Gal on the Street: Lady Gaga

Posted on July 15, 2011

Lady Gaga arrived at LAX airport, sporting what may be our favorite look of hers yet:

 

Come on, that’s pretty freaking fabulous, right? Love your shoes, girl!

Oh sure, she’s still a big, walking affectation from head to toe, but this one seems refreshingly non-up-its-ass compared to a lot her looks. 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.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    No!!  No more panty hose.  Tights – fine.  But hose?  I hate Kate Middleton and Gaga right now.  Don’t bring it back, ladies.  We were finally free!!

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

      We were finally free… to worry about keeping our legs in perfect condition or covering them up all summer long!  Sorry, but I find hose to be far more freeing — it covers those little imperfections that I ALWAYS have on my legs.  I don’t really like looking like I’ve been in a cage match recently, which I do with bare legs since I’m generally covered in bruises and scratches.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, Shannon! (and especially when one gets older like me, and those little veins start appearing….)

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I can’t shave my legs without somehow managing to carve them to ribbons like some kind of crazed butcher. I need them covered.

      • Anonymous

        Unless you’ve actually been in a cage match, nobody can see those tiny imperfections but you.  I’m taking comfort in the fact that this seems to be a trend, which means it will be over someday.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

          Er, no….. we can see ‘em!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YKBGSJPVAK3AG44ASGX5UMMB4 Em Web

        Embrace your imperfections! No one cares if your legs aren’t absolutely perfect.

        • Anonymous

          I will gift you my veins & capillaries for a week of shorts & skirts and salute you as the Goddess of Self Esteem if you still feel this way. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

          My left leg from the back of the knew down is covered with varicose veins and it looks like an interstate map.  I agree with formerlyAnon – wear my legs and then tell me how your confidence is doing.   Try being 15 (when those veins first appeared on my leg) and living with them until middle age.  It gets worse.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        Agree – my legs are covered in varicose veins and hosiery helps to lessen their appearance. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m with Jennifer. No Nylons!!  I don’t want them back. It does not matter what size or kind, tights or nylons, the waist band rolls down and I spend the night adjusting and worrying about wether the crease that is digging into my tummy fat is visible. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        You need a bigger size.  Use a bigger size and you will find that instead of rolling down, they will sit comfortably on your natural waist AND give the impression that your waist is smaller.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

          Not necessarily!  I’ve yet to wear a pair of hose that fit correctly and didn’t roll down.  They magically go from rolling down to completely falling down, with no correctly-fitting size in between. 

          • Anonymous

            Thanks Meira, I am 44 and have worn nylons for years and have tried EVERTYTHING they don’t fit me ever. I am 5,2 and 130 lbs look at the chart on the package I am in no mans land.  I’m willing to revisit thigh highs, altho I’ve not had much luck with those either , but my husband still likes them so there is some secondary benefit ;-)

          • Anonymous

            The ONLY way I can keep them from rolling is to find the few pair that have the “pany” part so long that they fit like a Michelle obama boob belt.  (occasionally a maternity pair.) 

            Even tights have to fit under the breasts.   Liz Claiborne used to make tights that worked.  Now?  hopeless

      • Anonymous

        Thigh highs and garters, darling. As long as you avoid things shorter than mid thigh they’ll never be an issue.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3T2KRWXL73SLLEZIUCVOWCPTBE Amy

        Snip the waistband in at least four places.  Not all the way through, but almost. It will ease the squeeze at the top. I do this to all tights, too.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you Jennifer.  I was absolutely thrilled a few years ago when I cleared out my hose drawer.  No panty hose!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Seriously- if someone doesn’t like how my legs look, they’re free not to look.  I’m not stuffing myself back into pantyhose for anyone.  Miserable, itchy, hot, ill-fitting -  *shudder*

