Friday, January 22, 2010

Committing a Felony

I bought this black dress, as well as an off-white version of the same one, from Gilt Fuse a couple of weeks ago. Between the credit I had in my account and the super low sale price, I got both dresses for $31 plus shipping. The thin, soft jersey fabric is just perfect for layering, and the asymmetrical ruffle is of course especially appealing to me. Initially I wanted the off-white version as an eventual replacement for my ecru dress from Lady Language, which is starting to pill and may not last too much longer, but the black version had so much potential with its subtle metallic gold stripes that I couldn't resist getting both.

The thought of wearing this garment as a dress is laughable; between the ridiculously short length and the huge scoop neck, I'd be defying so many fashion rules that I'd probably be committing a felony in several states. Nope, for me it's a tunic, thanks. For this outfit I scrunched up the bottom to make it sit a bit higher; the jersey fabric of the skirt helped to hold the tunic in place.

Blazer: Victoria M. Ortiz
Shirt: F21
Dress/tunic: Free People
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Zara
Boots: Modern Vintage


LPC said...

Audi, my next research project is a lightweight hip leather jacket. Short. Can you show us your jackets the way you showed us your shoes?

Emily Kennedy said...

OK, for the whole first paragraph, when you were talking about a black dress, I was staring at the picture, going, "But the dress is brown...."

I'm 5'7" and long-waisted and sometimes it seems that the standard dress length is being designed for someone who is 5'4". But then, that's the global average female height, right? So yeah, dress/tunic. It's a gray area!

deb said...

That belt is fantastic. But waaaaaaaaah, thrifted! Was hoping for easy source!

WendyB said...

I like that you're open minded about how things "should" be worn.

Raquelita said...

I was thinking the same thing as Emily. I can't believe that thing is classified as a dress because it doesn't seem to even provide complete ass coverage. I'm glad you found a way to make it work, though!

Sara said...

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Diana said...

I've seen many "dresses" recently that were really more of a tunic length. It seems that short hemlines are the trend right now.

I love how you styled this one.

enterrement vie de jeune fille said...

OMG cette veste en velour est top.