What color stockings do I wear with a black velvet dress & silver shoes?

legwear_black_silver_shimmerxA black velvet dress is the perfect LBD (little black dress). Velvet is a very elegant, sensual, luxurious fabric and is great for special occasions like dinner dances, weddings, parties, and for any event that requires dressing up. Sheer black stockings with silver glitter would look very chic with a black velvet dress and silver shoes. Ultra sheer neutral or sheer black hose are other options. Experiment to see which color looks the best with your dress. Velvet is a classic fabric and looks great with satin, silk and lace.

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