Gal on the Street: Lady Gaga

Posted on July 27, 2011

Darlings, what did we say the last time we talked about Gaga? We’ll tell you what we said:

“And it’s time to face it, ladies: sheer hose are back. All she needs to do is wear them one more time in public and it will officially become a thing with her acolytes.”

Well, brace yourselves, because she did it again:

Lady Gaga makes an appearance on Amp Radio in Los Angeles.

Leave it to Stefani to take it to crack levels, though. We’re not suggesting that you all embrace the Violet Beauregarde look here, but with WWD posting a recent story about how the Middleton sisters are causing sheer hosiery sales to skyrocket on their little island, it’s clear that this once-maligned item is primed for a comeback in a big way. Gaga and Kate are helping to define the styles of the decade in much the same way Madonna and Diana did for the ’80s. If these gals are slinging the L’Eggs, you can bet a whole bunch of gals their age or younger are about to do the same.

So, disregarding the monochromatic elements of the outfit above, not to mention the metal nipples, our question is:

YEA or NAY: Sheer hose, ladies?

It’s time to take a stand.

 

[Photo Credit: WireImage]

 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      YEA, for all the reasons I’ve given every time it’s mentioned and more:)  Frankly, I’m looking forward to just having to pull on a pair of sheer stockings instead of having to spray paint my legs with body make-up for every dress occasion!

      • Anonymous

        I second that emotion: A big YAY!

        But I draw the line at the metal nipples.

        –GothamTomato

        • Tom Shea

          See, I draw the line ON metal nipples. AMIRITE, y’all?
          /Waits for cyber high-five

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

            Yeah! What they said! I would rather wear hose then use that spray junk. I hate seeing all those greasy legs!

          • Anonymous

            /high five

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

        why in the world wouldn’t you just wear hose anyway if you really wanted to? are you that mocked because someone famous hasn’t made it “cool” again?

        • Kyle Henry

          Touché.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you. If I still worked and had a job I had to dress up for, I’d wear hose.

          This is all very confusing to me. I actually wasn’t aware they’d gone out of style, except on television and in movies. Have women all over the country really been running around hose-less for the past decade or so?

           

          • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

            YES! Especially on the west coast. I swear to you on a trip to east coast 2 years ago I saw women wearing them (non-ironically and non-vintage-ly) for the first time in a decade. I woman in shear hose in the financial district of San Francisco or Seattle is a tourist, every time, hands tied behind my back and blindfolded. I’d bet the rent money on it. Of course, this might be about to change…

        • Anonymous

          The only occasions on which I would wear hose are occasions on which my object is to look nice. If everyone’s collectively decided that hose are automatically “not nice” (which is essentially what out of style means) then there’s not a lot of point in wearing them to look nice. Therefore, what people who want hose to come back want is for them to be perceived as looking nice again. Like it or not, beauty is subjective.

    • Anonymous

      I like the sheer colored hose, it looks a bit more intentional and fashiony rather than the nude sheer hose, which just looks like you’re trying to cover up something.

      • http://twitter.com/miggylol Miggy!

        I’m with you. With my home’s climate the only time I’d wear skirts is in the summertime, but I don’t have great legs. That colored hose would add a little forgiveness to my legs without being unbearably hot AND feels like another accessory to make the outfit interesting, rather than just being the retro sheer tan overlay.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly.  I’ve abused my legs enough in various sports (and by being clumsy) that showing my scars off when I dress up doesn’t really appeal to me, but wearing nude hose makes me feel about as self-conscious.  Colored hose are fun.  

        Yea, by the way!

      • Anonymous

        But what’s wrong with trying to cover up, if need be? I think a lot of people still have this image of sheer hose as that horrible suntan that used to pass for “nude”. There are a million shades of sheer and nude out there now, it’s much easier to find a shade that matches one’s skintone nearly perfectly. I’ve always felt that hosiery gives a more polished look.

        • Anonymous

          I agree, I’ve never had good legs, ever, and if I had to wear hose, it was either off-black or off-white (which is kind of my skin’s natural tone) and I didn’t worry about the many many many imperfections.  You gals with great legs just don’t get it. 

        • Anonymous

          What did they call that ubiquitous 70s tan colour in the US? As over here it was called ‘American Tan’ so I’m guessing it wasn’t called that in Americal! Not a colour natural to anyone!  Agree though, things have changed and there’s a shade for everyone now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12315747 Caitlin Steinert

      NAY! I remember my mom coming home from her office job in the ’80s and peeling those things off with a huge sigh of relief. As a child, I vowed I’d never wear them. I’m going to honor that vow even if they become “stylish” again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12315747 Caitlin Steinert

      NAY! I remember my mom coming home from her office job in the ’80s and peeling those things off with a huge sigh of relief. As a child, I vowed I’d never wear them. I’m going to honor that vow even if they become “stylish” again.

    • Anonymous

      NO, a thousand times no! Uncomfortable, unflattering, unbearable

    • Anonymous

      NO, a thousand times no! Uncomfortable, unflattering, unbearable

    • Joanna Schuth

      There is not enough UGH in the world for pantyhose.

    • Joanna Schuth

      There is not enough UGH in the world for pantyhose.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJCJNZJACZTAPFGKRRNA4B6UYI Trotter

      NAY NAY NAY!!!!  Hose are a tool of the man to keep us ladies all bunched up and uncomfortable!  Boo on hose!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Yea!!  Hose are a wonderful thing for those of us who refuse to tan or look like we tan.  Hides the small color differences on the legs and all as well.

    • Anonymous

      I attended a fancy wedding in Spain paid for by the wealthy family of the bride a few years back, 2008, and among the Spanish upper classes sheer black hose has been, and still is, the thing to wear for formal events. Any Spanish department store will sell lots of sheer black options. I was taken aback at the idea initially, but sheer black hose with black dresses actually manages to look elegant.

      I agree, nude hose is kind of senseless and bare legs can look unpolished if you are not rich enough to have minions to wax, spray tan, and polish them for you. So sheer colored hose can be a more dramatic way of dressing up the legs.

    • Anonymous

      I love the whole look she’s wearing here where the hose are deployed for a reason and are fun.

      Actual nude pantyhose? You would have to wrestle my actual dead body into a pair for me to ever wear a pair, and there’s still a strong chance my corpse would reanimate in time just to stop you.

