James Perse open back skinny dress | $195 at James Perse
If you like James Perse and don’t already have the open back dress that debuted last year, may I suggest you stop everything and order it NOW for spring/summer?? I freely admit that I wish I’d bought the open back dress instead of the belted dress I chose about this time last year. I went with the belted dress because it’s shorter, but always regretted not getting the open back dress, because, it’s AMAZING. Even on Tracee Ellis Ross. Especially on her!
Anyway, quite often with James Perse, once a style is gone, it’s gone, and they don’t bring it back, except for “classic” t-shirt styles, or in slightly different iterations after a couple of years. So, I was afraid I’d have to resort to eBay to find it, since I missed out when it briefly went on sale some places (not at James Perse).
BUT. It’s back, at James Perse in black, carbon (a nice deep dark gray) and white, and in black at Nordstrom (if you prefer free shipping…). At full price though, $195. (this James Perse dress is similar, but with a v-neck and shorter, and on sale at Last Call for $111)
The open back dress is phenomenal. And pretty much a classic James Perse ruched dress. I tried on my normal James Perse size 2 and liked the fit: not too snug, not too loose, and the midi length is growing on me. The neckline and the open back are incredibly flattering on too, and it’s absolutely bra-friendly.
I’m going to have to get it this year. I usually try to wait at least 24 hours between trying something on and buying it, and if I still want it after 24 hours, I give myself permission. In this case, I’ve waited a year, and am still obsessed with it…which means it’s probably time.
Do you have this dress? Will you get it this year?
*speaking of James Perse…I am usually really excited every season for the new stuff. This time, meh, not so much. Nothing is speaking to me, and honestly, some of the styling is a bit off. I know – I say that almost every time (Nike sneakers, Birkenstocks), but this time, it’s off in sort of a bad 90’s style sort of way. Am I wrong? I’m not “over it” by any means; there are still some individual pieces I like, but not as many as usual. What did you think?