Wearing Stripes

So, I missed out on this dress the first go round from NY & Company.  When they brought it back, I couldn’t make the same mistake twice.  This dress is from the Gabrielle Union Collection, and I loved it when I first saw it on their insta.  For me, it’s the perfect mix of modern and classic.  It’s got a few tricky things to navigate, but once you make it past those, you’re gold.  The length is that weird spot right between midi and maxi, so heels are a must.  Otherwise you run the risk of looking shorter and a little frumpy (for lack of a better term).  The length cuts off the right above the ankle, so if you’re trying to elongate your leg, look elsewhere.  The bonus though is the functional buttons all the way down the dress, leaving you to show as much or as little leg as you’d like.

As you can see, it’s also a striped dress.  Stripes can be intimidating, but a few things with this design make them a little more flattering.  The shape of the dress is super feminine, accentuating the waist and flowing out for a nice silhouette.  The v neck design and waist cinching tie, also add to the appeal of the dress.  Final pro tip:  This is probably a dress you need to try on because sizing is everything.  As NY & Company items usually run large, I tried the small first, and although it fit me better in the chest, the waist was a no go, so I ended up with a medium.  It could use a little tailoring but works for now.

Add a pop of color in your accessories and you’re ready to go.  Here I topped off the look with fringed Steve Madden sandals and a red lip, but I also envision a bold fuchsia or yellow accentuating this nicely.  Get into all the details below and thanks for stopping by!  Happy Labor Day weekend loves!

Outfit Details: Dress – New York & Company (Get Here) || Shoes – Steve Madden (Similar Here)

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