Splendid striped t-shirt dress | size medium, on sale now at Piperlime, similar version on sale at Splendid
Melissa sandals | mine are a few years old, new version at Shopbop
3.1 Phillip Lim large Ryder Satchel | small version at Azalea for 25% off with code GRECHEN25, quilted version at Nordstrom
See, I do know how to dress in more “flattering” shapes 😉 This dress is killer, I only wish it was black & gray stripes instead of navy, and lighter blue. Details…It’s still great, and forget what they say about horizontal stripes on curvy girls, these CAMOUFLAGE all the puffy bits that I usually use spanx to hide; the stripes and the built in slip underneath help to make everything just a bit more smooth.
I do think I dried it once to shrink it in length just a little, but I could be wrong about that actually, I don’t think I’ve even washed it yet, since I’ve only worn it once since I got it late last year. Nevermind. Anyway, it is a great length for me – it never drags on the floor and is perfect for flat sandals (I can’t wear heels with a maxi dress/skirt…I just can’t – looks weird to me).
If you saw my instagram post yesterday, you’ll see that I get 50% off my next purchase at Splendid because I’ve “earned” all my stripes; i.e. made 5 purchases. I made a few of these over the holidays when I brought in books to donate and saved 50% off each purchase, but I also won a $100 gift card by participating in an Instagram contest my boutique in Austin was holding, so that helped me make my last couple of purchases. Now…what do I use the 50% off on??
The last time I went in the store to try new things, I really fell in love with the t-shirt dress in black, and this draped maxi dress, so I’ll probably get one of those. The draped dress is similar to my Acne dress though, (but a little better honestly), and I don’t have a short, casual (not ruched) t-shirt dress yet, so I’ll probably end up with that. (they are having a pretty good sale on a lot of things that are great for spring…)
Or I’ll just save it until fall…haha!! that’s one thing I can’t do – if I have store credit, or a significant coupon, I MUST USE IT RIGHT AWAY or I think it will disappear or something. Which it won’t of course, but my mind is always telling me I need something RIGHT NOW. Or else I’ll never have a chance to get it again. Oy…but that’s a topic for another day!!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!!!
Cathy Benavides says
OMG this dress! It is sooooooo freaking perfect on you!! And you wearing colors and stripes -I’m so proud of your boldness!! Okay enough exclamation points. Seriously, you look great 🙂
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That dress looks great on you! So summery! And the blue is a nice touch…. blue isn’t really a “color” so I think it’s safe!
Oh my, I have PTSD with jersey maxi dresses from when I was pregnant. I think I cut up all those dresses and used them for curtains for the kiddie haunted house I built. Anyway, you are right about the stripes “camouflaging” though only to a certain point. It only worked for me until about 35 weeks, then people were going WOAH every time I wore striped maxi dresses. That said, I was looking at a maxi dress recently, so who knows?
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Love this on you! I think there’s something I just love about you in deeper shades of blue. Idk
It works! And stripes are ALWAYS my favorite (When I actually DO weed out my closet, it’s going to be tough!)
I love this dress on you and it is totally flattering, probably in part because the neckline is open and it still shows off your waist. Horizontal stripes can work if they are done right!!
I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything by Splendid but when I was perusing new arrivals on Net-a-Porter’s website last week, I fell for this one: https://www.net-a-porter.com/product/432646/Splendid/ruched-cotton-and-modal-blend-mini-dress
I just think the color is pretty and I’m a sucker for draping.
Grechen Reiter says
that dress is beautiful angela! the color would be great on you. wait for sale!!! 😉
I love that on you! I think the shape works because it has a V-neck, cap sleeves, and is smaller on top but flares out, like a maxi dress version of fit and flare. And the colours are great but subtle, still very neutral.
Maggie A says
That dress looks so cute and comfy! 🙂