Would You Wear It- Copper

Would You Wear It- Copper

Welcome to the weekend, and happy Saturday! It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam. Each week we share a mannequin we’ve found and ask our readers if they would wear what it’s wearing. We do this to foster conversation in the comments and better understand your style goals.

Please explain why you would or would not wear this look.Copper dress ans plaid shirt from Target on mannequins

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this?

Does this flatter your shape?

It the color good on you?

Is this something that works for your lifestyle?


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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. Linda J
    August 10, 2019 / 3:55 am

    First, I love the copper color. I wear a lot of that color. Plus I like that the jeans are dark denim, I think that is the most flattering. However, I would prefer the jeans to be more ankle length. The jeans look like skinny jeans so I wouldn’t tuck in the shirt. I only tuck in with straight leg or boot cut jeans. Also I prefer a more traditional loafer or Oxford, but I would try these, just not sure if I would like them or not. Lastly, the handbag is too big for me. So I guess I wouldn’t wear it as it is but with tweeks.

  2. Ellen
    August 10, 2019 / 4:25 am

    I’ve never worn copper, though this dress is lovely. I’d have to try it on to see if it is a color for me, not intending to wear it ever because of the sleevelessness of it. It’s too pretty a dress to cover it up with a frumpy sweater or jacket. Not sure about the shoes they have with it, if they make a mannequin’s legs look stumpy with this dress length, what might they do to mine?
    The other outfit is fine, I agree with Linda J., though, and would not tuck it in either, though, with that length pants. I like the shoes they have with it and the bag.
    So. Copper, huh? I may have to check it out.

  3. Julia Cooper
    August 10, 2019 / 4:32 am

    I love the copper color! It would go great with my copper red hair and over all coloring. The dress would be unflattering on my 5’1″ stocky frame. I would wear the other outfit with the changes the other fine ladies have suggested.

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:33 pm

      Copper red hair sounds fabulous! Lucky you

  4. BethW
    August 10, 2019 / 4:40 am

    I am a big fan of copper and wear it when I can find it in a style that works for me. I don’t think I would wear either outfit. The dress just doesn’t work for me with the big ruffle on the bottom and the arm holes look very large. I agree with the others about not tucking in the shirt with those jeans. I would rather the jeans be ankle length. The shoes are fun, I would wear them but as mentioned previously the bag is too big, I need a smaller handbag.

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas

  5. Jill
    August 10, 2019 / 4:42 am

    I love the dress and it’s a good color for me. Don’t like either pair of shoes and don’t like the plaid shirt. Dress is a winner.

  6. Sue G
    August 10, 2019 / 4:44 am

    I love the color copper but the styles are not flattering to me. The flounced hem on the dress is too much for my shorter frame and the wrap style is nice but I would need to try it to make sure the style doesn’t gap open.
    The dark jeans are a good color but the length would be better if it was ankle length for me – dark capris cut me in half.
    Finally, I prefer a more tailored shirt and the bag is too big – I tend to use a smaller bag that is proportional to me.

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks for explaining why

  7. Mary
    August 10, 2019 / 4:46 am

    I like the color of the dress and the wrap style but not the ruffle. I don’t like the fullness of the ruffles on dresses or skirts. The jeans maybe the shirt no because the plaid is too big for me. I’ll happily wear both pairs of shoes.

  8. Sue
    August 10, 2019 / 4:48 am

    I’m a redhead and wear copper well! The dress and booties are perfect. The outfit on the right–no. I don’t like big plaid or a tucked in shirt and those pants would be all wrong for my figure. I like more balance on the lower half. I do like the “shooties” though!

  9. August 10, 2019 / 4:50 am

    I never wore copper till last year when I picked up some Eileen Fisher pants in a shade that coordinates well with a long kimono I found. I can’t wear it next to my face but like it on the bottom half! I would not wear either of these styles as presented – the dress wouldn’t flatter my skin tone and the other top just doens’t appeal to me from a style standpoint. Thanks for the post!

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:36 pm

      I love the color too but it would totally wash me out. You’re smart to wear it away from your face so you can enjoy it.

  10. Sue
    August 10, 2019 / 4:51 am

    Ps the color was called “rust” when I was younger. I guess copper is a more positive name!

    • Ellen
      August 10, 2019 / 5:04 am

      😊 “Rust” does not really convey what we’re tryin’ to do here!

      • Jennifer
        August 10, 2019 / 10:38 pm

        Hysterical!! I love your attitude

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      Lol. Copper, rust same thing in my mind but you’re right about the connotation.

