Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I bought this dress a couple weeks ago from eShakti after I decided that I needed more mustard yellow in my closet. One of the things I really like about eShakti is the rational hem lengths; most everywhere else it seems that the only option besides scandalously short is a maxi dress. The current assortment of offerings includes several styles like this one; full skirted, modest length (which is also customizable), with vintage styling. I admit I was a little skeptical of ordering a dress of this style in jersey, because typically a full pleated skirt requires a stiffer fabric to help maintain its shape. Not only that, but jersey can be extremely unforgiving, revealing every seam of your underwear and showing lumps and bulges on your body that you didn't even know existed.
This jersey, however, is a nice, dense weave, and thick enough not to need a lining. The dress has a nice heft to it and the skirt holds its full shape very well. In order to accentuate the 50's silhouette I added the tulle underskirt, which made the outfit feel marvelously swishy and elegant. I neutralized some of the bright color by pairing the dress with black and off-white. The elastic bow belt came with the dress and was just the thing to hold the cardigan in place.
In case you missed the post, I've got a coupon code for you to use this month at eShakti; see the 'Special Offers' box over to the right in the sidebar.
Cardigan: a gift from mom
Tights: Sock Dreams
Bonus adorable dog photo: Georgie soaking up some morning rays.