Striped Dress: three ways
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I found the cutest dress at Gap the other day. It was a maxi dress that was the *perfect* length and the perfect color. I even bought my sister a matching one because I’m nice like that.
I get home, try it on, and to my disgust and horror the thing is completely see through.
“GAP. ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THIS.” I exclaimed.
I balled the thing up, chucked it back in the bag, and promptly returned both of them later that evening.
If there’s anything that needs to be lined, it’s a maxi dress, am I right ladies?
So I began looking a little bit more for an alternative. I found a couple at Target, but they were so thin and flimsy I knew I wouldn’t wear them much. I pretty much gave up the search and decided that perhaps the clothing manufacturers will consider lining dresses sometime in the future. Am I alone in this? I swear I would love to live in the time of petticoats.
Fast-forward a few weeks, I head over to the mall while David and Justin are having a little father-son bonding at Home Depot. I walk in Loft, because I always walk in Loft when I’m at the mall, and I see this striped dress hanging on a rack.
“Cute. Bet it’s totally see through.”
I walk over, pick it up from the bottom, inappropriately look up the skirt and I discover a thin piece of fabric that causes me to nearly fall over with joy.
“It’s LINED! It’s LINED!” I scream.
Okay, that’s all a lie, but I did discover it was lined and grabbed my size to try on in the fitting room.
As expected, the dress is perfection, and once again Loft nails it.
So now I have this navy striped dress that I’m tempted to just wear with sandals on the daily, so I thought I would brainstorm a few different ways to style it. The dress featured in the above style gallery is from J.Crew because I had trouble finding a plain photo of the Loft dress online, but they are fairly similar.
I picked the Bite bb cream for lips for the lip color on “Date Night”. My sister turned me on to this stuff. Have you tried it? You should. It’s hydrating, softening, and leaves the nicest hint of color behind.
Oh and I just realized that I didn’t feature a single bag with any of these outfits. My apologies. I was writing this while David was “napping”.
I’ll leave it up to you to be creative with accessorizing!