Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
One is never over-dressed or under-dressed in a little black dress.
NICE: It has to be the LBD that I still wear as I move into the end of the second decade of ownership.
NO THANKS: I'm stumped - there hasn't been a dress I haven't liked. Insofar as other dress styles go, I haven't really owned others, except for the shirt dress and that deserves a post on its own. A NO THANKS, that I wore in my early twenties, comes to mind. It was black with stylized large yellow and white sunglasses swirling below the hips and above the hemline. I was twenty-something; it was ok at that age. I loved it then but now it would be a NO THANKS because of the sunglasses. Analogous to that dress is one (in the pic) I bought just last summer. Same idea but instead of sunglasses, this one has ovals. Funny when you start analyzing your closet you find repetitive attributes.
NOTE-WORTHY: A Max Mara size 10 navy sleeveless square-necked sheath dress that I bought at a consignment shop in Calgary. It was the first time I ever bought Max Mara and I have become a follower since, although not yet a buyer. I keep visiting the Max Mara stores wherever I am in the world but have never hit the lucky place where price and preference meet.
|Vassilios Kostestos dress, pink & orange bodice with black skirt|
|Vassilios Kostestos print blue & green dress, Spring, 2012|
|Vassilios Kostestos green dress with fringe, Spring 2012|
Dress Buying Tips: If you find a sheath dress with a side zipper, buy it. One of the most annoying things about most of my sheath dresses is that I need help doing up the back zipper.