Saturday, 25 January 2014

I Love Boys in Tights

I am doing my best to stay away from the term 'boy tights' as I have written a number of posts and statements discussing my dislike of gender-specific marketing. A lot of the companies selling these tights however are calling them boy tights of course. Whether or not you see them as such or simply fabulously-designed tights that are a little different from the standard block-colours out there, these tights are brilliant and oh so good for those chubby little legs.

Boys wearing tights is still an odd concept for many, but where I live it's standard. I often forget that this isn't the case when I am in the UK and realise that I sometimes get a bit of a look from others when I take my boys' trousers off to reveal gorgeous little tights on their legs. It seems that the idea is starting to take a hold though as more and more companies are stocking tights aimed not just at girls, but at boys too. Now that Winter has well and truly taken hold, I thought I'd highlight my favourites of the tights currently available in the UK (with many shipping overseas). Let me know what you think!

Little Titans
The gorgeous range from Little Titans come in a beautiful gift box and don't those colours pop! The Little Titans fabulous website is filled with an exciting selection of designs from retro stripes, to fancy geometrics, tights for the little superhero in your family and much more. The fabrics used are Oeko Tex certified and come with anti-slip soles. Sizes range from 0 months to 3 years.
1. Wild Things, available here
2. Sunshine Stripe Titans, available here
3. Little Hero available here

Slugs & Snails
All tights from Slugs & Snails are made from GOTS certified organic cotton and come with anti-slip soles which is a fabulous feature. The designs vary with a selection of animals, vehicles and the like available in a variety of bright colours. Above are my favourites from their current collection. Sizes range from 0 months to 5 years.
2. Ahoy! available here
3. Storm available here

The tights that Alfie is wearing in the photo at the top of this post come from a 2-pack available at H&M. I absolutely love both the stripes and the car designs and they look so cute on the little guy. For those of you who aren't so keen on prints, H&M also sells plain tights that may well match better to what your baby is wearing on the top half. The sizes range from 2 months to 2 years.
1. Stripes & Cars double pack available here
2. double pack plain tights available here

So how do you feel about boys wearing tights? Would you dress your boy in them? Does it feel odd to you or are you up for embracing the extra warmth and comfort that tights bring to the little ones?

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  1. I was never convinced about these, but Archie spends so much time in leggings that I guess they aren't too much different! I might invest in some ready for our ski holiday later this year too as they look nice and cosy under trousers. I absolutely love those super hero ones but not sure I can justify the cost at the moment :(

    1. No they really aren't and it saves the hunt for matching socks which I always struggle to find ;) The superhero ones are fab aren't they! I can't stretch to them either really. I just admire them from afar ;)

  2. I find little boys in tights absolutely adorable and totally normal. A lot of my friends don't, so I wonder, if it's a German thing ;)

    1. I don't know if it's a German thing, but I agree, it's super adorable ;)

  3. Thank you for doing a post on these! I am so happy that they are becoming mainstream in the UK. My sister in a law is half German and she always stocks up on 'boy tights' whenever she visits her family in Germany...they are so practical and look gorgeous. I will be heading to H&M - I love the car ones! x

    1. Hi Esther, you're welcome :) I'm happy they're coming to the UK too as I think it's kind of silly that they've only been seen as 'for girls' in previous years. They're so comfy for kids legs x


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