WIW to the World of Chocolate

The World of Chocolate is an event benefiting DH's former non-profit. It is as tasty an event as the name suggests. Just imagine a room filled with vendors promoting and competing for best chocolate creation. Some things were sweet, some were savory and everything was delicious.
This outfit was pre-planned. I loved the idea of it but I was a little disappointed that the waist of the skirt tended to ride up and settle right under my bust line which is pretty unflattering because I look as if I have no waist line. Not sure what I can do to prevent that moving forward with this outfit, but this is what it looked like before my skirt started traveling north.
Also the clutch is Asian inspired print in the shape of a fan. It was a gift from my best friend several years ago and it continues to bring me joy. Your feedback is appreciated. Happy weekend!

I am wearing:
Shirt - Talbot's
Skirt - Modcloth
Tights - Simply Vera Wang
Shoes - Madden Girl
Belt - White House Black Market

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  • Lantana replied 8 years ago

    Oh, you look exquisite Day Vies. The lacy hose are so romantic.
    I wish I had an insider tip on the waistband problem but all I can think is you need friction between the fabric of the shirt and skirt. If they are both slippery you're doomed.

  • dlb1960 replied 8 years ago

    Love your bag. I have a similar one that I adore. As always you look wonderful but I feel your pain with a north moving skirt! So frustrating!

  • Ornella replied 8 years ago

    Stellar outfit. I instantly thought "flamenco" when I opened the photos.

    I love every single thing about this outfit: the whole thing and each individual piece equally. The bag is wonderful, so is the belt, they compliment each other perfectly. I generally find black/dark things worn under white/bright so challenging and difficult to make work. But somehow, this tank and the white button down were meant to be worn together. I love how your smile bookends the button-down ;-)

    I hope you'll discover the thing behind the skirt waist issue and fix it, because this outfit formula must be repeated many times over. That's not a suggestion, but my expectation :-D


  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    You do look stunning. This is a beautiful outfit:). Not sure what to suggest in relation to the skirt riding up but it would be great to get it sorted because you need to wear this again.

  • Debra replied 8 years ago

    You look beautiful and so very ladylike. Hope you get the skirt issue sorted :)
    And ......a World of Chocolate...... It sounds like a good night out :)

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful! And the event sounds heavenly to me. :-)

  • Momo replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful outfit! Love the stockings!

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    You look great! So glamorous. I think the accessories - clutch, hose, belt  - really pull this look together. You are brave to wear white to a chocolate event! (Although I'm sure you're less klutzy than me.)

    Bummer about the skirt. I have a couple that do that, and it drives me bonkers (I find high waistbands really uncomfortable). You could try pinning it to your shirt maybe? Sometimes that works, but sometimes it just makes the shirt bunch up too.

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look so lovely!  And nom nom nom, a world of chocolate, I want to live there!

  • Isis replied 8 years ago

    Just beautiful!  You've really shown us how patterned tights can elevate an outfit....and chocolate.....yum!

  • Aubergine replied 8 years ago

    I love this! Are those the same hose from your Thanksgiving outfit? They really seem to make everything look extra-special.

    The only thing I can think of with the skirt is to make your belt as snug as it can be so it's anchored into place, but that probably works better for non-World-of-Chocolate events.

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Sounds like a fun and tasty event!  You look festive, but quite polished in you b/w ensemble.  Love the layered "v" neck with the face framing white and the swirl ans swoosh of the skirt.

    Little details, like the clutch, patterned hose and the waist detail are perfect for events in crowds -- I love a party look that makes an impact from afar, but reveals delicious detail up close.  Those looks are hard to do well, but you're a master here!

    I have a couple of skirt that do that, too, although I'm fortunate to be slightly long waisted, if a bit busty.  The worst is the sweater that rides up because it's actually too stretchy.  Aaaargh!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    This is beautiful but I am more impressed that you wore white to a chocolate eating situation - I would have been a hot mess!  You look radiant as always.

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Aubergine - Yes! these are the same tights. They're just so pretty that I could not resist the urge to wear them again. This outfit was inspired by an every day outfit I have pinned of Carolina Hererra. I figured if it worked for her it could work for me.
    As far as the skirt riding up, yep usually a very snug belt is my fix or as Lantana suggested to wear items that creates friction.  The snug belt in this situation unfortunately was not "festive" enough for this situation. Well, the proportions were fabulous at least part of the time. :-)

  • Aubergine replied 8 years ago

    The Carolina Herrera outfit is lovely and I can see why you wanted to copy it! 

    And you've got me thinking I might need a pair of lace tights of my own.

  • Joyce B replied 8 years ago

    So pretty and elegant.
    That was a dangerous exhibit that you went to, sounds like a lot of fun.

  • lyn* replied 8 years ago

    Mmm. Chocolate!!!!

    I have the same Modcloth skirt I think and I ended up returning it because I had the same problem. I think there is a problem with the ratio of waist/hips in this skirt. That being said, if you nipped in the waist, maybe this would get rid of the problem? 

  • MuseumGal replied 8 years ago

    Oh my goodness, this is wonderful, best holiday party outfit I've seen yet.

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look stunning DV! So feminine and elegant. Fab tights!

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Lyn -- I think you're right. I have hesitated having this skirt altered at the waist because I am afraid that the skirt will end up too narrow. Or that because I have a round tummy cinching the waist isn't going to help as the skirt will still slide up and down over my tummy or be too tight and look too tight. *Sigh*

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    You look stunning. I think that is the same skirt I tried, but it looked horrible on me - and it looks gorgeous on you! I don't know what to do about the waistband riding up, other than to make sure you aren't wearing a silky shirt, or to pin/belt it into place.

  • E replied 8 years ago

    You are so stunning!!! Frustrating about the skirt issue though. And you're making me think I need a pair of lace tights in my closet. :)

  • Lantana replied 8 years ago

    Another thought: a seamstress could dart the fullness of the skirt just below the waistband so it fits snugly at high hip. Then the skirt wont swizzle around. See where you hands are resting? There is fabric there that could be darted and you would not lose any fullness in the lower skirt at all. I have done this myself, not because the skirt was riding up but because it was just too bunchy at the waist.
    I have CH on a style pedestal and have started pushing my sleeves up past my elbows as she does, managing to look businesslike yet elegant.
    (Well she does, not sure about me.) Penny

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    So flirty and pretty. I bet you were the belle of the ball. 

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    Penny!  Thank you! That sounds like a really simple fix. My sewing skills stop at buttons, hems and whip stitching.

    Now I know what to ask for when I go to my tailor. Thank you so much for this advice. This is exactly why I love this forum. 

  • Vicki replied 8 years ago

    You're a luscious confection in black and white and I love the pattered tights and the fan purse which adds to your stunning style, DV.  Oh, what a fun benefit this sounds like; have fun sampling.

  • Peri replied 8 years ago

    You look beautiful. I would have had to wear a sack dress to the world of chocolate because I would want to eat so much!

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful from head to stockings!

  • Neel replied 8 years ago

    Very beautiful and ladylike! Love your skirt and I hope you can fix the riding up issue. Hope you spoilt yourself silly with all the chocolate goodies :)

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