Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hose vs. Tights

First off, I hate pantyhose.  
They are a pain and definite inconvenience during the day.

I stay clear of all my favorite skirt suits and dresses in the winter because my little chubby legs would freeze!!  After seeing my cute friend, Kate (who can pull off all sorts of new trends) .... wearing fun teal tights as well as purple ones under her skirts for work, I figured I might have to try it out.


Mollie and I made a stop at Nordstrom Rack before cleaning out her closet last night, and I am excited to say I purchased my first pair of tights.  I started with black, boring I know ... but it's a start.  I am thinking that once I can find things to wear them with, I will then expand my horizons and venture out to the gray and different subtle patterns!

Hey, one day, I may be fancy like this model ...


HUE's tagline:  
A wardrobe must-have for every woman, Hue Basic Opaque Tights can be paired with every look from casual to career.


Well, that's everything I want in a pair of tights, so which me luck on my new wardrobe addition :)  I am hoping I love their durability and thicker material that won't run like hose.  Do you have a pair like this you love?

46 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I loooveee my black tights! They have transformed my wardrobe.

Heather said...

I'm right there with ya, I HATE pantyhose! I hope the tights work for you!

Love from Texas said...

i've been loving tights this winter! esp with dresses and boots. haven't ventured in to any crazy colors yet, but i do have some fun patterned ones :)

Jenna said...

I LOVE tights! I have a lot of neutral colors! I too am scared to venture out with bright colors but I adore them on people when I see them!

Kristen said...

I hate hose too, in fact I threw all mine away!! I do have a black pair of tights though and love them. I am not ready for the bright colors yet either...maybe one day!

melissa said...

Love tights! My favorites are made by Spanx. They're pretty comfy and they last FOREVER!

Sherrie said...

I have been wearing tights since college. They are soooo much better than nylons (as we call pantyhose in WI, or at least I do).

Kaz and Amy said...

I love tights! You will like them too! Target usually has some really cute ones:)

veterankindergartenteacher said...

I hate pantyhose too! I wore some on Friday that were too small...they must have shrunk...surely I couldn't have gained weight..ack....so they kept trying to slide off all day. Yuck.

Neely said...

I have about a zillion pairs of HUE tights and leggings and I love them. I wear them all the time its the only thing that gets me through the winter months.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I have a pair of black tights. They are not my favorite so let me know how your brand turns out!

The Hardwick's said...

I love my tights! I only have them in black because I'm not sure that I could pull off wearing any with bright colors!

Juggling Thoughts said...

Apparently hose is out and tights are in. Who knew!?

Allison said...

I wear black tights too, but I just grab some cheapies from wherever. I hope you like them. As it gets a little warmer, and it's not FREEZING,they'll be a nice asset to your wardrobe. I can't even wear dresses in the dead of winter

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

I love my black tights! Definitely better than pantyhose!

Tamara Nicole said...

I love the textured ones with a dress and boots!!! I need to get brave too and buy some bright pink or teal ones:-) Let me know how it goes!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I used to feel the same way as you about tights, but once I purchased some this year for a christmas party I realized they are great when it's cold out. My fiance doesn't like them so much, he prefers me bare legged lol but I don't mind them in the winter. I also only have black :)

undomestic chica said...

I get cheap black onews from Target and love them.

RN Mama said...

Hi there! I have stalked your blog before, but not sure if I ever commented:)

I think you'll love the tights! Tights are much cuter, more durable, and warmer than old school pantyhose.

Btw, just the word "pantyhose" cracks me up, I'm not sure if anyone even wears those anymore besides my Mom!

mommywonderland said...

Ooh wee! Your a brave girl! I always think I am branching out with a big chunky belt but that's as far as I go :) Take some pics for us!!!

Brittany said...

You're right, pantyhose are annoying. I don't know if I'd be adventurous enough to do colorful tights. I would start with the black just like you lol. Hope they work out for you and you're daring enough to try the colorful ones ;-)

Practically Perfect... said...

I hate pantyhose. It never fails that whenever I put them on, they get a run within 15 minutes! Hose last at least a little longer :-) I actually just bought my first pair in years a few weeks ago, and I love them!

Jacki said...

We are currently living in Japan and colorful tights are a big thing over here! Like you though I am not a fan of them, so maybe I need to adventure out and get a pair as well.