    • Brooke Sample

      As a good ol’ Irish pale gal, I still say NAY! Own the pasty, ladies. ;)

      • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

        And all of God’s people said AMEN!

      • Anonymous

        So say we all! 

      • Anonymous

        Hear hear! If my pasty white legs are offensive to anyone, they’re free not to look at them.  I say NAY to pantyhose! I’m pasty-legged and proud!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care, I love my hose for all office and formal occasions. I have ugly shins.

      • Anonymous

        yep, my shins are ugly too. Plus I’m old. No problem with sheer stockings nude, colored or tights, I just like some coverage.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

          Totally agree. Nude or colored, stockings can make not-so-great legs look amazingly better.

          Interestimg to me that there is so much hatred for hose and so little for the ridiculous mile-high shoes that have become a red carpet staple.

        • Anonymous

          Yes!  I get some confidence from knowing that my broken blood vessels aren’t showing….  okay, I’m saying too much….

    • Anonymous

      Big Nay from me. I can barely wear tights because they’re so uncomfortable but sheer hose are even worse for me. So itchy and uncomfortable. My mom used to make me wear them all the time as a child whenever I had to get dressed up and I hated every second of it.

      • Anonymous

        Ooooh, wore actual real *silk* hose just once–sinfully soft & pretty, but got a run (a ladder, we called it) the 1st hour.  So sad.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve long sworn that should I win the lottery (a *big* win) I will wear nothing but real silk hose for the rest of my life.

      • Anonymous

        And forget pasty: if you’re a woman of color they NEVER MATCH YOUR SKIN.  Sheer black can be okay for interviews and such, but I really don’t want to go back to the days of keeping a bottle of clear nail polish around to stop the runs.

    • Anonymous

      Yea. If I have to or feel like I have to wear hose with a skirt somewhere, they at least better be interesting.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      She looks great here!  And YEA to the sheer hose.  I have been wearing them for a while (I found a brand that makes them extremely comfortable and flattering) and I love them.  Just have to keep them away from the cats! 

      • Anonymous

        Do share the brand, V.

        • Anonymous

          Seriously – don’t drop a hint like that and keep the name from the bitter kittens!

        • Vaniljekjeks

          They come from KappAhl, a lingerie/clothing chain in northern Europe.

    • Anonymous

      YEA.  I never stopped wearing them.  I spend more than my life in skirts/dresses.  During the summer, I go hose-less, and during the winter, I do tights, but during early Spring and late Fall it is too cold to go bare, and heavy tights wouldn’t look right with a lot of the things I wear during those seasons.

      Hose are also great for preventing chafing on shoes, and are forgiving on the days you forgot to shave your legs.  I don’t *love* nylons just like I don’t love underwire bras, but they are a necessity.

      • Anonymous

        I meant to say more than half my life in skirts/dresses.  I’ve never gotten the edit button to work.  :-(

        • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

          Same here.  I work in a dress/skirt from April-October, and a skirt suit for the rest of the year, so I find them an essential accessory.  Although I have finally accepted that it’s okay to go bare-legged in the office in the late spring and summer.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, for all these reasons.

      • Anonymous

        the forgiveness on stubbly days is what i like. i have very dark leg hair and you can see the follicles even when the legs are freshly shorn so i love the coverage of a good pair of stockings.

        just don’t buy the cheap-y L’Eggs ones. Buy actual, nice silk ones from a department store and they make a WORLD of differences. Not itchy, not slouchy and much harder to create a run.

        • Jill Roberts

          Very dark leg hair, yup.  Stockings – good  quality ones – are definitely the solution!  That, and lightweight pants.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIMVKBK3HYCH4ETZEEAKOBY6DI Jax

        Me too! I love wearing skirts and dresses and do ever

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIMVKBK3HYCH4ETZEEAKOBY6DI Jax

          Alright I couldn’t get the edit to work either…

          Me too! I love wearing skirts and dresses and do every day! I keep a full stock of pantyhoses.  I’ll go bare in the summer but once sandal season is over I am back to the pantyhoses! And I wear them with open toe heels. I know people have issues with that but I look cute and I LOVE open toes shoes lol

      • http://bfish.myopenid.com/ bfish

        Very much agreed about the shoes. So much better than those half socks that roll up inside your shoe!

        • Anonymous

          Not only do they roll up, I can never get them to not be visible!

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      Panty hose went out of style for a reason, they are a pain in the ass!  They run at the slightest provocation, they don’t fit right unless you are the correct shape, and they almost never last for more than 1 wearing.  I don’t see a generation of young women who have been happily bare legged for most of their lives embracing the tyranny that is nude pantyhose.  Perhaps some women who have nothing on their mind but looking nice will appreciate them, but those of us that actually have to walk in places where there might be sharp edges will probably continue to say NO NO NO to hose.

      • Anonymous

        But I remember *before* pantyhose—garter belts and even before that, girdles.  So pantyhose were/are a ton better than those options!

        • Anonymous

          I’m kinda old, so I remember garter belts and girdles as well. Talk about torture. I was too young to actually wear them, but my mother and older sisters wore them. I was never really comfortable in hose, but liked the look and polish they gave to an outfit. I say, “yea.”

          • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

            Um I LOVE stockings, garter and/or girdle! And I’m in my 20’s so it’s not something I grew up with at all. FAR more comfortable than tights or hose. Plus they look great. I stick to vintage nylons only with the seams on them.

            That said, here in Melbourne, Aus, our summers can get pretty insane (114F anyone?) so wearing stockings then is just madness.

            And YAY to Gaga’s look. I love how the shoes make her legs look too.

            • Anonymous

              Yay I love proper nylons with seams and a proper suspender belt. I agree, much more comfortable. I’ve worn them for years. 

      • Anonymous

        I am in my forties, and my legs, which have never been my best feature really should not be seen bare by anyone but my nearest and dearest. Spider veins, scars, it’s just not pretty. Leg makeup? Yeah, not so much. I go barelegged in shoes and I end up hurting my feet.  Decent properly sized hose will last more than one wearing and it makes my legs look a heck of a lot better.

    • Anonymous

      I was honestly annoyed when they became verboten a while back. Yes, they can be worn in ways/colors that are not flattering – like anything – and I don’t want to have to pull them on when I’m outside in 90 degree weather. But I also have pasty legs that show every little imperfection, and spray tanning would just look ridiculous with my coloring (besides being expensive and kind of gross in its own right. Orange, yuck.) Sometime I just want to be able to pull on a pair of hose to give my legs a bit of color. I say bring ‘em back.

