After a long winter it’s refreshing to slip on a pretty dress. Here’s a look at the dresses my readers have been wearing lately.
Regal In Purple
Do your recognize Donna? She’s a regular contributor to my weekly What I Wore post.
This week she looks stunning in a deep, jewel-tone shade of purple that suits her winter coloring. She’s accented that with touches of silver to make the look pretty and polished.
Purple happens to be one of my favorite colors because it looks so regal and also suggests creativity. (Check out my post on what purple communicates and tips for wearing purple to find out more about what I mean.)
Just lovely, Donna!
Classic Color Block
Julia, 48 from Washington, D.C., injects color into her wardrobe by using the color blocking technique.
She’s paired a fuchsia dress with an orange fitted blazer to create a polished and playful look. Her matching bag and shoes are the icing on the cake!
Bold and Beautiful
When you see a woman wearing a dress she loves the joy comes shining through, and that’s certainly the case here. Georgette looks radiant in this stunning wrap dress that’s the perfect silhouette for her very feminine, curvy shape.
The geometric print is bold and modern. Not everyone would have the confidence to pull that off but Georgette manages it beautifully. I love the combination of the black and green. It’s so rare and fresh.
You look ready to hit the town Georgette!
A Twist on a Traditional Maxi Dress
The Maxi dress is one of the more popular summer dresses for women.
Jyothi shies away from prints and bold colors but recently celebrated the start of spring with this 100% silk maxi dress in eggplant/brown.
Although Jyothi is only 5’3″, she loves the romantic, lightweight, breezy and fresh feel of this long bohemian-style dress.
Pamela, 48, from California sent in this photo of herself wearing a Tommy Hilfiger men’s shirtdress with a belt that looks and feels like a man’s tie. She paired it with a pair of Vince Camuto wedges and says it’s extremely comfortable. To learn about other ways to wear a shirtdress check out this post I did a while back.
Color is Key
Want to look more youthful? Add colorful pieces to your outfit, and you will immediately subtract years from your age. Rhonda started with a colorful skirt that look like a mosaic. Although the skirt has some black in it, the black is offset by the bursts of bright colors.
To top it off, she wears a mint colored jacket. With so much color and pattern going on, Rhonda made a smart choice to keep her shoes neutral with beige heels. On the fence about the color of Rhonda’s jacket? Then you’ll be interested to read my post, “Grayed Jade – Beautiful or Boring?”
Antoinette, a fashion blogger and self-proclaimed budget fashionista, sure has no fear of color. This Pashmina scarf in her favorite hues is one of her wardrobe staples and gets lots of wear due to its versatility.
Scarves are a great way to dress up a casual outfit or add color to plain colored outfits. For more tips on injecting color into your wardrobe, check out my popular eBook, “Color Me Fabulous”. Download your copy today!