And the title says it all: give me pattern! I featured the Macy’s NY Collection Mixed-Print Sheath Dress on my Anthropologie Style Plus Size Clothing post and told you I had ordered it. Well here it is! When I saw this dress on online, I really wanted for a Christmas party. I realize that I am out of the norm because beloved blogger friends are posting lovely LBD’s and sequins for party looks. However, I just loved the mix of different prints and colors which lets face it, it’s just my style. I beleive that any woman is at her most confident when she wears something that is totally her and not just something that is purely worn for trends sake.
It reminds me of a stained glass window in an old church. And yes, I do see the eyes on the side print of the dress. It’s what I like to call “Sophisticated Silly”. This one had to be altered a bit to fit properly, but it was easy enough for me to do at home. The bust and waist were just WAY too big, and I felt a bit like Mrs Roper in a 70’s house dress when I first tried it on. I had to take in a good 3 inches on both sides on top, about a 1/2″ in around the hips and thighs, and took the hem up about 4″ to make it hit right at the knee. With taking it in at the bust, the darts were almost eliminated and that is a good thing because they were totally in the wrong place with me being short-waisted. I love the fit on the sleeves though, they fit perfectly on my upper arm without being too tight.
This dress is 100% Polyester and is what I consider mid-quality. The fabric does have a slight amount of stretch to it, so that is nice. Not the best hand in the world though. It’s not itchy or stiff and actually drapes quite nicely. It just does not feel very luxe, but then again, it was at a lower price point. I still do love it and it will stay in my wardrobe for a while. My quest continues for Anthro Style dresses that are in my size.
To make it dressy for the party I paired it with the Verte Strata necklace from Anthropologie, a vintage beaded gold clutch that I got from the cutest shop in downtown Orange, CA on antique row, a stretch gem bracelet from Target, and gilver (my made up word for a cross between silver and gold) strappy heels that I got at DSW a while back on a Vegas trip with the hubby.
I am looking forward to celebrating with my family this Saturday while sporting this patternful and colorful look.
How about you, do you stay true to your style despite the trends? Do you make the trends work for you? What are you wearing to your Christmas party?
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