Instead, it is from temperature and moisture control. They help to absorb the trace amounts of moisture that your feet produce throughout the day and keep them from swelling from the heat. This even happens when it is chilly, as you get friction between your feet and your shoe that causes heat, sweat, and swelling. Tights prevent that and help keep you feeling fresh and relaxed.
5. They Can Also Lengthen Your Legs
Back to our earlier point about curves, and you may have seen, we missed out one vital part about how great they make your legs look. Wearing a back seam or any other vertical pattern is a great way to give you a little extra height and lengthen your legs. They highlight the curves and contours of your legs just by drawing your eye but add something like a back seam, and you will also look that much taller and your legs that much more shapely and gorgeously long. Go without that seam or pattern, though, and you won’t achieve.
6. Tights Even Help Your Posture
This is another of those tricky things to imagine, but it is true. Tights can even help with posture, helping to stop micro-imbalances in your walk and the way you stand, something we all do naturally. Every human body is slightly asymmetrical, and we all favour one side somewhat. But with a good pair of compression tights, that is easily fixed. You can improve circulation, the condition of your muscles, and by proxy, your posture and the way you walk. Going to the gym and doing balance and coordination work can help this, but if you want a passive benefit, then compression hosiery is for you. Maintaining your health has rarely been easier than quietly slipping on a pair of support tights, but now that is an option, and we are so excited about it.
7. Can You Get The Perfect Legs With Tights?
Well, of course, you can’t get the perfect look, or the perfect posture, or the perfect outfit, no matter what you choose to wear. Tastes change, and some things are no longer suitable, but no matter what. But wearing tights over bare legs will never make an outfit closer to perfect. However, wearing them will. A great pair of tights or stockings can only enhance an outfit, and so long as they are correctly paired, won’t ever take away from it. This is one of the best ways to get your very own close-to-perfect look, and should always be included in any ensemble.