      • Anonymous

        Not to mention that if you’re not pale skinned, it is impossible to find pantyhose that don’t make you look like you painted your legs with a coat of Behr low-gloss enamel.  In my high school formal photo my legs are an entirely different color from the rest of me, and that was after weeks of searching for a matching shade.  Horror.  Sheer off-black wasn’tterrible, but who wants to wear off-black hose in July besides Gaga?  And as to hose saving you from having to keep your legs perfect, what about how smooth and perfect your feet and toenails have to be just to not snag the hell ot of the damn things?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

          Hose seem to work for only a narrow range of skin colors.  Those of us who are too pale also end up with legs a completely different shade than our top half, even in the palest non-snow-white ones they make.  And like you, I don’t want to wear dark hose in summer!  The return of hose is yet another trend I will be avoiding and hoping for the rapid demise of.

          • Anonymous

            They are hard to find, but if you are willing to splurge, Wolford makes a color called cosmetic in its Le 9 line — the hose are perfect for those of us who don’t want nurse legs….nor oddly tanned ones.  The wolford’s actually last a long time, and I think they have a lot of cotton in the blend so they are also really comfortable.

          • Anonymous

            Also Falke do about half a dozen nude shades from very pale to dark. Likewise I’ve always found Falke’s last ages and the fit is usually good. For cheaper ones Pretty Polly Naturals come in about 3 nudes.
            And if the popularity increases again then the range will increase.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I’m with you Jennifer!! First of all, panty-hose never come anywhere close to my skintone. Second of all, I’m 5’10″ with a 35 inch inseam so I have to search high and low for the appropriate length (otherwise, I just have the crotch of it sitting at my thighs). And third of all, I hate having to worry about getting a run in them. And, hate to say it, but the sheer kind don’t REALLY hide that many “flaws.” YMMV, so I’ll speak for myself. Any hair or bruise or scar that is visible on my skin without the hose is still visible with them.

      • http://profiles.google.com/lauren.b.rose Lauren Rose

        Well, I can’t help with the other issues — I’m pretty sure there are only nine people alive who can find pantyhose that matches their legs — but as another tall, leggy person (5’11″ with a 36″ inseam), I figured I should share my tights/pantyhose purchasing secret with you.

        First, focus on finding pairs that are meant for taller people.  Once you’re left with the ones that aren’t designed for people who barely come up to your shoulders, look for a weight range that is entirely above your weight.  For example, if a pair says that it fits people who weigh 130-200 lbs, and you’re anywhere within that range, put it back.  If the packaging has one of those grid charts that compares height and weight, look at the tallest height.  Do this even if the maximum height is 5’11″ or 6’0″ because you have proportionately long legs (lucky you!).  Once again, if you fit in the weight range designated for the tallest height, this is not the pair for you.  When you find the right pair, the extra fabric that’s supposed to cover the thicker leg of someone larger than you will instead stretch downward to accommodate the extra couple inches of length.

        I’ve had good luck buying hosiery with a minimum suggested weight about 20-40 pounds higher than mine (above 40 lbs or so, the legs become too wide for me).  However, my legs are pretty skinny, so if yours are more muscular, you may want to look for an even larger discrepancy.  Good luck!

        • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

          Thanks for the advice! I generally stick to garters and etc. whenever I’m actually in need of the stupid things (pretty much only when I go to church with my grandma or my mother down South), but if I’m in a pinch I’ll keep this in mind. I simply hate having one more thing that is difficult to buy because of my height, so I’m hoping this doesn’t become “the thing to do” again. I’m ok not being on trend, but if it starts to be an issue at work…I’ll probably just wear pants lol.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely looks good in a real world setting compared to her usual “performance art” getups. But what is that on her belly, netting? I am not digging the shoes. In fact, I am sick of seeing platform stilettoes/pumps. For years they have been the footwear of choice for porn actresses and strippers. They will never look classy in my eyes. 

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    She looks great! Yes, even with whatever is going on with her hair.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Fucking fabulous.   I would dress like this every day if I could. 

