Hosiery, generally defined as stockings or socks, for men and women has a history that dates back to ancient times, but pantyhose and tights (American and British English words for the same thing) became a must-have fashion accessory for women from 1930s onwards.
From the days of Rita Hayworth and Brigitte Bardot, to modern style icons Rihanna and Lady Gaga, from Duchess of Cambridge Catherine to former First Lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, stockings have become a must have fashionable luxury. Retro US serials Mad Men and PanAm, Victoria’s Secret models also added to the glamour and allure of stockings and tights.
Stockings are versatile and the women who wear them know it is a fashionable lifestyle choice. Stylish people everywhere understand that legs are a canvas for color and texture. Women who are eager to express their creativity and individuality wear this fabulous accessory.
Women wearing stockings is one of the most powerful images of modern female glamour and provide for the marketing of sexual allure.
Celebrities have even gone a step ahead by wearing tights as trousers. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was quite modest when she said you need to be confident to carry the style with aplomb. Since then, the trend has gained acceptance with Rita Ora, Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande all rocking it.
No need to say that stockings and tights are here to stay. Slowly and steadily, hosiery is finding its way into the lives of every woman.