Q. I have a black tie bat mitzvah to attend and I’m stumped. I have a knee length black velvet dress. It is covered in tiny sparkles. I have dressy black sling backs with a closed toe to wear. My question is, what hose would go? What’s in style? Do I wear sheer or opaque? Textured or plain? Black or nude? It will be cold too.
I have three suggestions that would work:
1. Choose a black lace patterned hosiery that is still thin, not a thicker tight texture, like Jonathan Aston’s Fleur tights. This works if you feel the outfit needs a little more oomph.
2. Choose a nude hose—the best, best version I have found is the Hanes Silk Reflections Transparent hosiery - truly invisible.
3. Black sheer hosiery, perhaps a pair with a back seam, like Falke’s High Heel back seam pantyhose