Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green Knitted Dress

Frockstar has changed the way I dress and look at the options available to me. In the first few months I found myself not wanting to wear anything that I had worn and blogged about already. It all had to be different- and it all needed to be photographed the day I was wearing it. Thankfully I work much smarter than that these days. I have been using this blog as a way of rediscovering long lost items in the wardroom as well as using it as a testing ground for outfit combinations not yet worn. This particular dress has never been worn and I thought I would test it out here. It's one of those outfits that you kind of almost like- but aren't totally sold on it. It has it's selling points but something about it falls a teeny bit short of the finish line.

It is forest green and knitted. Hand knitted by the looks of it. It has a lighter dappled green around the arms, neck and this is carried into the drawstring detail at the waist as well. I would pick it to be 70's but it could have stemmed from the early 80's too.

It's warm. Like really warm. I like that it can be worn with tights, boots and a long sleeve top underneath and it has a pinafore kind of feeling to it this way.

I think the length is what is keeping me from committing to liking it. It is right at that length where I cant tell if it's crossed the line and residing in frumpy. If it isn't quite there- it is dangerously close. Feel free to let me know which side of the fence you think it falls on by the way... I have officially opened up the concencus lines on this one. (and this one only! haha)

In closing- the jury is still out on whether or not this outfit will actually be worn. I think I like it a little bit more after seeing it in this context- but confidence is always the key to a great outfit. If you are unsure or doubt the outfit choice you won't ever be able to carry it off. Having that self doubt over my head based soley on clothing choice has been known to ruin an otherwise great day.

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Blogger vacantmuse said...

i think cinch the waist (wide black belt?) just over/covering the drawstring and it would look much better - to me it's that drawstring that looks odd. plus, cinching it might bring the hem up a bit!

July 20, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

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