I was asked a question recently in relation to sequin dresses and I thought that it might be helpful for me to answer it on the blog. This was the message from one of my YouTube subscribers: “I want to wear a silver clingy, one shoulder sequin dress, but I hate my legs. Would be okay if I wore tall leather boots instead of pumps?”
Here was my reply:
Wearing boots instead of pumps is perfectly fine. The only thing is that I would make sure the boots in themselves are relatively simple so as not to overdo it. I also probably wouldn’t go with a really high, over-the-knee boot because it might be a little much with a sequin dress; sort of like ‘lady-of-the-night does disco’ :). A simple tall leather boot would look nice though. If the boots are black, I would probably pair them with black opaque tights because I wouldn’t want to draw too many lines across the body – first the bottom of the dress and then the top of the boot. I think it looks more flattering and cleaner when the boots are integrated into the look with tights.
So there you have it. If pumps are a problem boots are the fix!
What I’m wearing:
- Dress by “Marc by Marc Jacobs”
- Silk coat by “twenty8twelve – by s.miller”
- Necklace by “BLMA Venezia Italy”
- Ankle boots by “Gil Carvalho”
- Nude tights by “Donna Karan”