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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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Carolyn on

Hmmm…maybe it’s a Canadian thing (hi, Marie!) I know opaque tights are “in” right now, but I had no idea until a few minutes ago that sheer hose were “out.” They just seem like the most benign, everyday thing that I didn’t think they were subject to the whims of fashion! It’s like saying that bangs are “in” – that doesn’t mean that by not having them you’re hopelessly out of date! In my opinion, opaque or patterned tights are for more casual, fun looks because they remind me of something a little girl would wear, whereas pantyhose are for grown-up, sophisticated ladies.

India on

Ok…i can’t believe that people are suggesting patterned tights with a evening dress. she’s going to a couture event not a play date with her daughter. be for real. i happen to like the look alot. it makes her look classy instead of trashy.

Jillian on

I wish Katie wouldn’t dress so old she isn’t even thirty. I feel like I am having the same feelings of helplessness with Katie as I am with Britney Spears.

Makrie on

I think Katie Holmes looks trashy and nobody wears sheer hose Posh looks perfect katie is just not that pretty

Crystal on

I would go bare legged myself, I HATE stocking, but to each his own. But Katie is dressing way too old for her age.

Elle on

I think the sheer hose are tasteful and classy. It may be fashionable to go around naked legged but tights or worse patterned tights would have been clunky looking, and bare legged is too beach/SoCal. Definitely Katie.

erica on

i used to wear these in the 90’s I admit. I still think they’re sexy not grandmaish, but what do I know

sarah on

I would have worn bare legs myself…but I like the sheer panthyhose on Katie. She can pull anything off!! Several people suggested patterned opaque tights- but that would definately ruin the elegant evening look!

Mary on

Katie looks gorgeous! Bare legs are for summer or informal events. Opaque tights would completely ruin the chic presentation of this ensemble. If only more celebrities would dress as stylishly as Katie…

enigma on

Bare seems to be better here.

It seems to me Katie has wicked pale white pasty legs and she was so self conscience of her wicked pale white pasty legs she would scare the Parisians/French people but, she wanted soo much to be like her BFF, Posh, she felt compelled to show off some skin too, so she chose pantyhose!? Thats’ my guess!

For fashion sake, stockings would have been a better choice.
Is it me or does it look like Katie is having difficulty walking in recent photos!?!?!??

HHHMMMM?

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