You know when a box arrives on your doorstep and inside is a dress you ordered online… It isn’t your typical silhouette, but you loved the material and and the colors and you decided to take a chance.
You open the box and hold up the dress, and the material is gorgeous — even prettier in person than it appeared online. You cross your fingers, hoping it fits. You can’t wait to find out, so you run upstairs and throw it on… and it fits PERFECTLY. Like it was made for you.
Well, that’s the story of this dress.
I typically don’t go for the fit-and-flare silhouette, but this one caught my eye — just look at this gorgeous embroidery. This dress is such nice quality; the material is thick and luxe, and it’s fully lined.
Best of all, it fits like it was custom-made. It skims the body without clinging and flatters my curves, the arms are cut and fit to the body without any gaping, and the inverted pleats in the skirt keep it from flaring out too far from the body.
It’s feminine and pretty and the perfect formality for so many occasions — dressy enough to wear to a summer wedding, but not too formal for church. I can also imagine wearing it for a dinner date or milestone birthday party.
This dress is by Tommy Hilfiger, and not being familiar with his sizing, I used the nifty sizing feature on the Macy’s website. By plugging in my dress size in a few other brands, I was able to determine my true size for this dress, and guess what? It was bang on.
If you’re wondering, this dress runs true to size; I’m wearing my usual size 8.
I also ordered these strappy espadrille wedge sandals since I don’t currently have a black pair. I like how the jute-wrapped wedge heel dresses the look down just a bit.
These are also true to size, and they’re very comfortable. While the black is perfect for this dress, they’re also beautiful in the gold.
These silver filigree drop earrings complete the look, and they’re only $16. I thought they complimented the dress nicely, and they’re also super lightweight and easy to wear.
If you have any fun parties or events coming up, definitely check out Macy’s. It’s THE Dress Destination for all of your summer events and occasions.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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