Shonda
Expert February 2019

Stockings or bare legs?

Shonda, on February 9, 2019 at 10:38 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 45
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Hi Ladies!
Im a sweatpants or jeans lady so I need a little help with the latest fashion. Im not sure if stockings are old school but I feel like I should wear some. I'm getting married in Pennsylvania in 5days, weather is forecasting 43°. We wont be outside long, courthouse ceremony, a few pix in the park, dinner, then hotel.

Im thinking I should wear a shear stocking-- nude or white (possibly even black). But my shoes have a pretty lace detail and i dont want to take away from that. Im looking for an ankle length pea or trench coat (have only found knee length thus far) any suggestions??

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45 Comments

  • Lauren
    Devoted October 2019
    Lauren ·
    I think that you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and if you get a seamless towel it should be no big deal with the shoes… If you decide to do hose.
  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
    Megan ·
    I’d go no stockings and a knee length pea coat if you’re looking for current style trends.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Thx Lauren. I was thinking to try on all three colors and see what i like best but like i said im not with the latest trends, so my like may be out of style lol.
  • Dedicated March 2019
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    It up to you, but stockings for some reason make things more fancy and dressed up just make a wow clean presentation. I normally wear sheer ones that are my skin tone.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Thx Megan. Thats why i havent been able to find a long coat. And all the long dresses all seemed to have a train so i was forced to go knee but happily fell in love with it.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    That was my initial thought a nude that matches my complexion. But then black or white sheer popped into my head as well. I've been reminiscing of going to church with grandmom as a little girl so thats probably why i feel like i need stockings. The only time i wear dresses on my own are maxi dresses in the summer so nothing fancy about that.
  • Eamsee
    Super June 2019
    Eamsee ·

    I love your dress and shoes! Personally, I would wear stockings that match your skin tone. It's not necessary, but I feel it's something one wears for a formal occasion and it ties everything together.

    Also, congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Less than a week to go!

  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
    I think no stockings, but you should do what is most comfortable for you and not worry what anyone else thinks.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Thx Eamsee, I wasnt expecting to love it the way i do. I could not stop smiling. In regards to the stockings, keep hearing my grandmother in my head telling me "a lady in a dress always wear panty hose". I know the more recent styles are stockingless but i wasnt sure about wedding dresses since most of them are traditionally floor length. Also, we're not looking at this as a formal occassion. Morelike, legalizing our relationship then going to dinner. And thanks again. We're so excited! The countdown is so fun, we randomly say "___days to go" then we both start smiling.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Your right. Thx Lori. I just also want to look my very best. Im sure he'll love whatever i decide. Just trying to have a little fashion for the wedding pix lol
  • Nichole
    Savvy September 2019
    Nichole ·
    I think your legs look just fine in the picture you posted. If you do go with panty hose I’d say stick to something that matches your skin tone for a more subtle and natural look. And congrats. Just a few more days!!!
  • Cynthia's and Robert  Wedding Day
    VIP September 2020
    Cynthia's and Robert Wedding Day ·
    I think if you get a nude color you will be just fine. Because you will have the attire on that you grandma spoke about. And with the nude color you won't take away from your beautiful shoes.
  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
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    Yes, he will love it no matter what and you will look beautiful whichever you decide. I would close your eyes and envision your special day and think about what you want makes you happy. Hope to see some photos after the wedding. Have fun and congratulations to you both!
  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
    Soon2BSmith ·
    Wear coffee colored stocking, or whatever color fits your skin tone.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Thx Nicole. The more i think of it a sheer nude close to my complexion would be best if i go that way. I definitely dont want to take away from the detail in my shoes... And yes 4more days 😁 thank you!
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Thank you Cynthia. Just wanted to make sure it was ok. I know grandmom always had my best interest. I just dont wont to look back at pictures and say why did i wear that.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    I just took your advice and came up with an answer. Thx again Lori! And we plan on having a blast. I'll definitely be doing a BAM (as i love reading them myself).
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Coffee, ok, i thought all complexion matching tones were considered nude. I have no clue about the latest fashion trends or name, i just go with what i think is cute lol.
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I wear stockings if it’s cold and I’m wearing a dress. Trendy is not even a thing if you are freezing and miserable. I would do what makes you comfortable.
  • Shonda
    Expert February 2019
    Shonda ·
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    Stocking were my initial thought because of the cold. But then i started thinking "how warm will sheer stockings keep me?". In no way will i be freezing & miserable, as we wont be outside long enough. And of course i wont wear anything im uncomfortable in. I just dont want to regret my choice to wear stockings if it takes away from my look itself.

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