I don't wear dresses too often, and here's my second in three days. I also don't own much pink - this might be my only piece. But we are trying new things on Visible Monday and bending old rules, right?
This is a much girlier look than I'm accustomed to. With my not-sophisticated hair (I love it, but I know it's not a "polished" do) and pale skin, not to mention my chronological age (!) I usually avoid pastels and girlish silhouettes, lest I achieve the much feared mutton-as-lamb.
But I gave this Liz Claiborne sundress a chance, because of its simple lines and lack of embellishments. I do like the seamed waist and flared skirt, with its 50's vibe. The length is perfect. I tied on a scarf as belt to brighten the soft pink, and make the waistline more defined. Then I just added a Forever21 cuff, no other jewelry, and nude shoes. I wanted to let the dress stand alone.
Key mutton/lamb avoidance tactics:
- Simple silhouette - figure skimming
- Skirt length - here, to the knee
- Grown-up accessories
The results: Not bad. The color still skews a bit young for my liking, but it's a nice step outside the norm. I would absolutely love this dress in (you guessed it ) gray or navy. But since I bought it at a thrift store for less than $5, I had to forgo the usual buyer's options! It's fun to play with fashion, that's the idea. Hope you are having a great time with it today, and please leave your links below for all to see.
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