16 Times Kate Middleton Managed to Make Pantyhose Look Hot

Meredith Gordon | Dec 30, 2015 Celebrities
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For many of us, we'd rather die than wear pantyhose. But when you're a member of the royal family like Kate Middleton and you have to make appearances all winter long, you've got to suck it up and put on some stockings. But a pair of pantyhose isn't always necessarily an outfit killer, and leave it to the Duchess of Cambridge to make them... dare we say it... fashionable. 

Because, after all, dressing like a royal is hard enough. The palace has long established standards when it comes to presenting yourself in front of the public, and so far, Kate has done extremely well. 

Everyone is allowed a fashion misstep here or there, but for our duchess, it seems like she can do no wrong in the fashion department. And this includes outfits that involve tights or pantyhose. It's not easy to make a pair of these look chic. The wrong color or the wrong ensemble could make you feel like a little schoolgirl, but luckily, we can use Kate as a guiding light. 

So, if you're still a pantyhose non-believer, we -- well actually Kate -- might be able to change your mind. Take a look at Kate's best hose moments, and be prepared to immediately want to dig out your own pair from the depths of your closet. 

  • Totally Nude

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    Terrified of nude hose? Us too, but Kate makes a great case for them here. She might be onto something. 

  • Stocking Feet

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    Winter's here, bring on the tights!

  • Great Scot!

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    While visiting Scotland, Catherine ditched a kilt and went straight for stockings. It was a more fashionable choice, we think. 

  • Brown Town

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    Kate's look is sleek and cool -- and we love it!

  • Chair Woman

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    Even though she covered her legs, Kate's still got killer gams.

  • Sugar Coated

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    Whenever Kate wears her pink Mulberry coat, we love it!

  • English Rose

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    Kate takes time to stop and smell the flowers. Not a bad idea!

  • Why So Serious?

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    Kate takes New York, and it's cold!

  • Fresh Powder

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    Kate's bright powder-blue coat really stands out against her husbands dark suit!

  • Nice Bootie

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    Kate's booties are totally hip, and her matching tights pull the whole outfit together.

  • Coat Check

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    Anyone else wondering just how many coats Kate has?

  • Forever Plaid

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    A favorite, right?

  • Dressed in Green

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    Even a pregnant Kate Middleton can rock a charcoal-colored pair of pantyhose. 

  • Charity Work

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    Here is pregnant Kate again, rocking tights like nobody's business while arriving at Actions on Addictions. 

  • A Welsh Visit

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    If this doesn't make you think pantyhose can look chic, we don't know what will. We are also drooling over Kate's raspberry blazer and skirt combo that she wore on a visit to Wales. 

  • All Black

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    Kate's velvet-looking dress and sheer black tights makes this the perfect fall ensemble.

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