Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Maria's party essentials: a little red dress...

I have written before about my love of red dresses and this is one of my favourite 'party' outfits. I bought this dress from Tesco for around £7 and as with most Tesco pieces I absolutely love it and have worn it to death! It is actually a bright scarlet but I think the orangey tones of our living room have made the colour photograph funny...

Dress: Tesco, necklace: Topshop, shoes: Bertie
Plus it has pockets!! How much fun is that?! 

I have just been browsing on Bertie's website (so many beautiful shoes!) and these shoes are still in the sale so grab them quickly! 
Paired with my current favourite bag and necklace. I know it is a bit of a fashion faux pas mixing gold and silver but I figured red and gold was slightly more festive...


My beloved grey suede bag (which I found out that you can wear as a clutch too!) 


The shape of this neckline is just about perfection, I love the sweetheart bodice and the straps are thick enough to cover your bra straps, it is a major bugbear of mine when you have to keep readjusting them under a skimpy dress!

Would you wear a red dress? What colour combinations make you feel festive?

P.S. Congratulations to Sara Falcone, the very lucky winner of the gorgeous Dino-might necklace, let me know your address and I will post it out to you! Thank you to everyone who entered, I will be doing another giveaway very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that :)
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16 comments

Christina said...

That dress looks amazing on you! Red really suits you and the cut is super flattering. Hot!
Cxx

Rai said...

Wow, you look beautiful! And pockets are ALWAYS a plus I think ;) x

Vintage Reflection said...

This dress looks stunning on you! Loving the party essentials posts! x

meaw said...

Awww I love that dress!! You look grogeous! I cant believe it was only £7!? Bargain! xxx

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Sarah said...

What a femme fatale dress! And once again Tesco produces a cracking bargain!

Sarah x

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ScienceGeek said...

Oooh red is most definitely your colour! You look gorgeous in this dress! xx

...Verdict Book Reviews said...

Snap - I have the dress though it's dark navy blue. It's a really good fit and flatters the curves. I was thinking about getting it in red but I'm not like you - I don't ware bright colours. Think I'll stand out like a sore thumb otherwise. xxx

Sherin said...

Little red dresses are an amazing alternative to the LBD. This one is gorgeous on you and what a bargain!

Caroline said...

£7?! That's amazing! :) The cut of it looks gorgeous, it's the perfect party dress! I'm never sure if red suits me, I'm always wary as I have red hair! x

Gem said...

wowee, total knockout! fits like a glove and a toal bargain. What more can a girl ask for? xx

Harriet said...

That is such a pretty dress. I love the red and grey colour combination as well - not one I would have thought of, but it is inspired!

Gillian said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous, red is SO your colour! This outfit is really festive without being over the top, perfect Christmas outfit!

Gillian x
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claire (jazzpad.) said...

First of all, LOVE your new blog layout darling! Haven't been to your blog for a week or so (beware the mass commenting spree...) but it's really pretty, love the colours.

Secondly, TWIT TWOO! That dress is STUNNING on you. The neckline is indeed gorgeous and the pockets would make a big difference to me, almost make a little less "dressy" which is a plus in my book. Loveeeely! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

A Certain Vintage said...

red is defintiely your colour, you look stunning! The neckline really is beautiful. I have to wear a red dress for work at the minute, have taken a few pictures in it for the blog but it just doesn't feel very me.. I go through such phases with red though!
xox

ella belle said...

that dress is gorgeous on you! i adore the neckline too :) xx

Stephie said...

You look absolutely stunning! Love this dress, may have to splash out and buy it :) xxx

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