Impart a classic touch to your wardrobe with pantyhose. There are plenty of reasons to wear pantyhose: They provide a polished look, add light coverage to your legs, and go well with all kinds of outfits that range from casual to dressy. We’ve put together five ideas for wearing pantyhose with skirts and dresses.
One of the most versatile bottoms you can own is the midi skirt. Mid-length skirts go perfectly with pantyhose, whether you choose to match or contrast your pantyhose and skirt. These skirts come in petite, regular, and plus sizes to fit every body type, and they’re available in solid colors and prints.
Look for a midi skirt made from a cotton/modal fabric with a hint of spandex. This fabric is light and breathable, with a soft feel and smooth texture. This type of skirt moves with you for optimum comfort and has a casual, swingy look that you can pair with everything from a collared blouse to a crew neck tee.
Rayon and polyester with spandex is another fabric blend to consider when shopping for a midi skirt. This type of skirt has a jacquard texture and a hint of sheen, making it a stylish choice for the office. If you prefer more coverage at work, look for a mid-calf-length skirt. Side pockets impart a laid-back look to this classic skirt style.
If you like the coverage and comfort of women's shorts you may prefer a mid-length skort instead of a skirt. Women’s skorts combine the fit of shorts with the look of a skirt, so you can feel casual while looking dressy. These versatile bottoms come in a variety of styles, including denim and khaki. There are multiple ways to wear skorts with pantyhose—you could wear black hose with a black skort for an on-trend monochromatic look, or choose nude pantyhose with any color skort for classic everyday style.
Shirt dresses also go well with pantyhose in most any opacity or color. For example, you could wear sheer nude or opaque black pantyhose with a black midi T-shirt dress. Details such as cap sleeves impart a polished touch to this casual dress style, which can be dressed up or down depending on the jacket, accessories, and footwear you choose to wear. A denim jacket can be worn with a T-shirt dress for a casual outfit that can go anywhere. For a dressier look, layer a women’s blazer over a T-shirt dress and add statement jewelry. These tips can also be applied to other types of shirt dresses, such as the button-front style.
Button-front shirt dresses can be found in summery fabrics such as breezy cotton chambray. Wear one of these dresses with black pantyhose or a shade that matches your skin tone. Or sport a spring-inspired look by pairing a light blue shirt dress with a pair of sheer white pantyhose.
T-shirt and button-front dresses can be worn as-is or with a belt for a cinched look that enhances every figure. You can match the belt to your shoes and handbag for a style that’s perfectly polished, or you can contrast your belt and other accessories for a casual look.
If you’re looking for a date-night dress, you can’t go wrong with a fit-and-flare style. These dresses aren’t just for evenings out—you can also wear them to the office and on casual weekends. Wearing pantyhose with a fit-and-flare dress adds a formal touch that’s flattering and work-appropriate. As with the other dresses, you can wear black, white, or nude pantyhose with a fit-and-flare dress.
Fit and flare dresses come in fabrics from cotton/modal blends to sumptuous knit velvet. When it comes to colors and prints, you’ll find everything from basic black to rich jewel tones and plenty of vibrant hues and shades.
Another versatile dress that goes with pantyhose is the sheath. For an upscale style, pair a black or navy washable wool sheath dress with matching pantyhose and pumps. If you’re dressing for a casual occasion, opt for a rayon sheath dress in an eye-catching print. This type of dress comes in all sizes and flatters every figure—thanks to its sleek, fitted silhouette and princess seams. Look for a sheath dress with darts at the waist for added structure.
Sheath dresses go well with blazers and denim jackets, depending on the look you’re going for. You can also wear them with a cardigan sweater for added warmth and an on-trend layered look.
When deciding on which shoes to wear with women’s dresses or skirts and pantyhose, consider the occasion. Casual days call for a comfortable pair of slip-on shoes or your favorite sneakers, while formal occasions require black, navy, or nude heels depending on what you’re wearing. Leather or suede moccasins are also a semi-dressy footwear option to consider.
Experiment with outfits and pantyhose to find your favorite looks. In fall and winter, opaque tights are a good choice as they’re a bit warmer than regular pantyhose. Most any type of skirt or dress can be worn with pantyhose or tights and styled for any occasion.