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Would You Wear It: Lace and Wrap

Would You Wear It: Lace and Wrap

Happy Saturday and welcome to the first weekend of 2020. I wonder how many times I will write 2019 before that sinks in. I hope that going forward I will know what days it is because these holidays really messed me up.

It’s time again for would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve seen and ask for your opinion on what it’s wearing. We do this to better understand your style goals and styling challenges.

Please be kind and keep your comments specific to you because you can be certain that another reader will love what you hate.

So tell me, ladies.

Would you wear this?

Could you wear this?

How would you style it to work for your lifestyle and body shape?

 

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

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

 

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69 Comments

  1. Lori
    January 4, 2020 / 3:10 am

    I really like this outfit. I would definitely wear it if the blouse was another color. I can’t wear that blush color because it is so close to my skin tone and completely washes me out. If it was cobalt or a deeper color, it would be great! I love the lacy camisole–very pretty!

    • Brenda
      January 4, 2020 / 9:17 am

      This blush color wouldn’t look good on me with my fair skin and I’m just not a lover of wrap tops. I would go with white or ivory lace and choose a pretty blue top. I’m a blue eyed blond. I love your posts and get so much out of them. So glad I found you. 🙂 Brenda

      • Jennifer
        Author
        January 4, 2020 / 3:34 pm

        Thank you. I’m glad you’re here Brenda!

  2. Cindy
    January 4, 2020 / 3:23 am

    I would try on this outfit & see if the wrap blouse would fit properly.
    It looks a bit ill-fitted on the mannequin. I like the blush pink a lot.

  3. Philanthi
    January 4, 2020 / 3:52 am

    While I like the outfit as a whole, I’m not partial to wrap tops in the first place, and this one has a bit too much going on for my petite frame and personal taste. If I did wear it, however, I would choose a more vibrant colorI. I’m a winter and, although I often feel uncomfortable wearing brighter colors, every time I do, I get tons of compliments, so I’m trying to incorporate more of those into my wardrobe.

  4. Paulette Levy
    January 4, 2020 / 4:06 am

    I really like this outfit. The idea of a wrap us interesting and I believe would help create a waist for me…I need this! I love the pink and believe Id be okay with this blush color, though I too am a bit pale in winter. I might pump up my my blush natural bronzer across cheeks, forehead etc.
    I think it’s nicely done as shown.

    • Debbie
      January 4, 2020 / 7:05 am

      Nice make up idea – I forget about that sometimes. Thnx

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 7:59 am

      I often bump up my makeup to make colors work for me.

  5. Gail Schwartz
    January 4, 2020 / 4:06 am

    This is a very pretty outfit. Is the mannequin wearing a neutral tank under the camisole? This would be a bit too warm for Florida, but the look is good.

  6. sheryl
    January 4, 2020 / 4:13 am

    this is one of those that i like, but it isnt for me….on a younger, thinner woman, it would be lovely…i like the flowy material of both top and bottom, i like the blush color.

  7. Linda GR
    January 4, 2020 / 4:30 am

    I like the color combinations, and I’d wear the wrap style top if it could be tucked into the trousers.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:00 am

      That’s an interesting styling idea Linda! I really like it, thanks

  8. MP
    January 4, 2020 / 4:36 am

    I love a wrap blouse or dress. Wearing it can be tricky because I’m short waisted and the waist has to be in the right spot. I would wear this blouse in another color — cream, navy, purple, black. I would not wear the lace camisole. A necklace or colorful scarf would be better. I would wear black pants that fit — not as shown — too baggy or straight jeans. Happy 2020!

  9. Deb Foss
    January 4, 2020 / 5:05 am

    I like this outfit and would wear it for an evening look on a cruise. Would have to tie the belt better than they have. I would also amp up the jewelry.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:01 am

      That’s a fun idea. Now I just need to book a cruise:)

      • Deb Foss
        January 5, 2020 / 3:25 pm

        Viking River Cruise Paris to Normandy in May❤️

        • Jennifer
          Author
          January 5, 2020 / 4:30 pm

          Sounds fabulous

  10. Jen
    January 4, 2020 / 5:06 am

    I really like this. I love ballet chic and this reminds me of it. The colours are lovely. I’d pull the sweater/blouse in tighter at the bottom to remove the flounce effect. (I have a pale pink ballet wrap I pair with all black and love, so I guess I’m trying to recreate that.) And I’d wear pearls instead of the gold necklace. Love the look!

