Monday, November 27, 2017

When Design Meets Length

I'm not the biggest fan of long dresses that hit you right at the mid-calf. Often referred to as "midi dresses," these styles usually make my short frame look even shorter. However, today's dress, from the wonderful, feminine and stylish Alice + Olivia line, has a unique design to it, with lace cutouts toward the bottom that show the lining underneath. The effect is almost an optical illusion; I'm wearing a long dress, but it sure doesn't seem like it.

Dress: Alice + Olivia Mallie A-Line Dress

The dress was in stores a few years ago, but you can still find it on Bluefly and on eBay. I love all the details of this dress, but the armholes are enormous, and you can easily see my bra on both the sides and through the lacy back. Ideally, you should forego a bra when wearing this dress, but I'm not about to go bra-less at work!

Shoes: Kate Spade New York Idelle Ankle Strap Dress Sandals

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a lot of fun visiting with my husband's family in Alabama, including our nephews. They loved on Wally and Norman so much! Don't they look excited about all the attention? ;)

Thanksgiving 2017