Dear VienneMilano,
My son is getting married next month, and as the mother of the groom, should I wear nylons to the wedding? Are pantyhose considered out of style?
Barbara W.

Barbara, congratulations on your son's engagement! It's wonderful to see your thoughtful consideration for your attire on this special occasion.

When it comes to weddings, whether you're the mother of the groom, a bridesmaid, or a guest, the answer is a resounding yes – wearing stockings can be an elegant choice that adds a touch of sophistication to your ensemble. With the wedding atmosphere typically being formal and celebratory, stockings can be the perfect accessory to enhance your overall look.

For Spring and Summer weddings

During the warmer months, exposed skin can sometimes come with a few blemishes. Hosiery comes to the rescue by providing a flawless canvas for your legs. Sheer tights are an excellent option for spring and summer weddings.

Outfit idea 1

Pair a light or pastel-colored dress with skin-tone matching hosiery for a seamless appearance.

Outfit idea 2

Opt for sheer black hosiery to complement dark-colored or black dresses for a classic and stylish contrast.

For Fall and Winter weddings

Black hosiery is a timeless choice that works well with a variety of outfits. Whether you're wearing a little black dress or something patterned, black stockings can be a versatile accessory for fall and winter weddings. Additionally, patterned tights can also add a touch of flair and individuality to your look.

Consider Unique Options:

Lace stockings or Italian tights can bring a touch of elegance and luxury to your wedding attire. If you're feeling more adventurous, sparkly or shimmering stockings can add a dash of glamour to your ensemble.

lace stockings

Italian tights


Skin-tone matching tights

When it comes to "pantyhose" or sheer stockings, the key is to choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Stockings that blend naturally with your legs are the goal. Just as you'd select the right foundation shade for your face, the same principle applies to hosiery. The aim is to achieve a flawless and polished look.

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Thigh Highs for Effortless Elegance:

Thigh highs are a fabulous alternative that offers comfort and style. Unlike traditional pantyhose, thigh highs are playful, comfortable, and stay in place thanks to a silicone band. They provide freedom of movement while maintaining their elegant allure. Perfect for showcasing your confidence and personal style on this joyous occasion.


The Mother-of-the-Groom's Choice:

Remember, as the mother of the groom, you have the freedom to express your personal style at the ceremony. While wearing pantyhose is not a strict requirement, it's a great opportunity to look and feel your best for the event. Thigh highs are a glamorous choice to achieve this goal, enhancing your confidence and style quotient.

Pantyhose for Traditional Appeal:

If you're not quite ready to venture into thigh highs, that's perfectly fine. At VienneMilano, we've got you covered with a range of pantyhose and tights. These options are designed to make you look and feel as fabulous as the bride herself.

Discover the Perfect Pair:

Explore VienneMilano's collection of luxurious hosiery today. Enjoy free shipping on all US orders over $19 or a flat fee of $11 for international delivery. As a special treat, use discount code: BLOGPOST for a delightful 15% off your first purchase.

Whether you choose traditional pantyhose, alluring thigh highs, or any other hosiery style, make sure you feel confident, beautiful, and ready to celebrate this joyous occasion in style.

May 28, 2021


VienneMilano said:

Hey Danielle!

Major kudos for your eagle-eyed reading skills – you caught us in the act! You’re absolutely spot on, stockings and pantyhose are like distant cousins twice removed. 😄

Here at VienneMilano, we’re all about those thigh highs that add a dash of sass to your stride. No welts, no fuss, just pure hosiery magic. But hey, whether you’re a stocking enthusiast or pantyhose aficionado, we’re waving our fabulous hosiery wand your way.

Oh, and by the way, we’ve got a little treat for you! Use code: BLOGPOST for a solid 15% off your first order – because being fabulous comes at a discount, too!

Stay stylish,


Danielle said:

Stockings are not pantyhose. Stockings require a suspender belt (garter belt). These terms should not be used interchangeably

Stephanie Bontemps said:

I am attending a wedding this weekend in
St. Louis. It’s going to chilly and I am wearing a sapphire velvet dress- not overly dressy. I am going to wear hose but not sure of what color to wear. I was thinking nude but thought maybe black. Would you mind emailing me and letting me know what you think would be best. I am wearing black heels. Thank you, Stephanie

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