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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Fashion Query: Stockings for Brown Skinned Bombshells

Last night curvaceous Toccara made her way to the premiere of Cadillac Records in NYC:
All looks fine until you reach Toccara's legs, where it seems she quickly popped on a pair of sheer stockings in a color far from 'mocha brown.'
Can't blame her: it's hard to find hosiery that actually complements our skin color. I remember back in the day finding a few pairs of Mahogany sheer hose at Kroger, but now I just skip the drama and opt for a pair of black opaques.
Still, this begs the question: Have you guys found a great brand of brown skin colored pantyhose??

16 comments:

Pamela said...

Hanes Silk Reflections in Barely There...perfect match for me...

Angela said...

I've gotten to the point where I just don't buy them anymore. I just make sure my leg are hairless and good oil and there you go. I think bare is sexy.

Anonymous said...

I think bare is sexy too but if your someone who really wants to wear stockings than Brown Sugar is a great brand. I am chocolate and they match me perfectly. They can be found at most Walgreens and stores like Target and maybe WalMart.

Anonymous said...

Do as the Queen of Brown Skin Fabulousness, Michelle Obama, does - just go without.

Kamikak said...

I used to love Calvin Klein's in Murmur but they discontinued the color. Now I wear Hanes Silk Reflections in Pecan, I think. The match well enough.

Tocarra's issue may have been the flash lighting from the cameras.

Anonymous said...

I love Brown Sugar by Leggs in Coffee!!!

Bsquared86 said...

I buy most of my stockings from Lane Bryant but if I also like Brown Sugar stockings from the drugstore.

KurlyQue said...

I agree I've been wearing Brown Sugar Coffee for years.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but none of these brands provide the same control top effect that Spanx does. I wear Cocoa, which can only be purchased at Nordstrom.

tembis said...

dont know bout the brown stocking thang...it really reminds me fo my granny, stretching the stockings to make them longer.....i personally agree with angela, and say go without the stockings.......got a niche for m vintage shyt...check out tembisboutique.com.....

Danielle of Urban Glamour said...

Berkshire Ultra Sheer stockings in French Coffee (or Utopia) are perfect for darker skin tones! I'm about an NW47 (in MAC foundations) and when I used to wear stockings (I had to---I worked for a stuffy bank at the time...lol) they were so sheer and so close to my skin tone that I was often asked by management if I was wearing stockings. Check them out here: http://www.essentialapparel.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.prodshow/vid/651/catid/194/Berkshire-Ultra-Sheer-Pantyhose--Non-Control-Top--Sandalfoot

Danielle of Urban Glamour said...

One more thing---Berkshire also has shades that look like they'd work perfectly for carmel skin tones, too :)

Anonymous said...

I usually skip the hosiery, but Brown Sugar makes some amazingly silk-like stockings (yes, stockings! death to pantyhose!) I like jet brown and jet black.

Anonymous said...

In a crunch, I will wear Brown Sugar in Coffee. However, I prefer Berkshire because they tend to run less. Bare legs are the sexist but that is not usually may angle when attending church, so I wear stocking there- only.

Anonymous said...

BROWN SUGAR! I have a caramel complexion and my mother has a chocolate complexion...but somehow, the extreme sheerness of the pantyhose can be worn by both of us. The only bad side is that they will definitely run by the second time you wear them.

I don't care if they run....they make my legs look the best.

Anonymous said...

Here in the Chi, unless it's between April(sometimes) and October(the first 2 weeks), pantyhose aren't an option. The wind chill was 9 yesterday and I had to get some pantyhose to wear to an event tomorrow. I find that L'eggs Silken Mist in Sun Beige-which isn't truly beige-blends perfectly with my caramel skin tone. Plus, they last a few wearings and are only 3-4 bucks. They also come in a "shaper" style for the same price, if you need/want that.