The Big White Silk Sack
This dress is one of those screaming-all-the-way-home-good-bargains that I found a few years back while visiting the USA. This is an Adrienne Vittadini silk cowl dress (fully-lined!), and I found it for $20 on the sale rack at the TJ Maxx in my hometown. There was only one of these dresses on the rack and it was at least two sizes too big for me, but knowing a good deal when I see one, I grabbed it anyway and wore it with a belt until I found an alterations place to take it in for me.
I like how the style of this dress is slightly reminiscent of the sack dresses of the 1960s. Normally, this would be a style I would try and avoid, as voluminous clothing tends to be...well, voluminous. I avoid super-flowy, unstructured clothes because I feel silly in them with my rather muscular build - like The Indredible Hulk in a tutu or something (I know, I know...I'm prone to fits of exaggeration). This dress however, manages to avoid the pitfalls of unstructured clothing; it acknowledges the lines of the body underneath it without clinging to it or giving it an extra-helping of bulk. It's a great summer dress for when it gets hot, because it does't stick to you. Not that it ever gets that hot here, but you know...I've heard that it does in other places.
To me, this is strictly a hair-up kind of a dress. The neckline is interesting, and all you really need is to give it some room to do its thing. Okay, maybe some earrings and a pair of gold sandals (which I consider a neutral with a kick), but any more than that and I'd feel like the dress would be weighed-down.
Adrienne Vittadini silk dress (old), similar / thrifted gold leather sandals, similar / leaf earrings (old), similar / Andrea Jovine sunglasses (old), similar
Make it Happen.
Make it Happen.