Photo: Patrik Andersson
Q: I feel naked without pantyhose (my legs aren't as attractive as they once were). Do I have to go bare?
A: Please—I'm not a stocking cop! Nude legs are chic, but I won't say no to hose. What's critical: matching them exactly to your skin (nothing worse than orangey nylons). Other tricks:
Sold on sheers: I didn't think hose could be truly invisible, but Donna Karan The Nudes ($20 each) converted me: They make legs look better than bare.
O's Fall Fashion Handbook: Four basics, 24/7 fashion
From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine