As ironic as this is coming from me, yes, you can do that. It just takes confidence and practice. In fact, you can do it a lot better than I because you don't have to vigorously cinch and pad your figure in the hope that it will somewhat resemble a feminine silhouette. You already have one.
The way I see it, pantyhose are just a lighter version of tights. Then again, both are called leggings in England and possibly other countries so it could be a matter of semantics. To that point, I have to agree with you. No matter what they are called, they do look good on me!