To follow up on yesterday's post, here are the dresses that I am really liking and having a hard time deciding among. And I have decided I can only get 1, so it has to be the right choice. (all you enablers, go home.) I included the catalog pics in non-dark colors, so you can see the detail better.
#1 – Ruffled Cotton Sateen Dress (#15199, $110). This is the dress that Summerilla was wearing for the DC JCA tea in dark mushroom. It also comes in classic navy, papaya, and warm shell. Well, of course, I made a beeline for the navy when I went to try it on.
I don’t usually do belts, as you know. And I don’t usually do anything that ties at the waist. But this dress ties a bit above the waist, so it sits in a good spot. I love the feel of the cotton sateen. The ruffle around the neck is a fabulous detail.
But the best detail, that you don’t even see in the online pics, is that the lining is finished with a pleated hem “for added flounce.” Too cute!!
You can see Summerilla’s pic in the dress here.
#2 – Tiered Linen Playa Dress (#15191, $138). This is the dress that Slastena was wearing for the DC JCA tea in papaya. I tried the papaya but it was not saturated enough on me – it just was kinda blah with my skin tone. But I really liked the white.
The main question is how often would I wear this? And, is it too young for me? But, as I commented on someone’s post about this dress…I felt so light…almost ethereal – and finding something that can make me (5’10”, size 8…in the dress) feel ethereal…that’s quite an accomplishment.
You can see Slastena’s pics of the dress here. And reviews by Gigi and J’Adore These Stores.
#3 – Stretch Cotton Sateen Daphne Dress (#12600, $128). This is very similar in cut to the dress I wore to the DC JCA tea. (Have you sensed the theme here? It’s a good thing there weren’t more ladies there or this list would be a mile long.) My dress was a knit from AT Loft about a year and a half ago, so this would be an upgrade. The Loft dress will be starting to show its age very soon. But it always makes for a perfect backdrop. And it always feels “right” no matter the occasion.
I loved the way the Daphne fit, so I think it would be a great replacement. The shirring in the bodice is so pretty and gives some added detail to the rather simple shape. It feels a bit Mad-Men-ish to me (which, of course, is a good thing).
So what do you think?
#1 – Ruffle dress in navy
#2 – Playa dress in white
#3 – Daphne dress in black
#4 – None of the above