I’m not actually wearing this (still too cool, and not appropriate for Costco), but I wanted to show it to you anyway. I ordered this a couple months ago for a beach wedding we have coming up in May. I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, and became obsessed, so I just decided to get it. Even though it’s obviously out of my comfort zone. Hello!! blue!!!
Truthfully, I don’t love the way it looks on me. I know that high necklines aren’t ideal on my shape, and the shoulders/sleeves and absolutely widening my top half. Those combined with the narrowing towards the bottom and pleating at the neckline in the back and ballooning out around my ass/hips make it not-the-best-dress-ever on my pear-shape. My ass has widened a bit since I first got it (now I REALLY HAVE TO STAY AWAY FROM TRADER JOE’S), accentuating that part of my body even more (!), so I probably would return it now if I could, but time’s run out.
I do still like it though. And I will wear it, now, with spanx and later without, after I’ve busted my butt back into shape. I actually like the idea of wearing it with my Birkenstocks and going uber-casual with it, but I do also think it dresses up nicely.
Again, it’s an un-conventional shape, and I wear it knowing that it does absolutely nothing to flatter my body, but I’m okay with that. It’s really very interesting, especially moving – and the color is magnificent, a little shocking, definitely, but so pretty.