Proof

Despite what it says on Wikipedia tights were not invented in 1953.
Betty Grable’s 1947 film was called Mother Wore Tights.
In the same year models are seen wearing low denier black tights on several occasions in the hit movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty .
Contrary to popular belief, tights have been worn for almost as long as stockings.
Ballet dancers always wore tights.
Films made in the 1930’s and 1940’s feature women in tights as well as stockings.
The garment had endured.
Why?
Because they can make your legs look very sexy indeed.