Black shoes would look awesome with a navy cocktail dress. For dressy occasions stockings give one a more polished look and are especially appropriate . You might want to wear very sheer black hosiery with your black shoes and navy cocktail dress. Add a black beaded, jewelled or sequin evening bag or clutch to give a POP to your ensemble, instead of a black leather purse. You will look très chic!
Is black hosiery current if one chooses not to go bare legged with a LBD? It is for a semi formal event.
Black or sheer black hosiery are the most current, chic and trendy stocking colors to wear with a LBD (Little Black Dress) to a semi-formal event. A very understated black hose with tiny dots will also work with a simple style black dress. Avoid any black stockings that are flashy (prints and heavy lace or fishnet styles) if you want to look elegant and be in-style. Not all fashion divas (those under 30) agree about wearing sheer neutral color pantyhose / stockings anywhere. In fact many younger women have never owned a pair of sheer nude / neutral color stockings. However, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Windsor wears them when out and about attending important events. Celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rhianna and Selena Gomez wear sheer neutral color pantyhose on stage. The good news is that you look more polished when wearing stockings. To be safe go with black or sheer black hose with black shoes to semi formal or formal events with a LBD.
Does wearing pantyhose make you look old?
Wearing pantyhose can be stylish with certain clothes for certain occasions. Pantyhose / stockings will add polish to your outfit when going for a job interview or attending a formal event with a cocktail dress. Also if you have cellulite. spider veins or other flaws sheer pantyhose is a must. In addition when the weather is cool pantyhose can keep your legs warm. Pantyhose comes in various shades and colors. Modern women wear super sheer neutral or nude color pantyhose. Super sheer neutral color stockings are hard to detect but give your legs a smooth and polished look. Other choices are sheer black, patterned, lace or fishnet pantyhose. Sheer black stockings / pantyhose are paired with almost everything.