It’s been five years since Kate Middleton became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Princess Kate) and caught the world’s eye for wearing, of all things, nylon stockings. Fashion gurus near and far were baffled that a young woman like Catherine would make pantyhose an outfit standard. Fashion wannabes wondered what would happen if they nonchalantly started wearing pantyhose—which would be a first for many Millennials who have never donned a pair. Here in the States, pantyhose fell out of fashion in the 80s, just when many corporate dress policies turned casual and women grew weary of multi-layering. For several decades, pantyhose were worn only by older women . . . or by female students at ultra-conservative Christian colleges with formal dress codes. But in recent years, pantyhose sales have been on the rise, with credit going at least in part to the royal style maven. (Perhaps we should credit Christian colleges with keeping pantyhose companies afloat since the 80s?) Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson have a light-hearted talk about the pantyhose trend as well as their own hosiery experiences, fashion preferences, and style troubles in this ounce of Persuasion fast chat.
Listen to Persuasion Episode 78:
More from Episode 78:
I Tried the Secret Behind Kate Middleton’s Flawless Legs, Glamour by Alison Syrett
Why pantyhose sales are still surprisingly strong, Fortune by Colleen Kane
Pantyhose coming back in style? Ariana Grande, Duchess Kate wear the trend, Today by Rheana Murray
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