It all started during an office meeting when a colleague rude complained that I was wearing legging (Jeggings) in my skirt – which was true, leggings tend to be more warm than stockings, which I had tried out in the morning before settling for the leggings – and it was not appreciated in the office space.
The mind started to run, remembering a number of tweeps complaining about jeggings and not actually knowing the difference between them, tights, pantyhoses, and stockings or even hold ups.
In that regard I took it on to myself to offer the well needed knowledge about these women undergarment, and shed some light on these warm and kind friends to women’s legs.
Let’s begin with Pantyhoses;
Then the famous Tights;
Don’t be mistaken by pantyhoses, just because they almost have the same feel as pantyhoses but actually they are totally different. Tights are little transparent and thicker than pantyhoses. They are warm and can be worn under dresses plus skirts though, some women like me if it gets really cold I tend to wear them under my trousers sometimes.
Tights are still not leggings even if they are less transparent than them, this also means they are not designed to be worn without a top over them.
Now the famous Hold ups
Hold Ups are stockings that can be worn with or without suspenders. Hold Ups, unlike stockings come in a wide variety of textures, materials and patterns. They are usually made from nylon or a Lycra blend.
They are both sexy and functional for daily wear but under a dress or skirt, except if you are a showgirl. They are more comfortable than tights. These have been on my wish list for along time, I hear they are rare garments to find.
Now what you should know is that all the above mentioned are under the category of stocking for many and that is a misconception.
I love these ones because of the suspenders on them, they look so sexy and fashionable. These are most thigh high nylon or silk stockings worn with a Garter or garter belt These can even go a few steps further and become fully fashioned. Which by far are the most beautiful and classic. These inspire confidence and sexyness in a lady, I know they do with me.
Finally what disturbs most of my guy friends Leggings/Jeggings;
These are tights but more fitting as trousers, thus can be worn without a skirt or dress on them. They mainly extend from the waist to the ankles; and are made from Lycra, nylon, cotton, wool, silk, cotton-polyester blend and other synthetic fabrics.
Jeggings are thick and warm enough to be worn alone like pants. They are not designed to be transparent as the rest of the other undergarments, though some people like me wear them in dresses and skirts, others wear them for the purpose they were made.
Hope from this lesson you have learnt something new about women undergarments and your conflict with jeggings/leggings and stockings is sorted. Go now and buy her a pay of these great pieces, and you- womem demand for some of these.