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

11/20/2013 at 02:36 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Sheer topZuma; 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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amyinoaktown on

There is no comparison to these 2 women, so stop trying to compare apples to eggplant.

lunaticlarry on

Kate’s right knee has an angry man on it!

Me on

Why the constant need to compare these two women? The have ZERO in commen…no even friends/social groups! It’s like comparing me and Jennifer Lawrence!

I do LOVE Kate…but look at her knees in the picture above. Her right knee looks like an angry face…and her left knee looks like an angry face with a big forehead! LOL! Even with faces in her knees…she’s still 100X more beautiful than Kim!

Jenn on

I didn’t realize they were ever out…

Carol on

Class and trash…? No comparison. Like others here, I refuse to spend my time or money on anything associated with the Kardashians.

Star on

Its sick to me to see ANYONE compare anything that Kim wears to what Kate wears. Now what needs to be done is maybe compare what being a good mother is like and what dressing like a good mother looks like (Kate) to what a not so good mother looks like and how a mother dresses that has no clue how to be a respectful person much less a respectful mother. I feel so so badly for the little girl they have created. She doesn’t have a fighting chance to grow up into a normal woman that actually covers her body parts.

Shar on

OMG Kim Kardashian a fashion trendsetter. No thanks, I’m not exposing my boobs. What an insult to compare Kate to Kimye. Makes me want to throw up in my mouth.

CrisDenn on

Kim needs to put it away.

grama on

Please stop any and every thing K. Enough already

Sarah on

The difference between Catherine & Kim is that Catherine is CLASS & Kim is CRASS!!!!

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