|Dress: Forever 21+ (Available here)|
I really love corset details, so imagine my surprise when I found this bare, but not too revealing, dress.
|Boots: New Look|
The neoprene fabric is a substantial weight without being too heavy, and the overall quality of this piece is really great! I have been rather impressed with Forever 21 lately. They have had some unique and cool pieces. all made well with nice fabrics.
Forever 21 has more of a juniors fit, which works well with my petite frame. Juniors fits tend to have smaller overall proportions – I find their plus size line fits my bigger parts (bust and belly) while also fitting my smaller parts (hips and shoulders). I did need to make one alteration to the dress which made a big difference in the fit – I took the shoulders up to move the waistline of the dress up to my natural waist.
|Jacket: Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s|
|Sunglasses: Tory Burch|
Even though I think the quality of the dress is good, I was a little concerned that the dress could read too “junior.” Skater style dresses, while cute, tend to read a little young to me, and after a lifetime of always being thought of as younger than I am, I generally prefer to look my age.
Wanting to make the dress a little more grown-up, I opted to keep the hem as-is. The dress was a little longer on me than intended, but I thought the longer length helped offset the low neckline.
I considered pairing the dress with lace-up stiletto heels, but I thought the boots felt fresher and more modern. The boots helped offset the overt sex appeal of the dress and were also comfy – more and more important to me these days.
I finished the look with a blush moto jacket, soft red lip, and a cute telephone clutch.
|Clutch: Torrid (Similar available here)|
Would you wear a dress like this? Where would you wear it? What do you think about the length – good as is or would shorter be better?