Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yes or No?

I bought this dress just recently after admiring it from the Target Webster collection.  I waited to purchase it because I was unsure how a maxi dress would fit into my daily outfit choices.


In this case, waiting had the added bonus of price reduction and when I saw it and purchased it for about 70% off, I thought this is a really cute dress and I like how it fits and feels.



But, I have to admit, I like how it fits and feels like I like an old nightgown; it's roomy and breezy and basically doesn't touch my body. 


So, I have a question: "is not touching my body a good fashion statement or just laziness due to the heat?"

Better view of shoes.
I was thinking about wearing it to a wedding this weekend (outside at a historic horse harness racing track) and I don't know if it is a good choice. Here, I styled it with a pair of flat thongs for length consideration, I think a heel/wedge would make it look too short and wore no jewelry because the print is so busy. What do you think, is it a good choice for a wedding or better for an evening on the lake? 

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  1. I think it could work for both. For a wedding, I might put my hair up and wear some jewelry (maybe dangly earrings?), despite the busy print, just to make it more special. Good luck!
    --Vivienne

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    1. Thanks Vivienne! I think you are right, the hair should go up and dangling earrings would make it look more elegant and wedding appropriate.

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  2. perfect for a wedding and I agree some pretty long earrings would make it dressy enough. You look great in it.

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    1. Thanks for posting a comment and visiting my blog. I appreciate your opinion and perspective!

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  3. Yes! If you can get away with being super stylish AND cozy...do it!!!!

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    1. Yeah, no one needs to know I feel like I'm wearing a nightgown:) Thanks for the comment!

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  4. I ditto Vivienne! It would look so cute with some dangling earrings and a pretty bracelet! I know what you mean about the heels & maxi dresses thing- since I'm pretty tall (are you tall, too? You look tall!) I have a hard time finding maxi dresses that are long enough just with flats. I think it would be perfectly fine to wear to a lake wedding with flats as long as the sandals were "fancy" lol!

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    1. Thanks, Ally! Maxi's are tricky, I'm only happy in them if they skim my shoes, otherwise they feel too short. Yeah, tall...that's why thrifted pants are never quite right and my husband's not a fan of platform wedges see this post. http://thriftedorscripted.blogspot.com/2012/06/too-tall-shoes.html

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  5. Maxi dresses are perfect for summer - dressed up with some fun bangles/earrings for a fancier occasion (re: wedding) or with flip-flops for on the lake! I say, fabulous purchase!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. Thanks for the comment, I think it will be a keeper,it just needs some bling and I should be ready to go!

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  6. I think this would be a beautiful dress for a wedding! Though I would dress it up a bit with some jewelry. Even though the print is busy, I think it could use some plain gold bangles and maybe a gold necklace.

    It sounds really comfy, and even though it's not touching your body it is not unflattering at all - I think you look great :)

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    1. Thanks, Megan! I think the consensus is to wear it but, to dress it up with jewelry. I think I just had to get over my association of maxi dresses and over aged hippies. Too much time in earthy college towns in the 80's and 90's brings that to mind!

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  7. Yes! I have to agree with the others. It's a DO for the wedding, just dressed up a little more. BTW...I think your hair down looks good.

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  8. You are looking really very pretty in this nice wedding dress.And you selected a perfect sandal according to your dress.

    Wedding Sandals

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