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Sheer Tights Are In This Winter. Let Kate and Kim Demonstrate Two Ways to Wear Them

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Zuma; Splash News Online

The reign of opaque tights is over! This year, many stars are returning to that classic staple, sheer hose. But before you conjure up images of Melanie Griffith in Working Girl — sneakers, power suit, perm and all — sheer tights have gotten a very modern makeover. Two stars sported sheer stockings yesterday, so we’re using their photos to demonstrate two very different ways to wear them.

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First up is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the undisputed queen of sheer tights, whom many credit for their resurgence in popularity thanks to her ever-present Wolford pair. In cooler temperatures, she has a preferred look: Classic coat or coatdress, worn with coordinating sheer hose and matching shoes. Case in point: This all-navy ensemble, consisting of a Max Mara jacket, pleated skirt, hose and pumps. It would look as appropriate at work as it would at a holiday dinner party.

On the less conservative end of the spectrum, Kim Kardashian uses her sheer hose as just another barely-there element in her body-baring ensemble, creating a striped effect from her plunging bodice to her slice of revealed abs to her calves. In her own way, she’s doing her part to shake off the stodgy, conservative vibe sheer stockings have had for a while now — if you previously recoiled at the thought of wearing businesslike black hose to the club, this may make you rethink that.

Are you into the return of sheer hose? How do you like to wear yours?

–Alex Apatoff

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