  • Anonymous

    This middle-aged woman is thrilled with the return of pantyhose.

    • Anonymous

      You and me both, ccinnc!  I’m so pale that I bounce back the sun’s rays, and self-tanners leave me orange (and stain the sheets).  Happy to have hose back, altho’ I do live in jeans most of the time these days.

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

        Try Nivea’s Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs lotion — it’s the ONLY self-tanner I’ve ever found that does ANYTHING!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, me too.

    • Judy_J

      I’m with you.  I’ve grown weary of the bare-leg look.  Yea sheer hose!

    • Anonymous

      The older I get, the more I appreciate the extra um… support that hose gives me.

    • Anonymous

      I never understood bare legs with anything but sun dresses, summer linen suits or long evening gowns when wearing open toe shoes or sandals.  I never stopped wearing hose to church with winter suits & dresses.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I always thought bare legs look funny with anything except a sundress, some summer skirts, or evening gowns with sandals, etc., even if they’re perfect (the legs). And sheer black hose look great, I don’t care what anyone says.

        But clearly, the debate rages on! I think the best thing about this is….now those of us who WANT/NEED to wear hose can do so without feeling as though we’re committing a fashion crime….

  • Anonymous

    I usually can’t stand her, but this is the best she’s ever looked.

  • Anonymous

    GIRL W.E.R.Q.

  • http://twitter.com/sully27 sully27

    She has a Cruella DeVlle thing going on here.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the exact same thing.

  • mcarlson

    I can’t believe I’m saying this about something she’s wearing, but I like her dress.

  • Anonymous

    Love the outfit, so so on the shoes. And I have to tell you, I’m not sorry to see sheer hose come back. I don’t get blisters when I wear panty hose.

  • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen D. Wybranski

    This is for sure my favorite look she’s ever worn. Go for it, Cruella!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Wares/10901798 Kristen Wares

    I feel like such a loser… I have been wearing sheer hose on occasion for a long time.  I never realized it was such a fashion don’t.  I wear sheer hose to fancier occasions, or when its cold and my legs are pasty.  And I’m only in my 20s!

    • oohsparkley!

      Maybe your a fashion trend leader – way out ahead of the pack.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Nah – don’t worry there really aren’t any fashion “don’ts.”  One can take the biggest fashion “don’t” and if it’s worn with finesse then it’s suddenly a fashion “do.” 

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

      Well it’s back girl, so don’t fret about it!

  • Anonymous

    I am planning a big trip tomorrow which will involve many airports, and carry on luggage.  The only similarity between me and a certain Lady G is that part of my outfit contains black as well….

  • http://twitter.com/sylvia_warren Sylvia

    Wow. Just…wow. I want a box suitcase now, and I never take inspiration from Gaga’s outfits.

  • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

    Yay for her wearing some kind of “bottoms” and for NOT wearing those heinous hoof boots!

  • Anonymous

    Thigh-hi or maybe stockings – but NEVER pantyhose.  C’mon T’Lo.  We won’t go back!

    • Anonymous

      Thigh high stockings IS going back. Stocking preceded panty hose by decades. Panty hose were an advance because they meant you no longer had to wear garters (which were in their day were a necessity, not a naughty lingerie choice). As for the gartlerless thigh highs with elastic, I haven’t tried them in years because in the past when I did, they didn’t stay up.

      • Anonymous

        This, word for word.

        I have a story about going on a site visit with colleague (senior to me but both in our 20′s & whom I found mildly attractive, to make matters worse) wearing a new pair of thigh highs as it was dead summer in Texas. This pair did not stay up as well as previous pairs I had had.

        AND it was in the Olden-ish Days when making a professional visit to another company in bare legs would have been seen as very odd. Very odd. Not quite as bad as one of the guys showing up in a t-shirt rather than a dress shirt, but very close.

