When the lovely folks at Voucher Codes got in touch to ask me to style one dress, three ways (to prove that you don't have to spend a fortune on all of those Christmas party outfits), I leapt at the chance. This year will be the first time I haven't been living at home and as Mark and I will be spending our first Christmas together in addition to one with each of our families, I need a hard-working dress! I chose this red lace beauty from Miss Selfridge, I love a red party dress - much more interesting than an LBD and perfectly festive too.
Look # 1: A classic Christmas party look - perfect for meeting up with friends and dancing your
socks Christmas stockings off...
|Dress: Miss Selfridge (c/o Voucher Codes), belt: Miss Selfridge (c/o Voucher Codes), nude fishnets: Accessorize, shoes: Bertie|
When I saw this gorgeous bejewelled belt from Miss Selfridge, my inner magpie was more than happy; there is nothing I love more than a bit of bling! I do think £28 is a bit extortionate, however, but maybe a craftier blogger than I could do a D.I.Y?!
|I love the delicate lace, definitely the best way to work some sheer pieces into your wardrobe!|
One thing I didn't realise when I ordered it was that the dress had a 'dippy hem'. I really cannot see the point of these but luckily the front of the dress was long enough for me not to get too annoyed about it and before long I was swooshing around in all the extra material. I think the clunkiness of the shoes also helped to balance the floaty hem too. What do you think?
The sheer back is lovely and I love how pale my skin looks next to the red. Winter is the one time of year where I don't look abnormally pale, as everyone else is a little bit more ghostly ;)
Look # 2: An evening in the pub - understated yet still festive (just add antlers)...
|Dress: Miss Selfridge (as above), belt: vintage, shoes: ASOS, clutch bag: Topshop, nude fishnets: Accessorize|
Ever since I started blogging, many moons ago, I have wanted to do an outfit (head to toe) in one colour and although I am missing some red tights, this is pretty darn close! These red satin shoes always make me feel like a ballerina and are jazzy enough to look like you have made an effort, so you can feel nice and smug whilst everyone else is wincing in their heels.
Look # 3: The work Christmas do - from desk to dinner...
|Dress: Miss Selfridge (as above), tights: M&S, shoes: Primark, clutch bag: c/o Accessories Direct|
With a natty little cardigan (yes I am 85 years old!) I think this would be perfect for work, especially if (like me) your party starts in the afternoon rather than the evening. If in doubt just add black tights and some simple court shoes, amirite?!
A giant bow clutch bag always helps me to feel 'party ready' (what a hideous phrase!) Who needs statement jewellery when you have a dress this nice?!
A slightly closer look at the lovely sweetheart neckline and my make-up: a simple smoky eye with a scarlet pout works for any occasion in my opinion!
How would you style this dress? Have you got your Christmas outfits planned?
P.S. Many thanks to Voucher Codes for their generous offer, I hope I have given you some inspiration for your festive frock!