Pippa Middleton Wears Pantyhose

by Chloe Jeffreys · 25 comments

in Aging Well, Pantyhose, Style

Did Pippa Middleton make a fashion statement or “commit the ultimate pantyhose sin”?  You be the judge.

But I told you. You heard it here first: Pantyhose are making a comeback.  Back in April, IN THIS POST, I told you that pantyhose were going to make a big comeback, and soon.  I had no idea how soon.

Some of you poo-poo’d me, but the legs of the women on the Champs Elysées do not lie. Not only did I see pantyhose being worn on women who looked terrific in them, I passed several hosiery shops in Paris while walking around looking for raspberry tarts to eat.  You got to be selling a couple of pairs a day to keep an entire store open, you’d think.  If they were growing in popularity enough to support entire stores dedicated to them that could only mean one thing: we’d be seeing them here soon.

And it wasn’t just in Paris.  I saw plenty of pantyhose in London as well.  In this London clothing store in Soho, where I shopped with my friend, Julia, we passed a large selection prominently displayed in the front of the store:

They aren’t called pantyhose though; they’re called “tights”.

Tights by any other name are still pantyhose

Pippa gets chided in the press for wearing shiny pantyhose, but it looks to me like she might have been wearing a pair of these “oiled” ones.

Apparently some so-called fashionistas here in America are still in denial, but New York Fashion begrudgingly confirms what I told you nearly a full two months ago: Pantyhose are making a comeback.  And on the the legs of Pippa Middleton in Paris, no less.

Of course, Pippa Middleton, as a European, knows well enough what women are wearing in Paris.  And if you’ve been reading my blog you knew it, too.  And you also know that Pippa wasn’t making a fashion faux pax; she’s at the cutting edge.

Like most of you, I do not want to become a slave to hot, sweaty pantyhose in the middle of August, but I would like to have the freedom to wear them with dresses when my legs don’t look their best, or when it is cold.  I’d simply like to have the choice.

Pippa’s pantyhose, with flats!, harkens a new age of legwear freedom for all.

And the women everywhere rejoiced!

Or did they?

What about you?  Are you a hater or a lover?

Make a comment.

Let’s get a consensus.

Inquiring bloggers like me want to know.

Can I now wear pantyhose or not?

Are pantyhose gauche or godsend?

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