        I will leave the rest to your imagination. Embroider with as much humiliation as you wish. That’s about right.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, dear. Poor you! 
          The part I’m still scratchin’ my head about is the no-hose-of-any-kind people.  That means bare legs all year round, right? I don’t get it! 

          Of course, the way I’ve solved the leg-coverings-in-cold-weather problem is to never, ever wear dresses in any weather but warm. It’s easy for me because in my world, I never have to wear dresses or skirts. 

          • Anonymous

            Bare legs in summer – fine. But I hate the look of bare legs with a wool skirt, it looks daft.
            I prefer stockings still, but then I’ve always preferred a kind of retro look. And proper stockings. Hold-ups are mostly reliable, but I’ve had an incident with them too :D so I’d rather they were hooked to something!

          • Anonymous

            What about opaque tights?? Those are fine in colder weather, and sturdier/less wasteful.

          • Anonymous

            Opaque tights are good. Opaque stockings too. And then stockings generally are less wasteful than tights as you only need to throw out one leg if it rips :)

      • Anonymous

        This, word for word.

        I have a story about going on a site visit with colleague (senior to me but both in our 20′s & whom I found mildly attractive, to make matters worse) wearing a new pair of thigh highs as it was dead summer in Texas. This pair did not stay up as well as previous pairs I had had.

        AND it was in the Olden-ish Days when making a professional visit to another company in bare legs would have been seen as very odd. Very odd. Not quite as bad as one of the guys showing up in a t-shirt rather than a dress shirt, but very close.

        I will leave the rest to your imagination. Embroider with as much humiliation as you wish. That’s about right.

      • Anonymous

        I know that thigh highs and stockings preceded pantyhose. C’mon – I’m the fiestyfashionfeminist!  But what I don’t want to ever go back to again is the dreaded sweaty, migrating crotch hell of pantyhose; the sausage-shaping nightmare of pantyhose.  

        Would be great if bare-legs, tights, pantyhose, stockings could all be seen as “in style” and we could all just dress our legs the way that serves us best.  Hmm, that might just be what true “style” is – knowing your body and being comfortable in your own clothes.
         

  • Anonymous

    I love the look of sheer hose, but hate the texture and how they feel on. Gaga looks great. Sure, I’m sick to death of her, but she still looks kinda fabulous.

  • Judy_J

    Thanks for wearing the sheer hose, Gaga.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    LOVE this! Way better than the pajama pants and slippers people most people wear to the airport.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t bother me if hose are a Do or a Don’t.  I won’t wear them unless forced, but anyone else who wants to, knock yourself out.  I never thought they looked bad, they are just so uncomfortable.   

    She looks good.  A relatively cute black dress (I don’t know what’s going on with the panel), cute shoes that a normal person would consider wearing (and that she can walk in without assistance), you can’t see any part of her ass cheeks, no face stickers or prosthetics.  Yea, it’s a wig, but she always wears wigs.  This is how she is going to shock people now. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree about the hose. I hate wearing it, and I can never find a pair that fit properly. I’m tall, have absurdly long legs, and am not skinny. Plus I usually can only get one wear out of them because the ones I can afford rip so easily.

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

        I much prefer thigh highs for exact opposite reason: I have short legs, but wide hips, so I always have extra fabric on my legs!  And I only have to throw out the leg with the run:)

        • Anonymous

          I could never get thigh highs to stay up. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  Once you find them for the right height, they are way too big around.  I was never skinny, but I was never as big as the pantyhose manufacturers thought I should be.  I usually bought L’eggs and they would rip if you turned around too fast.

  • Anonymous

    She looks good, but I still can’t stand her–or wearing pantyhose. Love the traveling bag, though.

  • Anonymous

    Love this look. So glad she doesn’t have shit glued to her face. And pantyhose aside, I’m glad she seems to be over the no-pants thing. I’m anxious for that to catch on.

