Sunday, 24 February 2013

Madam Rage lace dress: how I wore it...

Trust me when I say that my weekend outfits are usually a lot  more casual than this (an outfit like this is more normal!) but it was my dad's birthday last week so I thought it would be a good opportunity to get all dressed up. This coat is definitely the most glamourous one that I own and ridiculously warm to boot- is anyone else completely fed up of all the cold now?! 

Coat: Topshop, dress: Madam Rage c/o Alex, tights: Tesco, shoes:Marks & Spencer
I won this beautiful Madam Rage dress off the lovely Alex at Christmas and I hadn't had a chance to wear it so it was well overdue an outing! I love lace dresses and the champagne overlay of this one is absolutely gorgeous. The black layer underneath ensures that it is ridiculously easy to wear, too. The dress was sleeveless but it was far too cold to take my wool cardigan off - sorry folks! I swapped the thin black belt it came with for a length of black ribbon as I it was slightly wider and I can get pretty fussy about my belts! 


I paired the dress with some of the best opaque tights that I have found - Tesco's 40 deniers are cosy but not so thick that you overheat when you go inside (yes I'm looking at you Primark 230 denier!) and fit really nicely. They are the one pair I am not having to constantly hoick up, which is always a bonus! Paired with some matte black heels, I got legs that looked much longer than usual! 


It is always difficult to know how to style your hair when you go out. I like to look polished but I hate my hair to look too pristine so I took a leaf out of Claire's book and opted for a messy topknot, which just got better-looking as the day progressed and my hair unraveled.  I used the original belt from the dress as a hair-tie which you can see in these photos and I think they worked much better this way round!


Have you tried anything from Madam Rage? How do you make your legs look longer?

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19 comments

Sophie said...

Twit twoo Maria you look smoking hot! That lace dress is gorgeous!
Sophie
X

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

Oww I love that dress Maria! Looks so elegant and pretty. I always plump for opaque tights to make my legs look longer, I'm so insanely short hahah. Hope you're well lovely one. xx

Sarah said...

Maria you look lovely here as always! I'm so ready for the winter to be over too!
x

Harriet said...

Looking lovely - that is such a pretty dress! I love the matching tights and shoes combo to elongate my little legs - especially in black or nude.

Sherin said...

I have a few Madame Rage dresses that I really love. They look so great. And this one is perfect on you.

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Ooh, that's such a pretty dress! I love lace dresses but I've not heard of this brand before. Hope you had fun at your Dad's do : )

ZxM Style-Squared said...

YOU LOOK STUNNING!!!LOVE IT ALL!!!:))

April Sharman said...

Love the outfit and your coat looks nice and snugly too!

Law whalebone said...

This is so pretty, I adore the coat you need it at the moment it's so cold. Thank you for all your lovely comments BTW sweetie xxx

Rosie said...

Looking gorgeous! Adore that dress, the two tone of the champagne overlay is so pretty. It is nice to get dressed up at the weekend every now and again but I'm definitely more often found in jeans or jogging bottoms! xo

Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

claire (jazzpad.) said...

You suit the messy bun PERFECTLY, your outfit posts just become more and more darling. I wish I could wear lippie as brightly as you do. Love you loads xxx

claire (jazzpad.) said...

You suit the messy bun PERFECTLY, your outfit posts just become more and more darling. I wish I could wear lippie as brightly as you do. Love you loads xxx

Sophie - CGDN said...

I do love that dress with the ribbon belt. I'm not going bare armed for anything either! x

Satin and Souffles said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the dress! xx

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The Style Rawr said...

Awww, I love this dress on you! It's so nice that the lace has black behind it, very pretty.

Tara
The Style Rawr!
xoxo

The Girl said...

That coat is a FANCY PANTS coat.

Emsipop said...

Oo I was just thinking how fab your legs look so thanks for the tights tip! Very nice dress, and glam coat! xx

girlinthelens said...

Love that coat girl! x

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Temporary:Secretary said...

Madam Rage is great for pretty dresses, they're always such a bargain too! I really like your coat here, love the faux fur trim x

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