Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Island of misfit clothes #6: The tight bordeaux lace dress


I went thrifting for dresses with sex appeal and thought I'd found that in this Le Chateau lace number. I figured it would be great for Christmas.

Pros: Lace is white-hot right now. This dress shows off every curve.

Cons: This is a 'skinny day' dress. It doesn't really work with a bra and it's too small at the bust. It doesn't look right with any of my cardigans, blazers or shawls and let's face it, those are needed for warmth during the holiday season! None of my shoes work particularly well either. 

Solution: Avoid the warmth issue and wear in the summertime. Go funky instead of sexy and layer it underneath a loose-fitting grey top with a statement necklace and simple black sling backs. Face up to the fact it doesn't fit properly, enjoy it as a one-hit wonder, and give it away at next opportunity.

{Lots of laughs in the parking lot before a Rihanna concert}

{A clip of my favourite song from the show...We Found Love}

Dress - Thrifted (Le Chateau)
Top - Thrifted (Banana Republic)
Shoes - Guess via Winners
Necklace - Road Trip via sidewalk sale
Bracelets - Aakriti Designs and hand-me-downs 


  1. I think you found a great way to style this dress. It's perfect for a concert look. I love all your photos with you smiling :)

  2. I love the layering idea! Great way to spruce up a piece of clothing that you've neglected!

  3. I love how you styled it K, so sassy! I think you could get a few more wears out of it just yet! And that necklace, WOWZA, what a fun statement piece!

  4. Tis post is just proof that there is always a solution for every piece, even if it doesn't fit right! I love this look - layering a loose tee over such a sexy dress really toned the style down and made it perfect for a summer day. And your necklace is gorgeous; what a great statement piece.

  5. kat, you rocked the dress! it's another outstanding outfit. :) have you seen the previews for rihanna's show this fall called, "style rock"? i'm excited to see it.


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