    • Anonymous

      NO NO PLEASE NO

    • Anonymous

      I think NUDE sheer hose are a completely different discussion, yes? Because I think that’s where a lot of people draw the line. 

      • Anonymous

        Word.

    • Anonymous

      Yea. I never understood the bad rap to begin with, honestly – just because some people have poor judgment and possibly bad eyesight why should hosiery be off-limits for the rest of the population?

    • mc90

      Sheer was gone? 
      —Emmylou

    • Anonymous

      YEA.. I love them!I bought some last week by accident and I didn’t even know they were back!

    • Anonymous

      NO!  NO!   NO!

      (well, winter is tough because tights often do not work with suits or dressy dresses.  But given a choice, then no)

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      They make excellent lint traps on a washing machine’s drain hose.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a yea in the winter. Tights aren’t always a great look and I like the option. In the summer, I don’t care what’s in fashion or how my legs look, if it’s over 75 degrees, I wear naked legs with my skirts.

    • Jillian Kroos

      I hate them because 
      1- the packaging wraps the hose around a couple times so it’s hard to judge color
      2- I have never been able to wear a pair more than once because of running. Even super fancy brands.

      Maybe science has improved by this time around? I did just get a pair to wear to job interviews.

      • Anonymous

        At the department store I’ve always seen samples hanging nearby that you can slip your hand in to check the color, usually even at a drugstore.  And I’ve never had good quality hose run.  ???  This was at least ten years ago, haven’t worn a dress or skirt since.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VLSBN5JNTENWDZKHQY3Y4TVHEU Jennifer

      YEA, a thousand times YEA.  My legs are pasty, splotchy, dry, and bruise easily.  It’s hard to feel sexy when you’re in a hot cocktail dress with the stumps that time forgot sticking out of the bottom.

    • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

      Nudes, def not. Though, nude typically doesn’t come in my colour (if it’s close, the natural sheen of nylons looks completely bizarre in a brown), but that’s a different discussion. Black, and different colours, yes. I’ve pretty much worn black hose (sheer or otherwise) since I started dressing myself.  They make my chicken legs look lean and shapely instead of just skinny!

      I favour colours, but I think everyone should draw the line at orange and yellow tights. Don’t do it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/janclare Jan Clare Kuba

      Yes, all the way, yes- A nice pair of hose, in the right color looks MUCH better than most of the bare legs I’ve seen lately. Veiny and knobby is not a good look.  I would only go bare legged with the most summery of dresses & sandals.  Also, if you buy them in the right size (which means bigger then you think), I don’t find them uncomfortable to put on or wear. 

    • http://twitter.com/thebestjasmine Jasmine

      Nay, nay, a thousand times nay.  Colored hose yes, colored or black tights, yes. Sheer nude hose never.

    • http://twitter.com/StefhunnyP Stephanie P

      Worth mentioning that sheer hosery never went away in the midwest. We’re either way ahead of everyone else or woefully stuck in the 90s. My guess would be the latter…

      • Anonymous

        Maybe I’m just a mid-Western girl at heart, Stephanie P. I haven’t lived in Wisconsin for 18 years (I live in upstate NY) and sheer hose have never gone out of style for me, either. That being said, I mostly wear slacks in the winter (again, still a midwestern girl) and no hose in the summer, but when I wear a dress in winter, hose it is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1491840228 Courtney Hellams

      Yea!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Love ‘em in the cooler weather.  And they save a ton of wear and tear on your good shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve honestly never thought of them as out (I’m a nerdy grad student, doing my best to learn from the school of TLo.) They’re too useful to have ever been shunned from my wardrobe. So by default – Yea. BTW – what do people wear when it’s cold out and you wanna wear a dress/skirt? Are tights the only option if you’re not a sheer hose person?

      • Anonymous

        I suppose tights are the only option if you don’t go bare legged. I personally just go bare legged in the winter if I have to wear a short dress. I don’t think I’ve worn hose or tights since I was 13 (I’m 21 now). Then again I live in the south so our winters aren’t exactly harsh but they can certainly get cold enough to wear things like tights but my legs are really the only part of my body that don’t get that cold and I don’t tend to wear short dresses or skirts (simply because I think I look better in longer ones). If I can help it, I wear pants, jeans or one of the long flowy skirts that I love. So I suppose I’m sort of odd on that front.

        • Anonymous

          now that I think about it…I’ve only ever worn hose out of need – I’m from the midwest, now living in the west – it gets hella cold and you need leg coverings pretty often. There was a spate for quite a few years when I only did tights, but I recently found myself digging the hose, for warmth purposes.

          Jeez – I’m so obviously a nerd – *I like things that keep me warm* :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER NEVER. Worst thing ever created, ever.

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      I was so busy looking at the blue top-to-bottom that I never even noticed the metal nipples. It’s great that hose are no longer REQUIRED as they once were, but they shouldn’t be out either. Like everything else, it depends on how they look.

    • aussiegal77

      Nay.  Especially Nudes.  Absolutely Nay.  

      Ok, fine, a more nuanced reply……Nay for summer.  Sort of Yea for winter but I prefer tights.  Or pants.  I can do a Yea for sheer black hose but that’s it.  They never fit me right, are always sliding down and looking weird and I always always end up running them.  

      So….the first thing – NAY.

    • Anonymous

      L’eggs!

      A few months ago,.Feb, March-ish I think, I was putting on a dress and realized that none of my black tights were clean. With some reservation, I realized I had no choice but to wear some sheer black hose I found bunched up underneath my gym socks…and you know, I remember thinking “that doesn’t look as bad as I expected.”  So yay! Glad they’re back. Time to revisit the recesses of my hosiery drawer to see what other sheer wonders I can dig up in time for fall.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be redundant–YEA to the hose.  Hotter than hell, but makes my albino legs look 100% better, as no self-tanner ever can.  Now just need to figure out how to do hose AND Spanx without melting (altho’ maybe that’d lose me an inch on the hips?)

      • Anonymous

        Get the spanx hose!

        ETA: I made my own spanx for years by cutting the legs of super-control top hose. If only I’d thought to patent it. Doh.

        • Anonymous

          LOL! me, too, GenX!

