Lace Tights and Date Nights

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 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.”

My Lace Tights

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?

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20 Responses to Lace Tights and Date Nights

  1. Jamillah May 16, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    WOAH WOAH WOAH! Love you in the lace tights…I’ve actually had my reservations about getting a pair! Maybe after shopping ban is over I will do it because of you dear.

    You look ready for date night for sure!! Hmmm…what do I wear, my bf seems to really dig off the shoulder…which is great b/c I actually feel sexiest with off the shoulder too 🙂

    • Heather Fonseca May 18, 2011 at 8:58 am #

      Men do like sexy clothes on their beloved, that’s for sure! I really want a one-shoulder look too. Be sure to let me know if you do get some lace tights. I’d love to see how you wear them.

  2. Alexis of NorthOnHarper May 16, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Gosh— no wonder you’ve been married for 15 years!!! You’ve kept things spicy!!!! 🙂

    I am a big fan of jersey dresses. They are just so simple, but easy to dress up….

    You look great!
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  3. Heather Risinger
    May 16, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I love lace tights!!! You look hot. I think my days as a dancer and showgirl made me love fishnets and lace tights. I love this outfit…although I would wear this with boots instead of sandals. I love the feminine look of short skirt, lace tights mixed with a motorcycle boot or a high heel leather boot just under the knee. My husband loves this look (boots and lace) and definitely notices it each time I go for it;)

    • Heather Fonseca May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks Heather! I have a thing for fishnets too – they make your legs look great. You don’t wear the leather and lace look to our PTO meetings but I’d love to see you all dressed up. I bet you look great!

  4. Oh to Be a Muse
    May 16, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    i’m definitely diggin’ this outfit for a date night. kudos to you for wearing those lace tights. and i love that cara necklace!

  5. anne
    May 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    va va va VOOM!
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  6. Mary Jo
    May 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    So funny I just saw a pair of lace leggings on a European blogger site and was thinking I really liked the look. That Rachel Roy dress is so great too, love the easy but sexy vibe!

    xo Mary Jo

  7. Boheme Noir May 16, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    ARGH I`m torn! On the one hand I want I want to cheer “Yay for 70s on top and 80s on the buttom” (perfect realisation!).

    On the other hand I would have liked the outfit better if you had worn it with tights in high-heeled black pumps. I feel that the open shoes are “not dressy enough” for the luxurious look of the top & necklace.

    (You still look fab though!)
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    • Heather Fonseca May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Actually the whole outfit is pretty 80’s inspired (except for the shoes they’re strait out of the 90’s) Those low blousy dresses were all the rage in the early 80’s, but they were longer and usually included big shoulder pads.

      As for the sandals, L.A. is a really casual place. I was really dressed up for this city! But I do think it would look great with tights and pumps as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. TJ Lubrano
    May 17, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    Ciaoooo Heather! Your new blog is so lovely! I didn’t realize you had a new one though. I love this outfit! Not sure if I would wear leggings as I’m not a legging person. My sister is trying to change this though hehe.
    I adore the necklace!!

    Ciao Xx

  9. Sacramento May 17, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    You look absolutely fearless, powerful and utterly stunning.
    Fantastic, my dear friend.

  10. Lee Oliveira May 17, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    WOW.. you are absolutely fabulous!!
    Love the see through leggings.
    Lee x

  11. Alejandrs May 17, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Love, love, love your look….no matter how many years you always have to look sexy and fashion forward. The lace tights are a great accessory for your outfit!!

  12. Aquí May 17, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    LOVE this look! The tights are great but I really love your lil bag!

    • Heather Fonseca May 18, 2011 at 8:45 am #

      Thanks Aqui. I love that little bag too. It’s been with me on every vacation because of it’s small size – it packs well.

  13. Joy May 19, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    Wow! Gorgeous! Those tights look fantastic on you — the whole outfit is fab. I think because you have a sophisticated air about you the lace tights look that more alluring. I feel like getting myself a pair of those!

    • Heather Fonseca May 19, 2011 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Joy. The tights were not expensive. I think they were around $10 at Target! Of course there are nicer one’s available too…

  14. Alice March 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    The whole outfit’s great, except that I don’t think footless tights are very flattering: I think the outfit would have been amped-up even more with fully-footed tights. I know some people have an issue with footed tights and open-toed shoes, but it works, especially with a pattern like yours.

    But yes, men love their women dressed-up!

    • Heather Fonseca March 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      Hi Alice. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I really like footless tights, but I live in an area where the weather is warm an we can wear sandals year-round, so I often choose tights with no feet as a result. I’m glad you like the outfit though.