April 24, 2009

Q: What's the deal with fishnets? Can I wear them day and night?

A: Here's what you need to know about these hose: Shades like choco-late or nude are fresher and more modern-looking than traditional black. Wear them with this season's fuller skirt silhouette for added shape and texture. Or try wearing an eggplant or chocolate hue with knee-high boots -- nothing's sexier than a hint of hose above the knee! We love DKNY Tights in sable ($12.50; saks.com for stores) and Hanes Wide Net Tights in nude ($10; haneshosiery.com). If you're adventurous, pair a slim pencil skirt and a simple black shirt with bright opaque tights in any color, and overlay with large-diamond fishnets in black. It's a playful twist on an otherwise muted outfit.