  11. Linda Phelps
    January 4, 2020 / 5:14 am

    I like this outfit and would wear it! At first, I thought the blouse was too baggy in the middle, but the link showed a much neater fit. Also, I like the blush as well as the deep green color (shown at the link).

  12. Debbie
    January 4, 2020 / 5:20 am

    I actually wore a very similar outfit to a wedding, the jacket was a wine satin! It was very pretty! This jacket looks peach, I am not sure I would wear that color. I like this look alot!

  13. Donna Nance
    January 4, 2020 / 5:20 am

    My first impression is that the outfit is pretty and feminine. Being short-waisted and full-figured, I would have to try on the blouse to see how many pounds it would add. ha! Oh yes, pearls would be perfect.

  14. Pamela Lutrell
    January 4, 2020 / 5:31 am

    With my curvy figure and chosen style messages, this does not work for me. The wrap blouse would need more structure in order to be flattering. This knit looks thin. One of my style goals for 2020 is to wear more pink, but I will look for different designs in a lighter or brighter pink.

  15. Lori Stewart
    January 4, 2020 / 5:48 am

    I do like the outfit. I love the peach color, but it doesn’t love me :). I wish the wrap was the proper size for the mannequin because it looks messy and might turn off some people from trying it on.

  16. Michele
    January 4, 2020 / 6:04 am

    I personally can not wear blush because it totally washes me out. I also am not a fan of a wrap blouse because of them gaping open. Even with a camisole under the blouse I don’t care for how a wrap fits (or doesn’t fit). I am more discrete when I dress and tend to hide skin…no low neck tops for me. No showing lacy undergarments. Some people might be able to pull it off, just not me.

  17. Sandy Dugger
    January 4, 2020 / 6:24 am

    Pretty outfit, but not for my lifestyle or body shape. I am round in the middle and this would not flatter. My lifestyle is more casual in West Texas….

  18. Joy
    January 4, 2020 / 6:32 am

    I can’t wear that I am an apple shape, and have no waist really. I love the colour of the wrap. I can’t wear lacy camisoles showing under my clothes. I feel too uncomfortable like I am showing off my underwater to the outside world. I have tried it before and I just couldn’t do it! It might be fashionable but I just can not do it!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:04 am

      It’s good to know what just doesn’t work for your comfort zone, Joy. Bravo. It frees you up to ignore the look and head in another direction.

  19. Lydia
    January 4, 2020 / 6:43 am

    Give me the top in ‘eggplant’, then you can wrap it up! A little slouchy for me, but the idea is there for those who can wear this as is.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:05 am

      Eggplant is such a pretty color! I’m sure it’s around somewhere in a similar look.

  20. Pamela
    January 4, 2020 / 6:47 am

    I love this outfit, it is perfect for my body type. I would wear it as it is for special occasions. The pearls on the sleeves of the wrap are outstanding, I love details! I would not wear that necklace but maybe pearls or pearl pendant on the skin. All of the separate pieces are perfect for my life style as they can be styled many different ways with what I have in my closet; jeans, jeans jacket, dress pants, dresses, skirts, cardigans, blazers, etc.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:07 am

      Those are the best pieces to add to your wardrobe! Thanks for sharing why Pamela.

  21. Mary Lanteigne
    January 4, 2020 / 6:48 am

    I love the outfit, but with my shape it just would not look right.
    .

  22. Beverly
    January 4, 2020 / 6:54 am

    Sorry, not for me, too much going on with the wrap waist….just too much bulk. However, love the colour combination.

  23. Linda Lennon
    January 4, 2020 / 7:04 am

    Like the blouse and camisole but the pinky, peach color is all wrong for me. I would wear a lighter less heavy necklace with it. The black, loose fit pants would be a nice change from all the straight, fitted ones I’ve been wearing lately.

