Because most dresses can only be worn one way, they are rarely repeated on this blog . . . unlike certain hardworking jackets, tops, and one pair of wide-legged pants that some believe have received an amount of air-time grossly out of proportion to their beauty and function.
Today, however, we are revisiting a distinctive dress because I am wearing it differently than when previously shown.
When last seen, I wore this knit dress to an office holiday lunch with black boots.
During our mild fall, with temperatures close to 70 degrees many days, I am wearing it with bare legs and loafer-mules.
I am also wearing it with a belt — the kick-@$$ belt — rather than relying on its self belt, which always looked a little like a nylon tongue to me.
Obviously, it would have been better to have Fatima remove the belt and d-ring properly — by opening the seams — but I’ve just worn my own belt over what remains.
I am very pleased with the situation.
Note in the pictures directly above and to the right that the skirt of this dress falls very nicely. The seaming of this asymmetrical skirt gives it a bit of a trumpet shape that is very flattering. I had not realized how flattering until I saw these photos.
For those thinking about closet management and clothing maintenance, a tip!
I store this dress (and other knit dresses) folded, on a shelf, with my sweaters rather than hanging with dresses. That way, it doesn’t get stretched out.
Up close: You the Jury!
Can I be lazy and leave things be?
Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Belt: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti; Shoes: JCrew; Bag: Coach; Bracelets: David Yurman
6 thoughts on “The Wool Patchwork Dress Returns”
It’s good you got that dress out. I love White wool things. It shouldn’t be saved just for a holiday party.
I would leave the D rings as they are, but I might consider playing around with the rings and the belt, maybe running the belt through the rings somehow? I certainly wouldn’t have them removed b/c they’re an interesting detail of the dress.
lovely details in this dress. I would leave the D-ring on the dress. Could Fatima fashion a small black strap with a snap to attach the open side of the D-ring to the dress? Then you could wear the dress without a belt and the D-ring would stay in place.
Glad to see you’re still here, and still dressed to kill!
That dress is phenomenal with the lovely white wool.. wear it often.
I really would like a belt like that! So versatile!
I agree with RoseAG above – try running the belt through the D ring. Lovely look regardless.