Would You Wear It? Blue Wrap

Would You Wear It? Blue Wrap

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend. By the time you read this, Mr. AWSL and I should have hit the road. We are bound for the coast and Canada with our little trailer in tow. I did what I could with unpacking (not enough) so will try to ignore what’s at home and focus on relaxing. Have I mentioned how much extra work this move was?

It’s time for would you wear it. Each week, my friend Pam and I share a mannequin and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. Stores use mannequins to showcase new merchandise and often suggest how to style outfits. Some are wonderful and others leave a lot to be desired.

We do this to better understand your style goals and foster conversation between readers. Please explain your comments so we can all learn.

blue wrap dress

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this blue dress and why or why not.

Please tell me why it works for your body and lifestyle – or why not.


Here are the weekend sale updates:

Ann Taylor – 60% off select full-priced styles with the code FIREWORK and an extra 60% off sale merchandise.

Chico’s – the summer sale starting at $19 and up

Loft – 50% off new select styles and additional 60% off sale

Macy’s – lowest prices of the season- 35 -60% off select with the code FOURTH

Talbots – their biggest sale of the summer- 50% off two and 40% off one plus deals and steals starting at $19.50

Banana Republic – 40% off regular priced styles and an extra 50% off sale

Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


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  1. mrsben2
    July 27, 2019 / 9:15 am

    IMHO, feel that the fabric is wrong for its style so would be curious as to its content, not to mention it might be a nightmare to iron. -Brenda-

  2. Bab
    July 6, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    Would not wear it. Pretty color but the fabric looks like it wrinkles and does not drape right so the dress is not flattering.

  3. mary
    July 6, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    I love the color. The stretch linen blend looks better on the Nordstrom site. I’d try it on.

  4. Beth Ryan
    July 6, 2019 / 4:52 pm

    The color is beautiful, but the fabric looks like it will wrinkle easily. So that would be a no from me.

  5. Mary Phillips
    July 6, 2019 / 2:26 pm

    The color is lovely, but the style would not be flattering at all with my middle age spread.

  6. Roberta
    July 6, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    Yes! I think most of us look gorgeous in this color blue. It reminds me of the late great New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. Would look wonderful worn alone or layered over beautiful skinny or tapered jeans. Maybe accessorize with natural stone jewelry or feather weight print scarf. I love it!

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      I love the idea of it worn over skinny jeans

  7. Terry
    July 6, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    The blue dress looks like a cinched hospital gown. The color is the only positive on this one.

  8. Becky
    July 6, 2019 / 11:09 am

    I love the color of the blue dress, but I don’t think the style would be flattering. The wrinkled, rumpled look is definitely not my style.

  9. July 6, 2019 / 10:48 am

    I like the color and might try on the style, but the garment looks rumpled…which would keep me from trying it on.
    Have a safe trip, Jennifer!

  10. Susan McClelland
    July 6, 2019 / 10:44 am

    I like the colour but the blue dress looks wrinkled and I’d worry that it would get even more wrinkled after a day at the office (plus, I ride my bike to work and carry my outfit du jour in my bike bags). I like the colours in the outfit beside the dress – can’t tell if it’s a short dress or a jumpsuit (whoever paired the scarf with it had their eyes closed).

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      I think many display people have their eyes closed:)

  11. Melissa
    July 6, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Too much fabric for me, I’m petite. But I do like the ruching. Would not wear the blue, not a good color on me.

  12. Lucretia Roletta
    July 6, 2019 / 10:28 am

    My first thought was that it looked like a house dress that the women wore in the earlier times. The only thing I liked about it is the color. For me, there is too much material in the front and the top has not enough coverage.

  13. beth byrd
    July 6, 2019 / 10:25 am

    The style of this dress is lovely — but there is way too much fabric. It bunches up and makes the dress look baggy. It also looks very wrinkled.

    I think this dress would be better in a lighter weight fabric that has much more flow and drape better — crepe or a rayon mix? I do like the clip, though!

    The color is perfect for summer!

  14. Eve
    July 6, 2019 / 8:41 am

    The blue: Neckline too low but you could fill in with statement necklace. I have a feeling I would look shorter in that. I like the wide sleeves….for someone else. It is nice color if your hair is grey. Dress on left is definite no. No flowers in my wardrobe except in scarves & small embroidered bags. About once a year I get carried away and buy something in flowers and it ends up hanging there in my closet.

