The streets of Paris are filled with chic women wearing everything from opaque black tights to sheer black hose. They wear these with short skirts and knee-length skirts (Nothing longer unless you are over 65). I’ve even seen black tights and hose with shorts, short shorts, (Quelle Horreur! Do not you dare attempt this look unless you are under 25. I’m not even sure the under-25 set ought to be wearing this heinous monstrosity of a combination.)
Patterned hose in taupe are rare but represented. And I even saw black hose with peep-toes and it looked good (the rule has been no hose at all if you are wearing open-toed shoes). No hose with sandals, but then I didn’t see any sandals yet (too early in the season, I’m sure).
We might have to wait a bit longer yet, but I wanted to get this good news out. Pantyose are coming back. Eventually.