13 Nov Joan Vass-Leopard Print Shift Dress
Good Morning Friends,
I hope everyone had a great weekend. We went to the Sheep Dog trials and it was so interesting! Plus, I was in my element being surrounding my pups everywhere. Are you well into your Holiday shopping, or do you wait until after Thanksgiving. I have talked to some friends who decide to go for a weekend somewhere special, having memories make up their Christmas present. I have thought about going back to the Grove Park Inn one year in Jan or Feb, enjoying the time of year where everything is in slow motion, dark and cold. Well, if you do enjoy shopping, want something to wear over the holidays, or just want to be stylish and comfortable- take a look at Joan Vass.
I was contacted by the company and was excited to learn of her knitwear that is both comfortable, stylish and feels luxurious. Joan Vass, As I read about Ms Vass, I could appreciate her background in the art world, as she had started out as an assistant curator of drawing and prints at the Museum of Modern Art. “Joan then went on to develop a love for hand knits and her collection was bought by arbitor of Fashion, Henri Bendel. Fashion is Art. How we wear our clothing is an expression of ourselves and our creative minds. This is where Joan Vass’ career took a turn into creating hand knit fashions to timeless women’s wear. She later won award,s Extraordinary Women in Fashion by the Smithsonian Institute, among others for her timeless, uniquely crafted and :seasonless collection”. She designed hats, skirts, dresses, trousers, complete lines. **credit Joan Vass website.
Looking at the collections, I could see the lines being very classic and stylish in velvet,, velour, cotton and terry knit. Many of the pieces could be mixed and matched. I chose this velour leopard print dress, as leopard is on trend, but more importantly, never goes out of style. As leopard is also a neutral, I could add color to this dress by adding a colorful scarf, a rich red bag ( or any saturated color), or as I have styled it here, add a autumnal suede jacket to top off the look. I chose Fall’s brown tones and added a pop of color with my GigiNY leather clutch. The velour is soft, the style one of my favorites and it would also be great for a weekend look with a pair of stylish slip ons , denim jacket. and scarf.
This dress is as comfortable as wearing a fall nightgown, but without the looks and stares from wearing pajamas out, instead from the comfort, style and ease of wear. One of my favorite styles of dress is the shift dress, as it hangs from the shoulders and glides over the body with more room in the hips and body. I chose to wear my Vince Camuto over the knee boots to continue to long lean line from the dress downward. I could also easily pair this with a pair of red suede block heels for added color and add some funky textured tights. Think of this beautiful dress as my canvas, and there are many styling possibilities. I do think this is also the perfect dress to wear for Thanksgiving., as the shift dress does not cling and is roomy in style. That doesn’t mean to go totally overboard on the sweet potato pie! 🙂
For reference, here is the size chart, I am wearing a size 0 as i usually wear a 4 in dresses, and am 5 ft 9.
Please do check out Joan Vass and her collection. I also love the champagne pink velvet tunic and pants.
- Modern easy fit.
- Boatneck with gusset inserts; set in sleeves; easy shift silhouette.
- Fabric: Velour knit, 76 cotton 24 polyester
- Length: 36″
How might you style this leopard shift dress? What from the Joan Vass Fall Collection appeals to you?
Let me know in the comments section.
Leopard shift dress-c/o Joan Vass * This dress was gifted to me via Joan Vass. All opinions are my own.
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