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

I love the colored tights. I personally have not worn them, but love seeing other people wear them. i have a pair of blue leopard tights in my closet, that I want to wear, but need to find something to wear them with!

Teresa said...

Sweet Girl I have long been a TIGHTS fan!
Oh...and HUE...has always been this chick's favorite TIGHT brand!
I dont even know how to spell the word HOSE!!! ;o)
Oh how I wish my legs were skinnie-minnie's and I could wear cute tights with like hearts and flowers and all kinds of FUN!!
yep...tights is the way to go!
And starting out with BLACK...
is the BEST!!
Oh...and I just ADORE FOOTLESS black opaque tights...
look so cute with my skirts and black clogs!
Oh...and this year...I got me a REALLY thick pair of Smartwool black tights! Yeah! Gotta have some wool tights here in the Northwest!!
xxooxx

Kelly Marie said...

I was totally against tights & then this winter I finally caved in and bought a black pair and gray pair. I LOVE them

B-Dub said...

Haven't ventured to tightland yet, but that is mostly because I don't wear skirts. Ever. Until now, because I have a meeting once a month that I now have to attend WEARING A SKIRT. Tights, here I come!

Courtney Brooke said...

You are going to LOVE your new tights! I, too, would never wear skirts or dresses in the winter to work because I HATED hose blah! But now I have so many more outfit options since introducing tights into my wardrobe! I have a pair of black and gray argyle tights that I love!

ChatTeaKathy said...

I definitely do the whole tights under my work clothes thing. It really expands my winter wardrobe (and makes me look thinner-which is always a plus). & I also started with black but have moved to more vibrant colors. Keep us posted :)

~KS said...

I have a drawer full of super cute tights... but I just can't make myself put them on. The whole elastic pinching my waist and pushing my muffin top out over the top makes me cringe... but they look cute in the drawer!!

Sandi said...

I hate pantyhose too. I don't think I have put on a pair in years.. I do however wear tights in the winter. They don't feel as tight and they don't itch my legs.

d.a.r. said...

I hate hate hate hate tights!! I do love wearing black and grey opaque tights during the winter, though. I am still too nervous to wear brightly colored ones!

Heather said...

I don't like pantyhose either, definitely an inconvenience, but these colored tights are super cute! You could pull it off and you don't have chubby legs!

krislyn. said...

I am so glad with my job I don't have to wear tights! My feet get too snug in tights .. ;-) But good luck, they are super cute .. Don't think I could do colored ones, too much attention on my legs! ha.

Pretty sure I saw your hubby and you walking out of church today! But I was talking to the family I nanny for .. Maybe we will one into each other one of these Sundays. =) Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather today!

Roxanne said...

yay fun!! i heart tights. howev- my hub is NOT a fan...so i really dont wear them much. sad...but i do have some magenta ones that ROCK. and you know black goes with everything so ...good call for your first pair ha.

Jen said...

Actually, my favorite pair of tights was a black pair of HUE tights! They were fabulous. good luck with the tights; I think you're going to like them. They're warmer than pantyhose too. :-)

Katie said...

Oh HONEY. I LOVE me some tights! Especially the "sucker-inner" ones! Not that you need those, but I sure can use them!!! Prepare to be addicted ...

Natasha said...

OK how did I know you'd be the exact same way about pantyhose as I am??? ahahah =)
I do wear tights all the time though and I have found myself buying the footless ones to wear because my feet don't get suffocated-LOL
Go colored tights- yay!

Annie said...

I HATE hose...but love tights!! Wear them all of the time in the winter! You will love them :)

passport in my pocket said...

I love HUE brand tights! I think I have them in every color and polka dots too :)

M.O.T.B said...

Good luck!!!!!!! I love tights, I have yet to try anything as crazy as teal but hey might have to do that:)

Sarah said...

Oh, you don't know what you've been missing! I wouldn't have nearly all the options for work clothing if it weren't for tights/leggings. I usually wear black to work, but my favorite pair of tights are Anthropologie flower patterned tights--they might sound granny, but are definitely not!

Katie said...

YEAH FOR TIGHTS!!!! I love all tights! Good work for going out and getting them!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

Oh yeah, and get yourself a lingerie bag to wash em in :-)

OceanDreams said...

I think I like leggings better because they are more freeing to my feet as well. Hope they go well for you!!

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

I love my HUE tights too! :)

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