Would You Wear It- Spring Flowers

Would You Wear It- Spring Flowers

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. It’s sunny and gloriously warm here in Palm Springs and we are heading home. I’m pretty sure I’m taking a few extra pounds with me along with lots of fun memories. Be sure to visit here if you get the chance.

It’s time for would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve come across and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. We do this to understand your style goals, share ideas and have fun!

I’d also love you to share how you would style all or some of the pieces to make them work for your body and lifestyle.

Are these your colors?

Does the shape flatter your shape?

Please keep your comments personal because what you hate another woman will love and no one deserves to have their feelings hurt.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this and how?

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Gap – up to 40% off

Chico’s – 25% off full-priced styles with code 38706.


Ann Taylor – 50% off full-priced dresses and shoes with code DRESSITUP,  40% off all sale and free shipping over $125

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Macy’s – take 20% off select styles

Anthropologie – 25% off tops

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

Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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  1. Denise Otahal
    February 24, 2020 / 6:51 am

    I would wear the pants with a soft black tunic and black flats or wedges!
    Personally, I usually don’t accent my waist (I’m short-waisted) so I’m not into belted dresses or tucking in my shirt!
    I enjoy seeing the looks and seeing what I can take make of it/them!

  2. Anon
    February 23, 2020 / 10:30 am

    I say “yes” to that dress.

  3. Elizabeth
    February 22, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    I rarely wear dresses( mostly only in Hawaii) . I would never wear the pants with the sweater. Do they really go together in a print mixing way? To me, it seems like they just threw 2 random things on a manequine. Am I just so out of style? What are the keys to mixing print, I do see some that I like but can’t formulate why..

  4. Lauren
    February 22, 2020 / 4:31 pm

    If you want to see the dress on a real person go find Deborah’s Blog “Fabulous After 40” where you can see her wearing the dress….might need to scroll back a bit…..she looks great!

  5. Marcia
    February 22, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    Assuming the dress fit well, I would wear it. The sweater and pants – not on your life – lol.

  6. Susan
    February 22, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    Hope you had a great time in Palm Desert. The Chicos down there is fabulous!

  7. Jen
    February 22, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    I’d love those pants with a plain white tee (I love the Gap vintage crew in tall.) Very cute for spring.

  8. Becky
    February 22, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Neither of these would flatter me. I like the color of the dress, but the print is just not something to which I am drawn. The striped sweater & the print pants are just way to busy for my taste.

  9. Cyndi Murdoch
    February 22, 2020 / 10:59 am

    I don’t wear many dresses or prints, so these would be a no for me. I like the top, I wear a lot of stripes and love boat necks, I’m a pear shape so the top would balance out my small shoulders and bust. I’m not so sure about the cuffed sleeve. I would prefer a straight sleeve.

  10. Joan
    February 22, 2020 / 10:53 am

    There is no way that I would wear the outfit on the right, not together and not separately. That being said, I am excited about the dress. It is exactly the style (belted waist and A-line skirt) that I used to wear! As a pear shape, it was actually the only style dress I COULD wear. However, I haven’t seen that style in the stores for the past few years. So I haven’t had an opportunity to see if that style would still work for me now with my post-menopause thickened waist and 40 extra pounds. UGH!
    Assuming that the style would be okay, the print and color are probably fine for my 5’7″ frame and my winter complexion. The only thing that I don’t care for are the elasticized wrists on the sleeves. In my opinion, that makes the dress look cheap and detracts from its classic style.

  11. Linda V
    February 22, 2020 / 10:43 am

    I won’t even discuss the styles since I hate this flower print and I don’t wear dresses at all. And I never wear horizontal stripes at all since I am large busted.

  12. Phyllis Hughes
    February 22, 2020 / 9:25 am

    Interesting comments. I’m surprised at all the negative comments about the dress. The dress is very slimming with the V-neck, the self belt and the length. It is that column of color. I don’t find the print too busy; I think it would be perfect to help distract from my very large bust. I don’t know if it is a good shade of red for me. I would have to hem the dress to fit my very short body and thus would lose the change of color at the border. Since I prefer the focus be at my face, not my knees, that would be fine with me. I think a jacket in the blue of the poppies would be beautiful with the dress.

    I would not wear the pants and sweater outfit. It looks like a three year old dressed that mannequin. I do not wear pants with flowers on them. They can be carried off by children and tall, thin, young women. I would look like a clown in those. I could wear the sweater with a jacket and a nice pair of jeans or slacks.

