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What is "Tights" - Definition & Explanation

A skintight garment covering the body from the neck or the waist down; panty hose Tights.
Skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Short fibers, typically ranging from 1/2 inch up to 18 inches long. Wool, cotton, and flax exist only as staple fibers. Manufactured staple fibers are cut to a specific length from the continuous...
A weave in which the filling fibers go over many warp fibers before going under a warp fiber, creating the illusion that the fibers are floating, and creating fabric that is very shiny but easily...
It is a woven-cut, 100% rayon with 1,300 yds/lb. Our Chenille is used by many garment manufacturers. Chenille can be used in stockinette, fairisle, and jacquard. Our Venesian is dyed to match the...
A process which reduces the linear density of an assembly of fibres. Drafting typically occurs in the early stages of producing yarns from staple fibres. Draw spinning: A process for spinning...
The design is created by coloured warp threads brought up on the face of the fabric, leaving loose yarns on the back woven vertically, which gives it a vertical stripe effect. Lis'er'es are Victorian...

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