I think it's important that we don't cling to the rules our mothers taught us "just because that's the way it's always been done. The term "pantyhose" originated in the United States and refers to the combination of panties an American English term with sheer nylon hosiery. At the time of King Henry VIII of England, such was the male fashion for displaying a well turned leg that even the king padded the calf area under his hose. Archived from the original on August 14, Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Whilst some descriptions of the difference between open toe and sandal toe can cause confusion, the industry standard is that a sandal toe covers the whole foot and open toe tights use either a silicone band or toe loops to anchor the garment whilst leaving the toes exposed.
The style sparked controversy, leading to proposals to prohibit wearing tights with basketball uniforms.
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Thus the almost opaque tights are sometimes labelled as semi-opaque and are not considered suitable as pants due to being too revealing or immodest. Ballet Review Dance and Dancers Pointe. My legs are toned and trim, and when they are tanned my legs look better without hose than in a pair of pantyhose with a run in them. Archived from the original on April 29, The nylon fabric is somewhat prone to tearing "running"and it is common for very sheer hose to "run" soon after snagging on anything that is rough or sharp. While usually considered to be a woman's garment, pantyhose can also be worn by men, for example for thermal protection, therapeutic relief or simply as a lifestyle choice.