Match Made in Heaven – Loft Tall Sweater Dresses and HUE Tall Tights

Ever since I relocated from sunny Southern California to a part of the country that actually has seasons and a bona fide winter, I’ve been trying to ward off SADs (Seasonal Affective Disorder) by coming up with positive aspects to the frigidity of the winter months. Here’s a good one…being able to wear boots and tights with dresses!  Remember when I told you about my shy legs and how I have a complex about showing my bare legs because of my spider veins so I tend to not wear short dresses?  I realized that my legs can safely venture out of hibernation in the winter because I can “show” them in tights.
So, when Ann Taylor Loft had some big 50% off sales during the holiday season, I snatched up a couple of tall sweater dresses (my first ever purchases from Loft by the way).  Then I ran on over to Nordstrom and Macys and scored some amazing HUE tights.
I’ve already gotten some really good wear out of this dress and it was only $36! I bought a size medium and it not only fits great, it’s also really comfortable! I appreciate that the tie around the waist is actually attached to the dress so I feel like it’s easier to position than ties you have to put through the loops.  The tights in this photo are HUE’s Cable Sweater tights in size 3. Even though HUE’s size chart only goes up to 6’0, these tights fit really well and feel great. (Shout out to Alicia Jay over at Tallswag for her blog post on tights for us leggy ladies! Thanks to her recommendations, I not only scored 2 great pairs of HUE tights but also some nice DKNY ones too!)

 

…and HUE Cable Sweater Tights
Loft Tall Merino Wool Pleated V Neck Sweater Dress…

Next up, for a grand total of $44.75, I nabbed this long sleeve sweater dress from Loft in a size medium.  I’m thinking I’m a couple-few inches taller than the model on Loft’s site because this dress is a smidge shorter than I would normally wear (and definitely looks longer on the model) but I still think it fits great!  I’ll probably be wearing it with leggings most of the time and will very likely just save it for dinner date night with Mr. L3. I already wore it to work once (with leggings), and I’m pretty sure I saw a raised eyebrow or two from the conservative, older ladies in the office. Don’t want to be ruffling any feathers now I suppose. The tights are HUE’s Textured Diamond Tights and fit a bit differently than the sweater tights because they have a control top, but I’m still very pleased with them.

I figure I need to schedule my next two laser vein removal treatments so I can be done with this whole shy leg syndrome thing, but now that I’ve found a way to wear short dresses without upsetting my shy legs, I’m constantly on the prowl for more dresses!P.S. Thanks to my sis for snapping these (and other) photos of me since my camera  decided to bite the dust a little big ago.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Emma January 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Love that first dress, the colour is great on you! I have shy legs too, winter always brings me the same "Yes! Tights… Crap! Dress too short" dilemma, but this year I'm going to deliberately Not Care and wear it anyway. You should too! x

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks Emma! I haven't worn short dresses for so long that it's taking me a bit to get used to it but I like your advice and plan. Let's throw caution to the wind and rock our short dresses and tights!

  • Reply Abs January 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Those dresses both look great with tights! And I do believe I recognize that bracelet you have on in the pics 🙂

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Much thanks Abs! And yes…that is indeed the bracelet that Mr. L3 just gave me. I felt that it went perfectly with these dresses. =)

  • Reply auntp January 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Lookin' cute, Bethany! I'm glad Abs made me aware of the bracelet you are wearing:)

  • Reply auntp January 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Lookin' cute, Bethany! I'm glad Abs made me aware of the bracelet you are wearing:)

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Thanks! I'm getting some good use out of the bracelet. Wear it around 3x per week or so. =)

  • Reply Liz January 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Love both dresses on you. You look fantastic!

    Emma…. I like your "Not Care and wear it anyway" attitude. Life's too short. 🙂

    live it up tall!!!!

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