No matter how smooth and glowing your legs may be, hosiery with a little black dress is a necessity. At a less formal event, a "no-hose" situation is becoming more acceptable, but at any kind of formal event, when the men are wearing tuxedos, it is a must-wear. Since little black dresses are such versatile garments, every accessory that you choose, including your choice in hosiery, must be to add something to define the outfit and take you from simply wearing a dress to having an actual style.
Colors to Avoid
Probably the worst color to wear with a little black dress in terms of hosiery is opaque black. Even with punched up accessories like scarves and flashy jewelry. it is very likely that you will look like a black hole. Avoid most opaque colors that contrast with the dress, such as whites, browns or navy colors but bright tights can add a pop to the dress . The elegance of the little black dress will be destroyed by these choices. They clash with the dress.
Hosiery for Different Occasions
At a formal event, go for sheer hosiery in black or nude, preferably nude. Avoid the kind with a sheen. The reason for wearing the sheer hosiery is that is will blend with the outfit and make you appear more polished. Sheer hosiery does not compete with the dress for attention.
Wearing No Hose
These days, sometimes it is okay to leave off the hosiery when wearing a little black dress. For semi-formal events or more casual situations, this is often the case. Also, a younger crowd will often embrace this style more than older company, so be mindful of the people who will be at your event to decide whether or not it will be appropriate.