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While tights are a simple garment, they have gone through significant changes throughout the course of their existence. In fact, in its early days, past iterations were worn by both men and women. Various forms of hosiery were created and worn as far back as ancient Egypt.
the earliest known pair of stockings was discovered by Archaeologists in the tomb of a wealthy noble woman. Though the artifact was at least 2,000 years old, the craftsmanship was highly sophisticated. The stockings were designed with a fitted heel for comfort, as well as a draw cord on the top to keep them from slipping down.
If the earliest known pair of hosiery was this well-made, it’s likely that this kind of garment was around for much, much longer.