That old phrase ‘tights aren’t pants’ is just about as outdated as shoulder pads and acid wash denim, and just when we thought the athleisure trend had officially helped put an end to this enduring debate, it’s reared its head again after two women were prevented from boarding their United Airlines flight because they were wearing tights. Sparking outrage among women all around the world, celebrities including the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Patricia Arquette even took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the airlines dress code policy.
While we don’t advocate going topless next time you fly sky high, we do advocate wearing your tights as pants – just so long as you literally haven’t legged it from Tabata to the tarmac and brought your sweaty stench with you.
Here are 5 reasons we LOVE wearing tights as pants…
NOTHING will make your booty look more bodacious or bootilicious than a good pair of tights – nope, not even skinny jeans. If you’ve got if, flaunt it, right?
2.) IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
We’ve all been schooled on risks and dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis (dvt), and a good pair of compression tights can actually help prevent it by encouraging healthy circulation, preventing dehydration and minimizing leg swelling. Read more here! Tights for president.
3.) THEY’RE SO DAMN COMFORTABLE
Have you ever actually endured a comfortable flight in a pair of jeans? Between the confinement of the cut and limitation in the stretch of the jean in question to the serious lack of leg room on board the aircraft, no level of flexability is going to permit you get some r & r.
From a pair of preppy white sneakers and cute cardi right through to boss babe boots and a bomb leather jacket, anything goes when it comes to styling a pair of tights. Check out our Nourish Chef Sheldon’s take on the traditional tight!
WHY DO YOU LOVE WEARING TIGHTS AS PANTS? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!