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      I don’t like nude sheer hose – for one thing, I am very pale and my memories of those as a kid were always how they made my legs look twelve shades darker than the rest of me.

      But I do like and wear black sheer hose and occasionally colors, too. I think that opaque stockings can look too ‘heavy’ with some outfits, and here in Seattle you can get away with wearing dresses and skirts every day of the year, but you will want something on your legs in the fall and winter (and sometimes the spring, too). Sheer hose make a big difference warmth-wise.

      Do I think we should all go back to pre-Michelle Obama days where women felt like they had to wear sheer hose? No. Should sheer hose be a fashionable and practical choice for those of us who want them? Yes.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!

    • Anonymous

      YEA.  i love hosiery and i am glad it is making a comeback.  the sheer nude stuff looks cray cray since it doesnt match the actual skintone of any living human being, but i love a black sheer pair of hose.  i also have legs that are less than stellar (i was a tomboy as a kid and man did i rack up the scuffs and scars) so hose helps to give the illusion of the perfectly smooth scarless leg that i covet.

    • Erin Nice

      I hate wearing hosiery. I’ll wear tights during the fall and winter, but I absolutely refuse to wear hose. I think they look fine, but I just can’t stand wearing them.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, I don’t think this is as bad as the sheer hose situation Anne Hathaway had going on at that fashion show in Paris. At least these are a fun color…

    • http://twitter.com/therosh Rosh

      YEA but only with certain outfits (and mostly sheer black hose…because pantyhose is only good for cold weather)

    • Anonymous

      naaaaaay.  (like a horse) i’ve become so conditioned they’re for old ladies and midwesterners with zero style that… i just can’t.  if it’s too cold to be bare, i wear tights.  if my legs really look terrible (cuts or bruises or whatever) i don’t wear a skirt.  plus this opens up the doors for people thinking stockings and open shoes are ok, and that makes the baby jesus cry. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the sheer color and sheer black, but I don’t know if I’m ready to get my Sophia Petrillo on with sheer nude….

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Where I live, sheer hose never went out of style. 

      There are very few people who look decent without hosiery (and I say that as a woman whose legs are her best feature), and their poor feet!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

        A lot of women who think their legs look attractive without hosiery are seriously kidding themselves.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

        A lot of women who think their legs look attractive without hosiery are seriously kidding themselves.

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree.  My legs look great in hose and not so great without.  Also, i do not have happy feet.  Most shoes result in blisters without hose.  I am relieved that they are back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Those are at least kind of cool sheer hose.

    • Anonymous

      I’m for them.  For too long our options have been black tights like some depressed, emo junior high-school student, or nude hose, which are boring. 

    • Anonymous

      For these 48 year old legs I shout a resounding “YEA”!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      NAY, except for sheer nude colored or black hose and only in the colder months. I’ve never been one for hose and I will never understand wearing it in the summer or the colored kinds. Reminds me too much of the tights I wore when my mother dressed me up for Christmas pictures when I was 8 and under. Ick.

    • Anonymous

      OK. Forgive the french for her obviously silly question here, but are you meaning to say hose were once out off fashion ? Seriously ? I mean seriously seriously ?
      Because I never saw them out of trend were I live. I wear them a lot. I wear shear hose, opaque hose, colored hose… They’re as basic as a LBD in my opinion. I usually wear my LBD WITH purple sheer hose, for christsake (and boots. And big fluffy socks. Just to annoy fashion bloggers)
      I’m so confused, right now. May be I don’t understand the meaning of the word hose.
      sorry.
      Oh, it’s Yea for me, by the way. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        Seriously. In the US, apparently no one has worn pantyhose for a couple decades. Fortunately around that time I started free-lancing and my work attire is a bathrobe. But even before then, I thought pantyhose was horrid, which is why I switched to *stockings* and a garter belt. 

        Because nobody wants to see my tomboy-childhood-scarred legs.

      • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

        Nylons/pantyhose have been out of fashion in the US since, oh, the early mid-90s. Started making a come back in the last 2 years or so. Opaque tights are more fashionable in the colder months. But for the most part, women wearing sheer hosiery in the last 20 years are either old enough that they’ve always worn them, young enough that they were never unfashionable for them, or have worked in industries or regions where they are de rigueur (financial/banking industries, law firms, Wall Street, basically any workplace that would be considered very conservative).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      Oh dear…were they OUT?

    • Anonymous

      It’s ironic that Lady Gaga and Kate Middleton Cambridge are defining the same style!! Why did hose ever go out?? I cannot stand my bare, sweaty feet in shoes, messing them all up, making them smell. Hose puts a barrier between sweaty feet and expensive or not-so-expensive footwear. 

      • Anonymous

        Amen!  I hate wearing closed-toe shoes without some kind of hosiery.

        The specific hatred for nude hose is interesting.  Let’s say it’s winter and I’m wearing a cream colored wool skirt.  What else am I supposed to wear with that, black tights???  I think not.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t understand everyone saying this – BOTH are gross!  Everyone wants to pretend nylon doesn’t make you sweat even MORE.  It does make it easier to slip your foot into heels.  I have a free pass to wear cotton and bamboo socks and athletic shoes due to injuries and I couldn’t be more thankful!

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s a little weird to wear them. By the time I was old enough to care about these kinds of things, all the ladies were very very anti-hose. So I’m just having a little “culture shock” moment.

      I also think it’s weird that it makes the bottom half of their body look a different shade than the top half. Just not feeling it.

      Nay.

    • Joyce VG

      I say YEA. I’m getting a pair of hose for a wedding and I feel ok and in style about it instead of feeling like the 40 year old fuddy duddy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      Yay, when the temperature is under 100 degrees. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea, as long as they are a fashion choice.  If it ever becomes part of a dress code again (outside of the obvious courtrooms and banks) then I will be ticked off.  I won’t be wearing them ever (hence my choice not to become a banker or a lawyer), but I won’t stand in the way of someone else wanting to wear them.

    • Anonymous

      NAY, unless I have a job interview. The sheer parts stretching unevenly on different legs is far more unattractive than anything my legs might do naturally (and I bruise like a peach). Who wants hose that can create the illusion of cellulite on your shins?

    • Anonymous

      YEA to hose. NAY to spraypainting your legs. I will never understand how that is a more pleasant undertaking.