    The Saturday “Would You Wear It Columns” are not my favorite, but I always wind up commenting on them. I seldom go into clothing stores any more, so I am shocked at the number of crazy outfits I see here each week. Many look like a three year old dressed them.They seem to be designed to shock people rather than to exhibit the clothing in ways that women would find them attractive and wearable. I prefer to leave the impression of an elegant woman whether I am in dress clothes or casual clothes, rather than that of a clown.

  13. Holly
    February 22, 2020 / 9:08 am

    I love and would wear the dress, probably with a denim jacket. The pants are too loud for me now days. While I like the colors of the sweater, horizontal stripes are no longer my friend. I feel that these mixed patterns are a bit too loud for my taste.

  14. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    February 22, 2020 / 8:50 am

    Interestingly, I found the colours and patterns on Pam’s mannequins too drab and yours too loud! I guess I need something in between. I do like the style of the dress and red is a colour I want to add to my wardrobe, but that floral would overwhelm me.

  15. Meredith Denovan
    February 22, 2020 / 8:10 am

    The pattern mix on the right is definitely not my style. It also looks like a “wintery” sweater” with spring/summer pants. Interesting choice!

  16. Eileen
    February 22, 2020 / 7:54 am

    As a pear shape, I wear dresses. I look for small prints, if I buy prints, and all cotton mostly. It’s too hot here for polyester, so I would not buy these. The border print is never a favorite of mine as I have to alter/ hem most items. I do wonder if manufacturers realize their average customer is 5’4”, this print is scaled for about 5’8” height, the display form appears that height. Wouldn’t it be interesting if there were petite display forms ?

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:50 pm

      I have that problem with flared jeans. Once I hem them, I lose too much width to resemble a flare.

  17. Dawn
    February 22, 2020 / 7:45 am

    No to both outfits. The dress is gorgeous, but not for me. Too busy and the colors are too bold. Although I like mixing patterns the pants and sweater are way too much. I would pass on everything in this display.

  18. MRSBEN2
    February 22, 2020 / 7:36 am

    For myself, a no to both outfits but do admit I’m intrigued with the stepped print on both the dress and pants and might wear it if used for a pencil (or tulip) skirt and pair it with a plain top and an open toe shoe of some kind. -Brenda-

  19. Jane
    February 22, 2020 / 7:29 am

    I like the dress and would wear it now with knee high boots, next month I would wear it with a blue shoe. I would replace the belt. The pants look like they would be perfect for a vacation, over a swim suit for lunch, add a t shirt in the afternoon for strolling around town, maybe add a shirt or jean jacket for supper.

  20. Deb
    February 22, 2020 / 7:26 am

    No to both outfits! Too big print and don’t like the different colors in the dress and pants going to white. If only the two darker colors maybe. The sweater is just a big no.

  21. Linda lennon
    February 22, 2020 / 7:23 am

    I am very long waisted and usually a belted dress never hits me in the right area. I own several pairs of palazzo pants and wear them for casual, dinner out nights. I like this print but would pair the pants with a coordinated color shirt or tank style top. A simple sandal in neutral would be my choice of footwear.

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:48 pm

      Great ideas, thanks, Linda

  22. Jan
    February 22, 2020 / 7:18 am

    So I think I could make the pieces work. Might need to deconstruct a bit. The dress is beautiful and even though I don’t have that tiny waist (actually maybe no waist) but if I added a cute denim jacket it would break up the print and give the illusion of a waist. Kinda the same thing with the pants. Take away the sweater and add a simple t shirt and some type of short jacket. They are very memorable pieces so I doubt that I would purchase them.
    Although, it is fun to step out of your comfort zone and try something different. Sometimes it’s surprising what you might like if you just give it a second look.
    Have a great Saturday everyone!

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:48 pm

      Very true, Jan. Stepping out of our comfort zone can be eye-opening and fun. Happy Saturday

  23. Rose
    February 22, 2020 / 7:17 am

    I like the colors but the patterns are just too bold for my frame. I can’t get into mixing patterns yet but I would wear the sweater with jeans. Isn’t Palm Springs great? We love it there.

  24. Crystal Perez
    February 22, 2020 / 7:15 am

    The dress is pretty but too busy for me also the colors are a bit strong for me however I think the pants are cute but I would change th top to something more subtle

  25. jmp
    February 22, 2020 / 7:04 am

    I like the colors but neither style would suit me. The dress pattern is really pretty. I guess I’m old-fashioned. I still have issues with mixing patterns.

  26. Diane
    February 22, 2020 / 6:55 am

    Honestly I’m not feeling either of these outfits.
    the pattern of the dress is just to much and the other outfit 🙁

  27. Becky
    February 22, 2020 / 6:27 am

    The shape and style of the dress would work for me, although I would want it to be shorter. The print is cheerful, but too overwhelming for me. The pants are not my style at all, and the mix of patterns in that outfit does not please my eye. I like the striped top, especially the cuffed sleeves, but I don’t feel that boatnecks are flattering for me.