  11. Roxanne
    August 10, 2019 / 5:12 am

    A makeup artist convinced me to try copper eyeshadow and eyeliner. It was way out of my comfort zone, but then I discovered it made my blue eyes pop. So, yes, I would try copper clothing. The style of the wrap dress does not appeal to me with the big ruffle, but I do like the plaid shirt. It would be perfect for fall, but I would iron it first! 😉. I love Sue’s comment about rust…it’s true!

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:40 pm

      Sue is right on. I love her comment too!

  12. Lisa
    August 10, 2019 / 5:21 am

    Love the color. I’m a “Winter” so I never wore that color too often but as I’ve gotten older and had some highlights put in my hair, people compliment me when I wear colors in this family. Maybe I’m turning into an “Autumn” in my later years. Again, I’m 5’2″ and 120 lbs. so the dress would look OK on me, but those shoes are horrid. Just don’t like that look. It makes us ladies of a certain age look like we’re trying too hard to be edgy and hip. Doesn’t work for me. A more feminine shoe or sandal (with a 2″ heel) would have been my choice. Those jeans are a weird length for me (not a crops fan) and, even though I’m not heavy, I still prefer my blouses worn OUT. I always hated being confined around my waist though. Love putting my two cents in, Jennifer!

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you for sharing your two cents Lisa. It’s always priceless 🙂

  13. August 10, 2019 / 5:25 am

    The dress is very pretty as is, no sweater or jacket needed. I might look into thus color for fall, though do not wear it usually. It might just work!
    On the jeans, I’m nit certain on this length at all. I don’t like the blouse really. On any top with these jeans I’d have to be really careful with tucking it in. Although fairly slim I do have a bit of a tummy. It wound be a totally
    “Try it on” venture fir me.

    • Jennifer
      August 10, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Trying on is always a good idea. Thanks Paulette

  14. Susan
    August 10, 2019 / 5:30 am

    Have seen a linen jacket in that colour, but the colour is not flattering to my complexion, so I probably wouldn’t wear the dress for that reason and the jeans/shirt combo reminds me of Ellie Mae from the Beverley Hillbillies.

    • Margaret
      August 10, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Yes, straight from Ellie Mae’s closet!

      I like the dress a lot and will try it on if I see it.

  15. Cindy
    August 10, 2019 / 5:35 am

    I like copper! I’d wear the outfit on the right, but would untuck the shirt.

  16. Diane B
    August 10, 2019 / 6:38 am

    This is a no for me. Copper makes me look sick, and the deep armholes on the dress would need fixing for me. I am also not a fan of plaid so that would not work for me as well. The jeans going forward into fall would have to be full length however I like that they are the deep colour. Can’t love everything you show us.

  17. Janet
    August 10, 2019 / 6:40 am

    I have never worn this color but I would definitely try on the dress as I like the style of it, Nothing about the other look appeals to me. I don’t like cropped pants. I wouldn’t mind wearing the top tucked in but the plaid is boring. Shoes and bag are too big and clunky for me.

  18. Corrie
    August 10, 2019 / 6:56 am

    Copper color is all wrong for me (I’m a Summer), but I wouldn’t wear the dress even in the right color. I’m too old to do sleeveless, and that bra-showing armhole is a deal-breaker anyway. And of course, if the wind blows the wrong way, you’ve got to grab the skirt. I’ve never been a fan of sh-booties, because it looks like you’re walking around with cement blocks on your feet; does nothing to contribute to a feminine leg. The plaid shirt really turns me off because I like my plaids to match, not suddenly change direction. The pocket is too big, and there being only one of them makes the model look lopsided. The only thing I like is the color of the jeans, but in a longer length. So overall not for me. I wouldn’t even glance twice at this pair of mannequins in a store. Maybe next week….. 🙂

  19. Ellen
    August 10, 2019 / 7:00 am

    Hmmm with my pink complexion., Copper would not work however like the dress but would wear it in a different and with a more feminine shoe. This one is too clunky and makes the leg stumpy. On the other out fit, love the shoes but not the jean. The color is great with the copper, but the length cuts the leg in an odd place. Also yes! Untuck the shirt! Looks too stuffed although I do remember wearing tucked in shirts all the time. I think when I lost my waist, I lost the look! Lol!

  20. August 10, 2019 / 7:07 am

    Let me agree with a few above… I love the copper, rust, burnt orange type of colors. Some of my favorite colors to wear. But these garments have no appeal at all to me. They do not communicate the style adjectives ai have chosen for myself with what I want to say about me with my clothes. I would pass them by.

  21. Eileen
    August 10, 2019 / 7:13 am

    Copper is not for me color wise. Dress is a no, don’t care for the ruffle at the hem. Shirt and jeans , no, I think I’m getting tired of some of these “ casual” looks in general, just me…..

