11 Aug Turning Heads #linkup : Tips to Wearing a 50’s Pencil Dress
I am enjoying Asheville NC, and we have had some very nice days.I love the mountains. We are staying at a house with the pups and this beautiful tree behind me is a Red Rocket, the red flowers are so gorgeous. I had to take the shots with this 50s-60s inspired large blooming floral dress I received for my birthday.
This wooden swing was just perfect as it added character and was a nice place to sit and read
One of my favorite details that makes me think of a vintage dress, is the back as well as the collar below.
Added a GIGI New York red clutch for the most prominent color.
Just me having fun on the red wooden swing.
Details: GIGI Newyork Clutch, ASOS floral pencil dress ( sold out) , Zara heels ( poshmark), pearl earrings, ( Charming CHarlie_
I know many of you associate florals with me, for the spring/summer and yes, I absolutely have an affinity for them. I have changed things up quite a bit these last view months for variety, and just the willingness to try other fun looks.
Just in case you missed some of those non-floral looks, check them out here ( all white look), Olive shirt dress, earth tones with slim cargo pants, here and here, maxi dress, among others here and here. I plan on also wearing more jeans in the fall, and having fun styling them. As you know, the key for me, is comfort and softness in addition to fit. With Ehlers-Danlos, and nerve/muscle sensitivity I need clothes that are soft.
This dress, besides having the print and style I am in love with, is made of scuba material and from ASOS. I have about 4 or so dress made of this stretch knit and it is amazing. It is a fitted look, and meant to be a bodycon type, however, it does not fit or feel tight. The bright colors and collar really is what I love, in addition to the v-back. I can also see this transition into fall in many ways.
I truly believe any shape and size can wear a pencil dress: tips
- If you are curvy, get the dress to fit your hips and have it tailored to fit the waist.
- You don’t have to have an hourglass shape to wear a pencil dress, but fit is key.Too tight takes away from it’s elegance , in my opinion.
- If you are worried about lumps and bumps, then find the perfect undergarments to wear underneath. Some women swear by Spanx.
- If you are a bit busty, make sure the bottom portion of the dress does not cling to the lower leg or knee area to balance out the proportions.
- Pick fabrics that are not too clingy, but just enough for your shape, this scuba fabric breathes and moves with you.
- Wear it with confidence and have fun doing so!
linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday Watcha Wearing Wednesday, Jersey Girl Texan Heart Trendy Wednesday Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion ,Style Elixer Fun Fashion Friday / Forage Fashion
My Co-Host today is my friend, Sabina from Ocean Blue Style .
Sabina of Oceanblue Style fashion is about testing limits and discovering where her creativity will lead her to. She blogs about fashion, Frankfurt and all things fun. Her love of blue was inspired by french painter Yves Klein, her style was formed by such icons as: Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel and everything Audrey Hepburn. Nowadays she admires Vivienne Westwood, too. Her love of water comes from being a native of Northern Germany and also living in Southern California. Add to this her adoration for the South of France that was motivated by F.Scott Fitzgerald and you will find on her blog a fashion breeze of urban european elegance mixed with some edgy So Cal ease.
Also joining in is the lovely Shelly from Queen In Between, two lovely ladies since last week I didnt have a co-host.
For our first fashionista, Trina,of Tea Time with Trina she shows us just how fun it is to be around a bunch of fashion bloggers!
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust shares her trendy high low dress in one of my favorite colors: red! Love the fancy footwear too!
Chelsea, of a Ginger Side of Life, was my pick this week, as I love reading about her traveling adventures and this time, she held this giant snake that would freak me out!
I have ladies now on a waiting list to co-host TH Tuesday, however if you are interested and want to be on the list, please do let me know! xx