Q. Hi Alison! I say nylons are O U T “OUT”; my girlfriend disagrees. My opinion is that nylons (nude, taupe, etc.) are a huge fashion faux pas, but sheer black are ok with a cocktail dress…but NEVER with sandals or an open toe. What do you think?
-Are Nylons a No No
A. Although I personally am not a big fan of hosiery, it does help many women hide minor bulges and flaws. I usually discourage younger women from wearing flesh-toned hosiery when they usually have great legs. Go bare I say! But if you do want to wear hosiery, then choose from all the creative styles that saturated the runways this season. Sheer black hose with a cocktail dress is the norm for many women.
When it gets cooler, there are tights, fishnets and patterns to choose from to wear with skirts, dresses and even as trousers. And just a tip—many women in NYC, including fashion editors, wear tights or patterned hosiery with peep-toe shoes to add a pop of color and extend the length of time they can wear their fashionable shoes — just be sure there is no visible seam.