  22. August 10, 2019 / 7:22 am

    I love this new color trend and I’m anxious to incorporate it into my wardrobe. It’s very fresh and unique to me, totally different from the usual fall colors we see in fashion. I also think it goes with any other colors because it’s a nice neutral base.

  23. Rose
    August 10, 2019 / 7:25 am

    I like the copper color but don’t think the dress would work for me but it’s cute. I like the jean outfit and would definitely wear it without the bag. Love both pairs of shoes. I also like Pam’s skirt outfit!

  24. Susan Gowan
    August 10, 2019 / 7:46 am

    No for me. I do love copper but this is a case of been there/done that. I had a dress very much like this in burnished copper when my hair was long and full in my 20’s. Have orange in my closet now and I love it. Still love copper earrings and necklaces. Love the denim.But copper not my colour now.

  25. Linda
    August 10, 2019 / 8:17 am

    No. The copper color doesn’t work for me. I can’t wear the dress because of my foot situation nor the jeans/shirt because of the color of the shirt and length of the jeans. I want my slacks long to cover up my athletic shoes. I prefer the color blue though!

  26. Pat
    August 10, 2019 / 8:19 am

    I would not wear as both looks are frumpy. I also do not think this is a true copper. Copper has a more metallic sheen in my opinion. It seems more rust or muddy brown.

  27. August 10, 2019 / 8:22 am

    Love the dress in copper, just as it is! Not as certain of the jeans and tucked in shirt. I like skinny or straight jeans ! They just speak to me, look better on me and I have tried on a wide array of jeans to find the right fit! Lol

  28. Mary Ann Doerzbacher
    August 10, 2019 / 8:22 am

    I love that color. The dress style is a no for me, but I could easily wear the denim/plaid shirt BUT the shirt would be out worn as a jacket and with a coordinating rust color tank underneath. Boots are good.

  29. Karen Young
    August 10, 2019 / 8:32 am

    The footwear kills both looks. Can’t think any further when the shoes drag the eye to the floor.

  30. Lily
    August 10, 2019 / 8:46 am

    That is a beautiful, sophisticated color for a lucky “autumn” lady. I’m a “summer” and stuck with hideous, Disney princess colors. I love everything about the dress. It’s a relatively simple style with a little bit of flourish. The silhouette is nice, hints at a shape, not too tight or too baggy. The style allows the fabulous color to do the talking. The shoe is current. I would notice the woman wearing this.

  31. Dawn
    August 10, 2019 / 8:58 am

    I do not wear copper ever with my cool skin tones, and don’t like the dress at all or the booties with it. I would like the dark denim jeans in an ankle length, and although I like some plaid shirts I wouldn’t wear this one because of the color and would prefer a shirt untucked with skinny jeans. The outfit would look better with a cute pair slip on sneakers. I would definitely pass on both these looks.

  32. Denise
    August 10, 2019 / 9:04 am

    Love the color copper but only on my bottom half. It does not look good next to my face. No to both outfits!! Put on cowboy boots with them and go to the rodeo.

  33. Cindi
    August 10, 2019 / 9:05 am

    I wear copper mainly in the Fall and I pair it with colors and patterns that work for me. I think it helps break it up. I have been told I am more cool in coloring. I think it works because I am more tanned this time of the year. Also my hair has gold highlights.I think the dress would be too much copper for me. I like the jeans. I’m not sure about the plaid.

  34. Katrina
    August 10, 2019 / 9:17 am

    The dress style looks like an old hippie dress. Too much floof in that ruffle. The jeans & shirt are tidier & more versatile. Older women should not wear ruffles that big. Not for me

  35. August 10, 2019 / 9:34 am

    No I would not wear this color at all. I am a “winter” this color does not suit me. I also do not wear plaids so I would not wear the blouse.

  36. Joanna
    August 10, 2019 / 10:52 am

    It’s a No for me. I don’t wear plaid shirts, period. The jeans might be ok but I wouldn’t cuff them that high. I turn mine up once to show some ankle. I find wrap around dresses need fussing. They blow open in a breeze, when you slide out of a car, etc. The top often gaps unless your well endowed. I’m not! And, I don’t like the colour. It’s not flattering close to my face. I would wear copper pants though.

  37. Anon
    August 10, 2019 / 10:55 am

    The style of the dress is flattering and feminine for my triangle shape. I really like this dress. However, fall colors don’t suit my spring complexion. The outfit in the right would work, because it has some pink. The best way to incorporate this copper color for me would be in a scarf which also contains my spring colors. That’s how I deal with trend colors anyways. My core wardrobe colors are basic, classic colors that never change.

