Sheer Madness: Kate’s Pantyhose

We oohed and aahed over every outfit choice. Smythe blazers sold out. Kelly green Diane von Furstenberg dresses disappeared off the shelves. The Duchess of Cambridge wooed us all with her royal fashion and left us with this great fashion debate: Must Kate Middleton wear those pantyhose?

Kate Middleton paired every dress with sheer pantyhose. A good old-fashioned throwback to the 1980s. Back in the U.K, Kate’s embrace of sheer pantyhose has them flying off the shelves. On our side of the pond, North American fashion editors are cringing; bare legs far more youthful and stylish.

It’s rumored, Kate’s pantyhose brand of choice is Aristoc. The brand is not available in Canada, but should you choose to give your legs the royal treatment, these stockings are guaranteed to give you the leg up.

HUE. Adored for its no waistband offerings, toeless options (hello, open shoes) and ultra silky no-control top hose,  HUE is comfortable, ultra sheer and affordable (2 for $20 at The Bay).

SPANX. Loved for its slimming silhouette; Spanx in a nude hue provides ultra-sheer hosiery. Choose from a range of sliming options: super high shaping, leg support or even thigh’m a believer for extra thigh control. For times when a smooth body contour is a must, go Spanx. Best bet for scoring Spanx: The Bay & Holt Renfrew. A slightly more affordable option to Spanx is ASSETS, also by Sara Blakley.

Donna Karan The Nudes. Hoisery that is elegant, smooth and available in five nudes to find the perfect sheer. Your best bet in Edmonton, find them at Winners.