Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sundress with black tank

Canadian summers are notoriously short, this past one being a (wonderful) exception. Therefore, we like to find ways of getting more bang for our buck when it comes to summer clothes. Deft layering does the trick, but this dress is a little challenging. It's very low-cut. The pleats on the torso add bulk. To cap it off, I bought it a couple of sizes too big, attracted by the lure of a sale. Last fall, I layered a short-sleeved knit top and a blazer to smooth things out and cover up for the office (see it here). This time I tried the reverse - a black tank top worn underneath, and a sheer skinny scarf to better define my waist. Patent brogues, a black velvet blazer and a structured leather bag gave it a bit of a menswear vibe. 

Do you try to give your summer clothes staying power?


Dress – H&M (also here and here)
Blazer – H&M
Brogues – Libby Edelman
Tights – Winners
Bag – Leo Monk
Tank – Winners
Scarf (as belt) - Thrifted


  1. super pretty, elegant, flirty, and fun! it still feels like summer here in texas. :P

  2. This is so lovely Kat, I just love the flowy white dress with the scarf as belt and those great shoes! Plus the neon yellow door makes a great accent!

  3. Katie of Alaskan Weredork26 September 2012 at 14:14

    Wow. I love this. This is a great case of a camisole being used to enhance the look of a dress, the black adds so much dimension to the tops and shows of the pleating. (This dress is stunning!) The whole outfit is very sleek and I love how you threw in the menswear twist with the oxfords.

  4. I love this white and black look - such a chic color combo! And your shoes are fab!



I genuinely enjoy reading everyone's comments. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!