Kate Middleton's love of sheer hosiery is practical for her new life as a member of the royal family, whose best assets have never included a casual, loosey-goosey attitude toward getting dressed. Hosiery is also a good thing to wear when you have many photo ops on helipads, where it's windy and your dress might be feeling a little loosey-goosey itself. Since the nineties, sheer nude hose have been largely viewed in this country as an unfortunate thing some unfortunate women still have to wear to work per a stuffy office dress code. However, they are starting to become trendy thanks to Kate and her panty hose-loving sister, Pippa. Whatever gene causes them to gravitate towards the sheer legwear is quickly evolving in celebrities as well: Sarah Jessica Parker, Mischa Barton, and Hayden Panettiere have all been seen wearing hose over the past few months. Average young women in the U.K. — where Hanes and L’eggs report an 85 percent increase in sales of nude hose over the past year — are also starting to copy the look. Something similar is expected in the U.S. as well.
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