  28. Violet L O'Brien
    February 22, 2020 / 6:26 am

    I like the dress style and pattern, would need to see how it would actually look on me since I am not tall. As for the other outfit, the pants are pretty, however, I would never pair them with that top. A little too busy for me. That being said, not sure they are right for me probably better on a tall person who could carry it off. I do enjoy reading your comments!!

  29. Janice
    February 22, 2020 / 6:14 am

    I would not wear either fashion I am also short 5’1” and prefer more classic basic colors and styles. I do not wear bright large patterns. I tend to stick to blacks, white, off white and greys. I do have jeans and jacket.

  30. Mary
    February 22, 2020 / 5:52 am

    I actually love the colors in these outfits…on other women. In fact, I know a few tall, very thin, friends who could pull off both of these outfits. I don’t personally like prints on pants, but when I see them on tall thin women they look good.

  31. RoseAG
    February 22, 2020 / 5:41 am

    I like the colors in the print but I think it’s too big for me, and bands across the bottom make me look shorter. It’s beyond me why the dresser put that sweater with the pants! You’ve got that light springy print with a wintery looking sweater. That’s a miss for me.

  32. Angie
    February 22, 2020 / 5:19 am

    I guess if I wanted people to think l was a bag lady, then okay. Pants and top.

  33. Dee
    February 22, 2020 / 5:08 am

    Don’t like either. Pattern isn’t attractive on either. Style of dress is good but too long for a short person. Pants and top horrible….sorry

  34. Linda GR
    February 22, 2020 / 5:05 am

    I like the dress and I like the striped sweater. I’m long waisted, so I’d need a misses which would mean losing a lot of the lighter floral at the hem when it is shortened for my petite height. I’d probably try and find a slightly wider belt that would go with the dress as well. The wide legged, floral pants are not my style.

  35. MP
    February 22, 2020 / 4:49 am

    The dress is cute but the style is not for me. I would be swallowed up in it.
    I like the pants but not with the sweater. I would wear the pants with a white or black sleeveless top to an outdoor party with strappy black heeled sandals and a few silver bracelets. Add a jean jacket to tone this down. I don’t like the cuffed sleeves on the sweater and would not wear a winter sweater with those pants.

    • Kathy
      February 22, 2020 / 4:56 am

      That would be a pretty way to wear these pants!

  36. Jan Stout
    February 22, 2020 / 4:48 am

    Love the pants for summer, but not with the striped top… too busy… The cut of the dress is cute, but the print is BOLD , so maybe a fun dress to wear in the summer.
    Jennifer…it would be fun if you styled these pieces on yourself to see if a gal of our age could wear them!

    • Valla
      February 22, 2020 / 6:53 am

      That’s a great idea! Jennifer, please show us a “dressing room diary“ of each of your “would you wear it?”s❤️

      • Suz
        February 22, 2020 / 12:11 pm

        That is a great idea! I would love to see Jennifer modeling the Saturday outfits!

      • Jennifer
        February 22, 2020 / 5:46 pm

        That is a fun idea!

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:43 pm

      I am thinking that it could be fun too, Jan.

  37. Kerry McNutt
    February 22, 2020 / 4:36 am

    The dress?? Absolutely!! Love that beautiful print. The pants might be ok with a solid tunic type top, but not the striped tee. Would never wear those together.

  38. Cindy
    February 22, 2020 / 4:30 am

    The dress style would flatter me as I have no waist. The neckline is also nice for a short neck and large bust. The print is a little bold for my taste. The pants are something I would never consider. Unless you are a mannequin, I do not think they would flatter anyone over 30.

  39. Paulette Levy
    February 22, 2020 / 4:29 am

    I usually avoid large prints but this dress could be the exception. I love the v neck, the color and might just shorten it a bit. My problem would be What shoe? I don’t wear heels.

    I like the pants a lot but not the sweater (or tee?) with horizontal stripes. I’d pair it with a solid color off the shoulder blouse…little delicate sandal. I could definitely work with these palazzo pants…..

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:42 pm

      A pretty flat sandal or a flat shoe with a low vamp would be pretty with the dress.

  40. Nancy W
    February 22, 2020 / 4:28 am

    The dress is easily adapted to women who wear dresses. I am older, and thick in the middle, and would not wear a dress these days. I’m not overly fond of the print, although I wear prints. The wide legged pants and contrasting top are interesting, but not my style of pattern mixing. I like a V- neck, or open neck and 3/4 sleeves. I would choose a solid top that blends with one of the colors in the pants. I have a similar pant that I find very comfortable, although they are shorter without a contrasting band of print. I am short, 5’ 1”, and thick around the middle. I often use a third over piece—jacket, vest, long scarf to lengthen my look. So, my answer is that the look is not for me, as is, but with adaptations, I would wear the second look. After all, fashion is very personal, and has to enhance me.

