Hey everyone! A couple of posts ago I wore this same dress with a long sweater vest. I had been seduced by the pattern despite some red flags when I purchased and tried on the dress. I asked all of you if I should keep it or should it go. I received a lot of suggestions on how to make it look better and I definitely think I’m keeping it and will continue to find ways to wear it!
I wore it with the belt in the first post but it was suggested that I try it without the belt. Here it is in that variation.
It was also suggested I try it with a jacket or blazer. Believe it or not, I don’t own a proper blazer, so I tried this jacket unzipped plus added my magic belt. You can tell we were having some fun while photographing! And yes, my husband was the photographer.
Below is a version with the jacket zipped up. This is one of the few jackets I own that I can zip up, thanks to the stretchy cotton fabric on the sides of the jacket. I think this version is bleh. It could just be the jacket not fitting well over my bust and being one of those asymmetrical zipped types, but I think it kind of chops up my body and isn’t the best look.
And For The Shoes:
I also added the boots which were a great improvement. In the last post I had pumps and bare legs and the contrast between the dark dress and my fair skin was a bit much. It may have looked better with dark tights and the pumps instead of bare legs. Now, with the boots I don’t even mind the hem length where before I thought it was a bit long. So, thanks everyone for your suggestions and I’m definitely keeping it so be prepared to see it in the future!
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