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Cranberry is a rich red shade with a hint of pink -- a great fall color, striking in a satin or silk dress. Cranberry is such a strong shade that its best complements are neutrals. It also plays well with other warm colors such as gold. All of these are possibilities when trying to match your stockings to your dress.
Basic black is always an option when it comes to hosiery. But don't neglect the semi-sheer variation in smoke. It adds a subtle mystery and interest to your outfit and doesn't look as flat as opaque black tights.
A sheer color of hose is also a standard and safe choice. If you want to add a touch of glam, see if you can find something with a little gold sparkle woven in. The warmth of gold is a great complement to cranberry shades.
If your skin is light to medium in tone, consider a buff or taupe-colored semi-sheer stocking. The hose will help even out your natural skin tone, and the light neutral shades will keep the focus on your fabulous dress.
Green is a true color complement to red shades. If you want to look eye-catching in a casual way, try on a pair of lime-green tights. For a more formal look, go for a deep forest-green shade.