  • Anonymous

    She can wear hose as much as she likes, for all i care. I will never ever ever wear them in july!!!
    And i’m sorry but i never liked lady gagas style.  I used to be partially fascinated maybe, but i’m way over her by now.
    The hat is ridiculous and the Cruella hair ae just annoying.

  • http://profiles.google.com/vispreeve Daniel Vispreeve

    IMO, this is a WERQ moment.

  • MilaXX

    That’s a pretty fly outfit. Sure the hair is still Gaga whack a doodle, but the clothes and makeup are fab.
    I don’t hate sheer hose if they look right. They fit in with Gaga’s outfit perfectly. If the occasion is appropriate, I don’t have a problem with sheer hose. Honestly  the way some of these celebs slicked up their legs, I was getting tired of the bare legs look. As long as manufacturers can come perfect the nude hose I’m okay. If I can find it I will wear nude, and I think black looks sexy. I’m still not wearing them everyday in 90+ weather, but to dress up, no problem.

    • Anonymous

      The problem is finding the right shade of “nude”… ugh… I hate thinking about it.

  • Anonymous

    At least she’s wearing pants (well, a skirt). I think she looks fabulous compared to the usual stage-costumes-as-street-wear.

  • MilaXX

    ITA, Although I prefer tights is the winter over hose.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is the best I have ever seen her look.

  • Anonymous

    I’m always taken aback by how attractive she is when you can actually see her face and body.
    I love this look. I want that dress and the shoes make the whole thing.
    Yay for bringing back the sheer hose! I don’t wear skirts very often because my bare legs are so blindingly white. Skirts always looked much better on me back in the day when wearing hose was the norm.

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

    She looks like she’s headed to a shooting of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  And I hate the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who never really MINDED sheer black hose in the first place? Maybe it’s because I’m younger, and to me they seem kind of slightly fresh and never-done-before?

    Anyways, Gaga looks finger-snappin’-FIERCE.

    • Anonymous

      You might be the only YOUNG one who never minded them. Usually it’s us ladies of a certain age who speak out in favor of sheer hose, and the youngsters who condemn them.

  • Anonymous

    “refreshingly non-up-its-ass” haha. Talk about faint praise! But I agree, she does look good, though I’m weary of the stunt shoes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

    As a gay man, I am glad to see the return of panty hose!  I am tired of seeing woman in the office in flip flops and stubble covered bruised and blotched legs.  It is not attractive to be riding up the esculator and having a pair of bare legs right in front of me. How would you women feel is I was there in front of you in shorts with my very hairy legs staring back at you? FLIP FLOPS are not acceptable office attire! They are usually gross and dirty and just cuz they are black and have rhinestones on them, it doesn’t make them office wear! Yay to panty hose! The skirts and dresses got too short and every girl is in a thong, gross, with their bare stubble covered legs. YUK

    • Anonymous

      you didn’t have to tell us you were gay, your disgust of the female body said it all

  • Anonymous

    Still a costume. I just don’t think of her (or Dita von Teese, for example) as fashion. 

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s me, but in the last picture, she looks WELL over 25…and serious. Still another Gaga-theater production

    I enjoy the shoes, but if I wore something like that I would be like WNBA tall…

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who sees this as a homage to Cruella de Ville? (But then, I adore my Disney vinllen-esses.)

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    LOVE the LV traincase!

  • aussiegal77

    Bloody fierce as all hell.  Bitch has it going on.  I always look like a train wreck getting off ANY flight.  LOVE the LV case.

  • Anonymous

    Executive gone wild…..what a concept.

  • Anonymous

    she look so wonderful, and yet kind of ordinary, for her. I like the hose.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she’s heading to a shooting of The Real Housewives of the Planet Xenon. (Homage a MinAgain) She annoys me no end.

    • Anonymous

      I am seeing Italian Black Widow, which I think Madonna did back in the day. Cute when you’re young enough it comes across as campy/cheeky.

