I've been starting to think about the fact that this time of year requires nice dresses. Lots of nice dresses.
|Teal Lace Dress: Elvi|
Tights: Primark 120den
Shoes: New Look
Blue Clutch: New Look
I've always been a fan of a long sleeved lace dress, I have a black Primark one which is such a wardrobe staple and this beautiful teal dress from Elvi is definitely going in the same category.
The dress is double layered, with a lovely soft under layer and an eyelash lace over the top. The neck is a slash neck which is ideal for me - I find with having a broad back, a round neck on a fitted dress means the arm holes can pull a bit. This is also helped on this dress with the zip up back, no sleeve twisting.
I'm reluctant to use the word "comfortable" because generally "comfortable" and "sexy" don't go hand in hand. HOWEVER, this dress IS comfortable, it's fitted without being completely clingy, the ruching around the middle also gave me a bit of space for food and drink. Which is important. Despite this, I would class this as a sexy dress; it's slinky, a great shape and a fabulous colour.
I love how the teal looks with my hair, it's definitely a shade I'm going to look out for more. I went for the size 16 but a 14 would have been fine everywhere other than the arms. I would say, as is usually the case with Elvi, the clothes are true to size.
For the purpose of posh, I wore the dress with my New Look pointed heels and oversized clutch and these Topshop chandeliers. For the purpose of not freezing, I wore tights... I definitely don't think this bag "goes" with the outfit but it's just such a perfect size - if I could find one like this in a tan or black leather I would NEVER need another bag again. EVER. (Until I see another one I NEEED obviously...)
When I actually went "out" out I put on my leather jacket, switched to some "rock" earrings and became smart-casual Smyth. And I liked it. So I ate a curry (and several million popadums) in it... Hurrah for the lace dress!