06/22/2011 03:58 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2011

Is Pippa Middleton Responsible For Spike In Nude Tight Sales? (PHOTO, POLL)

Catapulted to style stardom as a result of her sister's wedding, Pippa Middleton's clothing choices are almost as influential as her sister's. The day after the wedding, the little sis stepped out with a gray leather Modalu bag that sold out almost instantly. And we're sure she's done wonders for High Street brands such as Zara.

But earlier this month, Jezebel pointed out that Pippa committed "the ultimate pantyhose sin" while she was spotted wearing nude tights in Paris, "no less."

And somehow, the skin-toned hosiery trend is catching on! The Telegraph reports that sales of nude tights has "risen by up to 85 percent in the past year."

The shocking increase has been attributed to a hesitancy to jump from opaques in the winter months to bare legs in the spring, as nude stockings offer an in-between of sorts. A second, more health-conscious reason for the once-taboo (possibly still taboo) trend: "[It] may also be driven in part by fears over sun exposure. Malignant melanoma is Britain's second most common cancer in 15 to 34-year-olds."

Will you follow Pippa's lead and wear nude hosiery on cooler summer nights, or have you sworn off the flesh-toned tights?

Pippa in her tights: