hose are passe and one should never wear hose.
Really? I hadn't heard that. I'd be in real trouble if I couldn't wear hose to formal events. I'm fair-skinned with freckles- even on my legs - (lots and lots of time spent playing outside and at the beach as a child) so my legs would look ridiculous bare in close toed black shoes and a black dress- especially in the evenings.
I personally would wear the black pantyhose with a black dress and black shoes - but that's because I'm not tall and the monochrome look is lengthening.
Unless the dress is short sleeved or sleeveless - then I'd wear the nude pantyhose, so my arms and legs would match. I think when your arms are bare but your legs are in black hose - it looks weird.
So if I liked the black pantyhose with the outfit overall - I'd wear some sort of wrap to cover my arms.
I'd only go with bare legs with a sundress and/or open toed sandals.
But if you have the skin tone to do it - that's a different story.