One of the things I like most about the holiday season is the opportunity to dress up. As someone who spends most of my time clad in things that bear the Nike swoosh, I love the chance to spiff up in dresses and heels for parties and festive dinners out.
On a recent visit to Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco, I found this:
Designed by Tahari, it’s the perfect basic for dressing up or down…but “up” is the direction I prefer. I see it with textured tights and sky-high pumps. There’s lovely ribbon trim at the neckline, so there’s no need to add a necklace. Drop earrings and a bracelet are really all that’s needed.
Note to women of a certain age or anyone who prefers not to flash too much leg: The dress isn’t as short as it appears on the model…unless, of course, you’re 5″10″. It’s just an inch or two above the knee on me (I’m 5’5″). Dark or textured tights will help slim the leg and camouflage any flaws.