A Holiday Dressing Tip from Chanel Runway

It is the eternal quest of the fashion savvy to make the black maxi dress work for all seasons. Spring is a no-brainer, summer works with a simple sandal, and fall is a breeze in a long coat—but winter? Winter is full of woes for those who prefer short silhouettes. Sure, one could adopt Edie Sedgwick’s tried-and-true trick of adding opaque black tights to any ensemble, but for evening affairs where the dress code is more chic than cool, a graphic leg is not always the best choice.

Enter Chanel to provide a solution. At the house’s M├ętiers d’Art 2016 show in Rome, Karl Lagerfeld paired his frilled cocktail frocks with lacy tights. Some were uniformly floral, others were patchworked from different lace patterns, creating a texture that echoed the nubby tweeds or embellished lace of the dresses they were worn with. The idea to pair a textured tight arrives just in time for the winter season, so why not try a lace, point d’esprit, or knit option this season? If it’s good enough for Lagerfeld and Chanel, it’s surely good enough for a December cocktail party.

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Source: Vogue

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