A trend we thought we'd seen the last of along with the shoulder pads and power suits of the 80's is poised to make a big comeback this fall. Thanks to royal trendsetter Kate Middleton and her sassy sister Pippa, nude pantyhose isn't just for grandma anymore.
According to The Telegraph , the sale of nude hosiery has risen by a walloping 85% overseas in the past year. The throwback trend is expected to catch on stateside as well.
What sparked this sudden resurgence? Middleton's affinity for nude hosiery might be to blame.
As the new Duchess of Cambridge, Kate is well aware that she has all eyes on her. It is not easy looking picture-perfect for the omnipresent media while simultaneously learning how to fit in with the world's most famous family. Perhaps the pantyhose is part of a conscious effort to play the conservative game. However, her less conservative sister, Pippa, has also been spotted sporting stockinged-legs recently. American fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker has also been photographed wear nude tights as well, according to the New York Daily News .
Is it only a matter of time before bare legs are passe ? Only time will tell, but we have a sneaking suspicion we'll be seeing a big resurgence of pantyhose. After all, it does have it's pros. Sheer stockings cover all leg-sins! Who doesn't want flawless legs, a sunless tan, and the ability to skip shaving for a day?
If you're ready to take the pantyhose plunge, do as the royals do! Try sheer styles now, and layer colorful sheer shades under your favorite summer dresses to transition your wardrobe into fall. Don't know where to start? Luckily American Apparel has a wide variety of different styles, colors and textures if you need some fashion inspiration. Try this lady-like trend, and you might just snag yourself a prince.
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