Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fun With Proportions

I had a lot of fun with the proportions in this outfit. With the harness fitted up high on my ribcage and the long expanse of dress pattern as a backdrop, my torso was elongated. This combination had the potential to make my legs look shorter, but adding the platform heels and the near-matching tights elongated my legs and brought everything back into balance.

This outfit was remarkably comfortable, since there was nothing constricting my waist. Because of the softness of the leather and the adjustable laces in the back, the harness can flex as I breathe and yet still add structure and shape to an outfit. I love how it makes this simple floral dress look like a dirndl.

Dress: Noa Noa
Harness: Audra Jean
Tights: Foot Traffic, via Sock Dreams
Shoes: John Fluevog




14 comments:

Chelsea said...

the proportions are spot on! this is why I dream of one day owning a similar harness... it totally transforms the dress, and gives the girly print a little edginess.

Emily Kennedy said...

My word woman, your legs look miles long. I really don't see how that harness elongated your waist. I mean, I know it must feel that way because you're wearing it on your ribs, but when I look at these pics it looks like the bottom buckle is your waistband, making your waist look remarkably short. Hence the miles long legs!

WendyB said...

Love the contrast of the harness and the feminine dress.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Drindl! I was wondering what was so familiar and classic about this dress and harness combination. I doubt there are many things that could make your lovely long legs look short. I like the red with the brown accessories, and the dress looks very comfortable as well.

Diana said...

I love this outfit! The juxtaposition of the edgy harness with the floral dress is great, and the proportions are perfect.

Sheila said...

I love your harnesses - they are so gorgeous.

Those shoes...eeeeee....covet, covet.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the harness with this floral dress. I wish it were cool enough here to wear tights, so that I could wear them with my sandals, as you are here!

ardenkatherine said...

I love love love your harnesses. You know just how to work them into your outfits and it always takes the outfit to the next level, I love it.

Brande said...

You are a brave woman wearing that harness! Anything underbust puts me in a state of utter self-conscious panic. You're rocking it, though!

dcresider said...

Hi. I've been following your blog for a while and want to let you know you look fabulous. Your ideas are very inspiring to me. I'm not sure how tall you are but I need all the lengthening I can get at 5'1" . I wish I could wear tights right now but not out here where it's 95 degrees.

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've seen this before. Where was it again?... search search search... ah that's right! here.

http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/2010/04/recycled.html

Feminine floral dress with harness. Same legwear too. And *gasp* are those the same
earrings?!?

Nah, I'm just teasing you. And as always, you look magnificent.

Sal said...

The harness and the Haights are a match made in heaven.

Clare said...

Dude, I love this! The tights, the sandals, the harness...so Audi, so perfect!

Sara Lynn said...

I love the harness! The whole outfit looks fab :)