The Middleton Effect

We are not the only ones to have noticed a slight boost in the popularity of nude coloured tights.  With the weather cooling we were searching for an explanation and then it hit us – of course the Middleton effect.  We suspect that both Kate and Pippa Middleton are girls with an old fashioned sense of decency and they never leave the house without dressing their legs properly.  Nude tights seem to be their favourite look.  Now girls desperate to capture the demure and classic style of the Duchess of Cambridge and the country’s most eligible younger sister are buying up nude tights in their hundreds.

In the hosiery world speculation was rife that Kate favoured Falke’s Shelina Tights for her public appearances this summer. If this is true, she has chosen well, these are the best tights you can but for a natural bare leg look.  Pippa seems to favour tights with a slightly more noticeable sheen.  Try Aristoc’s Ultra Shine 10 Denier Tights or Pretty Polly Nylons for a similar glossy effect which looks especially good on legs with a healthy tan like Pippa’s.

Royal protocol may have had a strong influence on Kate’s wardrobe but when we caught sight of her mother, Carole Middleton, emerging gracefully from a car we know who had laid down the sartorial rules in the Middleton household.  Carole gave us a great view of her stunning pins clad in shiny nude tights. With their unmistakable high gloss look, could they have been Falke’s super shiny Seidenglatt Tights we wonder?

Nude tights are no longer old fashioned, they are the look of choice for a new generation of Royals.  They are a handy way to stave off the chill whilst still looking effortlessly stylish and well turned out on sunny autumn days.  If opaque tights still feel too heavy for this time of year, grab yourself some nude tights.  You will be in the very best of company.

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