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.
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So ... how do you style your Riding Tights?
Style 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.
When is it acceptable to wear your Riding Tights
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!
Let us know how you style your riding tights by using #premierequine or tagging us on Instagram @premierequineengland