Not since Superman burst onto the scene clad in blue nylon has there been such an interest in boys wearing tights. It seems like a no-brainer. I’ve always layered up tights under my girls leggings and trousers on the coldest days of winter – so why not do it for boys too? It’s common practice in Scandinavia and other European countries like Germany, but we Brits seem to have more fixed rules on what each gender should wear. Anyway, gender politics aside, banishing the inches of chilly bare leg between where trousers end and socks start is just practical. And tights are great for the crawling stage too.
In the last few years a few specialist brands have popped up offering boy friendly tights. You could just nip to your local M&S and pick up a multipack in darker colours – but don’t you think these are so much more fun?
The Little Titans range by Braveling features sporty superhero styles and graphic patterns. From £15.99, in ages newborn to three.
Shortlisted for a Junior design award last year, Slugs and Snails (below) have over 18 different quirky designs, including an organic range. The non slip soles are super handy for wooden flooring, too. Prices start at £12 and sizes go from newborn to age five.
What are your thoughts on boys wearing tights?