      I am on just this side of 30 and I still wear hose when I want more coverage/depending on the occasion. Sometimes I layer nude fishnets over nude hose, it’s actually pretty flattering and warmer (it’s gray and raining in the middle of July here). On the other hand, I was taught not to wear a black dress to a wedding unless it was formal evening dress, etc. and no one seems to follow all these little rules anymore …

  • Anonymous

    She looks fabulous.  Period.

  • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

    Were hose out? Huh! I wear them regularly in the summer (but then, I live in Seattle right now, where it hasn’t gotten warm enough to go out in booty shorts and a tank top yet… sad “summer”… I’m wearing a leather jacket and a wool scarf this morning). I like that I don’t have to hold in my food babies after I overindulge. Thank you, inventors of control top!

    Anyway, LOVE the shoes, even though I normally loathe platform pumps. Maybe the hose makes the difference here.

  • Anonymous

    I agree she looks Fab.
     

  • Anne Lucchesi

    As affectations go, Calabrian widow is one I mind a little less. And I would totally wear that dress to a funeral if I was trying to get in on the reading of the will.

  • Anonymous

    It’s definitely one of her better looks.  On the WOS mode, I wish i could post a picture right now.  It’s 11 am in STL, I am at a family bakery/deli for lunch and there is a young woman wearing a very, very short, slightly sheer, off the shoulder black cocktail dress, no bra and super high silver strappy sandals with rhinestone embellishment.  At 11 am.  It’s soooo “Sunday morning walk of shame”.  I’d bet money her panties are in her purse………

    • Anonymous

      One almost hopes there’s a ‘walk of shame’ reason behind it.

      I see a lot of young women (I work on a college campus, have teenagers, & live in a town with lots of events with an “all-ages” appeal) and I have seen that look on retail saleswomen in trendy stores and as ‘ironic’ day wear by certain sub-sets of artists/musicians. And occasionally on young women for no apparent reason except lack of discernment.

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

    Yeah, whatever. I am so tired of hearing about her.

  • Sara__B

    If Gaga brings back sheer hose (with Kate Middleton’s help), I will be eternally grateful. And those of you who don’t want to wear them can still go bare. (As it stands now, I never wear a skirt or dress, because I NEED them, but nothing says frumpy out-of-style old lady more than wearing hose.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

    Hose are fabulous – nobody wants to see my 50yo bare legs when I’m dressed up – GO GAGA

  • Anonymous

    I like. And yes, don’t the hose work well with that look?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    she looks like Gloria Swanson. I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I dont’ care how long it lasts, I’ll take her looking like an actual LADY anyday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I dont’ care how long it lasts, I’ll take her looking like an actual LADY anyday!

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    In my office I’m required to wear hose if I wear a skirt (I know, evidently my office lives permanently in 1955) so I’m actually kind of happy that although I am forced to wear hose, I’m not also forced to be a complete fashion don’t against my will.  Of course if my office changed their policy I’d throw out my hose in a hot minute particularly in the summer. 

  • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

    Christina Aguilera would look great in this…

  • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

    Christina Aguilera would look great in this…

  • Anonymous

    Oh look she’s worn her comfy shoes for the flight :D 
    I think she looks great. And I’m another that’s pro-hosiery. Although they’ve never gone ‘out’ in Europe to quite the same extent they seem to have in the US. I’m betting on those being stockings because I just can’t imagine her being a tights (sorry hate the word pantyhose and they’re tights here no matter what the weight) sort of girl.

    • Alloy Jane

      I must be oddly out-of-touch because I never realized pantyhose were “out” in these parts.  It’s the only part of cooler weather that I like.  Anyways, when it’s hot and you have thighs and are wearing a shortish skirt to something formal, 10 denier hose keep your thighs from chaffing.  

