Dressing Room Diaries- Neutrals

Dressing Room Diaries- Neutrals

Happy Saturday ladies which means it’s time for would you wear it. I’m delighted that my last post resonated with so many of you. Many of us are on the same page in our lives which makes it exciting to read your wise comments and hear your stories. Thank you for being honest and supportive of each other. I truly believe that’s what sets this blog apart from many. The camaraderie and connection between readers is a beautiful thing to see.

On to would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I show a mannequin we’ve found at random and ask our readers if they would wear what’s being modeled. We do this to better understand your style goals and to exchange ideas in the comment section. Please keep your comments personal to your body and style.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this look?

Do the fabric and style fit your lifestyle?


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Now let’s go over to Over 50 Feeling 40 and see what Pams mannequin is wearing.


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  1. Nelida
    June 9, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    No…looks like a nurse’s uniform.

  2. Sandy
    June 7, 2020 / 3:25 pm

    I am 64 years old. I don’t wear any dresses that have a defined waist. So, this one with the tie belt is out for me. Also, because it is made of a fabric that would look wrinkled the moment I moved, I wouldn’t wear it.

  3. Barbara Thompson
    June 7, 2020 / 11:33 am

    Although attractive, there are several reasons I wouldn’t wear this. First, the hemline would date it very quickly and it would be “out” before I knew it. Secondly, it looks too sheer for me. Why buy a cool summer dress to then have to turn around and wear another layer under it for modesty sake? Finally, I will not buy something that is guaranteed to require ironing after every wash. This is really too impractical for my life. I won’t even begin with the food or ink I would get down the front, not to say how the style depends on the waist to give it flair. Nope.

  4. Bunny
    June 7, 2020 / 4:37 am

    I usually try to make a white dress every summer but for some reason I haven’t this year. I am blaming it on Covid. I wouldn’t wear this one because I just don’t like the assymetrical hem. I am just sort of tired of that look and the fabric looks a bit too thin to seem quality. What we wear in shirts is not what translates to bottomweights. If this were in a heavier linen I would give it consideration.

  5. Alison
    June 7, 2020 / 2:49 am

    No, it looks like a nurses’ dress from the 1920s. It would take a certain body type and colouring to pull it off and not look like Florence Nightingale. Quite a polarising choice today Jennifer!

  6. Pat
    June 6, 2020 / 4:09 pm

    I would not wear this dress. It looks too sheer and shapeless and blah. I love white but an all white dress seems a bit much. Overall, the look does not inspire me. Interesting, I don’t think I would like it on anyone, something I rarely think about an outfit.

  7. Martha Barnett
    June 6, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Love the style! It’s a yes! Wish it was in a different color though. I’m dangerous in white! Plus it looks a little sheer.

  8. DIanne🇨🇦
    June 6, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    I do love a shirt waist dress, just too much white.
    A contrast belt is needed for sure.
    Probably a different colour also, too “nurse”

  9. Lorrie
    June 6, 2020 / 1:25 pm

    Love it and would wear it in a different color. I love white linen tops for but this is a bit too much white for me.

  10. Linda in AR
    June 6, 2020 / 1:03 pm

    No for me. I can’t wear this style at my current weight. I don’t mind the high low hem. If I was thinner I would try it on in a different color.

  11. Kay
    June 6, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    Hahaha at the lab coat reference. I used to wear one, and this dress would just give me flashbacks to the bad old days of working for a living!

  12. Linda
    June 6, 2020 / 12:32 pm

    It wouldn’t work for e as I would be too hot in it. I need either sleeveless or short sleeves. The fabric appears to be light enough for me. I am uncomfortable with the length and would prefer a bit shorter due to the heat here in Dallas. So I guess it’s not for e but it’s a nice looking dress on it’s own.

  13. Martha Edmundson
    June 6, 2020 / 12:14 pm

    The dress looks very nice on the mannequin. There’s a lot of white to handle and a high/low hem. I would not wear a dress that is all white. It’s not my best color. I’m short and could not handle this expanse of fabric or the length. Linen is ok but not my favorite fabric, though I do think there are climates and situations that this dress would work very well. Just not on me. So, it’s a no on three counts, color, length and fabric.

  14. Alice
    June 6, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    Oh yes. I love this shirt style dress. I wear a lot of white year round. In the spring/summer I would wear it with a straw hat with a band of color. Flat sandals of the same color or just white would be nice.
    Unfortunately, it is not floor length to hide the varicose veins around my ankles. I may just have to go to a vein clinic and get them taken care of so I could wear it.
    I love your blogs, thank you.

  15. Nancy
    June 6, 2020 / 11:43 am

    I love dresses, especially in spring and summer, but this is not one that I would purchase. I’m 5’7” and 115 lbs. and it would not flatter me, especially with the uneven hem.

  16. Becky
    June 6, 2020 / 11:40 am

    I wouldn’t wear this. I don’t think the style would be flattering to my shape, & I’m not a fan of high low hemlines. Also, something about it reminds me a bit of a lab coat.

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