Let’s be clear, the wearing of tights as pants is an abomination. TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS.
Sure, in the context of sports, ballet, hair metal, and renaissance fairs – tights can function as suitable leg coverings – but still THEY ARE NOT PANTS. No, these are not events that magically transform tights into pants; these are historically acceptable acts of pantlessness.
Tights as pants leave nothing to the imagination. Tight as pants are an affront to those of us who prefer not to know the most intimate details of their neighbour’s bodies. Tights as pants are the fashion equivalent of too much information. This gratuitous divulgence of assets repels where the tights-as-pants wearer presumably hopes to entice.
We have tired of tolerating attempts to force tights into a non-native garment category and have decided to do something about it. (via)
Harsh? Maybe, but something I feel very strongly about nonetheless. Especially now as the warmer weather this has become an increasingly apparent issue. I am by no means opposed to tights – when worn as tights. Under a little dress, long tunic type shirt, under a skirt with a nice pair of boots – the possibilities for tights as tights are virtually endless. However the usage of them as pants should end now.
That is all.