Inspiration in Conservative Dress is a reoccurring series of posts of various modest and feminine outfits to inspire other women to dress modestly and resist society’s pressure to dress provocatively and subscribe to “hook up” culture. Through conservative dress, A Lady of Reason sends a message of resistance to the “sexual revolution” and radical liberal feminism, and the upholding of feminine virtue. Arguably, this could also extend to the support for social conservatism in general. How we dress signals who we are in society. I also want to state that this idea is not mine originally, but done on another religious blog called The Catholic Lady. I was inspired by hers to make a secular version for A Lady of Reason.
Tights are a staple for the feminine woman! Tights make dresses look all the more lady like and elegant and add class to your outfit. However, some tights are better than others. Throughout the many brands of tights I have tried, inevitably, my big toe rips a hole and ruins them! The issue then is not finding tights that are impervious to rips, but ones that hold out the longest. Thicker materials often make tights last longer and less prone to runs, but many of these too are not fully immune if you wear tights frequently like I do. Some brands do better than others too. I bought some Silken Mist sheer tights that ripped a hole in under an hour after buying them! On the other hand, I discovered far more luck with A New Day brand tights, as they are durable and don’t tear as easily. The fabric is very sturdy and flexible, even in their sheer tights! Remember though, no tights last forever, so don’t splurge a ton of money on something that will probably get a run within the month! Try to find tights on sale, or save your money for really good brands and interesting colors!
A good point also to not overlook, is the weather. In wintertime, wearing thin tights like for spring and summer will make your legs freeze! Unless you will be inside and only briefly outside, thinner tights will ensure your legs get frozen. If you walk around outside for any length of time, but still want to dress feminine, I recommend fleece lined tights. They are more like pants, and will insulate your legs far better than average tights! Another plus is that they’re durable and won’t rip or get a run in the fabric so they’re great for everyday in the colder weather. I have a pair of black fleece lined tights myself that go with many of my outfits.
Another factor to consider in buying tights, is the color and how it will work into the palette of your wardrobe. For me, I go with the basic black and white tights. Black goes with many outfits for a more formal look, or well for darker colors. White is good for a fun springtime look with bright colors and a more playful tone. I find black sheer tights are good for dressy occasions or for work. Once you have those staples, you can think about adding other colors to go for more whimsical pairings with outfits. I have plum purple, burgundy, and a navy blue pair of tights to go with certain outfits too. Adding some color in your outfits makes it fun and playful!
Overall, tights are a wonderful addition to any lady’s wardrobe!