Get to grips with the riding tight movement.

<br> Get to grips with the riding tight movement.

Be honest.... who else thought riding tights would be another short-lived equestrian fad? How wrong we all were...
 
Over the last few years riding tights have become increasingly more popular to the point that most equestrians admit to wearing them more than traditional breeches these days. 
 
With so many riding tights on the market, it's often tricky to know what to look for when buying your new favourite pair. Below, we've given you a break-down of their features and benefits, how to style them and when to wear them (because let's be honest, we all seem to live in them these days). 


 

So, why are riding tights so popular? 

 

The success of the riding tight stems from the fact they are incredibly comfortable. Look for riding tights that are made from a four-way stretch fabric; this ensures stretch in all directions. The last thing you want to be doing is constantly pulling your breeches up, four-way stretch stops that feeling of your tights slowly gravitating towards your ankles. It also gives you that second-skin feel (because nobody likes baggy knees!)


 

Do you go for a full seat or just a gel knee? 

This is down to personal preference. However, we've found most equestrians prefer a full seat for that extra bit of stickability in the saddle. Our silicone gel prints are designed to offer sufficient grip, without feeling like you have to peel yourself out of your leather car seats ... if you know, you know.

full seat silicone gel
 

Pockets, Pockets, Pockets! 

It wouldn't be a riding tight without a decent phone pocket! Phone pockets are a must-have, especially for the summer. No more retrieving your phone from the inside of your breeches leg on hot summer days, phone pockets are usually conveniently positioned on the thigh for those spontaneous photos of the back of your horse's ears... #bestview #lovemyhorse 

 

Need some support? ... (we're here for you) 

Do you want to love riding tights but feel like you need that extra bit of support? Look for riding tights with a deeper waistband. This will not only keep those tights firmly in position, but it will also help suck you in and flatter the figure. Our Hattina and Aresso riding tights have been designed with this in mind and have been a huge success during wearer trials. 

  

So ... how do you style your Riding Tights?

Let's face it, when it comes to comfort, anything goes. But if you really want to up-style your riding tights, check out our combos below. 
 
 
 
riding tightsStyle your Hattina Riding Tights with a tech-top for that sophisticated yet sporty Athleisure look. Featuring the Remisa Technical Top (coming soon) and the Black Hattina Riding Tights.
Derina Sleeveless Technical Top Looking for a smart casual look for those low key competitions? Pair the Aresso Competition Riding Tight with the Navy Derina Sleeveless Tech Top (coming soon) 
Elena Mid Layer JacketFor chillier days in the saddle, layer up with the Elena Technical Riding Jacket (coming soon). Constructed from a lightweight water-repellent quilted body and technical jersey sleeves and side panels for a streamlined silhouette. 
 

When is it acceptable to wear your Riding Tights

Considering how comfortable, versatile and easy they are to wear - you may be tempted to wear these for your next WFH Zoom meeting, your evening Yoga class or your dreaded Spin class. Well, that's OK! 
What is also acceptable these days is wearing riding tights to competitions. Our Aresso Riding Tights in white are the perfect alternative to white breeches, the subtle branding and tonal silicone print make this riding tight competition-worthy. And what's more important, no VPL!
Competition Riding Tights
Browse our full range of Riding Tights here  

Let us know how you style your riding tights by using #premierequine or tagging us on Instagram @premierequineengland

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