Opaque Tights & Shirt Dress Edit

I may just be a touch delighted that SE QLD temps have dropped.

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the heat.

I’m so not complaining that its been too hot…Not at all – Come on, I’m from England, show me the sun and I’ll show you a smile 😉

But as I’ve said lots of times before, I love to mix up my wardrobe.

Change is good.

A nip in the air makes you long for cosy and snugly.

What I’m most excited about with the return of cooler temps though, is the fact that my ‘other love’ can come back out to play.

Opaque tights.

Are you a fan?

They are bloody brilliant in my humble opinion.

No time to shave/wax your legs? Opaque tights to the rescue.

Got a summer/lightweight frock you still adore? Opaque tights to the rescue.

They add variety to any wardrobe...good quality tights also offer smoothness to any silhoutte – VPL (visible panty-line) be gone!

They were also part of my English armour and something that I just can’t let go of.

My favourite ones are these from Country Road $24.95 – they come in a Tall option which is just perfecto for me and my pins. 

Opaque Tights & Shirt Dress Edit

The ones I’m wearing are speckled with grey $29.95

But mostly, I adore opaque tights because they allow my love of dresses (and the occasional skirt) to work for me during the winter months without flashing any flesh.

After all, winter skin is dry and flaky and doesn’t need to be on show.

Hibernation is the kindest option…unless of course, you can be bothered to de-scale on a daily basis.

Me? Too lazy.

Rather than go to all the extra bother – I just cover them up!

But the most important things that opaque tights give to me is, confidence.

You see, I’ve never been in love with my pins.

Me and my legs – we have issues.

Deep rooted issues.

Opaque tights actually make me like me legs. Not full-blown love, just like.

But I’ll take that.

In the spring/summer months, I’m more than happy to show a touch of leg – only if they are sun-kissed of course.

Wearing opaque tights in the winter –  just feels right.

More appropriate somehow.

The only thing I can’t bear to see though, is opaque tights with ballet flats.

Heels yes. Flats no.

If you wear this look and rock it – good on ya…but personally for me, a pair of ankle boots looks a lot better with tights!

So, I’m showing my new tights some love and pairing it with a fabulous shirt dress from Bohemian Traders.

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Longline Linen Button Down in Grey $179.00 Bohemian Traders (wearing a 12/M)  |  Boots: Aubrey ankle Boot in Barley $199.00 Country Road

It’s a dress that can be worn any number of ways – even as a jacket…

The first time I laid eyes on this shirt dress though, I knew it was for me.

You just can’t go wrong with elongating the classic shirt – it’s always a win-win in my book.

Add to the mix linen, in the most sumptuous grey and the magic start to happen.

This dress really is the perfect piece to cover all occasions.

It also happens to be the ideal weight for Autumn dressing in my humble opinion too.

The linen brings a softness to the shape – the shirt dress moves easily without the feeling of being restricted at all.

It’s not at all clingy and glides over lumps and bumps like a dream.

The decision to make this shirt dress in linen was pure genius.

Opaque Tights & Shirt Linen Dress Edit

 

I’ve tried to capture a close-up of the fabric – because the linen is a truly gorgeous quality.

It can be layered easily by adding a slip underneath for a bit of extra warmth.

Or throw a huge oversized knit over the top for a true statement.

Maybe a jacket and heels is more your thing?

Just think flexibility.

Oh, did you know I’m also a big lover of grey with camel? – dream combination for me BUT this dress would work equally well with black tights and boots if that appeals to you more.

 

Would I find any shirt dresses hanging in your wardrobe? Do you share my obsession for Opaques?

 

This dress was gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy

 

Its Wednesday so I’m linking up with the vivacious Kimba for Wardrobe Wednesday over at Kimbalikes place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • Goooorgeous!

  • I live in tights and dresses in Winter, but I will admit I rock a flat with the combo! Each to their own I guess. That dress is gorgeous!

    • Absolutely Em – its all about being individual and having the confidence to rock it! It’s the perfect dress, Bohemian Traders really are on fire at the moment xx

  • I totally share your opaque tights obsession. In fact, I’m wearing a lightweight summer tunic dress with some grey opaques today!! Love how you refer to them as your english armour – brilliant! And one other thing – love love love your sunnies. May I ask where they are from? xox

    • Opaques really do extend you summer wardrobe Wendy…bit like layering your summer cape 😉
      Sunnies are from Witchery – brought them a couple of months ago! Mwah xx

  • I absolutely love this on you Bev – you and BT are a match made in heaven! x

    • Honestly V, I’m crushing on everything they have at the moment – I can’t get enough, I’m a total convert! Thanks for the love darling xx

  • Sharon

    I love this look Bev…and you must be mad…your legs are gorgeous! Hugs x

  • Good on me then because coloured opaque tights and ballet flats is one of my go to to looks. Pairing it with a retro cute full skirt works better than a pencil skirt. I also love coloured opaque tights with lace up shoes. Too cute.

    I also have a pair of these CR tights. They’re the bomb dot com and you look fab in them!

    • You ALWAYS look DDG in your coloured opaques…most people avoid the coloured ones, but I LOVE them. In the UK I had every colour under the rainbow.
      You’re so right, a cute full skirt works so much petter than a pencil skirt – a look that is you, to a T!
      Glad you like the CR ones, mine are still going strong from last year! xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I love this outfit on you Bev ,you look stunning and I’m with you on opaques or tights with a dress and yes it must be paired with ankle boots no ballet flats.Great post my gorgeous friend Xx

    • Thanks darling Lisa – you’re such a gem! Chuffed your with me on the no ballet flat and tights issue too…lots of the Myer staff wear this as the ‘uniform’ and it drives me crazy. Even a small heeled boot/show looks fabulous – I just don’t understand! xx

  • Petra

    That’s a really nice winter outfit Bev. I love tights and am looking forward to wearing them for my first official Melbourne winter (arrived 2/3rds of the way through last year)! I’ve gone off seeing them worn with flats too! Heels look much better 🙂

    • Thanks so much Petra. I love that Bohemian Traders were not afraid to bring linen into A/W – it works so well on this longline shirt. Most things look fab with a pair of opaque tights – in fact they will be my saviour especially now the temps have dropped here – yukky and rainy today.
      Heels and ankle boots all the way! xx

  • Looking gorgeous in grey. x

  • Lauren @SAHM I am

    I haven’t found a petite shirt dress that goes over my boobs yet, but I will keep looking! And thanks for the tights tip, I have been buying from Farmers but I have three holes in the newest pair after only two wears so I will definitely be checking out Country Road as holes in my tights is a pet hate.

    • Keep looking Lauren because shirt dresses make such a statement with very little effort – which is right up my street. You’ll love the CR tights..mine are still going strong from last year! xx