I'm sure you don't have time to give fashion advice to everyone who reads your blog, but I would be grateful for any ideas you might have.
How I love that London Times dress! Some might find its swingy shape daunting, but I love all the options the lack of structure offers. If you’d like to cinch it in, you can use a belt or top it with a vest or jacket.
I’ve tried the dress with skinny belts and fat belts. Belts that match, belts that don’t. They’re all good:
If you’re a bit thicker-waisted, I recommend belting the dress higher than your natural waist, around the ribcage. That is usually one of the slimmest points of a woman’s torso and you’ll get less of a bulge above and below the belt. An empire waist also makes your legs look longer.
I’ve only done this once, but I’ll do it again. These breezy dresses can be reigned in by vests, cardigans, or jackets that are fitted from anywhere just under the bust to your natural waist.
Not everyone is a fan of this look, but I like how wearing the dress uncinched puts the focus on your face, legs, and feet. This works best if the hem hits above the knee.
I encourage you to experiment. Two looks you'd probably like best are (1) a medium-width brown belt cinched high on your waist or (2) a fitted, two button blazer, fastened. The first option will give you a long, lean look and the second will create an hourglass figure. If you hem the dress to above the knee, you could also try it uncinched.
Enjoy the dress! It’s one of my favorites.