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

Barbara, congratulations on your son's engagement!

Whether you are the mother-of-the-groom, a bridesmaid, or a guest, the answer is – yes, you should wear stockings to a wedding. For the most part, weddings are formal events, and stockings are perfect for special occasions.

For Spring and Summer weddings

It's not uncommon to have bug bites, bumps, and bruises on your legs – especially in the spring and summer. Hosiery is a fabulous way to cover it all. The best type of stockings for spring and summer weddings are sheer tights.

Outfit idea 1

Wear skin-tone matching hosiery for light or pastel color dresses.

Outfit idea 2

Wear sheer black hosiery for dark-colored or black dresses.

For Fall and Winter weddings

Black hosiery are a classic accessory for every occasion – you can match it with your little black dress or just about any patterns. The best type of hosiery for fall and winter weddings is black stockings.

Patterned tights are also a good idea to wear to a wedding as well.

lace stockings

Italian tights


Skin-tone matching tights

"Pantyhose" or sheer stockings are considered outdated if and only if it does not match your skin tone. Good stockings, whether they are pantyhose or thigh highs, should look naturally on your legs. As an analogy, wearing sheer hosiery is similar to wearing a light coat of foundation on your legs; wearing the wrong color skin tone stockings are essentially like wearing an inappropriate amount of makeup on your face.

Skinton matchig sheers

Thigh Highs

Thigh-highs are fabulous for special occasions – unlike pantyhose, thigh highs are comfortable, playful, sexy; Simply put, thigh highs stay up as they are made with a silicone band that allows you to move around freely. Thigh highs are an attractive choice for those who want to reveal their style and confidence for every occasion.


The truth is, as the mother-of-the-groom, you can wear whatever you want to the ceremony. While it's not required to wear pantyhose to weddings, we highly encourage you to look and feel fabulous for the occasion. Thigh highs are a glamorous way to help you reach this goal.

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May 28, 2021


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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