Glen Raven, Inc. Also, the dress code of some companies and schools may require pantyhose or fashion tights to be worn when skirts or shorts are worn as part of a uniform. The panty section may be visible when wearing short skirts or shorts. I like to wear mine with dresses and skirts that hit mid-thigh, so people only get a glimpse when I sit down and cross my legs.
The term tights alone refers to all such garments regardless of whether they are sheer lingerie or sturdy outerwear. National Geographic. Control-top pantyhose, intended to boost a slimmer figure, has a reinforced-panty section.