Say Auf Wiedersehen to Sheer Tights


This weekend, celebrities turned out to celebrate Rouland Mouret’s new ready-to-wear collaboration with Net-A-PorterRachel Zoe, Amber Valletta (far right) and Demi Moore all looked fabulous.  Wish I could say the same for the usually gorgeous Heidi Klum.

From the waist up, Heidi looks great; but I hate sheer tights.  Hate them! In my opinion, there is no point in wearing solid, sheer tights because tights are supposed to be a cover-up.  If I can see every muscle, tendon and pore then you should have just applied a liberal coating of self-tanner and gone bare legged. 

Sheer tights emphasize flaws, they don’t conceal them.  Either wear opaque tights, or don’t wear tights at all.  This has been a public service announcement. 

Check back later today for some tips on how to wear patterned tights.



  1. Rory says:

    Heidi looks like she was actually photoshopped into that photo. Ugh, she looks awful in there!

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  2. MissLa says:

    When you say "sheer tights" do you mean pantyhose?
    As in "Don’t wear pantyhose, only wear tights" ?

    or are sheer tights and pantyhose two different things?

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  3. Belle says:

    Pantyhose and sheer tights are indeed two different things, at least as far as marketers are concerned. But in my mind, if I can see skin, they might as well be the same thing. Opaque (check the package) is the only way to go.

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  4. Kim says:

    As soon as I saw the pic I began to wretch, sheer leg wear is the bane of my existence! Especially when it’s–white, off-white, mother of pearl, stucco, etc.–pigmented. Unless you’re under the age of 4….even that’s debatable. It’s like my kryptonite. I gag. I need to lie down

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  5. Meghan says:

    hahaha. Those whites are HIDEOUS!!!

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  6. Rachel says:

    I agree that Heidi looks terrible, and that those tights are absolutely awful, but I don’t think all sheer tights are inherently awful. Sheer black, for one, can add huge sex appeal to a little dress and a pair of heels.

    December 15, 2009/Reply
  7. M says:

    There is nothing wrong with how Heidi looks in this pic. What is wrong with bracking the trand and start your own? Sheer white pantyhose do look sexy. Heidi looked fabulous in this pic. like to se more woman wear sheer white pantyhose.

    September 3, 2012/Reply
  8. Gina says:

    I would beg to differ. I don;t see why people should so vehemently hate it. It makes women look very elegant and lady like. I don’t understand how not wearing nude stockings started becoming more fashionable or a “better choice”. Wearing or not wearing is a personal choice.
    Besides they do help to cover up blemishes or stretch marks which many may want to.
    I think Heidi is looking every bit fabulous

    March 17, 2013/Reply