  24. Susan McClelland
    January 4, 2020 / 7:06 am

    I like this outfit and would wear the top and the pants. I definitely prefer the dark green as shown in the link – it’s a very flattering colour for me. I might switch out the lace cami for a solid black one (I have several in my wardrobe).

  25. Veronica
    January 4, 2020 / 7:07 am

    I agree with many of the previous posts regarding the structure issue. I’m 5’4” and find that loose fitting clothes make me look shorter and heavier. I prefer structured, closer fitting garments.
    I’m also pale and blond so blush pink is pretty much off the list UNLESS I have something brighter near my face.

  26. Debbie
    January 4, 2020 / 7:09 am

    Lovely! Being in Canada, a sweater is a must this time of year.
    Instead of lace, as a classic dresser, I’d probably do a satin or pin tuck camisole.
    Nice!

  27. Susan McClelland
    January 4, 2020 / 7:10 am

    I would definitely wear the top and the pants. I like the blush but would go for the dark green (in the link) as it is one of my favourite colours. Plus, I feel great in this colour. I would switch out the lace cami for a solid black one – personal preference.

  28. Linda R Gaertner
    January 4, 2020 / 7:33 am

    Because I’m short this wouldn’t be a good fit for me. It would chop me off at the waist and the fuller pants would make me look chunky.

  29. Tina
    January 4, 2020 / 7:36 am

    I like the outfit but the blush color in stark contrast to the black lace and pants are not for me. I would like a deeper color for the wrap. Love blush color on others, but it tends to wash me out.

  30. Trish
    January 4, 2020 / 7:47 am

    I like the idea…a soft look with fluid pants and top. Good for dressy occasion i.e. after five, wedding etc. I personally think top would be m ore of a statement with darker color such as a cobalt blue etc. With the lacy camisole showing I would not wear a necklace but would wear statement earrings.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:10 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas. I think earrings would be nicer too because they wouldn’t compete with the lace on the cami.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 8:11 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the earrings. I think it’s a great point!

  31. Dawn
    January 4, 2020 / 8:19 am

    Love the outfit, but the peach doesn’t love me! I would wear the top in the beautiful green and change the jewelry. Classy look!

  32. Mollie
    January 4, 2020 / 8:38 am

    I like this outfit. Very glamorous actually and I am fond of the dusky pink colour, it goes well with black. Would prefer the blouse without the belt as I cannot wear one. Like the the lace camisole too, very sexy looking.

  33. JudyChace
    January 4, 2020 / 8:46 am

    Absolutely not! This just looks messy. And the sleeves- what does one do about the sleeves? For me, a definite no.

  34. Barb
    January 4, 2020 / 8:52 am

    Love this outfit. As a petite the column of color would look great. Also love wrap style in general but of course wearing a short blazer in a happy color would look lovely too. I would wear this to a wedding or on a cruise also.

  35. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    January 4, 2020 / 9:04 am

    I love this outfit! The blush colour is perfect for me. I would wear the entire outfit exactly as shown except that I would do a tidier job of tying the wrap top. I also like it in the dark green shown on the Nordstrom site.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      I agree, it isn’t tied very nicely

  36. Eileen
    January 4, 2020 / 9:07 am

    I love the blush color, I would wear a different item in that color. I’m small chested, so this style is usually too loose on top for me. I run cold, so as pretty as the cami is , I don’t find polyester fabric comfortable, I prefer silk.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      Silk is always nice:)

  37. MRSBEN2
    January 4, 2020 / 9:16 am

    With the exception of a scarf being wrapped, I am just not a fan of wrapped garments as usually have a tendency to gap and/or require adjusting throughout the course of wearing. As for the french cuffs do like them however don”t care for the sleeve cap on the blouse as prefer less gathering namely for ironing maintenance regardless if only touch up is required. So a ‘no’ to the blouse pour mois … ☺. As for the shown lace camisole I would be more apt to use it as a complete underlay for a very sheer top however on occasion I do wear camisoles that have a lace trim with just ‘a peek’ of it showing to add a touch of femininity to an outfit. (For example under a low buttoned up shirt/blouse with a pair of boyfriend denim cut jeans.) Do like the necklace but feel it is unnecessary with the three (?) layers and agree with Trish re the the addition of earrings instead. -Brenda-

  38. Katrina
    January 4, 2020 / 9:32 am

    Yes, I would wear this. BUT tie the bow a little nearer. Would be lovely dressed up with pearls. Or toned down with jeans & boots. A column with a great colored jacket is always a hit for me.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 3:35 pm

      It would be fun with jeans.

