No, Kate Middleton has not run off to do the royal shoot of the century with Playboy. It would be a mistake to think that our dear duchess would compromise her classy self with that kind of nude picture scandal that is so typical of young celebrities today.
What we can expect, however, is for Kate to reshape the dowdy image of nude pantyhose into modern chic. Thanks to Kate’s elegant style, nude hosiery is making a comeback.
London’s biggest retailers are certainly indebted to the duchess for a rise in the sales of sheers. For instance, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer reported elevated sales of flesh-toned hosiery in the months following the royal wedding. The trend is also washing up on American shores under the watchful fashion eye of magazines such as Vogue and InStyle.
Nude hosiery can be flattering and add sophistication to your winter wardrobe. I’ve observed that in cold weather, the ladies in New York City prefer to wear sheer or opaque black tights under their skirts and dresses. Well now is the time to shush that inner voice telling you to dress head-to-toe in black.
Pick a nude shade that matches your skin tone and make sure the nylon material doesn’t give off a fake sheen. The key is to look natural and evoke the likeness of bare legs in summer.
So what are you waiting for, get naked.
Dishin’ Tip – Keep a bottle of clear nail polish in your desk drawer as an emergency sealant. Dabbing nail polish on pantyhose runs will temporarily knit the rip together and prevent further running. We love Donna Karen’s Nude collection. It’s the perfect blend of barely there!
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