So these high low dresses have been all the rage for a while now and I've always turned my nose up at them. Visually they are so unappealing to me, like the mullets of the 80's. Even on the models I didn't care for them. They look like half of the dress was caught in the door on the way out of the club and simply ripped off, with the extra fabric trailing behind.
While browsing my local TJ Maxx I spotted what looked like a fabulous plain 100% light as-a-feather cotton chambray dress. Oooh! My heart leapt and shouted out, this'll be perfect for Nice! As I pulled the dress off the rack I spotted the back end of the dress and the disappointment set in…why oh why must they ruin a perfectly good dress by making it look like it's all party in the front and somber convent in the back?
Normally I wouldn't even bother trying on a piece like that. I know that they make me look shorter and generally frumpy and are for the under 21 crowd. Here though the cut, simplicity and mostly the lightness of the cotton made me take a chance and take it into the change room with me. I promised myself I'd have an open mind and banned all thoughts of Billy Ray Cyrus' hair.
I admit I didn't hate it. It had potential. I figured with the right boots, the right belt etc I could make it work.
Here is what I came up with – #1 Bohemian
#2 Sweet & Simple
I used a scarf as a belt and added one of my handmade floral headbands that I never get a chance to wear.
And look #3 aka I can eat whatever I want because I'm wearing a tent
I also tried this on with my new floral blazer and it worked great with red high heel pumps, a perfect solution to the problem of my legs looking like they are 6" long.
When I styled these looks I was thinking I needed to "keep it real" since I'm going to be walking around all day in the scorching heat.
So what do you think should be the final decision regarding this high low dress? Is it a keeper?
BTW this was a brutal post to put together. My internet is freakishly slow tonight. I curse you internet!