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Katie Holmes Goes Bare-Legged & Makes It Okay for Moms to Stop Wearing Pantyhose

by Mary Fischer on November 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Katie Holmes and SuriTemperatures in the northeast are starting to drop, but chillier weather obviously isn't enough reason for Katie Holmes to break down and wear pantyhose.

This photo of her was taken earlier this week as she strolled the streets of New York City with Suri, and even though she doesn't have the slightest hint of a tan, Katie went bare-legged and ended the debate over when moms are required to wear pantyhose once and for all.

And the answer? NEVER.

A couple weeks ago, I attended my bestie's bridal shower. And before I headed out the door to attend the party, I texted her to see if she was wearing pantyhose, because if she wasn't, I figured it meant that I didn't have to put them on either. (God, I HATE pantyhose.)

And do you know what her text back to me said? "No, I'm not wearing them. Nobody over the age of 50 wears pantyhose anymore."

(Why am I always the last one to catch on to certain fashion trends?)

I went off to the shower bare-legged, and it felt great. And I was so relieved that I didn't have to contend with my hose either bunching up, falling down, getting a run, or winding up tucked into the back of my underwear after a trip to the ladies room.

Ever since the day of the shower, I was already planning on sticking to a strict no pantyhose rule simply based on my friend's "women over 50" comment.

But now that I've seen Katie Holmes has decided to forgo hose? Yeah, I'm even more over wearing them. Why suffer through wearing something that isn't even considered trendy or cool?

Do you still wear pantyhose? 


Image via Pacific Coast News

Filed Under: celeb moms, cold weather, katie holmes


  • purvi...


    November 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I don't think I've worn panty hose since my mother made me wear them to church when I was 11.  I never really saw the point!

  • mommy...


    November 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    I think the writer had a typo--wasn't she trying to say "Nobody under 50 wears pantyhose anymore?"

  • Megan...


    November 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I am 29, a mom of a 2 1/2 year old and still wear pantyhose. Always have... and I think I always will.  I have very pale skin (whiter than the alleged "no trace of a tan Katie Holmes").  I burn instead of tan and then turn right back to transparent white.  I maybe a little vain when it comes to my legs but pantyhose covers a lot of things on your legs like, bumps, or in my case the bright blue veins that I have due to being so white. I see nothing wrong with wearing them.  If it makes you comfortable then why not?!


  • the4m...


    November 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM
    Never worn them, never will. They're stupid to me. I don't care if other people wear them, but they're not something I've ever found flattering or comfortable. I'm big on comfort, and refuse to stuff my body into anything itchy, that makes it hard to breathe, hurts, is too small, or doesn't make me feel good in one way or another. That goes for any clothing item, including shoes.
  • jrphelps


    November 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    It has NEVER been ok for me to wear panty hose.  They are tacky & the only person I know who wears them is my 92 year old grandma!!

  • curly...


    November 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM
    I think pantyhose were more okay in the 80s
  • Maggi...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Maggie Kolb

    November 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I sometimes wear them, but I don't thnk Katie made it ok not to wear them.  That happened a long time ago.  I certainly don't think wearing them is tacky though.  Yikes!

  • Emily
    -- Nonmember comment from


    November 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM
    haven't worn them since I was forced to in school. Not on the day of my wedding, not for for funerals, not for anything.
  • Lynette


    November 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    I am 35 and I wear them, nude color.  It gets cold here in WI, those hose add a little warmth.  I love that they make my skin look perfect w/out a tan.  I don't wear control top.


  • Samantha
    -- Nonmember comment from


    November 16, 2012 at 2:06 PM
    I'm 22, and I wear knee highs/pantyhose. I like the way they feel. I'm not very stylish though :)
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