If you can’t bear to leave Edgar Allen Poe and William Shakespeare on the shelf, pull on some literature leggings. Imagine what those nosy people on the train will think when they try to eye you up and their eyes are distracted by the immortal words of the bard. “To be or not to be, that is the question.” They’ll be forced to ponder existential philosophy rather than objectify you and your literary tights. It gets better.
Online stores like TightShop don’t just sell literary leggings; if you have a favorite book or poem, they’ll make you custom tights incorporating those specific pieces of literature. Whether you’re a die-hard bibliophile or a fashionista fascinated by this new trend, customer designed literary leggings could be the next chapter in your fall wardrobe. Why not give these excellent designs a shot?
Ever think leggings were a bit too misogynistic? Well, Hamlet leggings will show off your intelligence and your body. You don’t have to love Shakespeare or the prince of Denmark to rock these sexy navy blue tights.
ROMEO AND JULIET TIGHTS
You’ve got to be audacious to pull off purple leggings, but what better way to celebrate doomed love? Before you go home with the energetic young guy from the bar, look down and remember the consequences of impetuous love. Purple was never so helpful a color.
BATMAN COMIC LEGGINGS
Who said literary leggings had to be stodgy old books? The classic heroes Batman and Robin adorn many a t-shirt or hoodie, but never in this much color. Cartoon printing on tights makes for the perfect blend of vintage design and modern kitsch.
MARY POPPINS TIGHTS
As the weather turns to grey skies and windy days, it’s your job to dress warmly without looking oppressive. Let these inspiring tights lift your spirits no matter the weather or task at hand. These Poppins literature leggings are proof clothing can be comfortable and motivational at the same time.
SHERLOCK HOLMES TIGHTS
You may not win over Benedict Cumberbatch with these leggings, but witticisms can still go a long way. The Robin’s Egg Blue shade pops against somber grays and black. You can stick to a winter blue palate and still be “colorful.”
HARRY POTTER TIGHTS
There are dozens of Harry Potter tights out there, but this one stands out. Its collage design is interactive and flattering. If you have a beige purse, pull on these leggings for some light accents to highlight the overlapping patterns. These are a unique addition to any legging collection.
EMILY DICKINSON LEGGINGS
These flesh-toned leggings make their famous poem appear to be tattoos rather than printing on tights. If you prefer not to etch Dickinson’s work into your skin but can’t leave it behind in your room, these are your answer.
JANE AUSTIN TIGHTS
You can have custom tights with this pastel backdrop printed with any Jane Austin quotes you want. Her ideal phrases may be cheesy, but who is going to get away with staring at your leggings for that long? Wear her sentimental thoughts to keep you warm and fuzzy through the day.
EDGAR ALLEN POE LEGGINGS
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you prefer tights with an eerier message, Poe’s ‘The Raven’ is a popular choice. Sit there and let them ogle the twisted words of Poe for a while. It’s a pretty clear sign you’re not to be messed with.
Leggings with quotes put your literary prowess on grand display. It’s a great way to leave yourself open for some fantastic conversations about your favorite books!
— Julie Grossman