Would You Wear Sheer Hose Like Katie? Or Go Bare Like Posh?

01/24/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Posh and Katie are at it again! Back in Paris where we first noticed their budding friendship last fall, the ladies are in town for couture week and the BFF’s headed out to an Armani store opening together last night. Though both women were wearing elegant black dresses, there was one major difference between their looks — Posh went for bare legs while an Armani Privé-clad Katie covered up in sheer black stockings. Though the nighttime Parisian temperature was near freezing, we can’t imagine wearing sheer black hose! We would either go for bare legs like Posh or choose opaque black tights. What about you? Would you wear sheer hose like Katie? Or do you go for bare like Posh?

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Malvasia45 on

I think they both look lovely; both are reflecting the attitude of today’s women when it comes to fashion—I do what I want! Katie’s outfit may look outdated but, I guarantee that trend is making a comeback! Tights would have been too casual for that sophicated dress, hair, and make-up. On the other hand, Posh looks fabulous too. Be yourselves; make your own trends!

amelia on

Thanks Kaye and Maria for throwing in your two (common) cents worth – I completely agree. Opaque doesn’t look good in more formal attire, and bare legs in winter is just plain illogical. Come on people (People!), fashion has to be about more than what’s hot now, but also about what makes sense for the normal everyday men and women too.

Alison on


Posh is wearing another cinched-waist poofy skirt, with no smile and leathery, shiny skin.

Katie, again, is dressing too old. She looks ancient and we are the same age. I guess the only bonus is that she doesn’t have on those bug shades.

Lindsay on

I don’t under stand Posh’s outfit if it is that cold and why does she always look so harsh? She is way to skinny, her face is frightening. Katie’s outfit is too old for her but I don’t think bare legs and arms are appropriate either in near freezing weather. Truthfully, I don’t like either outfit for the situation.

Pat on

Katie is dressed like a 50 year old woman. That velvet outfit is way too matronly for a young person–she’s not even 30 yet for God’s sake! Also, I agree with a previous post that it would be nice for once to see a smile on Victoria Beckham’s face. She’s always trying to do the “serious cat walk” face. A nice smile would make her look 10 years younger. She’s always right on with the clothes though–love her dress. VB needs to start being honest with poor Katie–who’s very inconsistent with her clothing choices.

Robin on

When did “fashion” become the be all and end all regardless of what looks appropriate? Katie looks wonderful. Tights of any sort, patterned or not, would have looked dreadful with the evening wear she has on. Bare legs? With black evening wear? Again, I think not.

Heather S. on

I refused to wear hose at my wedding over the summer, but then I got a job with a company that requires women to wear hose. Since I run all the time, my legs are awesome, so I really appreciated the defined look sheer black hose gave me… but I always was certain to keep the rest of my look young. While she is definitely workin’ some in-shape legs, Katie seems to have some trouble with dressing her age… she has such a cute body and is only 27… why is she dressing like she shares a closet with Barbara Walters?? (Barbara dresses impeccably for her age, but still, I don’t think it’s advisable for Katie to adopt this style for, say, another 40 years!)

Heather S. on

Meanwhile, Katie looks so happy and is just glowing, so at least she’s making the look work for her!

Kristen on

It’s not the stockings, it’s the whole get up put together!
She looks far too old and like she’s trying to empress the
world, instead of dressing like herself. What’s wrong with this picture? I think Posh Spice found someone who is trying to develop a personality, they just haven’t picked one yet.

Sarah on

Definately bare legs, who cares about the temperature, the most they probably have to walk outside is 10 feet from the door to their chaffuered car. Katie looks about 50 years old regardless of the hose choice…so sad.

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