      • Anonymous

         Well apparently you are not allergic to them – even certain type of socks make my legs/ankles/feet itch like crazy – AND you have a thin waist.   (because for me and a lot of women, the “waistband” rolls down or is too short or way too tight, etc.  When I am lucky I could find a pair with a long enough “panty” area that hit just below my bra or else they’d roll down. 

        Then rips, runs, too short/too long legs… ….  on so on

    • Anonymous

      I’m not letting some chick who wears pointy, metal pasties on her suit jacket dictate what I will wear. Hose in winter–ok, it’s cold. But it’s nearly 100 degrees where I am today and the only hose I’m interested in is the garden one. And that’s pretty much what everyone down here does without the guidance of Gaga or the Middleton gals.

    • Amanda in Austin

      No, No, NO! A thousand times, NO!

    • Anonymous

      Big fat NAY. Especially since it looks like Gaga’s wearing two-tone sheer hose. If that’s not a cardinal fashion sin, then nothing is.

    • Terence Ng

      As a child, I recall seeing a film in which a woman was blindfolded and tied to a urinal by pantyhose, and wearing nothing but pantyhose. A woman, I assume the one who originally tied her there, ran into the bathroom, slid off the bound woman’s pantyhose and threw them into the garbage can and ran out, while the woman attempted to free herself in vain, and her efforts only caused the urinal to keep flushing. I think it was a comedy. The woman de-pantyhosing her looked like Cher.

      Anyway, that’s what I think when I see the return of pantyhose.

      And these ones look like a Bic pen exploded on them and then they got soaked. NAY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      But they’re so uncomfortable! I don’t think I’ve ever met a pair of hose that didn’t ride way up there. And those thigh highs always fall down unless you cinch them so tightly that you get bulging leg rolls and garter belts are annoying in their own right. So I guess from a practical female perspective, hell to the no! Itchy and not usually all that flattering. :(

      • MilaXX

        I have to recall the brand, but I used to buy the nylon/spandex blends. not enough spandex to be shine-y, but it helps them stay put.

        • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

          Ooh I’ll have to go looking for them. I wouldn’t hate hose nearly as much if I could find a decent pair of thigh highs without slippage problems. :) Thanks for the tip!

    • Anonymous

      I think perhaps a least a few of the objections to bare-leggedness comes from western society’s obsession with tanning, because I’m seeing a lot of comments here (and in other places) against pale legs. As if we all have to get a real tan or a spray tan or else we’re not fit to show our legs, and we must cover them with hose. What’s wrong with pale legs? I have a pale face and pale arms, so why shouldn’t my legs be pale too? Must I risk skin cancer by tanning or cover myself with fake bake to be considered fit for public viewing?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t love how she’s the same color from top to bottom, but otherwise, I love the look, including the metal nips. She wouldn’t be Gaga without at least one bizarre element in her outfit.

    • http://twitter.com/april_anita April

      I grew up in Texas where all the women I knew wore hose to formal events, work, church, etc. regardless of the weather. If you didn’t you were…a harlot. Not that long ago, either. I’m only 32. Moved to Miami and remember being positively scandalized that other female attorneys were going barelegged with suits to court. I’m extremely pale, but have found colors (usually called “buff” or “porcelain” that match my pasty skin color just fine). I love that they smooth over bumps & lumps, make my shoes fit more comfortably and I guess it’s weird but I just make me feel more appropriately dressed. I live in the upper midwest now, and they’re more a matter of necessity, they’re warm and provide a great insulating layer against harsh winds.

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      NAYNAYNAY!!!  I thought we were freeeeee!

    • Anonymous

      Not a problem. I hate bare legs with anything other than summer clothes. I’d never go with bare legs with smart clothes or autumn/winter clothes! Mind you if I wear nude shades then it’s usually with seams, and I tend to wear stockings rather than tights. I wear fishnets a lot too.

      I do think a lot of the hatred of them comes from poor quality ones. Shell out for good ones and they’re fine and they last longer. Also, those saying they can’t get nude shades that suit – there are brands like Tansparenze, Falke and Wolford that have 7 or 8 nude shades in their ranges.

      • MilaXX

        Yes! To all the ladies that dare to give in, spend the extra cash for a good pair. The fit and color will be much better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      YEA. I honestly love it. Always have. I’m not sure it needs to come back with shoulder pads and power suits, though. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea!

    • Miss Andrea Chapman

      In the infamous words of Claire from Six Feet Under: You Ride up my Thighs.

      http://youtu.be/2Km8fYMN2lA

    • Anonymous

      Gaga looks very purple and fabulous.  But NAY on the sheer hose.  I’ve spent too many evenings discovering last minute runs in my stockings–have better things to do with my time!  And they’re itchy.  I’d like it if they were optional–you can wear them if you’re in the mood, but they’re not expected.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/shelley1277 Shelley Dotson

      Nay, they don’t look attractive on ANYONE – even the genetically gifted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shelley1277 Shelley Dotson

      Nay, they don’t look attractive on ANYONE – even the genetically gifted.

    • Anonymous

      No, no way, not gonna happen, not gonna do it, ugh, no no no no.  Please, no.  

    • Anonymous

      No, no way, not gonna happen, not gonna do it, ugh, no no no no.  Please, no.  

    • Anonymous

      I”m way more likely to have my style dictated by Kate than Gaga (really, who can wear a giant egg to work?), but you will not get me in hose, especially nude hose, in the summer unless the executive office mandates it for the dress code.  And at that point, I’ll just wear dress pants.

      No, no, no…a thousand times no.   Ya’ll can just deal with my white splotchy legs.

    • Anonymous

      Yea.  As I’ve commented many times, they are a public service that those of us with, um, visible remnants of our circulatory systems on our legs require.

    • Anonymous

      I prefer tights.And I liked her monochromatic outfit (what a fabulous blue!) until I got to Metallo-Nipples.

    • Q Hoffmeister

      YEA!  I am the lone wolf that wears hosiery in my office, and I love the way it makes my legs look, I like the control top holding my waist in and my heels feel better to boot.  

    • MilaXX

      YEA, I’m not wearing them now unless I’m attend a formal event, but come the Fall, no problem. I think they look nice.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dlaferry Dianna LaFerry

      NAY!  I was made to wear nasty, binding, HOT sheer Legg’s hose to basically anywhere that wasn’t school or mowing the lawn, even in 100 degree summer heat.  Colored hose or tights are one thing, but sheer hose?  Quoth the raven, NEVERMORE!

    • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

      sexy! yes :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183772509 Jen Hughes

      Nay, I’ve always hated them. They are endlessly uncomfortable for a big girl.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      YAY!
      I love stylish hose, especially Italian ones with designs

    • lilibetp

      Please.  I’m not about to do anything that Lady Gaga does.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Pantyhose: Nay for legwear, but Yea for bank robbing headwear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

      I love sheer hose.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!  Love sheer hose!  And am happy to see them making a comeback after Patricia Field essentially banished them from the face of the earth.  What looks more pitiful than a woman with naked legs in the dead of winter????

      And Gaga has nothing to do with it.

    • http://twitter.com/whydontyougimme unpronouncablesymbol

      Escume, but sheer hose were back for last fall too. So… not a Gaga- (or Middleton- for that mater) inspired trend. They’ve been back for at least a year, if not longer.

      As for the outfit: NAY because I am sick and tired of looking at Lady Overrated all the time. There’s more interesting clothing, music, and pop stars out there. WAY more interesting.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Yeah, but not in white…..that’s nurse hose.

    • Anonymous

      NO.  NO.  NO.  NO.

    • Anonymous

      Yea.  I have probably lived in the suburbs for far too long, but it came as a surprise to me that sheer hose was ever completely out.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      Yea. If you’re a lady, you wear hose. Simple as that.

      As for people going on about them not matching skin tone – they make tons of shades, even for uber pale women like me. Buying hose in a shade darker than your skin looks just as tacky as slapping on self-tanner.

      • Anonymous

         HARDLY. 

             “Yea. If you’re a lady, you wear hose. Simple as that.”

        What, do you wear a chastity belt as well?

      • Anonymous

         HARDLY. 

             “Yea. If you’re a lady, you wear hose. Simple as that.”

        What, do you wear a chastity belt as well?

      • Anonymous

        And if you’re a lady, you lie back and “think of England.”

        I had no idea that people still thought like this.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I don’t care how fashionable Gaga and the Middleton sister say they are, there’s no way I’m wearing hose unless society’s rules dictate that I absolutely must. And even then, it depends on how hot it is outside. 

      Translation: I’ve hated hose since the days of middle and upper school when my mother made me wear them under my uniform kilt EVERY DAY (even if I was wearing socks), and I got teased by the other kids. Therefore, I only wear them when it’s an absolute necessity. 

    • Judy_J

      A big YEA….and I mean it!  I live in Texas, where it is hotter than the hinges of hell, and I still wear sheer hose with pumps if I want to look my best.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….hose makes good legs look great, and great legs look even better.  I never thought I’d say this, but Thank You, Lady Gaga!

    • Judy_J

      A big YEA….and I mean it!  I live in Texas, where it is hotter than the hinges of hell, and I still wear sheer hose with pumps if I want to look my best.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….hose makes good legs look great, and great legs look even better.  I never thought I’d say this, but Thank You, Lady Gaga!

    • Anonymous

      As someone who has only worn hose for prom and job interviews, I can’t really express an opinion.  What concerns me is the nipple spikes.  She’s not going to get many hugs wearing that jacket.  :-(

    • bailey debruynkops

      NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    • Anonymous

      NAY.  But that’s probably because I live in Miami.

    • Cheri Lee

      Yea

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      ‘Suntan hose’ give me scary memories of church in the 80s. Also, yeast infections.

    • Anonymous

      While I like seeing sheer hose (especially in colors), I’m not so sure about these where it looks like she’s been Slushied in the Glee halls before she arrived. And yes, let’s ignore the cupcake icing tips which just look poorly integrated into her Mugler suit. 

    • margaret meyers

      It only took a few months but now she can walk without assistants!  But she still looks stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

       i hate u guys for putting her on this amazing site   gaga sucks   tough u were better 

    • Anonymous

      I never understood why sheer hose were ever “out” to begin with!  My mother taught me that if you wanted to be seen as a respectable lady, you had to wear hose with pumps, even open-toed pumps, because that’s why they created ‘sandal-foot.’  Though I recognize that she is seen as setting the style for a lot of people, I am still just old enough to roll my eyes and think “Madonna, version 2.0″ whenever I see anyone gushing about her, and I’m just so over her, completely.  Can the western world not find better style icons than pop stars doing just what another pop star did thirty years ago?

      Back to the sheer hose issue: Yea.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i like the glasses; then again, i’ve probably worn the glasses. five years ago, ten years ago, twenty years ago, twenty five years ago….. i certainly like them better than pantyhose, no matter which year. always hated pantyhose. then again, again, i wouldnt have hated em so much had they always come in neon blue.

      a mugler suit does not need attention grabbing attachments. if you are attaching attention grabbers to yr mugler suit, you are really overwhelmed by yr need to be looked at, in any way, by any one.

    • Anonymous

      Nay because I hate wearing them. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      pshh were they ever nay? maybe im to young to remember them being out of fashion, but they’ve always been fine and appropriate by my standards…

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Yea. Not mandatory but a choice.

    • http://twitter.com/BryanInsurance Bryan Insurance

      YAY!  Bare legs on a 50 year old look, uh, questionable. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m neutral on how they look but they are forever NAY in my world because they are unbreathable and uncomfortable. Also, I think bare, pale legs are totally OK.

    • Anonymous

      Voting yes.

      I wonder if Lady G ever gets  up in the morning and wishes she could just throw on some sweat, brush her hair and be out the door in 5 minutes. Of course then she wouldn’t look like Lady Gaga, but still. Does she ever just wish she wasn’t?

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      God, NAY! They remind me of Sunday morning church. Pass!

    • Mariah J

      YES YES YES!!! PRAISE GAGA AND THE PRINCESS
      Seriously guys, I have pale, befreckled legs….I NEED sheer hose

    • Anonymous

      I say Yea to sheer hose, in small doses. Summery dresses and sandals? Nay! Wool skirt with pumps? Yea!

      I am also going to give an unsolicited Yea to Gaga’s ’40s vibe. One of my favorite eras, and I’m a aflutter seeing peplums.

    • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

      Yea, especially black with heels, and especially thigh highs.  They make every lady’s legs look more svelte, I think.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!!! I hate self tanner, and I hate my white-as-a-ghost legs, so I am looking forward to wearing them again.

    • Anonymous

      Sure, why not. Although I’m waiting till fall.

