How to Choose The Right Pantyhose for Your Cocktail Dress
Select the type of stockings that will flatter your figure in your dress. Select control top or modeling stockings for a fitted dress or one made with clingy material. Purchase comfort, regular stockings for a flowing, a-line dress. Try on your stockings in advance of your event to ensure desired fit as stockings that are too small or too short may cut you off mid-abdomen and create a muffin-top effect. Purchase a larger size if your stockings do not fit properly, or a smaller size if the stockings pool at the front of your ankle. Look for reinforced-toe stockings only if your shoes do not expose your toes
Choose the color of your stockings carefully, as an improper color can negatively affect your ensemble. Buy nude pantyhose if you want something appropriate at all times of the year and with every color of shoes. Select nude if you want the pantyhose to be minimal and consider a light weight, sheer variety for summer, outdoor events. Look for white stockings to compliment white shoes or pastel shoes, but take care to choose the sheerest type to avoid appearing to wear tights, which are not appropriate with a cocktail dress. Black stockings are the best option for a black cocktail dress; use sheer for summer occasions and more opaque options during the colder seasons.