It seems as though all things the new Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton touches turns to style gold. Everything from her avant garde headwear, to her now famous navy blue dress, have all become new fashion staples. Let’s also not forget style watch 2011, with the world waiting to see what her wedding dress would look like, thus sparking the summer lace trend. She is surely to become a fashion icon on par with Jackie O and Princess Diana, all while fashionistas the globe over wait to see what the princess will wear next. Her style can be best described as being effortlessly classic. Kate always looks comfortable and confident in all of her ensembles, both key ingredients in having amazing style.
That being said, there is one accessory I am just not sure about that Ms. Middleton has begun to sport recently; sheer pantyhose. Rarely seen since the 80’s, these sheer stockings seem to be making a comeback, appearing on Kate a number of times during her Royal tour. Shocking, since no one has really thought about hose since Melanie Griffith wore them in virtually every scene of “Working Girl”. So is the sudden interest in hose a royal requirement, or actually a deliberate fashion statement?
Like anything else, there are pros and cons to wearing such a throw back piece.
*Sheer nylons will hide any discoloration, spider veins, etc, on your legs.
*The shimmer quality is actually kind of eye catching
*You legs do end up looking flawless
*Runs in your stockings!
*Looking like you are a slave to fashion that was decades ago
*People stopping to ask you, “are you seriously wearing pantyhose?”
Being that Kate is such a trend setter, one has to pause a moment and wonder, are sheer stockings really about to make a come back? It has been reported by the fashion website, www.tightsplease.com that they have seen a ninety percent increase in nude tight sales than that of the previous year. Wow! Leave it to Kate Middleton to revive a dead trend!
If you do indeed decide to jump on the bandwagon and participate in this revival, the good news is that there are some fabulous complementary colors for your nails. OPI’s line of shades feature a good deal of nude and sparkly colors, perfect palettes to go with sheer hose. Consider ‘Stardust’, ‘Tickle my Francey’ or ‘Sweet Heart’ for a pretty look!