  15. Cyndi
    July 6, 2019 / 8:40 am

    LOL, many have commented on the blue dress looking like a medical supply wrap and that was my first thought. Assuming that looks different in real life (I do like the color and it would be a great dress for a stunning necklace), I would have to try on: the fabric, the shoulder, the front wrap (neckline), the excess fabric at the rouching, the length. Lots of possibilities for a hit or a miss. The black print dress (minus the scarf!) would be worth a second look (fabric could be clingy, might be a little short, etc)

  16. Betty (SC)
    July 6, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Oh my! My first (immediate) impression was a patient gown for a medical examination! I see I am not the only one! Even the color here screams “blue gown” as we called them! I think it’s the wrap design (no buttons/one size fits all) and baggy sleeves. No, this dress is not something I could comfortably wear in public?.

  17. July 6, 2019 / 7:37 am

    While I usually like a wrap dress and find the style flattering on my body, this one doesn’t appeal to me at all. The fabric looks stiff and like it would wrinkle badly and the V neck is too low for my liking. As others have already mentioned, it reminds me of a hospital gown!

  18. Carole
    July 6, 2019 / 7:29 am

    Yes… love the colour, neckline and dress length. Even like the waist but it seems a little much but might just be the arrangement by the dresser. Definitely worth a try on. Enjoy your trip…moving always such fun! If you are in the Parksville area, there is a wonderful little restaurant called “The Taste” very near Rathtrevor. Delicious….

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:05 pm

      Rathtrevor beach has always been one of my favorite places. I used to walk my dogs there often. We do like the Black Goose and will check out The taste. Thanks for the recommendation.

  19. Linda L.
    July 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

    Love the color! Goes so well with my gray hair. I like the wrap style but would prefer less fabric on top without a dropped shoulder. Love your blog! Enjoy your trip! Did you feel the earthquake last night? We did in Palm Desert; the first for this east coast girl!

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:07 pm

      Thanks Linda. We did not feel the quake which I’m happy about. They freak me out.

  20. Eileen
    July 6, 2019 / 6:23 am

    Love the color, waist emphasis, and sleeves, I would hem it for my knee length. As a pear with a small chest, that style of top is usually too big, so I end up not wearing them, so I’d pass. It’s a linen , elastine stretch mix fabric, that’s nice, it does say dry clean, I would prefer a hand wash option. Have fun on your trip, I’m jealous , you get cooler weather!

  21. Teresa Landers
    July 6, 2019 / 6:21 am

    Like the cut and color, but totally agree that the fabric looks like cotton scrubs. Just doesn’t have a nice drape.

  22. Phyllis
    July 6, 2019 / 6:20 am

    My first thought is that it is a wrinkled mess. It hasn’t been styled. The display people did not do this dress any favors. On the other hand, I actually like the dress. I like the clip instead of a tie. This style is usually flattering to those with a thicker middle as the ruching disguises the cause of the thickness and it gives you a waist. At least that is what I’ve read?. I love the blue color. I would definitely want to try it on.

  23. Cindy
    July 6, 2019 / 6:19 am

    No, I don’t like the blue dress at all. To me, it looks like they took a lab coat that was too big, bunched it up at the waist & put a clip on it. It really reminds me of a hospital uniform.

  24. Kim Vardas
    July 6, 2019 / 6:11 am

    The blue is a good color on me. The mock wrap is s good style for my figure and I like the ruching across the front area. I would have to shorten it as that length would make me look dowdy. That being said I think the material used and the visible seams it looks like a dress version of hospital scrubs.
    The other outfit looks fun but I’d need to see it from a different angle.

  25. Leslie
    July 6, 2019 / 6:11 am

    I don’t see any problems with the blue dress. I have a feeling that it would look a lot better on an actual body than a mannequin.

    • July 6, 2019 / 6:30 am

      That’s why I always suggest trying things on. You might be surprised.

  26. Kate
    July 6, 2019 / 6:02 am

    I love the color, but I don’t wear dresses so it is a no. The bunching at the waist would draw attention to areas I prefer to downplay.

  27. Karen
    July 6, 2019 / 6:01 am

    I just know the blue dress wouldn’t work on me. It’s too low cut, the sleeves are too billowy, and there’s just too much blue woven fabric. However, that little romper on the left is very intriguing! Love the fabric, and with a little (a lot) of moisturizer on my legs, I think the length would be fine.

  28. Laurel
    July 6, 2019 / 5:58 am

    The stiff looking fabric and style of that dress (particularly the sleeves) just say uniform to me. So no. Not for me.

  29. Kay
    July 6, 2019 / 5:54 am

    No to the dress — too busy with too many gathers at the waist and neckline too low cut. Don’t wear dresses anymore but do like the blue hue! The item on left appears to be a romper? and too short for my taste.

  30. Pal K
    July 6, 2019 / 5:50 am

    I like the color
    I would try it on
    but I wouldn’t wear it because it looks like it would require ironing

    • July 6, 2019 / 6:30 am

      Thanks Pat. That’s a solid reason 😉

  31. Jennifet
    July 6, 2019 / 5:34 am

    What store is this dress from.?

