Our beloved K-Middy can do no wrong, it seems, when it comes to fashion. Through her carefully selected on-trend-yet-classic wardrobe, she has expertly toed the line between Royal protocol and her own (excellent) taste, leaving us with a serious case of wardrobe envy.
Much was made a couple of years ago about her devotion to the nude sheer, with some corners of the fashion world turning their noses up and decrying them as an 80s throwback we should have long since left behind. But with sales of luxury sheer tights up 43% so far this year, we think some of those critics might now be eating their words. But what do you make of the Duchess’ latest fashion ‘controversy’?
At the screening of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museam Alive 3D last Thursday, Kate wore a stunning, floor skimming Temperley dress, ticking all the necessary boxes (on trend lace/cool Brit designer/flattering but reserved cut). But as she lifted her skirt to step up onto the pavement, she unwittingly also lifted the lid on her warming secret – black opaque tights layered under her floor length gown.
Now, we’re all for trying where possible to combine fashion with comfort (except for when it comes to onesies), but we’re wondering if maybe a thicker sheer might have been the answer? Twenty or even thirty denier semi opaque tights in a skin tone shade would have provided the necessary protection from the chill but also would have remained incognito if a glimpse of ankle or shin were to be unveiled. But then she’s the darling of the fashion world for a reason – for all the rules and protocol, she can wear what she likes and 99% of fashionistas everywhere will happily follow suit.
We say, if you are going to go there, why not go the whole hog? Layer your long party frocks over a pair of Pretty Polly’s Fleecy Tights and you’ll have a toasty warm layer no one will ever know about – unless of course they happen to catch a glimpse, in which case you can just tell them you’re working The Kate.