They can use microencapsulation techniques to place substances such as moisturizers and other skin creams in the tights. Athletic tights received some publicity during the — basketball season, when players started wearing the ankle-length tights under their uniform shorts. It has nothing to do with cross-dressing or other sexual aspects. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tights. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
In recent years, they have been sometimes offered as men's fashion.
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There are many sub-classifications of tights or pantyhose that describe the precise construction such as control top, seamless, support and sheer. In warm climates they can be worn all year round. Tights are most commonly worn with a skirt or dress by women. Most famously the Serjeants-at-Arms at the Palace of Westminsterafter a protester got past the security, were described in the media as "middle aged men in tights. Originally derived from the hose worn by European men several centuries ago, tights were made as close fitting as possible for practical reasons when riding horseback. Tights can also describe the leg coverings worn in bicycling in cold weather and in other athletic activities, especially by runners. Tights are manufactured in many different varieties for stylistic and comfort reasons.