    • Anonymous

      I have to wear them for work so nyah for sheer hose.  Black funky hose?  Yea!

    • Anonymous

      I’m fine with sheer stockings in the winter but down here in TX they are TORTURE in the summer.  It was so liberating when they went out of style.  I do miss wearing control tops for when I have a tummy issue and I think they can look very polished.

    • Anonymous

      Yea- sheer hose can be amazing!

    • Erica Moon

      yay!
      And who says they have to be pantyhose? Can’t they be stockings? Much more comfortable…

    • Lisa

      YAY, metal nipples and all!

    • http://twitter.com/Stevesotherhalf Svanhild Salmons

      Those hose aren’t just sheer, they’re 2 different AMOUNTS of sheer, with a design element at the mid calf, taking them from slightly sheer to very sheer.
      VERY ODD.  Not attractive.  Totally OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Living in a northern climate where winter is by far the longest season I understand wearing opaque tights. If worn properly they can look really chic while making it possible to wear something other than pants when it’s cold out. Sheer hose do have their place too, but I’m not overly enthusiastic about their return. But then, I rarely wear dresses so the trend most likely won’t affect me.

    • Anonymous

      Sheer hose are all the rage here in the Netherlands. In fact, denim short-shorts, sheer hose and converse are practically a uniform now. 

    • http://bloggertobenamedlater.com/ Jean

      During the winter, absolutely. In the South in the summer, hell no. 

    • Anonymous

      Sheer colored hose – yes.  Nude pantyhose – never in a million years.

    • Carol Melichar

      I wouldn’t want to wear them all the time but I’m all for sheer hose, esp. with some color.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      YEA. They really flatter the legs.

    • Anonymous

      Yes to hose with color as an accessory. No no no no no no no to nude pantyhose (unless I get to be queen someday, too – then I’ll consider it).

    • S. Jenna Lutz

      I know a lot of folks hate them, and I flat out refuse to even entertain the idea of them when it’s hot out – but in all other circumstances? I’m a fan. What can I say? I’m the product of dang near 2000 years of Irish/Scottish/Welsh intermingling, with only a tiny bit of Rom to keep my family from actively bursting into flames in full sun (some people tan, some burn – I bleach like a skull in the desert sun. It’s sad.Thank God I married a man with Greek/Italian/German heritage – our kids will at least have a chance at some color in their skin!) – hose help cover a myriad of sins. They also cover the metric ton of scars that crisscross my legs – so bring on the hose. They mean I can wear short skirts and neither blind nor terrify passing strangers.

      Although, personally, I’ll always lean more towards stockings (complete with garter belt) than full pantyhose. In hot weather, the full monty makes a woman melt in most unpleasant ways.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Hell NAY!  

    • Anonymous

      when your climate includes 8 months of some form of winter sheer hose and tights have never been out of style…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Yea.  Just not with sandals or open toed shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I say YEA!  I love colored sheer hose.  Not a huge fan of skintoned pantyhose, but I’m all for the colors!

    • kjthorp

      I think it’s too late to stop the train. Sheer hose already are on every young thing in the hip parts of town here.
      I think they just switched out their torn fishnets.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. There’s definitely a place for them and a lot of ladies just can’t pull off the bear leg look. I think women should wear hose more often than not.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      In July? In a drought? Are you effing kidding me?????

    • Anonymous

      I’ve ALWAYS worn hose when I wore skirts and dresses. It just flows with the outfit, and with all the bruises I have on my legs from my bike, it’s kind of a charity gift for passers-by. But because I really don’t like hose and don’t like dresses, I wear pants.

      But I don’t think many women need Gaga or Kate to make panty hose a fashion statement.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

      No! So not comfortable ever. And the runs are the worst.

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • Anonymous

      hose feel horrible but they look groovy. Obviously GaGa doesn’t dress for comfort, so IN

    • http://bewarethespork.livejournal.com/ Jay

      I’ve honestly never had a problem with them (maybe because I’m a child of the 90s and they were big back then? :P) So YEA from me.

    • Anonymous

      I vote for sheer hose AND Heathers’ style tinted monochromatic hose!

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      Nayyyy :( I has a sadface.

    • http://twitter.com/wtflanksteak Ali B

      I LOVE wearing black sheer hose. It lets you show off some leg while staying warm!

    • Anonymous

      YEA! I, for one, have never stopped wearing them. The world does not need to see my legs sans hosiery.

    • Anonymous

      Product plug: Donna Karan The Nudes – super sheer, light as air, and they all but disappear on the leg, yet smooth out imperfections. A bit pricey but worth it. Or for full-on luxury, go for broke (almost literally) and spring for a pair of Wolfords – hosiery heaven.

    • http://twitter.com/tallulah_ Tallulah

      NAY! NAY! NAY! NAY! NAY!

    • Anonymous

      I’m really wondering how many comments and replys and likes this one single post is going to get – probably more than anything other than a T Lounge post, amirite?

    • Anonymous

      oh yes, and I say YEA to sheer hose.  I lived in ‘off-white’ and ‘off-black’ for years.  can’t find a flesh tone for my legs that is better than ‘off-white.’

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      FUCK NO. I dealt with them the last time, in the 90’s, and I’m done.

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      P.S. FISHNETS FOREVER!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37101983 Meagan Nishio

      That suit is straight out of Weeds s7 e2! Of course, the metal nipples are pure Gaga

    • http://twitter.com/Bruckleberry Melissa Hilker

      NAY!!!! They went out and should stay out! Please, don’t make me have to put those back on ever again! For that matter, I’ll make my own stand. No sheer hose for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      Bare legs with a nice suit or dress always look undressed to me.  Yea to sheer hose.  Bare legs are fine for a denim skirt, but anything more should be worn with sheer hose. 

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      YEA. I already wear them anyway (am in my 20s). So I am all for this trend.

    • Anonymous

      God, I hope not. It would be great to see a new generation of women that never had to deal with the annoyance that is hose…no carrying around emergency clear nail polish to deal with runs, sweaty feet, waistbands that dig into your stomach, and most of all that AWFUL crotch sag. I’d like to look back and say, yeah, our generation got rid of a lot of heinously uncomfortable stuff.

    • http://www.hazelnutgirl.blogspot.com/ Hazelnuts

      Jeez, I didn’t even know they were out to begin with!

      • Anonymous

        Agree. One more trend I missed completely. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

      LOVE the look! And I wear them every day almost, so YEA.

