Product Review: Skins A400 Men’s Half Tights
A Brief History Of Compression Pants For Women
Compression pants are a type of clothing that reduces blood flow to your legs during exercise or physical activity. They have been used since the early 20th century. There were two main types of compression pants at one time: compression shirts and leg sleeves.
The first type was a shirt with elastic bands around the chest and arms, which could be pulled up over the top of the wearer’s clothes. These shirts were worn under skirts so they did not show too much skin. When women wore them, it helped prevent chafing.
They were called “leg sleeves” because they covered only part of the upper thighs and buttocks.
In the 1930s, a British engineer named John Woodard invented a new kind of compression pant called a “half tights.” These pants had elastic bands around the legs and waistband, but no shirt underneath. They were designed to reduce pressure on the lower half of the body during running or other activities.
However, these pants were very tight and uncomfortable. Some women complained that they made their legs look like balloons! (They didn’t! The bands made their legs look thinner because they concealed so much skin.)
This type of garment was not widely worn until the 1980s. Then, more types of this clothing were developed in different colors and patterns. Women liked them because they made their legs look longer and slimmer.
They also do not have to wear any kind of undershirts or underwear with them. Today, the half tights are still very popular.
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