Before I dive in (metaphorically speaking) . . .
Did one of you see me downtown last Friday? I was standing at the corner of 9th and H, trying to decide which side of the street would provide more shade on my way back to the office, and a woman (a well-dressed woman!) passed me on the sidewalk and said “I love your bag” — but after she was gone it occurred to me that she said “I love your blog” (thrilling!) and not “bag” (gratifying, though not thrilling). Unfortunately, I was listening to music and therefore am not sure. So if you are one half of this encounter (1) THANK YOU! and (2) please drop me a line.
And now on to business . . .
You know how I am all about multipurpose (an adjective) and utility (a noun)? Yet I love dresses, which typically don’t have multiple uses. For those of you trying to think of counter-factual examples, I wouldn’t cite DoP as evidence of multipurpose suitability because I generally don’t wear dresses that I do wear as dresses over pants (DoP), if you can follow my reasoning through that embedded clause.
Imagine my excitement when I read that this dress was made of neoprene, more commonly known as scuba fabric.
One would like to think that you could do anything to scuba fabric (sample: dump a Caesar salad in your lap) without consequence, but I have a feeling that that’s not so.
Regardless, this dress is very comfortable.
The Photographer has asked me to tell you that he is NAUI Openwater I-certified. A man of many talents!
Did you know that “scuba” is an acronym: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus?
Please take a few seconds to note the seams that shape the dress to the right and below. In case you are thinking that the dress is ill-fitting, be assured — the fabric has presence and a measure of self-determination, and therefore the designer has allowed it some discretion in taking shape.
I think we need Directrice360™ to fully display the zipper on this dress, which winds the whole way around the body.
I like high necklines and this zipper allows me to zip up to my neck.
But someone who likes to show a little skin certainly could do so.
As you can see the zipper runs all the way around the neckline. At some point, it’s clearly decorative.
Dress: Jil Sander Avenue Sleeveless Jersey Dress (on sale at Neiman Marcus; just a hunch, but I bet more sizes show up over the winter and on YOOX, too); Shoes: Tory Burch; Bag: Coach; Watch: Michele