Hey everyone! Have you ever bought something because of the pattern or the color? Or did you see it look really nice on the model in the catalog and convinced yourself it would look the same on you? I have. Yes, it’s this dress.
I saw this dress in a catalog (first mistake). When I received it, I was surprised that it had a sheen to it, especially around any curve. The fabric was more clingy than it looked in the catalog on the model (duh) and was a very different cut than I usually wear in a dress and the length of the hem is much longer than I usually wear. So many parts of this dress were outside of my comfort zone and my tried and true formula of a pencil skirt or straight dress ending right below my knee.
Yet, I kept it. I thought the pattern was so beautiful and unusual and I really wanted it to work. Plus, I’ve seen the longer hem length is in style and thought I should give it a try.
Here’s how I would improve this outfit. I would wear tall boots instead of pumps. The hem hits at a wide part of my calf and my skin is so fair and the dress is so dark so I think having a dark pair of tall boots would look better. Can you imagine a pair of dark green suede boots with this? Or even my faithful black ones? It would look more put together I think.
The longer hem I’m still on the fence about. I think it’s not the most flattering length for me and feels like it looks a little frumpy. Agree or disagree?
Because of the sheen, especially above the belt and below my bustline (really bad place to have light reflection) I think I need something buttoned up over it. Maybe a blazer or sweater, or a cape would be fun, but definitely something to cover the front. I think I also need long sleeves over this. It is a clingy fabric and doesn’t do anything for my arms.
So, with all of that critique above, I’d sum it up as thinking this dress could work if I covered it all up. Sheesh. As I’ve said before, I do like a challenge and I’ll give this dress another try but this might have been mistake. This could be a great dress to try with pattern mixing though as I talked about in my last post with this seductive pattern. I’m going to keep it a little while longer and try to work with it some more before a final verdict. I’d love to hear any suggestions from all of you. Is it salvageable or should I learn my lesson and move on?
I do not have any affiliation with any of the brands or stores nor do I receive any compensation. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned.