Continuing our tour of the “resort” wardrobe that I have no place to wear, I bring you my most resorty, least practical dress that is not even suitable for a summer barbeque.
This dress is really only suitable for going out to neighborhood restaurant on a Saturday night.
But it’s so pretty!
In these side and back views, you can see that the center seam down the back of the skirt presents a little ruffle, which looks a bit like the plates along a stegosaursus’s spine.*
Despite the low neckline in front and back, I can wear a regular bra with this dress because the straps are perfectly placed and sized. So clever. I doubt it was the designer’s intent (it should have been), but this convenience makes the dress a little bit sensible.
Of course, the convenience offered by the placement of straps is undone by the row of hook-and-eye closures that close up the back. Assistance is required to fasten these. I tried to do it myself (consider The Directrice as America’s Test Closet), and couldn’t manage, even starting with the dress on backwards.
One last little detail: a second round cut-out in the skirt, like a port-hole.
Unfortunately, the port-hole landed right over the only patch of spider-veins on my left leg. In a rare piece of Lightroom trickery, I allowed The Photographer to erase them.+
Dress: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; Sandals: JCrew Strappy Buckled Cora Sandals; Bag: Bembien
* This is different from the time that I looked like a spinosaurus, but clearly I feel a kinship to dinosaurs — those enormous, tiny-brained, doomed creatures.
+ The Photographer is allowed to illuminate me so that I look like an angel; he is not allowed to make me look thinner. Sadly, he cannot remove cat hair and lint from photographs; it would be very helpful if he could!