It’s date night, and even though my husband and I have been married for over 15 years, I still love to get dressed up when we go out. I want to look sexy and beautiful. Lace tights and a mini-dress feel perfect for a casual evening at the movies.
The last time lace tights were trendy I was in my early teens. I figured out fast that the best way to wear them was with a short skirt. My parents weren’t all that happy about that particular look when I was so young, so I had to wait for them to come back into fashion before I could test my theory.
A couple of years ago I noticed lace tights were returning but I wasn’t sure I could work them into my wardrobe. You see, mini-skirts are something of an issue for me. I don’t like showing a lot of bare leg anymore, though I had no problem with it when I was in my 20′s. I still like short skirts, and I think I can still pull it off, so a solution to the bare leg had to be found. I stumpled upon these capri-length lace tights at Target, and thought; “Oh! I think this will work with my black jersey dress.”
This dress, paired with capri-length tights or leggings, is a flattering mini-skirt option. It’s is one of those things that I never thought would look good on me, but I tried it on a whim and was happy to see that it hid a multitude of sins. If you haven’t considered a draped jersey dress yet, try one on! In the photo below you can see how it’s gathered at the waist and blouses out from there. The wrap top is also very flattering, though I do have to wear a camisole underneath.
I’ve worn this multi-chain necklace before on this blog, and probably will again and again and again. The purse I’ve had for years. I think it was my mother’s before it found it’s way to my closet so I have no idea how old it is. However, it goes to show you that what was once fashionable will always return at some point. You just have to be patient.
- Dress – Rachel Roy
- Lace Tights – Target
- Sandals – Nine West
- Necklace – Cara
- Purse – Originally my mother’s, no tag
What do you wear for date night? Do you like lace tights? How do you wear them?