Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Apparent Lengths


When I put this outfit together I was 100% convinced I had paired this dress and vest before, but on perusing my archives I see it isn't so. Here I thought I was being completely unimaginative and was only changing up the boots, and instead I had created a whole new outfit. Score!

I like the fact that this dress can be adjusted to different apparent lengths simply by scrunching up or pulling down the stretchy lining, since that opaque line is visible through the sheer layer. Here I wore it at hip length to create a longer leg line; I find that for me the upper hip tends to be a flattering spot for tops to sit. The hem of the lining can actually reach nearly to the bottom of the sheer upper layer (on the short side anyway), and if I were going to wear it that low I would probably pair it with a higher heel.


Dress: Asos
Vest: All Saints
Pants: Club Monaco
Boots: Brako
Bracelet, crystal and silver ring: Metal Pointu
Pearl and silver ring: Manu Lizarralde

12 comments:

WendyB said...

I'm doing a story on sheer clothes for the Huffington Post! Email me if you'd like to be included!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love this dress worn as a tunic! It is perfect with tights...love it!

LPC said...

It's a great dress.

Megan said...

This is a great outfit. I love the black/white combination.

And those boots are amazing.

Adrienne said...

I think this is a really cute look on you so sophisticated. Even though I could never wear this I really like what you come up with for yourself. You are awesome Audi

Megan Mae said...

Those boots and that vest are amazing. That jewelry is just the icing on a perfect black and white outfit.

Sheila said...

God, I lust after those boots! Fab outfit - I love your choice of bold jewelry.

Shybiker said...

I've never seen anyone play with the lengths of their clothes to create style but this works beautifully. It entices the mind.

I'm gonna steal your idea (and will credit you for it).

et said...

I love the way the asymmetrical hems of the dress & vest mirror each other too.

et said...

General comment - why am I not able to see your posts on the date shown on the blog as the post date? They seem to be running 2 days delayed. I'm not subscribed to the feed.

Audi said...

et: I have no idea why the posts appear to be delayed. It might be the way I schedule them, or just an issue with Blogger.

Cammie Callisto said...

amazing boots!