Sunday, October 28, 2012

Black Tie Affair



My favorite type of formal wear has always been a simple black dress.

Nothing says quiet elegance like a black dress.

This is what I would wear as a spectator at an evening dance exhibition.  I love the simplicity and elegance of the classic pearl jewelry.  Pearl has luster rather than shine and sparkle which suits the graceful, clean lines of this dress.

I chose to pair two of the same necklace to fill in the neckline; I would adjust one slightly longer so that it appears to be one very full necklace.

Closed toe T-strap shoes are simple, beautiful and more comfortable than strappy, sandal heels.    I love the look of wide, matching pearl cuff bracelets for each arm.  Because the dress and accessories are so simple, I would carry a purse with unique feature, like this ladylike bow clutch.

I would feel like a million bucks in this evening wear........I'm ready for the next big event!

Black Tie Affair


12 comments:

  1. You would LOOK like a million bucks in this beautiful outfit too! I love the layered necklaces and those gorgeous shoes! Thank you for your sweet, helpful comment on my "I still don't know what the heck to do with my life" post! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shea....this would be my dream outfit.....years ago, Nicole Kidman wore something similar to a big awards event; layered necklace and all.....I just adore it!

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  2. What a beautiful outfit! I say you'd rock it and look absolutely fabulous no matter what shape, size and mindset you are! You are beautiful, and this would look absolutely stunning on you!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. Thank you Clare......you just made my night!

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  3. Very chic, an elegant black dress is fitting for a very formal event.
    Thank you for the comment, and yes, I do make everything I wear.

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    1. Thank you....I'd love to own a dress like this!

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  4. Gorgeous. I love the way you've styled this. I just wish I had en event to go to where I could wear it. Do you? I'd love to see the pics. :-)

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    1. Jean, I often attend ballroom dance related events in which I'm the spectator.....the next event is in December. I will post pics!

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  5. That is a lovely, elegant and timeless style.

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  6. How terrifically chic and timelessly lovely! You have a marvelous eye for putting together outfits, dear Lisa.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. I love formal wear....and I especially love black formal wear! So classic and simple.

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