Saturday, 3 December 2011

Maria's party essentials: the little lace dress...

 This lace skater dress is one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe, it looks equally at home with a cosy coat and boots as it does with seamed tights and heels. I always think darker colours look better with this dress as it has the tendency to look a bit twee with lighter shades! 

Dress: Topshop, tights: c/o MyTights, heels: Marks and Spencer
 These tights are one of my favourites, they are slightly tongue in cheek but never fail to get a reaction from people! For £7.99, I think they are one of the easiest ways to transform an outfit... 


Seamed tights always look quite classic but also added a sassy burlesque twist to this outfit, again taking away from the potential twee-ness! I have worn this dress to various birthdays as it is just so versatile but this is definitely my favourite version...


The tights only come in one size and I think you would struggle if you had legs any longer than mine [which let's face it, is most people!] as they felt like they would rip if they were pulled up any more. The colour of the tights was fairly dark on my ghost-like skin and very glossy and although I was worried  they would look odd, I think they had quite a slimming effect...  


I think these would look equally good worn with a pencil skirt and a sheer blouse for after work drinks or even with a block coloured dress to add a bit of interest...

What is your go-to party dress? Would you wear seamed tights? 

23 comments:

Winnie said...

Looking gorgeous! I'm a sucker for lace dresses too. Also M&S do the comfiest shoes! Wanted a pair of boots from there the other day and for their height ( higher than my normal shows) they were super comfy! Unfortunately no sizes left for me. :(

Celia said...

You look gorgeous - the dress is really pretty :) I so want those tights - sadly seems there's no chance they'd fit me at 5'9, boo! My dress for Xmas is a cute peter pan collar one I just got from Topshop, can't wait to wear it :) x

Gem said...

I always wear black but I'm going to be a bit wild and wear a green lace dress to the Bristol Bloggers Christmas party. I always wear black tights too but maybe I could get some 15 denier ones with a seam? still a bit of colour but some interest. I never usually wear pattern tights because they come in 'one size' and they are way too small for me. Such a shame x

Susie said...

I love white lace dresses in winter! I usually wear mine with black opaque tights, but I love these tights you're wearing! So cute!

ScienceGeek said...

Gorgeous dress and I love those tights! xx

Caroline said...

That dress looks lovely Maria :) I'm loving all the lace around at the moment, I've still not got a Christmas dress yet but going shopping this afternoon so hoping to find something then! x

Victoria said...

Lovely dress, very pretty and sounds so versatile.
Fab tights, they look so fun :) x

islabell said...

eeeep! those tights are the cutest!

Sherin said...

Love the white dress!! Looks like it fits so well!! I'm kinda obsessed with white lace dresses.

helenlouise said...

That dress is so gorgeous! And the tights do add a little extra, they look really great!

MessyCarla said...

Absolutely beautiful dress - my Christmas dress is lacy too! (http://www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-Lace-Dress-with-Full-Skirt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1810245)

And those tights are FABULOUS - I was just about to pay a small fortune for some similar, but for £8 those are so reasonable! :D xxxxxxxxxx

Lucy said...

You always dress so beautifully! The dress is gorgeous!

really silly but when i first seen the tights, I thought you had a tattoo there! They look really great - im going to have a look on the website and see what other gems they have!

XX

Temporary:Secretary said...

such a cute dress, i love me a bit of lace! The tights are cool too, really unique x

Gillian said...

This outfit is gorgeous, the seamed tights look fab with the cute dress to spice it up a bit!
My go-to party dress is a black lace dress - will have to keep an eye out for fancy tights to pair it with.

Gillian x
elevatormusik.blogspot.com

Eloise said...

Everything I'm drawn too seems to be lace at the moment so obviously i love this. I really like the white on you aswell, looks really lovely against your dark hair

xx

daisychain said...

TIGHTS ENVY!

ella belle said...

I love everything about this outfit! IIts so simple but I love it. The tights are amazing xxx

SDiB said...

Pretty, pretty dress - but OMG THOSE TIGHTS! Amazing! We have a friend who has seams tattooed up her legs (crazy!) - need to these in our lives!

Adorable. Love your blog :)

Love Rhi & Lauren (fellow EEXmas participants! 'Citing!)
xxx

Clazzerati said...

'love' those tights on you - not sure I could pull them off but they look great! xx

LilyLipstick said...

I love those tights! I need a pair like that asap. The dress is beautiful too. x

Lizzy Lips said...

Such a cute dress Maria. Nice to have something a little lighter on this dark, winter days.

Jai'me said...

I have to say, this dress really does look so good on you! :]

Abi x said...

I've never been a fan of seamed tights before, I don't know why there's just something about them, but I actually love these. They are very unique and cute!

Abigail xx
http://biiicks.blogspot.com/

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