One M&S Party Dress - Three Ways!

Monday, 17 December 2012

It's great to have a non-black party dress that can also be worn during the day. Great if you work and need to go from the office to a party and great if you want to be able to wear a going out suitable dress on the school run. I think this Marks & Spencer number ticks all those boxes so it was my first choice when I was asked to chose from Marks & Spencer's party dress range for this 1 dress, 3 ways challenge.
Limited Collection Tweed Dress ℅ Marks & Spencer
It's a lovely textured material in grey/black/cream tones with gold thread running through it but it was the pleather detail on the shoulders and waistband that won me over. A nod to a current trend and I think it's what makes this dress so good for day to night styling.
But first the working woman look. I've styled the dress with a black belt, cream silk shirt, a beaded necklace and ankle booties.
Dress - Marks & Spencer
Cream Silk Shirt - Joseph
Necklace - Local Boutique (old)
Black 100D Tights - Marks & Spencer
Suede Booties - Dunnes Stores
Handbag - Fossil from Menarys
Glasses - Firmoo
And for the after work night out - whip the shirt off, grab a statement necklace, a clutch and higher shoes and you're all set..
Necklace - New Look
Clutch - LK Bennett
Shoes - Red Herring at Debenhams (similar in this link)
And after I styled these day to night outfits, I did another quick change for the school run
White Top - GAP
Black Flat Riding Boots - Carl Scarpa
Gold Patterned Scarf - River Island
Coat - Karen Millen (past season)
Handbag - Fossil c/o Menarys
So, thanks to M&S, I've got my Boxing/St. Stephen's Day outfit sorted and another great dress that's going to earn its keep in my wardrobe. Now to decide how to style it :)
There's a great range of party and Christmas dresses in M&S at the moment - worth checking out with pre-Christmas delivery until 19th December and in-store delivery until 12pm on the 20th so it's not too late to get your Christmas outfit organised!

Oh and if you want to see another M&S dress styled 3 ways, pop over to Maria's blog at Miss Drifted Snow White to see her styling a totally different dress - LOVE it!

21 comments:

  1. thank you so much for your comment! i love seeing the dress that I was going to pick originally in so many different ways - especially because i would've styled it completely differently LOL! LOVE IT!!

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    1. Glad you like it - your purple one is stunning. Would never have noticed it but for seeing it on you. Just shows you the power of seeing these items on real women! Ax

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  2. That is a beautiful dress. It's fits you perfectly, and is so versatile. Love the 3 different looks!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  3. I love a dress that can be worn so many ways!

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    1. Thanks - yes, me too. Especially one that can go from day to night! Ax

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  4. such a gorgeous versatile dress. i love these different looks

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for going to the trouble of leaving a comment, Ax

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  5. brilliantly versatile - or rather, you have show us how versatile it can be!
    Fiona

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  6. I love these types of posts. It's great to see how versatile a piece of clothing can be!

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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    1. Thanks Carol - Loving your sales tips on your blog today. Very wise! Avril x

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  7. this is a lovely dress,and u styled them perfect in all the three looks
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  8. Dress is gorgeous. Loving the variation in styles! You look fab as always! Merry Xmas. Gina x

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    1. Aw, thanks Gina. Haven't seen you in AGES! Hopefully early in the new year. Merry Christmas to you too, Ax

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  9. Love how versatile the dress is. Great job Avril!

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    1. Thank you Iva! Loving your green top on today's blog Ax

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  10. Love the dress on you Avril
    not too sure it would suit me
    with the pleating bits at the tummy
    but it looks wonderful on your lovely figure!

    Fiona x

    ps bought the Zara one that you showed in the post
    about Claire and her LBD!

    Will be wearing it on Thursday for my work night out
    so hoping to style it beautifully......
    or maybe not!!!
    Will let you know how it goes

    x

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  11. Avril....not another dress, you know I can't resist them!!

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  12. Nice Dresses.Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your site is very cool.

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