I wonder about the lives of people who attend lots of formal events. I don’t even own a gown . . . unless my wedding dress counts? The dressiest my lifestyle calls for is a shiny knee-length dress.
I do, periodically, need to be a little dressed up. Fancier than business dress, but not formal. For such purposes, I like the idea of tuxedo dressing — but I think that works best on someone taller and leaner than me.
That didn’t stop me from acquiring a pair of tuxedo stripe pants last winter.
On the one hand, the pants were unnecessary because I already have a pair of black, cropped wool trousers.
On the other hand: satin stripe!
Having established that I cannot pull off the full tuxedo look — think Lauren Bacall — I have reached for my preferred silhouette: sleeveless, defined waist, peplum.
For dressy purposes, I am wearing a top made of chiffon (dressy) and satin (synthetic) fabric. The satin is cut in irregular pieces and then top-stitched together.
If you look closely, you can see a hint of white on the raw edges.
And now a view of the back, which I think is very pretty.
Rightly or wrongly, I wore a coffee colored regular bra (the color of coffee ice cream) under this top after deciding that black bras were more noticeable. In low light (evening!) I think this works. In bright daylight, what would work best? The question is rhetorical because this is not a daytime ensemble.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Lazio Collezione; Baroque pearl necklace: Samira 13; Diamond pendant: Grammy Esther*
* Grammy Esther is my grandmother, not a brand. This necklace was hers.
14 thoughts on “A Little Dressed Up”
Great outfit! The sheer fabric at the neckline looks lovely, and I love the two necklaces worn together. Have a good time!
I love this outfit, it really is a perfect way to get a little dressed up. I did not even notice the bra strap until you mentioned it.
I love this outfit! Great silhouette! Very Audrey Hepburn.
Very good idea. Have you tried with heeled shoes?
I love the top and it goes beautifully with those pants! Great look!
Looks great. I love it.
So perfect for you! Sometimes reverting to type is the right thing to do. Do you have in mind any links to someone successfully pulling off the full-tuxedo look who’s not also a movie star?
Stunning! You are so slender and elegant.
What about the bag? Who is that?
Hello Felicia! Sorry for overlooking your question! The bag is Furla and the style is Metropolis.
Love a dressy look that works with a flat shoe !
You do wear that well and the total look is classic. Fun to see you ready for a party and to sport your evening look. Party on, pretty girl. Kate
You look beautiful and elegant.
I so enjoy those pants!