      • Susan Gowan
        July 8, 2019 / 5:18 am

        I love the colour but the style screams hospital uniform. Wouldn’t find the style flattering at all. Enjoy your holiday, Jenn!

  32. Frances
    July 6, 2019 / 5:27 am

    My first thought was it looks like scrubs. I guess it is the solid color. I would not be tempted to try it on.

  33. Ellen
    July 6, 2019 / 5:17 am

    I like the short sleeves. I like the deep V neck. I like the color. As for the rest, it is a mess. Part of the mess is that the dress seems way too big for the mannequin, and it looks wadded up and wrinkled. Who wants to imagine themselves in a wadded up wrinkled dress mess? The store who put this in their window was phoning in the display that day, and not doing themselves or their customers any favors. I would never be tempted to go in and try on that dress, though it has features I like.

    • Penny L. Luckenbaugh
      July 22, 2019 / 2:40 pm

      Love the color and style of the dress, but the fabric looks very stiff.

  34. July 6, 2019 / 4:59 am

    As with most mannequin dresses, and outfits, I like them, but I need to try everything on! I’m not built like them. I do like the blue dress, and do like the sleeve, but the length is questionable. I’m only 5 ft 4. Someone else mentioned the clip. I’d really have to see this! But, yes I like the dress!

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      I need to try this on when I get home because there are lots I like about it.

  35. Linda
    July 6, 2019 / 4:53 am

    Oh dear. To me, it looks like something the nurse would give you to wear while you’re waiting for a test at the hospital.

  36. Sheryl
    July 6, 2019 / 4:36 am

    Honestly, my first thought was that it looks exactly like a medical examination gown. “Here, put this on. Open in the front. Straps tie in the back.” Setting that thought aside, I don’t care for the excess of fabric in the front; looks messy and like it needs ironing I, too, would need to wear a cami underneath, which adds time and also warmth in what I assume is a summer dress. The dress is slightly too long, and the color and fabric remind me of my high school P.E. gym suit. I will pass on this one….thanks 🙂 .

  37. Jane
    July 6, 2019 / 4:31 am

    I would try it on. Good length, covered shoulders, deep neck and ruching… not fond of the colour but might complement grey hair. I am interested. Stop in Chemainus when you get to Vancouver island, our theatre is featuring Momma Mia, you will forget all your moving worries,

    • Sue
      July 6, 2019 / 5:54 am

      Nope. It screams blue hospital scrubs for a ritzy medical office.

      • Nancy
        July 6, 2019 / 7:37 pm

        Exactly my first thought “I wore this in 1981 on my first night shift as charge nurse!”

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      We love Chemainus! It’s so charming and the murals are gorgeous.

    • Judy asingal
      July 7, 2019 / 3:03 am

      Reminded me of a hospitall gown. Loved the color , though. Would not wear.

  38. Freda Witt
    July 6, 2019 / 4:18 am

    I really don’t like anything about the dress. It just looks stiff and awkward.

  39. Kathy
    July 6, 2019 / 4:15 am

    That dress is a great color but, because I carry my weight on top, I would not wear it. I would forever be trying to keep it closed. Also, it looks like it would wrinkle and that “look” is not for me.

    • July 6, 2019 / 6:31 am

      Thanks Kitty. I didn’t feel the fabric do I can’t comment.

  40. Mary
    July 6, 2019 / 4:08 am

    This dress is not really a wrap. I don’t like the clip buckle. I would prefer a real wrap tie. I don’t like the sleeves they are too full. The dress itself is a bit boxy with too much fabric in the mid section. I would pass. The outfit on the left is too short for me.

  41. RoseAG
    July 6, 2019 / 3:55 am

    I like the blue dress. You don’t usually see rouched dresses in woven material, the standard for that style is knit.
    The woven fabric gives it less cling, which is good! Wrap styles like that never fit me right in in the chest, so I’d have a layering tank on underneath – 100% cotton. Between that and the dress and not needing Spandx to deal with a clingy knit I think it would be very comfortable.

    My suspicion is that it’s entirely out of my price range and probably needs to be sent to the dry cleaners, but it would look good. I’m growing my gray hair out and doing this style that involves a hair clip, so I’d accessorize with my kimono covered clip.

    • Sharon
      July 6, 2019 / 5:05 am

      I would wear this color—but there is too much material in the “wrap” for me, which would create a sense of messiness on me, and only exaggerate instead of slim my waist and hips.

    • July 6, 2019 / 11:12 pm

      Good luck with your hair grow out. It’s not always easy.

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