My life is such that is has been years since I have attended any kind of party. What to wear to a holiday party hasn’t been something I’ve had to worry about in forever. I don’t have friends who throw annual holiday parties. Maybe if I lived close-by to my relatives I’d start a holiday party tradition just for an excuse to get all dressed up in fancy clothes. Of course fancy clothes means something altogether different from this Red NOTTE BY MARCHESACrepe Cocktail Dress With Ruffle.
At my level on the economic status ladder fancy just means it’s not a jeans a t-shirt. You put on a nice cheap dress with some nice cheap shoes and do up your hair and try to pretty up your face if that’s possible.
I’d be uncomfortable at a party anyway so it’s just as well. I’ve always been painfully self-consciously shy and socially awkward so even if I was invited to a party I probably would not attend; but I can pretend.
So here’s one dress I might consider wearing if I had a holiday party to attend.
NOTTE BY MARCHESA red Crepe Cocktail Dress With Ruffle ($820),
At $820 this dress is pretty affordable by comparison to the price of some other designer dresses. Not affordable for me of course; but I’ve gotten so used to seeing price tags well above a thousand dollars that $820 strikes me as fairly reasonable.
Seller dress details
Marchesa Notte’s Crepe Cocktail Dress With Ruffle
– Ruffle cap sleeves
– Ruffle hemline trim
– Concealed back zipper closure
– Exude an alluring appeal in this minimal yet utterly artful red frock
Size & Fit
- US Sizing
- Standard fit to size
- Dry clean only
- Shell: 100% Silk
- Lining: 100% Polyester
Now to figure out what color shoes to wear with this red NOTTE BY MARCHESA Crepe Cocktail Dress With Ruffle.
Personally I think red shoes would make for just a touch too much red. I’d go with black nude silver or gold shoes. White doesn’t say party to me.
Some shoe possibilities to wear with your NOTTE BY MARCHESA red Crepe Cocktail Dress With Ruffle
Charlotte Olympia Octavia Sandals in black ($1125),
This strappy Charlotte Olympia sandal features a spiderweb motif Charlotte’s signature island platform a covered heel and two belt-style ankle straps
- Adjustable buckle closure at ankle straps
- Leather sole and insole
- Made in Italy
Charlotte Olympia gold Octavia sandals ($1195),
Golden leather spins a signature web into a strappy sandal” gleaming with intrigue.
- 5 3/4″ heel; 1 1/2″ platform.
- Adjustable straps with buckle closures. Top strap is removable.
- Leather upper” lining and sole.
- By Charlotte Olympia; made in Italy.
- Salon Shoes