Kate Middleton Fashion Trend of the Week: Sheer Elegance

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Everything Kate Middleton touches turns to style gold.

After two weeks of pairing her designer dresses with sheer stockings, the fashionable Duchess of Cambridge is even making pantyhose popular again.

These aren't your '80s, egg-crate style 'hose, though. Kate's are always nude, with a hint of barely perceptible iridescence shining at the right angle.

She's also got great legs (Leggs?) ...

  • Kate Middleton, Red Dress
  • Kate Middleton in Blue

The trend has caught on in the UK, with a significant spike in nude hosiery since Kate's made them part of her dressing routine, according to the Daily Mail.

There's debate over this is really Kate Middleton's "look" or simply protocol.

An unwritten rule (there is no formal pantyhose requirement, contrary to reports) that royal ambassadors and guests dress to make the queen proud.

In short, closed-toed shoes, mid-length skirts and probably pantyhose.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model and now First Lady of France, wears them. Even Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, a de facto royal, has followed suit.

By emulating those three, you could do a lot worse fashion-wise.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News, Fame Pictures]

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And I happen to prefer suits from Merc of London to dresses. Sorry guys. And I happen to know a lot of guys who hate suits!

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My legs do better in skating/dance tights. They're more expensive, but they wash out better, dry more quickly and are more durable. And yes, the Duchess Katherine is most definitely photogenic, if a little on the thin side.

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It's great to see the Duchess Catherine dressing so ladylike. Maybe it will rub off on American women who can't seem to get out of horrible jeans as if they had stopped making dresses. I guess a leapard never changes its spots.

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Let's give Prince William a handful of credit, he chose well. He is married to one of the most photogenic women on the planet!!