Kate Brings Back the Sheer Nude Stocking

I find that one of the more interesting fashion trends sparked by the chic Duchess of Cambridge is the wearing of nylon stockings.   More specifically, sheer nude pantyhose with a slight sheen.  I, for one, am glad to see this sartorial comeback.  It is an elegant fashion touch that has been sorely missing for some time now.

I am getting a bit weary of the fake tanned, show all your moles, freckles, veins and cellulite legs being presented out there when wearing a nice dress.  It is almost shocking to see Kate’s silky, slightly shimmering legs – just amazingly sexy and sophisticated!  While there is debate on whether the wearing of pantyhose is necessary royal protocol, it is a relief to see that Kate wears her pantyhose proudly!

I am of the age where I consistently wore pantyhose through the ’70s, ’80s, and a good part of the ’90s.  It was just the accepted (and expected)  thing to do for work, church, or any formal occasion.  Pantyhose is great for a number of reasons; it keeps you warmer, it covers flaws, it “holds” you in, and you just feel a whole lot sleeker!

Like with all things Kate, the pantyhose trend has skyrocketed.  The British press has reported an 85% increase in the sale of pantyhose (or ‘tights’), and it is attributed to Kate, and her sister Pippa Middleton, who also is an avid wearer.

I am happy to see the return of nylon stockings.  It is the fabulous finishing touch that is long overdue.

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now, God knows, anything goes.” ~Cole Porter


~Marilyn Huttunen


2 Responses to “Kate Brings Back the Sheer Nude Stocking”

  1. Deb

    I wonder how long it will take for the trend to stick on the West Coast?… Soon I hope.

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