Can You Wear Black Stockings and Nude Shoes?

Overview

Black stockings go nicely with a variety of outfits, such as a classy cocktail dress or a pair of fun culottes. The black color for the stockings also has a bit of a slimming effect on your legs. But make sure you pick the right shade of shoe to avoid upsetting the entire outfit.

What are Nude Shoes?

The traditional definition of nude shoes is a pair that matches a tan skin complexion. But that definition leaves out a wide selection of skin complexions. In truth, nude is any color that would match your own beautiful skin tone. So if you have brown skin, a pair of brown shoes that closely matches your complexion would technically be considered "nude."

The Answer

The answer to the question of whether you can wear black stockings with nude colored shoes is, well yeah, of course you CAN... but you really should not. Nude shoes and black stockings make for a very unbalanced pair. The nude shoes look a bit misplaced on your feet when the legs are covered up in black stockings. Nude shoes go with nude stockings or no stockings at all -- it's as simple as that.

The Point of Wearing a Nude Color

The point of wearing nude anything when it comes to your accessories and clothing is to complement or match your skin tone, as if what you have on is "barely there." When you wear nude shoes, the point is to give the impression at a first quick glance that you don't really have any shoes on at all. And then comes the double-take as folks admire your cute little shoes.

Colors to Wear With Black Stockings

If you're planning to wear black stockings with your outfit, stick with straight black shoes. Black on black is sexy, simple and classy. If you want some color, wear ones that are so dark they could be mistaken for black. For instance, you might pull off a pair of very deep red or dark forest green pumps with black stockings.

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