Posted May 2nd, 2009, 01:39 PM
No stockings!!!!!! Any of the choices will work--I guess it will depend on how you "accessorize" the dress--surely you'll be wearing something to give some interest to a plain black dress.
I have no idea where people get this attitude. There are dresses I own that I would not wear hosiery and dresses that I would not be seen in unless I am wearing hosiery. It depends on the dress, the shoes, the person...there are a lot of women out there foregoing hosiery when it is the worst choice they could have made and vice versa.
Blanket statements cannot possibly apply to everyone all the time.
The OP did not refer to her dress as plain and uninteresting. A black formal dress can be amazingly beautiful and not need adornments at all. Understated can look far classier than overly decorated with the wrong accessories or shoes.
My advice to the OP, try on the different shoes with your dress and take photos. Put those photos up on your computer screen to really critique your look as to what others will be seeing. If you feel
like you look beautiful, you will look beautiful.