April 14, 2011

Shift Happens

Dress - ModCloth, Clutch - Vintage Louis Vuitton (gifted/stolen from Mom), Pumps - some mall store
I love the retro-looking shift dresses that seem to be popping up all over the place these days. Not all of them are flattering on the curvy girl, but some, like this one I snagged for 60% off at ModCloth last month, can look sleek and classy even if you're not tall and thin. I think the key is to find one that is pretty form-fitting in the chest area. If it's too loose in the chest area, it can just hang and make your body look shapeless. I also recommend pairing these dresses, which tend to run on the short side, with some sky high neutral pumps if you're a shorty like me, to elongate your legs. 


In addition to being a shift dress, I love how this ModCloth dress represents another of my favorite trends, which is pairing long sleeves with a short dress length. With its understated bronze chain detail and satiny fabric, this dress made me feel so classy and glamorous that I found myself ordering glasses of champagne all night instead of my normal cocktails. That's one of the things I love about fashion...the way it can transform how you feel!  

6 comments:

Dary said...

VERY pretty! I like it A LOT :) Where were you going looking all fancy?

Stylepint said...

Ooh...pretty! I love the mix of long sleeve with a short skirt, it's so refreshing and you look super classy. =)

KK said...

@Dary thanks, Dary! I was going to a birthday party at a lounge. =)
@Stylepint Thank you so much!

katou said...

I loooove long sleeved short dresses and you look gorgeous girl!!!
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cindy said...

Love this outfit! Especially the cut of the dress and color of the shoes - you put it together really well. So flattering and fun!

Buffy said...

That dress looks fantastic on you.

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