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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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Florita on

You guys really need to stop comparing Catherine with Kim or vice Versa. Catherine is elegant and classy and there are no words for some of the outfits kim puts together. Please stop with the comparisons! I can’t imagine what the Royal Family think.

Kat on

There is no reason to ever compare these two women – ever. Really.

Lyn on

Please do not compare Duchess Catherine with Kim. The Duchess is classy and elegant and Kim is NOT.

littlebeemama on

Please stop doing articles on Kim Kardashian. I find her completely repulsive. And it makes me want to stop reading People.com and switch to another site which doesn’t feature her as much. As a rule, I never buy any magazine which she is on the cover.

gfg on

Oh gross. Comparing these two in the same article, NO.

Harper on

Amen to that, Florita!

Tigs on

Please dont compare Kim to Kate, its an insult to Kate and it just makes me sick.

TN girl on

Comparing Kate with Kim? Total insult to Kate!!!

Suzanne on

Shame on People mag for putting these two on the same page never-the-less, comparing them!!!!! One has more class in her pinky toe than the other one will ever have in her lifetime. One’s a Duchess and the other one is sk*nk. Don’t do it again

Ab on

Simple..Kate has class and Kim is Kanye’s prostitute. He is a control freak and she is his submissive fiancé . Neither one has class and most people see an outfit like that and think.. “Loser”.

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