guest post over at Frugal Edmonton Mama that I recently bought three dresses from VV - a size 6, a size 12 and a $9.10 "one-size fits most" maxi dress. I liked the global colours and pattern of this dress, and the sundress-style top with straps that would still cover bra straps. However, this dress could go either way. Styled wrong and we're looking at resort-grandma. Styled right and we're looking at Anthropologie-I'm-starting-a-new-maxi-length-trend-model. I shall demonstrate.
This tie is trying to convince me it makes the dress fit everyone.
Featuring the "I've had kids I give up" posture.
Light dresses are perfect for warm weather, but that does not mean you pair them with your comfy sandals. Cute flip-flops? Maybe. Gladiator flats? Worth a try. Tevas? Not unless you're camping and never with a maxi.
This is not the pop of colour you need. Crocs are for camping IMHO.
Resort-Grannie might add some pumps to dress it up.real Anthro to illustrate that the length and style and global vibe of my dress are right on-trend.
I'm almost *exactly* like this model, except less hungry.
Belt $4, Franco Sarto cork wedges $13.30 VV Boutique
Accessories from my closet
Hair and make-up from "I've had kids but I'll never give up" attitude
That's my attempt at an Anthro-pose.
Best I could do when my 5yo photographer *needed* to do a flop-back after every shot.
Linen blazer $3.50 VV Boutique.
Ask yourself WWAD?
Anthro would belt it on the outside for sure.At least I hope they knew I was giving a knowing glance and not just being socially awkward. I think maxi dress styling boils down to a little effort, like any styling. Sure, just throw it on, but then spend 4-6 minutes polishing up the styling. It doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming! And remember, when in doubt, ask, WWAD?
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