  38. mrsben2
    August 10, 2019 / 11:04 am

    Recently I just purchased a lightweight woven V-neck sweater in a similar color (described as fawn though) so I feel the color of the dress would suit me, however I would pass on it due to its design as in all honesty it just doesn’t appeal to me. For starters, it is a wrap in style. Also IMHO the flounce is too large. Both an equation of too much fabric for my liking and possibly a high maintenance nightmare. (I admit, ironing is not one of my favourite past times … ☺.) Also the armholes are too deep so as a hobby sewer I would be altering them. As for the booties I would not be wearing them with this dress even though I lean towards open-toe footwear. Moving along; do not mind the shirt and with no intention to offend do not understand the concept of rolling up one’s jeans with such a ‘tiny’ allowance. Regarding the pointed toe shoe, don’t mind them however square toe design is definitely making a come back so they may be passe come next season. As for the tote; do like its simple design and colour and therefore feel it is a keeper for those who like large scale handbags. -Brenda-

  39. beth byrd
    August 10, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I love copper and I am lucky to be able to wear it! I like the dress but I’d wear a long-sleeve tee (in ivory)
    underneath and wear it with a pair of boots (totally fall look).

    I like the plaid shirt with jeans, but it looks a bit unfinished. A belt would look great as would a long light-weight neutral colored vest. Maybe a long necklace to dress it up, too!!

    • Cyndi
      August 10, 2019 / 11:39 am

      A long sleeve T and tights under the dress would be a cute look to transition into cooler weather!

  40. Cyndi
    August 10, 2019 / 11:38 am

    I like copper color and the dark wash jeans. The shoes and bag are also nice. But both outfits would be a no for me. I have and work with children so wrap dresses are not something I can wear. The armholes look big so I suspect a cami underneath might be necessary. The shirt and jeans look ‘messy’ so perhaps it’s the styling rather than the pieces.

  41. Cathy justice
    August 10, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    Copper isn’t a good color for me. Neither of these outfits would work for me I don’t do ruffles and I like small plaids with more classic jeans. I like the shoes but not with those styles.

  42. Eve
    August 10, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    Not my color range with grey hair. . I don’t tuck a shirt but as for the style, I love a shirt. I like the pants too. i just never wear plaid or flowers. Stripes and polka dots but mostly solids. I add flower colors in a scarf sometimes.

  43. Donna
    August 10, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    Both these outfits have Ralph Lauren-ish possibilities and I would move them in that direction… layering with a light blue jean jacket or oatmeal chunky sweater, turquoise jewelry and knee boots could make the dress fun. Suede blazer over plaid shirt would refine it a bit, rolled down pants over heeled boots, crossbody purse would work for me.

    • Linda
      August 10, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      I don’t wear dresses or sleeveless tops. I would wear the shirt untucked with the jeans and more traditional shoe, maybe a flat or loafer. I am 70+ and like to look modern but classic. I do like copper. The purse is too large for my size.

  44. Cheryl Brach
    August 10, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    very much like the color and wear it often in the winter. the ruffles not so much, i’m not a ruffles person.

  45. Diana Arnold
    August 10, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    Yes! I’m on board, great color!

  46. Susanm
    August 10, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    Copper isn’t a good colour for me – I’m a very pale redhead. I really like the low-heeled shoes but neither outfit suits my life-style – jeans/shirt combo is too casual and the dress is too fussy.

  47. Darlene
    August 10, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    The copper color is too warm for my skin tone. The dress style is something I would wear for special occasions, but not the jeans with plaid shirt. Just not my style.

  48. Laura
    August 11, 2019 / 6:36 am

    No, I would not wear the dress or shirt. Neither would flatter my coloring (“Summer”) or my shape (round). I might try on the jeans, but they look too high-waisted for me. The plaid shirt and jeans look screams “Lumberjack”!

  49. Juliet
    August 11, 2019 / 7:24 am

    I’m seeing a lot of copper for fall. It’s not flattering on me but I love it on others. The jeans are not flattering in length … if they were ankle length and shirt was half ticked I think I’d like it more. The dress on the mannequin behind is great and I’d happily wear it … in a different color! xo

  50. August 11, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    I don’t really wear dresses much at all any more, but I really like that coppery color. That color used to look good on me, though my hair is pretty much the same color as always, my skin tone is much lighter than it used to be, so I would have to see how coppery colors look on me now. It used to look good with my hair and coloring and brought out the greenish color in my brown/green eyes

    I don’t care for the large pattern plaid shirt at all, but that’s just me. It would probably look great on someone else though..

  51. Penny L. Luckenbaugh
    August 12, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Rust with a college education= copper! Not a good color for olive brunettes, however, I do love metallic copper in jewelry and leather. I have a Chico’s jacket in a leopard print in black and metallic copper. It’s been a go-to for fall .

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