      Oh, I’m not anti bare legs at all.  BUT I’m always amazed and how chewed up ppls legs are.  I’m not talking about veins, I’m talking about the crazy scars I see on ladies legs that look like they started shaving at age 6 with a hatchet.  How does anyone let that happen?  I always thought the distinction between hose and tights was the thickness of the knit…

      • Anonymous

        In the UK tights are anything with two joined legs – from 7 denier to 70 :) We don’t use the term pantyhose at all. Thicker tights are just called opaque tights, or well, thick tights.

        The really vehemently anti-hosiery posts I’ve read have usually been American for some reason. Most people of all ages will wear opaques here in the winter and although most younger ones are bare-legged and fake-tanned, you do see some sheer tights with short skirts as well as fishnets, lace etc. More so on the fashion conscious, less so on the trashier types. And older women rarely go bare-legged with a skirt. And that’s the UK, mainland Europe seems to be far more hosiery friendly. But they seem to be treated as a bit of an outdated alien concept by a lot of US commenters. Of course I’m only going by various blogs and forums, there are always people who go their own way thank goodness :)

  • Anonymous

    From the neck down, she reminds me of Christina Aguilera…  odd.

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

    No one sees my legs without hose on (the Western equivalent to a Burrqa for me?). All I can think abou ttho – is did the TSA workers make her hike the skirt to her waist or reach up under it?????

  • Tim Wong

    Love it.. although at first glance.. she looks like Victoria Beckham….. in drag……Not in a good or bad way… just the tight dress… Sky high louboutins… glasses… if she has a brunette wig on.. THATS our VB- 

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I think it would be fun to parade through the airport like that…but then I remember I’m just going to end up in a pretzel position in my seat trying (and generally failing) to get comfy enough to sleep, so I usually err on the side of schleppy when I fly. I therefore envy Gaga’s super glam look here – even if she does drive me a little crazy with her never-ending “affectations” – must be exhausting!

  • Jill Roberts

    I really don’t like hose, BUT, these are very nice quality ones–they look almost like a hybrid of black and sheer..I can live with it.

    • Anonymous

      I think often it’s cheap hosiery that put people off. These look like proper old school 100% nylon, or a close approximation.

  • Anonymous

    If she didn’t dress as she does, I doubt anyone would even recognize her. Hmm, maybe that’s why she does.  One would think she’d appreciate a little down time.  Her dogs must be barking just walking from the gate to the curb!

  • Anonymous

    Love this, it’s just over-the-top enough. I’m in the minority here but love wearing garters and hose, hope there’s a comeback this fall

  • Anonymous

    Love this, it’s just over-the-top enough. I’m in the minority here but love wearing garters and hose, hope there’s a comeback this fall

  • http://profiles.google.com/nariman.c.alkhatib Nariman Alkhatib

    yay!!! I love hose, the era of bare legs must come to an end! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/nariman.c.alkhatib Nariman Alkhatib

    yay!!! I love hose, the era of bare legs must come to an end! 

  • sonictofu

    I feel like a grandma when I say, “thank god you’re not wearing one of those hideous veils!  Let us see your pretty face, honey!”

  • Anonymous

    If you dont like to bare your legs because of imperfection or radiating paleness and yu just need a quick fix: use some selftanner or tinted moisteriser. You can dilute the moisteriser with a bit of body lotion so it will go further. Using seltanner and tinted moisteriser at the same time means you can actually see where you used selftanner and what needs to be rubbed in better so you don’t get too many streaks.

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

      Nothing to do with that.  I wear hose so that my feet don’t sweat and blister in my shoes!  

    • Anonymous

      That still takes a lot longer than pulling on a pair of stockings! :)

    • Anonymous

      That still takes a lot longer than pulling on a pair of stockings! :)

  • Terence Ng

    Eh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500972147 Chelsey Lauer

    She looks very Eva Peron to me. Or maybe just Madonna as Eva Peron. Either way, I like it. Stop wearing eggs, Gaga.

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

    Wonder if she’s going to do this performance art dressing forever or if it’s just a phase…

  • Anonymous

    What’s her deal? There’s nothing special about what she wears, her music, or anything else about her.

