Usually, I do not like outfits with stripes and I only have just a couple of them in my closet. Stylists have a lot to say about it. Vertical stripes are slimming and horizontal stripes are fattening...As for me, all stripes are fattening, period!...:) They never work for me and I admire it on other people that are able to pull them off nicely. Now back to my outfit...
I purchased this dress a while ago from Metrostyle and it was the color of the stripes that really drew me in. I had known for a long time that stripes do not work for me but decided to give it another try. And besides, the pattern on this dress was more of streaks than stripes. I love purple and brown colors and the clash of purple, wine, brown and white in this dress was something I could not resist plus it was on sale too. It is currently marked down for $49.99. Check it out here. When the dress was delivered, I thought it was a little too large for me even though I had ordered it at my current size at that time. My initial thought was to return the dress but then I changed my mind. It hung in my closet for close to seven months before I decided to give it a try..
The belt came with the dress...
I like that the dress is flared out...it helps to hide all the curves...:)
I wore it to a casual outing so, I decided to use very simple accessories.
I used my old vintage brown bag which is of the same color as the belt..
And my Steve Madden sling back sandals...I decided to skip on jewelry (the weather was way too hot!) except for my single wooden bracelet which you have seen a lot on this blog...:)
You can see a picture of the same dress on a Model below...
|Photo Credit: Metrostyle.com|