WIW 11/5: Winter Tree shirtdress, Frye boots and burgundy tights

It's fall, but it was really warm today (mid 70's and up)! So I wore a sleeveless shirtdress. This outfit feels very fall but is great for warm weather. I bought this Winter Tree Shirtdress at Anthro last fall, and sized up to an 8 because I felt like my normal size 6 was too short lengthwise. Several of you advised me to have it tailored to take in the sides so it wasn't so baggy, but I just wore it belted instead. Well, it's good I was lazy, because now it's still fits and is a great pseudo-maternity dress!

Previously I used to wear my skirts and dresses with knee high boots just with bare legs (I'm anti-pantyhose!), but lately I find I'm wearing tights a lot more now because I want a little extra coverage now that I'm pregnant (since my old skirts and dresses tend to ride higher now that they have to go over the bump). I wasn't sure what color tights to wear with this dress (tried grey and mustard but neither seemed right) so I went with a burgundy (my favorite color of the season!) pair that I just bought. What do you think, do the tights go with the outfit, or is it too garish?

Anthro Winter Tree Shirtdress
Forever 21 brown double-buckle elastic belt
H&M burgundy tights
Frye Melissa brown lace-up boots
Fossil floral satchel
Alexis Bittar orange leopard pendant

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  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but I think the tights look fine. Sometimes things just don't "seem right" when I put them on too, but when something does feel right it probably is. I love the belt and the boots! The necklace looks like it has a bit of burgundy in it, so it ties in with the color of the tights.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    I wouldn't have thought it would work, but it seems that it does! You look beautiful in this, and I love your belt!

  • Dale replied 7 years ago

    Not garish at all. I really like this look. There's not a ton of tight showing, just enough to have a nice contrast with the dress. There's the same depth of color which makes it work, imho. Love how you've out this together.

    Congrats on your pregnancy, feel well.

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  • Anastasia Gelfman Silis replied 7 years ago

    this is stunning !!!

    Anastasia - fashion designer

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Love this dress. You look great!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    This looks fantastic on you Natalie - you are one gorgeous mom-to-be!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    That dress looks wonderful on you, Natalie!
    I love it with the belt and boots- you look super-stylish.
    I think the tights are fine with the boots, but if anything, there's a bit of a seasonal disconnect with rather substantial tights and boots with a sleeveless dress. If you wore a jacket with it there would be no issue.
    That may be nit-picking, because you do look fabulous!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    I think the tights look great - love tights with boots. How thick are they? I don't feel the seasonal disconnect, but it is hard to tell how heavy the tights are from the pics. Also, it might be a CA thing... I feel like we sometimes create winter through a jacket or pair of tights and nuts to the actual temps outside.

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    What a fab pseudo maternity dress! I think the tights look good with it, and I like the autumnal colors.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    You shine even more brightly now than before. It's that pregnant glow!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit! I like how the tights add a little pop of color. The boots and dress cover up most of the tights so the color isn't overwhelming or garish.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    The tights look great here! They add a bit of color, texture, and extra warmth all at the same time :} I get what others say about the seasonal disconnect, but if it's in the low 70s this looks perfectly appropriate to me.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    The tights look great. It's an ALGO look.

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    You are super cute! I know personally I could not pull this look off convincingly but I love this dress and belt combo on you. (I can admire from afar) I really like the departure with your tights in burgundy. Great outfit!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    I love the dress on you & it looks fantastic with the belt.

  • Ariadne replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic! I love everything about this outfit.

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    I think the burgundy works very well, probably because it harmonizes so well with the rich browns of the accessories.

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    Just gorgeous. I love the purple/ brown/ cream/ orange theme and just everything.

  • ritu replied 7 years ago

    Love the dress on you.

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