Velvet is one of the key trends this season and it’s a fabric I happen to love. It’s tactile, rich and warm and the perfect choice for the party season. However, it’s easy to style and more versatile than you might think. This teal velvet swing dress is from Hobbs. You might remember that I styled it casually with purple knee boots in early autumn. It shows that every fabric, even those more usually associated with evening wear, can easily be worn during the day. This was an evening occasion though, dinner at Stirk House with Sally which you can read about in my previous post, so I added sparkly tights and statement earrings.
Velvet Swing Dress With Sparkling Rainbow Accessories
The teal is a beautiful colour, and although it’s rich enough to hold its own, I wanted to add a little rainbow sparkle. It is party season after all. The multi-coloured glitter clutch is from Boden and is three or four years old and I never tire of using it. ( The super peridot Swarovski cocktail ring is from Lisa, (The Sequinist’s) shop.
The rainbow Swarovski crystal earrings are the Abracadabra from Eternal Collection. You might remember that I wore them and the matching rainbow necklace with a little green dress recently. I knew when I chose them that the gorgeous myriad of colours makes them the perfect accompaniment to so many outfits.
How amazing are these fabulous Aurora tights by Pierre Mantoux? They’re stunning and elevate this velvet swing dress into something very eye-catching.
I don’t have a single pair of plain black heels, they’re either sparkly or embellieshed in some other way. As much as I wanted to add sparkle and shine to the outfit, I didn’t want overkill. I do however have some plain boots. These black ankle boots with gold accents are simple and elegant. I like them so much that I also have them in grey which I wore with coated leggings. They also come in a vibrant red. This shape of boot works with a lot of styles so is a good wardrobe addition and is a flattering cut because it shows off the slimmest part of the ankle.
And here it all is in action!
Thank you to Poppy for taking the photographs in a mad rush after school before it went dark and to Sally for taking the one above.
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Wow! Those tights are amazing! Never seen more beautiful tights then these! And the heel of the shoe is very pretty. Fabulous look.
They’re so fabulous and festive aren’t they? Thank you for always leaving such lovely comments too Nancy. I really do appreciate them xxx
A simple and festive dress in one, that’s a winner for me. Love, Lieske
Thank you Lieske. I agree. It makes it a lot more versarile doesn’t it! xxxx
A beautiful dress, some wonderful socks, a great outfit! I love the fabric and the simple and beautiful design of your dress. The originality of the color in your socks and the beautiful jewelry make the look something great.
Oh thank you so much Josep-Maria. The sparkly accessories make all the difference don’t they? xxxxx
Tights with crystals! Now, that’s Christmassy! I like the placement of them, only at the front (can imagine it would be a bit much if they were all over). x Susan
Thank you so much and I agree! I think they’d perhaps be uncomfortable too if they were on the back too? They are sooo Christmassy. I love them xxx
This outfit is absolutely gorgeous, Lizzy! I love swing dresses and adore velvet so this is a match made in heaven… as are those tights!! LOVE them. Are there sparkles on the back too? You look beautiful!
Thank you so much lovely Suzy. No, the sparkles just run up the front. Aren’t they fabulous? And I adore velvet too. I’m so glad it’s “back in” xxx
The dress is beautiful – such a great shape and that beautiful rich colour. But the tights are the absolute hit of the outfit. I have seen styles with white or silver embellishments on the front, but not multicoloured like this – a must now! I think the look works really well with the little boots – heels may have not worked so well with the tights. Thanks for some great inspiration… Kx
Oh thank you so much Karen. yes, they’re really quite unusual aren’t they. I did try the outfit with heels, but all of mine are sparkly or printed and they didn’t work at all so I’m glad you agree about the boots too! xxxx
SOOOOooo lovely 😉 Great outfit Lizzie … the color in the accessories … top …. and the booties are perfect as well 😉
hey I love this Velvet dress, you look great in it.
Thank you so much!