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Tights - Wikipedia
Tights are a kind of cloth garment, most often sheathing the body from the waist to the toe tips with a tight fit, hence the name. They come in absolute opaque, opaque, sheer and fishnet styles — or a combination, such as the original concept of the American term pantyhose with sheer legs and opaque panty. When made of fine silk , this hosiery was considered to be a stocking. When nylon fibers were developed and introduced in the s, these stockings were referred to as nylons. When the separate legs were woven together with a panty that covered the lower torso up to the waist in a single, integrated format, the term pantyhose was coined, since it was a one piece construction of a panty with a pair of separate hose, one for each leg. This joining together eliminated any need for garters for holding up each separate leg covering.
50 Years of Pantyhose
Talk about disagreeing. For that generation, wearing pantyhose was the difference between grown woman and little girl. Sometimes I wear pantyhose under pants.
The story of pantyhose runs in the Gant family. Since the late Allen Gant Sr. Three generations of women have now experienced waist-to-toe stockings, and few would be surprised to discover that a man invented pantyhose. According to Allen Gant Jr. It was nothing personal, just a matter of comfort.