    • vengaking

      We live in them in Melbourne. Not a ‘trend’ just a wardrobe staple over here!

    • Anonymous

      I’m 25 and I’ve been wearing sheer hose for a few years now.

    • Anonymous

      Pantyhose are straight from hell. No.

    • Anonymous

      Pantyhose are straight from hell. No.

    • Anonymous

      Pantyhose are straight from hell. No.

    • Rei Carter

      Uhhhh…they were out of style? I am of the eye blindingly pale variety so I’ve always had a thing for sheer panty-hose. YEA! for sheer hose! 

    • Rei Carter

      Uhhhh…they were out of style? I am of the eye blindingly pale variety so I’ve always had a thing for sheer panty-hose. YEA! for sheer hose! 

    • Rei Carter

      Uhhhh…they were out of style? I am of the eye blindingly pale variety so I’ve always had a thing for sheer panty-hose. YEA! for sheer hose! 

    • Anonymous

      I’m 25. Never ever ever with the hose. I always get a run 10 minutes after leaving the house, so why bother? I’ve sworn a blood feud against sheer hose though, so I might be a teensy bit biased.

    • Nora Mulllin

      I couldn’t care less about the sheer hose one way or the other. If I’m not wearing a maxi dress or on an interview they only get brought  out for weddings and other major events. My issue is why she’s trying so hard to look like Madonna from the 80’s/90’s instead of just doing whatever she wants.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7NGUZXK7KI3C3FX2YWBWDK3XCU Trixie

      I hadn’t realized sheer stockings were ‘out’ and had continued to wear them.  Personally, I find the clammy, sweaty feet in my shoes when I’m bare-legged to be FAR more uncomfortable than pantyhose.  I still can’t figure out why it’s even an issue.  Trust me, my legs look WAY better in sheer stockings than bare and I don’t have time in the AM for spray paint tan.  I’ve seen a lot of legs out there that I wish had been covered with something.  So, YEA!  A big YEA!

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      For me, personally, it is a NAY (mostly due to height issues, I hate wearing them). But Im perfectly happy for people who love wearing them, as long as they don’t get all in my business about it being inappropriate that I don’t.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Fuck pantyhose – FUCK IT FOREVER!!! The most horrible feeling thing against your skin ever, worse than corsets, worse than wool sweaters.

    • Anonymous

      I am glad they are coming back – as much as I find them uncomfortable – because I have a fall evening formal wedding in NYC and the though of bare legs with a short black cocktail dress is appalling to me. Even with a self-tanner, which tends to pool in odd places. I am going with sheer black hose, and I don’t care what the other guests think. Okay, maybe a little…

    • http://knittedfuin.tumblr.com/ Eruwenfuin

      YEA! No more tanning needed for yer legs. Hides up my scars (allergec to insects + mosquito season and a cat with flees = scars everywhere). And the best thing ladies: Lets you get away with not being meticulous with your leg shaving. ;)

    • Kimberly Southern-Weber

      YEA!

    • Anonymous

      YEA!!!  I’ve had to don them for years as a lawyer…At least I’ll feel less dorky and uptight.

    • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

      NAY!!! I have never been able to find a pair of hose that didn’t:
      1) Ride down so the crotch ended up mid-thigh (I do not have long legs…I have short legs!)
      2) Itch
      3) RUN like the Boston marathon…usually because I got heartily sick of the crotch riding down, give it a huge yank, and put a giant hole in; or because it’s itching so I scratch it and snag it; or because I walk within six inches of something pointy.

      I can also never figure out what color to wear with hose. Like others have said, the “nude” often looks funny because it’s hard to match your skin tone. Black always looks too heavy; white looks like I’m going to ballet class; colored is too hard to figure out what’s complementary but not matchy-match and not kindergarten. If sheer hose is going to come back, I at least demand a tutorial from TLo on how to select the correct hose for an outfit.

      My final count against sheer hose is that if I’m going to the trouble of shaving my legs, by god I am going to show them, not then layer the hated hose on top.

    • Anonymous

      there were some fashion houses showing sheer black hose this fall when everyone was into mega-high denier counts.  so gaga and le madames middleton are just taking the trend and making it popular.  but, i was into it then ~ i copped a couple pair of sheer black l’eggs back in january LOL ~ and i’m into it now.

    • Anonymous

      Poor women. What you gals go through just to get out the door. Sincerely.

    • Anonymous

      One other thing: WHY are her sunglasses ALWAYS askew – like TONS? Is her face borked?

    • Kathleen Malcolm

      I never stopped wearing stockings. For me it’s equivalent to walking out of the house without earrings on – I just don’t feel polished without them.

    • Anonymous

      NAY.  I live in the hottest damn place in the country, never wearing pantyhose again, I don’t care how in they get..  I’d never spray paint my legs either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

      Nay. I like legs, I wanna see em in their natural glory. And hose are a pain in the be-hind.

    • Stacey Moriarty

      Attended a sports award ceremony at my daughter’s high school in March. Almost every girl in a mini was sporting sheer black stockings. So I think Gaga and Kate are following a trend, not starting one.
      YEA cause I have legs that could use some smoothing out, NAY cause they’re so uncomfortable. Can’t they come up with a better “fabric”?

    • Anonymous

      Absolute, no questions YEA on this one.  It completes a certain kind of look, keeps your feet from sweating into those expensive shoes, and helps hide the leg imperfections that most women have in some amount. 

    • Anonymous

      I live where it’s cold for most of the year, so bare legs are just not a possibility.  I get around it by wearing tights most of the time, but for certain dressy events (such as holiday parties) sheer hose are the only way to go.  I’m already freezing and I’m NOT going bare-legged too.  (Can you tell I REALLY hate being cold?)  So I’m glad they’re coming back.

    • Anonymous

      I wear hose all the time, 9 months out of the year.  The only time I wear them in the summer is for an interview.  

      • Margaret Schultz

        you must live up north. nobody in the south wears hose, EVER. Even in winter!

    • Anonymous

      They improve the look of “gramma’s” legs. :-)

    • http://profiles.google.com/a.w.geletka Anna Geletka

      Y’all can wear the sheer hose as must as you want.  I don’t even like wearing socks, I’m not going back down that terrible tummy-pinching, toe-squishing route.  I’ve endured my last moments with the crotch of the hose riding somewhere mid-thigh, thanks.