Friday, October 25, 2013

Black & White Ponte Dress, Killer Shoes, and the Fashion Police

"I've got a code 9 here... curvy girl wearing horizontal stripes. Send back-up immediately!"

Ok, I think by now we all know there are no real laws of fashion anymore. But at one time, being curvy and wearing horizontal stripes was a big no-no. And in a body-hugging material? Forget it!

Thankfully, we are learning that the silhouette and cut of a piece are just as important as the print. We can wear body-hugging or body-skimming clothing instead of shapeless tents and (gasp!!!) look good in them!

This black and white stripe, a-line ponte dress is fitted on top then skims over the lower half of my body. I can wear it with flats for a more casual look or dress it up a little for Fall/Winter with tights and heels as I did in this post. It works well with booties and riding boots too.

I added a thick belt to define my waist a little more. I feel like I tried every colored necklace I had but either the shape or length was wrong so I went with good old basic black.  I think this look would be great with a pop of color somewhere. Any ideas?

Black and White Stripe Ponte Dress: (old) via Old Navy - similar, similar // Black Satin Calvin Klein Shooties: (old) via TJ Maxx - similar, similar // Black Beaded Necklace: via Bealls Outlet - similar, similar // Black Beaded Bracelets: (old) via a local boutique, similar, similar // Sequin Earrings: (old) via New York & Company -  similar, similar

Pssst!!: Old Navy has 25% off online through Oct 30

The breakdown:
Ponte Dress: Old Navy, $10
Heels: TJ Maxx, $40
Necklace: Bealls Outlet, $8
Earrings: New York & Co, $10
Bracelets: Local Boutique, $1

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  1. That dress fits amazing on you! I'd say do a pop of color with shoes, but if you're wearing tights with it, that might be hard. Maybe add a bag/clutch in a fun color?

    The Tiny Heart

  2. Those shoes are wonderful! I love how you wore tights, then it makes it a bit warmer. I also love the dress, it looks wonderful on you!


    1. Thanks! With tights is my favorite way

  3. I love tights with those shoes. It is the same color and makes your legs look longer

    1. Thanks! I think I like them best with tights because I'm so pale.

  4. I love th stripes and your heels!

  5. You could add a pop of color by forgoing the necklace and adding statement earrings and maybe same color in the bracelet.

  6. You look gorgeous in the dress and I really like the necklace. What about adding colored tights for a pop of color... depending on the shoes, it could work!

    1. Thanks! Those are great suggestions, I'm going to try them.

  7. That dress is gorgeous on you, Cheryl! I am totally inspired to pull off stripes now.
    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Sincerely, Dani Rose

  8. You look amazing in the striped dress! Love your heels too!

    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth


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