I styled this ruched tank dress back last year before I ever saw it on anyone else, and since then it’s become one of the most popular dresses in the blogosphere. I think every fashion blogger I follow has styled it at least once.
It really is a good dress if you’re okay with the body-con styling. It’s easy to throw on and go, and you can dress up or down, but I found the tank style to be a little low under the arms so I haven’t worn mine much. I was intending to have the straps taken up, but you know how that goes…
Anyway, I was super excited when I saw that they brought out a long-sleeve version for fall!
I ordered it along with these perforated peep-toe booties, thinking they would make the perfect combination for those warm fall days that tend to hang around well into September. When it gets cooler, I can wear this dress with tights and tall boots, but for now, I thought these were super fun.
This dress is definitely a body-con fit. For size reference, I ordered the medium, and to be honest, I think I’d be more comfortable in a large. And before you ask, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m wearing shapewear.
So yeah, I realize that takes away from the “easy to throw on and go part” but I wear shapewear under almost every dress I own, so it isn’t a big deal to me. I’m wearing my go-to Spanx Shape My Day Girl Shorts to keep things smoothed out and contained.
These booties are the perfect transition shoe because they’re open enough to keep your feet cool, but they have the heavier look of an ankle boot so you can still wear them after you put away your sandals. The block heel is a modest 3 inches, and they’re very comfortable and run true to size.
They come in 5 colors, and they’re all so good that I had a hard time choosing between them. I ended up with the Hippo Grey Nubuck Leather, although the Cashmere Leather was a close second.
I also carried a taupe crossbody to coordinate with the shoes. Because the bag has gold hardware, I wore gold jewelry.
They’re hard to see in these pictures, but I LOVE these linked drop earrings. They were another #NSale find, and I’ve been wearing them a ton. They’re delicate and ladylike but carry a lot of visual weight. And I added some of my Alex and Ani bangles to finish off the look.
Another styling idea would be to wear a denim jacket with this outfit — either a white one or a blue that is dark or light enough to provide some contrast with the dress. Or of course, one of the other colors of this dress with a blue denim jacket would be great together.
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