Q. Help! I have a date Saturday night. I want to wear wedge-style or strappy style dress shoes, but am insistent on wearing black nylons to go with my dress. Is this okay? I can't find any closed-toe shoes that I like. I would go with a lighter black nylon if necessary. The dress is knee length and since I had weight loss surgery in January, my knees and thighs are a little droopy so I really want the support of the nylons. Your prompt answer would be greatly appreciated.
-Nylon Know How
A. Hosiery with strappy sandals or full sandal style wedges is a no-no with sheer hosiery. Sheer hose looks best with pumps, slingbacks, D'Orsays or you can even get by with a peep toe pump. Fashionistas wear tights in colder temps with some strappy styles, but it truly takes attitude to pull it off and the tights are usually a color, not black. And look for black sheer hosiery that has some built in shaping like Donna Karan Sheer Satin Essential Toners ($16.50 at barenecessities.com).