This is a topic I share engagement with you campaigners on, but I am not sure I agree with everything. Let me spill my mind please.
I love wearing tights under my dresses when it's too cold or in the evening. If they are opaque I wouldn't mind my dress being a bit short, but I certainly wouldn't wear them by themselves. I draw a very hard line between tights and leggings. To me, everything failing to cover your feet are leggings. I would never wear leggings -especially not the 3/4 ones. Where I am from there has been going an inflation in these over the last few years. People wear them under everything, even under a pretty dress, long and forgiving enough to be worn by itself. To me that is a crime in fashion! It's either nothing or, if it's chilly, thighs - with legs! The one exception is my AA lame leather leggings, but I would be very careful how to wear them. I consider them pants though, like skinny jeans.
wow, those pics above are really horrid esp the one wheneveriwakeup posted haha...I really detest wearing tights, leggings as pants, call them treggings (trousers/leggings) whatever...wear a shirt long enough to cover the rear-end if you feel the need to wear them