Oldie LBD

For Katerina’s oldie challenge, I pulled out an old favorite Calvin Klein LBD probably over 6 years in my closet. It is a sheath that has survived the edits because it has a side zipper rather than a back one, allowing me to get in and out of the dress more easily. I like the length and that it is an easy slim column of black. I wore it to church today with a floral bomber jacket, black sheer stockings and black ankle strap flats. Not shown, I also wore my JCrew blush stadium coat and dark blush scarf over everything. The dress now fits a bit tighter than it used to. Shall I retire it? Note: seeing the photos I did not like the bomber with it or the jewelry or black stockings with this outfit. The jacket photo shows the belt askew, which I did not notice at the time. Comments and suggestions welcome.

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  • gryffin replied 1 year ago

    Joyce - I have to say I loved the whole outfit!!  I'm not even big on bombers but I thought you looked stunning.  Love the dress on you.  Very elegant.  So you can't ask me, because I thought you looked amazing!!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Does the dress come with the belt, Joy? I like it, and the bomber looks great over the top. Fab blush support act too.

  • Dianna replied 1 year ago

    I like the dress on you, and I like the whole outfit, Joy.  I think you look amazing.

  • The Cat replied 1 year ago

    #3 looks fab, Joy. If you still feel comfortable in the dress, I vote keep it.

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    Joy -- as always, you look fabulous.  The dress is amazing on you.   I hope it survives many purges into the future.  

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    The dress looks lovely on you and I like the way you styled it. What a great belt, too.

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    I can only agree with others - the dress looks great and I really like the outfit. Fabulous LBD:s aren’t easy to find. So if it isn’t uncomfortable, keep it.

  • Colette replied 1 year ago

    That's an oldie after my own heart. I like it and vote keep and wear.

  • Joyce B replied 1 year ago

    I also like the dress on you. As long as the belt does not dig into your ribcage when you sit, I say keep.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Wow,Wow, how beautiful dress, the belt is excellent , you look amazing on this dress. I love bomber jacket , looks great as a topper, high five, Joy.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Keep that dress as long as you can breathe in it,and it looks great with the floral bomber,good styling!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Angie, the belt did come with the dress and it has belt loops that cannot be easily removed. I had bought the exact same dress in ink ( dark navy) and wear both a lot in spring-fall. The black gets worn often with my black lace on blush bomber (another oldie which needs a Find).

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  • anchie replied 1 year ago

    This is great outfit, your description doesn’t match the picture:)

  • efbgen replied 1 year ago

    I think it looks fantastic- with and without jacket! Keep it!

  • Christina F. replied 1 year ago

    I actually like the whole outfit too! I like how the bomber adds a very current touch to a classic style. The dress seems like a keeper to me, as long as you are comfortable in it.

  • jussie replied 1 year ago

    Joyce I like it with the bomber. Where did you get that bomber? It’s beautiful.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Jussie,. The bomber is the brand Elodie. I bought it at Mordstrom Rack about a year ago as a cold spring refresher because of the floral pattern. The black background and trim make it easy to wear with a column of black.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, Joy. YOU LOOK FAB. 

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    You look wonderful in this dress. I like how you have accessorized it, too.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie and JAileen. I am happy the oldie dress passes the YLF test.

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