Friday, 11 November 2016

If ladies had to wear pantyhose or tights, what would it be and why?

Joy of Tights is always interested in women's opinions of tights.  So I'd like to share what I found on a Quora post about the question
"If ladies had to wear pantyhose or tights, what would it be and why?"
Of course what the question really means is would you prefer sheer tights or opaque tights if you had to wear them.

Melanie said:
"If I HAD to choose any of the two,it would be the tights,because they look a bit more like pants,than do pantyhose. Or,I could just wear my regular pants over them. Or even over the damn pantyhose. (: "
Clearly not a fan Mel, well here some opaque tights are they like pants
 And here are some "pants" or as we like to say trousers
Not much similarity really.  The tights are, how can I put it much tighter? But I guess they are closer to the thickness of "pants"

I seems Mel favours just tiding the hated tights
Quick, put some boots on; then there will be to trace to see of the evil tights
Pleased because she can hide her pantyhose under "pants"

PS these are really "pants"
Let's look more closely
See they go under the tights.  Pants go UNDER your tights
While trousers go over them.  Nice shoes BTW)

Well let's see what others say.  Lisa says:
"It's utterly dependent on the situation. But as a general preference, I prefer tights during winter because they're thicker and usually footless, which makes them more comfy."
Not sure that tights are usually footless, here are some tights
 Well, they appear to have feet.  Let's check again from a different angle
Yep definitely have feet.  And wouldn't they be colder in the winter without feet?

OK, here are some footless tights, but see how much better the girl in hose looks
Amber says
"Tights for the simple reason that they will be a go to option in both winter and summer, unlike pantyhose which wont help to much during the winter"
Well this is true
 When it snows don't wear hose.

But you could still hose up in the summer months Amber, to give your legs extra sex appeal
The final word goes to a guy - doesn't it always?
"I’ll be the first guy to answer this question then, since I happen to wear tights on a regular basis. My personal preference are either sweater knit or acrylic knit tights; they are soft and keep my legs nice & warm in the colder months (plus my legs look damn good in them!). For the warmer months though, I’d wear sheer tights or pantyhose to keep my legs cooler….and still looking just as good."
 Well, here are some tights Sean might like, and he has good advice for the summer, hose up when you go to the beach for a cool look

Monday, 7 November 2016

Put on tights for a safe tights night out

Wear tights to keep safe in the evenings?
Glad you have your tights on before venturing into the dark
Is a night out safer in tights?  According to Police Commander reporting on last year's riots in Cologne, Germany on New Year's eve 2016:
"WOMEN only avoided being raped during a New Year’s Eve sexual frenzy by refugee mobs because they were wearing tights, a senior policewoman in Cologne has said.

Police Commissioner Sonja E., 26, was giving evidence before a fact-finding investigative committee of the state parliament in Dusseldorf when she made the statement about the everyday apparel sparing women from horrendous ordeals."
Should tights always be part of the routine for going out?
 The officers story continues:
“The men pulled up their short dresses and grabbed their buttocks and breasts.
“The four women I spoke with said the men attempted to penetrate into their bottoms and vaginas with their fingers. But that did not happen because they were all wearing tights.”
The officer said she believed such clothing saved many of the victims from suffering far worse than just groping.
 Joy of Tights supposes that tights and trousers would have provided even more protection
Now Joy of Tights is almost always pleased to hear of women wearing tights on a night out

But not in these circumstances.

We should be able to wear (or not wear) what we like in complete safety

Taking self defence classes
Or even carrying weapons may help
But ultimately the state must ensure, by whatever means, we are all safe on the street.

Guys, look by all means, but don't touch without unamiguous permission. 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Step into winter with the goddess of tights

Friday's Daily Telegraph said:
"Kate is visiting The Nelson Trust, a charity who work closely with HMP Eastwood Park prison, to support women leaving the facilities and their families. 
For the day of events, the Duchess has chosen to rewear her pastel blue Mulberry coat, with an old tweed skirt by Dolce & Gabbana and thick black tights - surely the biggest sartorial sign that winter is officially here. "
So isn't it time you joined the the closest thing we have to an incarnate goddess of tights (aka Kate nee Middleton), and slipped into some black opaques?

Many UK women already have.

Of course opaques will keep you nice and toasty if the snows come.

But the question for me is, what happens when Kate gets home?  Hopefully she slips are off her heels and wanders around in her opaque stocking feet.  But then what?  What should a "People's Princess" do?  (All pictures posed by "ordinary" folks - no pics of Kate at home can be found).
Does Prince William open Kate a beer?
Does Kate sit around with the (Royal) family?
Perhaps Kate and William do a bit of Jiving , having watched Strictly on the Beeb
PS: Opaques don't have to be black

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Put a rocket up your tights this bonfire night!

Want some woooshhhh! in your tights this bonfire night?  Well you could do worse, (but not much worse to be honest), than follow the example of Rab Florence from Glasgow.

Mr Florence had the idea of attaching a pair of his ma's American Tights to a firework rocket.
Ladies look after your tights they might be needed as a firework accessory!
The idea was that when the rocket exploded, the tights dropped on some poor sod down below.  (Would the tights be flaming having been set on fire by the rocket?  Would they just be kept aloft by the wind? I hear to ask. Or not.)
These tights didn't drop from a rocket.  No, I don't know why they are on her head either.
Actually the weight of the tights cauased too much drag was Rab was chased around this garden.  So perhaps stick with sparklers after all.

Sparklers indoors?  This may be a way to burn your house down!