Monday, January 28, 2013
An Anti-Aging Treatment for a Classic Dress
I'm suddenly in the mood to wear a dress. I've spent all winter trying to figure out how to wear more modern looking shapes in separates than I'm used to and trying to fathom the murky mysteries of print mixing, but everything in the dress section of my closet looks pretty tired. I don't have to have (read can't afford to have) everything in my wardrobe "of the moment" by a long-shot, but there's a point where dresses start looking more than just a few seasons behind.
So, I decided to try to freshen up a classic dress by adding some timely and modern accessories.
I'm always a little skeptical when style-pundits go on about the "timelessness of the classics." There are more than a few "classics" that I was assured I would wear forever that look really old-hat now. Case in point: the classic blazer. Even a little too much padding in the shoulder, lapels that are too wide or too narrow, too trendy a color or print or cut, and its classic credentials become as fishy as an online-issued associate degree in neurosurgery. Possibly not.
I decided that a fitted sheath-dress, sleeveless and unadorned, might safely qualify as a classic. Even if it is bright cadmium red medium. Red is still classic, right?
Here's what I did with it.
Did I get it right?
Here I am again, late for the brilliant Patti's Visible Monday . Please stop by and see with all the smart stylistas wore this week!
Have a great week!