    Can’t wait until her 15 minutes are up.

    • Courtney Hellams

      lol you said extremely mad about this woman you have never met!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

    She’s been looking really good lately, I’ve noticed. Less crazy, more classy, but still Gaga.

  • Anonymous

    I wish she looked like this more often. I appreciate her outlandish stylings from an artistic standpoint. But this looks like fashion, and I love fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    Dita von Gaga!

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

    come on!! she is a cloud  

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

    oh for heavens sake, she’s dressed up as me twenty five years ago, twenty years ago, ten years ago, five years ago, last year, this year. & not just me. i can personally name about eight hundred people off the top of my head who’ve carried exactly this appearance since before i was even born. it isnt news, it isnt anything. i really have no more patience.

  • Alyson Lamble

    I love it when she dresses like a semi-normal person.  She has a great figure and very expressive eyes; it’s nice to occasionally *see* them out from under all that obnoxious frippery.  Plus, it shows she can be practical when the need arises.

  • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

    she looks good, its nice change from just underwear, I wish she’d lose the Cruella deVil hair though.

  • Lisa

    I really like this look on her a lot – it’s different, it’s chic, and it’s not all that ridiculous over-the-top crap she normally wears.

  • Anonymous

    She’s usually so exhausting, this is like a breath of fresh air.  She looks great.  I guess those are a Lady Gaga version of  sensible shoes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

    I don’t think she ever qualifies as just a “gal on the street” but MAN I do love this look.

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

    I honestly thought someone had cleaned up Amy Winehouse at first glance. Then I noticed the lack of tats.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that I hate her hair. The outfit is pretty great, though I’m a little unsure about that weird stomach panel…

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Team Panty Hose! I luv you Gaga and Kate! Jennifer, honey, not all of us are in our 20s anymore. Baby #2 added to my already expanding patch of varicose veins. And with 2 toddlers I have zero time to lounge around tanning. So mommy’s white veiny legs need a little help and the self tanner did not do the trick. 

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

    Ugh lord help us. I’d much prefer to wear muppet heads strung around my neck than the godamn hose again.

  • Logo Girl

    I’m surprised to see her at an airport. I was apt to think she had sprouted her own set of wings.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that GOOD QUALITY hosiery (stockings, thigh-highs, tights, etc) has never been out of style, and is an essential wardrobe component for civilized urban living — whether it’s for business, formal dress, or as a fashion statement. The bare legged of LA and Miami created an overzealous trend of overly-tanned, likely streaky, often inappropriately naked legs. Let’s face it — most women who go bare legged really shouldn’t. 

  • Anonymous

    Bet she didn’t have to take those shoes off to go thru security. Oh, do celebs go thru security? Pat downs? Hmmm. Just askin.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      Doubtful. I know when I’ve done a private plane flight, we were whisked through a gate via car to the hangar. No security. But that was a small airport Not sure if JFK, LAX and other big airports are the same though.

  • Anonymous

    wow, she looks somewhat human!

    I really do love her outfit though. Not sold on the shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Leach-Lakin/1391378194 Robin Leach Lakin

    I have to say, and please don’t shoot me…..I LOVE hosiery.  I think it’s amazing.  I think it’s sexy.  It hides a multitude of sins.  I think too many women go with bare legs who have no business doing so.  Every single ingrown leg hair pimple shows, the dry skin, uneven skin tone…not to mention the stinky sweaty feet syndrome that affects the shoes with no protective barrier.  Let’s face it, the majority of women out here do NOT have perfect, shapely legs.  But for some reason, they all seem to think that because something’s in style, they HAVE to wear it.  Yuck.  Many women need the blessing of hosiery.  I have worn slacks for the last 15 years because there’s no WAY anyone wants to see my bare legs in a dress.  As hosiery is deemed unfashionable, I settle for pants.  Please GOD bring it back as a fashionably acceptable option.