8/14/13

Bits and Pieces: Cocktail Dress

Does everyone else face the same "what to wear" conundrum when they receive a wedding invitation?  And what to do when no dress code is specified?  I for one, immediately run to my closet and hope it will show me the perfect outfit as if it were the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.  Sadly, my minuscule closet just stares blankly back at me, leaving me clueless.  So when faced recently with the aforementioned scenario, off I went in search of the sartorial wedding guest holy grail.  I knew I wanted it to be short, and versatile for other occasions - beyond that I was fuzzy on the specifics.  I had seen this classic DVF Zarita dress many times before during my online window shopping.  But once I stopped to actually read the reviews, I was convinced it was the one.  Naturally it came in a gazillion colors making the decision infinitely harder, until I saw this particular turquoise shade was on sale - and I put in my cart before anyone else could grab it!  I'm sorry, I'm an only child.  But let me tell you, once the dress arrived, it fit like a glove, was ridiculously comfortable and made me feel neither over nor under dressed at said wedding - in other words, the perfect "wedding guest" dress.  Actually, the perfect 'special occasion' dress to be honest, and I am even contemplating purchasing it in other colors.  For size comparison, I am wearing a 2, which is true to size for me.  It's worth the splurge for sure, but if you can grab one of the seasonal colors on sale, even better - I consider it the equivalent of winning the fashion powerball.  

Dress - DVF (other colors here and here) | Sandals - Zara | Clutch - Yves Saint Laurent (old but similar here and here

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6 comments :

  1. Cache makes a dupe for much cheaper. Although it's not DVF, it's gorgeous as well. Here it is on sale in red, but I believe they also had it in navy.

    http://www.cache.com/detail/back-zip-lace-dress/Q5020C35561874/60

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    1. You are right - it is very similar!! What a great option! thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Chris - @nylonlover69 on TwitterAugust 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Wow, you look FANTASTIC! I think the color choice was perfect for you!

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  3. You look amazing! That dress is gorgeous and it does indeed fit you beautifully - totally agree with your choice. It serves as a great cocktail dress for a wedding and for other occasions as well!

    Richa
    www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks mama (soon to be :) ) - loved the pics from the baby shower! What an adorable theme - like we expected anything less than fabulous from Shruti :)

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