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