Jacket, Mossimo. Dress, Rugby Ralph Lauren (consignment). Tights, We Love Colors. Booties, Blondo. Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Bag, Steve Madden. Gloves, gift.
I’d simply cull it if I weren’t planning on doing some teaching and professional speaking. It’s one of the few conservative dresses in my closet.
warm, modest, well made, tailored, a-line shape, tweed
bulky, unflattering(?), drab, frumpy
What do you think? Here’s how I’ve worn it:
Hello, I've been following your posts for a while and love to see your outfits and how you style your pieces. I vote keep for all your "pro" reasons and that it is one of the few conservative dresses in your closet. You never know when you will need one! :) Plus, it is a neutral, fits you well, can be styled many different ways, and is at least a 3 season piece. Style on, Kasmira!
I really like it on you - it's the flippy skirt, I think. But if you don't feel good wearing it, let it go. How you feel about it is the most important consideration.
I recommend donating it. you have worn it many times and are having doubts. I think you would be ae to find a suitable (har har) replacement. The style seems dated and you have far more flattering clothing in your wardrobe. Good luck! :-)
Frumpy I disagree with. Keeper. Classic. And you rock.
I say keep it. The pros are worth it and I don't find it unflattering in you. Excited to hear more about your teaching in the future!
I would keep it based on practical reasons of needing a conservative dress as you foresee.
However I must say, looking at all the ways you styled it, I like all the outfits where it appears as a skirt. Something about the waist and bodice area is not the most flattering.
By the way, whenever you post the different ways to style a single wardrobe item, I am always amazed and impressed by your creativity. You are an inspiration!
I say keep until you find a replacement you like better. I agree with the poster who said it looks best when you were it like a skirt. Sometimes you just need something a little conservative on hand.
So I'm not reading any other comments lest I bias myself...;)
I like it with something over the top, but it looks a little clunky on top when you wear it alone/a little too coat like and not enough like "menswear inspired" which is was I feel like it was meant to do. In any event, I'm digging it for layering but not so much on it's own.
But side note: you have a really good skill in your ability to take quirky or "not very conservative" clothes and still make them professional and "respectable".
Another side note: This year has been the KonMari method year for me.....so I'd ask "Does it bring you joy?" and if not......donate!
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