WIW: Dress Challenge

I welcomed Ingunn's dress challenge this week because I had just pulled out summer dresses. Unfortunately the weather was cool. Anyway here's what I wore, some keep or toss.
1. This is actually almost ankle length that I temporary shortened using belts, so it is a bit heavier in the middle than it should be. I'm trying to decide if it's worth shortening. It's an Eileen Fisher linen pull on shift dress. I had the cashmere cardi in the same color. The linen is soft but does wrinkle. What do you think?
2. Worn to Mass, an old Calvin Klein sheath dress with the black lace bomber jacket. The belt came with the dress but I'm not liking it here. It may be time to start searching for a black sheath upgrade.
3. This thrifted cotton Target dress is cream on navy. It keeps surviving editing out because it fits so well and is a good length, something I don't often find. It's very well made completely lined in cotton. Is the pattern too much on me. Shall I keep it or let it go?
4. A skirt rather than a dress..from consignment a couple of years ago, heavy 100% silk by DVF. EF black silk shell, AE denim jacket. I usually have a high happiness factor with this but felt bloated and fat, probably due to some new meds. Depressing
5. You saw this, the new EF sapphire dress and cardi and new Sofft sandals. I wore this to a meeting and was glad for the warmth of the cardi.
I'd love your thoughts on any of this.. .what works and what needs to be tossed...what can be improved. I need to hear it
Ingunn, thank you for suggesting this challenge. It was timed right for me to use spring/summer dresses

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Warning Joy, I am not going to be a big help reducing your closet because I think these are all winners. The first one might need shortening but the color and the soft linen are both keepers in my eyes. I love the lace with the black sheath, what do you not like about this one? The length and the words navy and cream pretty much assure my love for #3. #4 is my least favorite but that does not mean you don't look good - I think maybe a lighter top might be even better. And I believe I have already mentioned that #5 is absolutely fabulous!

  • Krista replied 5 years ago

    All winners in my eyes, Joy!  I agree that #1 should be shortened, but I think that once this is complete it will be a lovely addition to your wardrobe - maybe even paired with that white denim jacket! :)

  • Liz A. replied 5 years ago

    I honestly like all of these. I think the length you have #1 at works.

  • Lantana replied 5 years ago

    Approval on all from me regarding the dresses and skirt.
    I hear your reservations on the navy belt. Just too wide, d'you think?
    A narrower belt in patent navy might do the trick.
    I can see a skinny silver belt with outfit 1, too.

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for posting these, Joy. I know it probably feels different to you, but I've never seen you having a bad style day, wow! I could easily pin each and every one of your outfits, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that one day I hope to have a style quotient as consistently sizzling as yours. You are one of my go-to inspirations for incredibly chic, elegant, polished and very individual style

    1. I really love the dress at this length, and I personally don't mind the wrinkles. Plus, this soft blue looks so gorgeous with your hair!

    2. I don't see anything wrong with the belt or the sheath dress. You sure do rock this silhouette, Joy, so I'm all for adding another black sheath to your wardrobe;-) Love how the bomber jacket gives this outfit a modern, elegant touch, and how the lace adds textural interest.

    3. Please keep this gorgeous frock!!-) Cream with navy is always fab, the print is unique and the entire outfit looks striking on you. Love it with the white denim jacket (nice juxtaposition of dressy and more casual), and the red flats made me smile.

    4. I'm sorry to hear you weren't feeling your best in this look, Joy (hopefully your body will get used to the new meds soon). I absolutely love this look on you: strong and simple, polished with a touch of playful.

    5. I didn't get a chance to comment on your Eileen Fisher thread, but I swooned when I saw the blue dress on you. So stunning! I love the hemline and the interesting silhouette. Plus this shade of blue is also brilliant on you. Adore it with the cardigan, the dainty sandals and your necklace.

    I'm not much help here either, apparently, as I don't think anything should be tossed;-)

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Thank you for your kind replies and ideas. I will try a lighter top with 4, shorten 1 and try it with the white denim jacket and with a silver belt. Lantana, I think you are right about a thinner belt with the sheath dress. The one I'm wearing doesn't hit in the best place.
    Inge, your detailed and sweet comments made my day. Thank you!

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Of course, Joy. You truly do look absolutely amazing in all these outfits!

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