Hey everyone! It’s been a cold and gray week here, but I’m getting spring fever! The days are longer and I can hear the Redwing Blackbirds and the Sandhill Cranes and I saw my first Robin last week. Now is the time I really want to start to lighten up my clothes and start wearing some of the super cute spring dresses I’m seeing in stores now.
This pretty dress is sleeveless with thin fabric and I’m considering wearing it to a wedding this summer, however, this time of the year, I need my ever-faithful moto jacket and tall boots. I love the pattern of this fabric and the armholes are the perfect size for summertime because they’re not too big, so no worries about showing my bra. Maybe designers were listening to us last summer complaining about the gigantic arm holes?
It does have some seams around the middle, under the bust, so it gives some shape without being restrictive. The fabric is almost performance fabric, like you’d see on athletic wear, so it doesn’t cling, just glides nicely. The jacket is old (you’ve seen it hundreds of times — I can’t help it. I love it!) but a similar one is here and plus size option here, both from a brand I like for our shape.
If you follow any fashion blogs you see a trend now of mixing casual items with dressy items. I like the idea because it gets your “Sunday best” out of your closet and worn, but calms it down for more casual outings. Same with the casual items. Wearing them with something dressier makes them more acceptable for times when they would have been too casual. This is a good strategy for getting more wear out of the items you already own.
I’m seeing a lot of dresses in the “sheath” style that looks good on our shape. Just make sure it doesn’t have the horizontal seam at the midsection separating the top from the skirt part, since usually they make those dimensions too slim for anyone whose waist is wider. Also, make sure the fabric has some stretch so it will fit well in the bust.
Have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget I’m still waiting for some more RSVP’s to the blog birthday party. If you have no idea what I’m talking about check out the invite here.
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