    • Ellen
      February 22, 2020 / 5:18 am

      Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer.
      You post lovely, elegant, understated outfits
      that you are wearing and buying. You always look so great and find so many beautiful things…
      Yet the stuff you find for Would You Wear It
      is almost always the antithesis of your style.
      You’re killin’ me having to comment positively
      on some of the mannequins.
      Do you do this to torture me?
      OK. Deep breath. The actual colors in the dress are gorgeous. The dress is pretty. But…Who but a 79 lb mannequin could pull that off? All the poppies put together in a big old pattern on a big old dress like this, they are just too much for me. There are no scenarios in my life in which I would say, ” Oh, I’ll wear that big old poppy shirtdress with the self belt; it’ll be perfect with my big boobs and short waist.” I do wear dresses, usually shift types with cardigan or jean jacket.
      As for the other outfit, this takes pattern and texture mixing to a whole new level. For me, who won’t wear pants in any color but khaki, white, gray, white and black, or any color of Jeans but blue (I do branch out into all the different blues in blue Jeans -walkin’ on the wild side, that’s me) , it is just…no. I prefer to add color in the form of shoes, bags, and some, mind you, some, jewelry pieces. The shape and structure of that pants outfit overall
      is fine, if the pants were solid and the top had 3/4 sleeves. That’s not the point, though, is it?

      Thanks for exposing me to what’s out there, and I hope that many people find these outfits do spark joy for them.

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing your thought process with us Nancy.

  41. Pamela Lutrell
    February 22, 2020 / 4:27 am

    None of these would flatter my shape but make me look larger. I love vibrant color but these are just too overwhelming for me.

  42. Michele
    February 22, 2020 / 4:16 am

    I have seen this dress on several over 50 bloggers who are tall and can pull this off. I like the style of the dress, but the pattern is too bold for me. The striped sweater has a boat neck which I normally stay away from. I have a hard time keeping bra straps covered with the wider necklines. The pants are a definite no. These remind me too much of pajama pants and those are meant for wearing at home. I have yet to find a wide leg or palazzo pant that I would wear in public.

    • Eve
      February 22, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better. That’s exactly what I thought. I’m sure there are people who will love the boldness but I’m just more conservative in my taste.

    • Lois Williams
      February 22, 2020 / 12:52 pm

      Absolutely on the dress which comes in tall, perfect for me at 5’11”, and Ann Taylor clothes fit me well. I almost bought it when I first saw it on line but then realized I’m retired now & just very seldom if ever wear dresses or suits anymore, miss them!
      I wouldn’t choose the pants & would never pair them with the top.

  43. Suzanne
    February 22, 2020 / 4:14 am

    nice posting – I think the dress caught my eye right away. I love the Poppy theme. Blue puppies are my absolute favorite. However I would have to try it on to see if the cut of the dress would flatter my shape. From this view I think I would need more of an A line swing style skirt and a different sleeve.

    • suzanne
      February 22, 2020 / 4:17 am

      Yikes – not Blue puppies LOL

  44. Susan McClelland
    February 22, 2020 / 4:04 am

    I love everything about this dress – colours, pattern. It’s the perfect antidote to mid-February in Eastern Canada and I would feel happy and cheerful every time I put it on. I’m on the fence about the pants – maybe too much of a good thing? However, I would replace the sweater with a white shirt or navy long-sleeved t-shirt.

  45. Cindy
    February 22, 2020 / 3:41 am

    If I wear a print, it’s typically subtle. So all of these prints are too bbn old for me.
    There are occasions where I like mixing prints, but again, the outfit on the right is just too loud & busy for my taste.

  46. LINDA
    February 22, 2020 / 3:24 am

    I like the shape of the the dress, it is a style I could wear. The belt would work for me, but I would prefer short sleeve. I would also need a petite, I’m 5’2″ with shorter legs. However, that print is way too overwhelming for my small frame. I don’t usually wear prints, but if I did I would want something more subtle. For the second outfit, I have seen some pattern mixing I have liked, but this is way too much. Again, too overwhelming. The shirt I might wear with jeans., I like the cuffed sleeves, but I’m not sure about boat necks. I read they are flattering to someone that has a smaller upper body, but I’m not comfortable with them.

    • Jennifer
      February 22, 2020 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks, Linda. Boatnecks are flattering on women with narrow shoulders too.

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