So pleased was I with my striped dress from Universal Standard, I ordered the same dress in solid blue.
My reasoning went like this.
Whilst working at home, we’ve seen the birth of the Nap Dress, which is really a re-branding of the nightgown. Doesn’t it seem more professional to support the return of the House Coat?
This dress has the shape of a house coat, but because it does not button the whole way down the front (half-placket), it technically is not a coat. Perhaps it’s a House Popover.
The Directorate was evenly divided on the question of length. I am leaning toward shortening this by a couple of inches as shown here.
Forgive the wrinkles! These photos were taken at the end of a long, sedentary workday.
This blue read more as a French blue on the Universal Standard website, but in person, it’s closer to a royal. A soft royal. And in these photos, it’s leaning toward a cadet blue.
The dress came with a self-belt, but I thought we could do something a little more fun.
This blue and this yellow looked to me like colors straight from a Crayola box — the big crayons with a flat side to prevent rolling.*
Although I am not generally a fan of clear, primary colors, I think this pairing is both fun and sophisticated.
A skinny black patent leather belt would also look very nice.
* I think these were called “Can’t Roll” in the 1970s — and they were cylindrical with a flattened bottom. Very awkward to hold. Today, the cylinder is shaped like a triangle — which seems somewhat more natural. Regardless, there seems to be a difference of opinion on whether these crayons help or hurt the development of fine motor skills.