Friday, 27 February 2009
I bought this dress last summer, wanting a floaty maxi-dress for warm weather, however, I never got round to wearing it. The length is just that little bit too short, and with a maxi dress, unless the length is right, it just looks a bit silly. Thinking about this dress the other night, it occured to me that I could try adding a long skirt underneath...so I gave it a go, and this is the result. Wearing a heavy cotton skirt, and layering a top underneath, the summer dress becomes winter-proof. Obviously the look is rather formal (maybe I've been looking at too many gowns from the Oscars on Sunday)...so in an attempt to make it more casual (!), I wore my tan blazer. I've always had a habit of over-dressing, so wearing a full length dress in the day really didn't bother me. I'm rather happy with how the dress looks, but am disappointed I can't wear it in the summer, as I get the feeling layering the skirt under it would be too hot then.