Happy Wednesday ladies. I had all sorts of grandiose plans for what I was going to accomplish yesterday, but they all fell apart quickly when I had an unexpected afternoon nap. I never have them so I was unprepared for the stupor I woke up in. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had one. Anywho…it shot the afternoon and I didn’t want to be absent on Wednesday so I thought it would be fun to style an outfit.
Tiered dresses seem to be having a moment, at least at Banana Republic. Here are a few I snapped in the window last week.
I’d love to hear how you would style these. Could you make it work for your shape and lifestyle? It’s fun to get inspired by how you might wear something.
To mix things up, I’ll go first and share what I would do…
I would first check to see if these were available in petite because a dress this length can be tough to wear for a short gal…which I am. They are, so I would move on to consider other styling issues. I prefer a V-neck over a round neckline but I’m not as fond of floral so that would be a tradeoff.
The v neck has an elasticized waist, but the white one has an empire waist. My long torso has a hard time with empire waists so I’d need to wear the non-petite which might mean I would have to hem it. On that same note- although they appear the same length, the one on the left is a midi and the one on the right is a maxi. They appear the same length here so I’d call the 800# to get specific dimensions and the actual garment lengths.
The white one comes with a self-belt which I’m never a fan of so I’d replace it with a leather belt as they’ve done on the mannequin. I’m also not a fan of seeing an elasticized waistband so I would add a leather belt over it too. The length of both dresses would have me looking for a slight wedge or low-heeled sandals.
Since they’re both sleeveless, I would wear a white linen shirt, unbuttoned over the top and tied at the waist, or toss a denim jacket on top. If the temperature was beastly hot, I’d let bygones be bygones and not worry about the skin on my arms one bit. I find most women are more concerned with their own arms anyway and not looking at ours.
In the end, the empire waist would be a deal-breaker for me because I wouldn’t want to hem the dress plus they’re not flattering with my broad shoulders.
Online shopping is challenging so we need to learn to be a bit of a detective before we order.
How could you style these dresses and which would work best for you?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.