  39. beth byrd
    January 4, 2020 / 9:38 am

    This is such a pretty outfit!

    I love the mix of black with dusty pink … and that camisole is a wonderful, feminine touch.
    I’m not sure this outfit would work for me, but I’d definitely try it. Just gorgeous!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 3:36 pm

      I’m a big fan of black with pale pink too. So classic.

  40. Becky
    January 4, 2020 / 12:35 pm

    I like this outfit & would wear it if the blouse could be adjusted a bit. As styled, the blouse looks haphazard & a bit bunchy, with the belt drooping as it does.

  41. Susan Bartlett
    January 4, 2020 / 1:42 pm

    Don’t you think about straightening up the outfits on some store displays? Sometimes it’s all I can do to just walk by. Anyway, love the green color and fit much more on the web site. I like the sleeve detail. As a bustier lady, I just can’t pull off most wrap tops, but I think they’re very feminine and pretty.

  42. Kay
    January 4, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    I like the colors, but I don’t care for that particular lace. It looks sort of cheap to me, like something on the hem of nightgown at the discount store. I have become picky about lace in my old age.

  43. Cathy
    January 4, 2020 / 4:37 pm

    Like the color combination and the lacy camisole. However, being short waisted the wrap style does not work for me. The pant style is something I would like to try instead of the skinny pants and leggings that have become my style.

  44. Susan R
    January 5, 2020 / 5:06 am

    I love wraps, just not this one. i believe if there’s the busy-ness of the wrap and tie, everything else should be simple. so no fussy sleeves. For your readers who think they can’t wear wraps because of gapping, I always use multiple pins, sew in hooks with thread eyes, or, if it’s a sweater, sew the whole thing closed. The angle of the wrap styling creates a waistline at my straight middle. I also tie the wrap in a simpler way cause who needs a big bow on a waist you’re trying to slim? I have always loved looser pants…they”re more comfortable than tight ones, and they balance my narrow hips with my average top half.

  45. Donna
    January 5, 2020 / 8:46 am

    Absolutely! Love the style! Love the black base with a pop of colour!
    Classic!

  46. Juliet
    January 5, 2020 / 9:21 am

    Definitely, if the wrap top were another color. Maybe gray. xo

  47. Eve
    January 5, 2020 / 10:36 am

    I like the colors but the lace looks too much like a cami that shouldn’t be seen. I wonder what a silk turtleneck would look like that with this. I’m okay with the waist but being a no waist figure. I much prefer skimming that area. I wouldn’t buy it for myself. If it was an average v neck with a decorative button front in that silky fabric, I would love it.

  48. Veronica
    January 5, 2020 / 10:39 am

    I would not. I’m not a fan of a wrap style blouse…too much fuss. I’d be adjusting it since it doesn’t stay in place. I do like the idea of a lace cami under a top though

  49. Kathy
    January 5, 2020 / 1:55 pm

    What has happened to clothing displays? Maybe it’s just me, but I remember mannequins having well pressed, or steamed, clothing. With accessories. Now, everything looks right out of the package and thrown onto the mannequin. I wouldn’t wear clothing with packing creases and wrinkles. Sometimes, the condition of the clothes is such a turn-off, I can’t get beyond that.

  50. Lee Wilkinson
    January 5, 2020 / 6:47 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t wear this outfit. It don’t like the pink and black, plus the lace showing. It also would look terrible on me – all the detail at the waist, plus the sleeve detail at the waist too, would just make me look dumpy.

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