Monday, 6 May 2013

The worthy dress

 (Ph/Zanita Morgan)

This well and truly started off as a tirade regarding my less-than-fervent affinity for the dress. But I caught myself just in time. And before you accuse me of doing exactly that (who doesn't enjoy a little apophasis now and then), do hear me out.

Ok here goes. Why all the negativity? Why does the conversation always have to revolve around the bad, only to make the catch of the day more appealing? I feel like this is something most of us are guilty of. So while I would normally sell myself as allergic to the type of garment featured in today's story, dubbing the dress too girlish and obvious for the likes of me, with a last minute, predictable twist of the rom-com sort ("O beautiful little Sportmax number, how I love you etc..."), today I shall go about it differently.

Instead, I will confess to the following: I do wear dresses - sporadically (hands up if you too learned that word in Clueless), that may be so - but often enough to make them a regular member of the COTR sartorial cast.

What makes a dress worthy of my time? Well, and try to not act too dumbfounded here, it has to be sexy, but in a soft, understated way. Bodycons and clingy minis, always a no-go. Boxy shapes short enough to show a little pin, deep-V necks in an interesting texture or print, leather everything, on the other hand, yes yes yes.

And the above, with it's unconventional stripes, sheer panels, and silky fabric, ticked all the boxes. Plus with Zanita at hand to capture the moment, the whole ordeal was a no-brainer.

Now you know.

I'm wearing: Sportmax dress - Phillip Lim clutch - Stella McCartney pumps

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66 comments:

  1. wow, little bit unexpected on you but it looks brilliant !!! :)
    xo

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  2. You look so beautiful !
    xo

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    1. Les shoes sont incroyables !
      J'adore la pochette aussi :)


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  3. Wow, what an exceptional dress! I like the clutch as well :)


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  4. Amazing dress !

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  5. Gorgeous dress, stunning photos!

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  6. Looks amazing on you! Love the unexpectedness ;)

    x

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  7. oh wow it´s amazingly beautiful! xo, Alma
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  8. Amazing! Gorgeous dress. X

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  9. You look stunning!

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  10. I love your blog now, this outfit is amazing! xx

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  11. tu es magnifique! j'adore la pochette et ces escarpins Stella McCartney, tes photos sont parfaites!
    bises

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  12. Wow, you really suit this dress! I love how unique it is compared to the standard bodycons that seem to live in today's shop rails.

    P.S. Just saw you in Zara's People! - congratulations!

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  13. Cette robe est magnifique, j'adore les couleurs, et tu as parfaitement choisi les accessoires!

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  14. WOW! Amazing post and pictures. Love the dress! :)


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  15. The dress is great, but the shoes have got me all of a-quiver in all the right ways..!

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  16. Yes if I were to picture you wearing a dress I wouldn't find it odd, certainly not a dress like this as you say - wonderful shots.x

    Thankfifi

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  17. Too good for words. I love Zanitas work too xx

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  18. What a wonderful!!

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  19. You look stunning in this dress!

    And I really love the way you write :)



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  20. Beautiful! x

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  21. WOW! Amazing ♥ No more words :D Beautiful this dress...

    Kisses xx

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  22. You look great, Zanita caught the very feminine side of you in these beautiful pics:)))

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  23. beautiful dress and pictures. I love your blog, I follow u now.
    xoxo
    J
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  24. Adore thes dress, the way you styled it and these beautiful pictures!

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  25. I think it's an incredible dress. Love how you've styled it with the clutch and shoes - just perfect!

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  26. Parfaite !
    J'aime beaucoup ta notion de la robe "sexy but in an understated way", et elle te va parfaitement !

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  27. Beautiful pics and the dress looks ah-ma-zin on you!

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  28. Love the dress. It definitely suits your style in the 'dress' category. And yes, my hands are going up, I learned the meaning of the word 'sporadically' from Clueless...

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  29. This look is incredible!!!

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  30. You can totally rock a dress! Beautiful photos.
    Adela x

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  31. Haha, yes! I did, I did! God bless 90s cult movies. Snapped by Zanita..you're a babe.

    x

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  32. You look gorgeous! And this is clearly a sign that you shouldn't shy away from dresses. I agree with you-- anything too body-con scares me, but this is absolutely perfect! (And the fact that you can walk in those Stella McCartney heels is all the more impressive!)

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  33. To-die-for pumps and gorgeous colour block dres!
    Following :)
    xx

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  34. Cute outfit.

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  35. I love this dress! So unexpected!

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  36. OH MY! this is absolutely amazing post! love everything! The styling is perfect, photos, your moving! WAW

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  37. Very unexpected and unusual, but very beautiful indeed. It suits you well and the pictures are gorgeous.

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  38. I'm surprised you don't wear dresses more often, you suit them. a lot. This looks perfect on you XX

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  39. Such a cool dress!! Love the design! xx

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  40. Love the pictures! I really like that dress!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  41. So cute xx

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  42. Me encanta el vestido, es precioso.

    besos

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  43. you look gorgeous I love your hair!

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  44. your very elegant with this dress!!!
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  45. Just perfect!!

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  47. Very unique dress ! But it suits you sooo well. And those pictures are gorgeous
    Xoxo
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  48. Fantastic look!
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  49. Such nice dress and heels!
    x
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  50. Can you STOP being so freakin' pretty!

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  51. SO gorgeous Camille!! Love the photos

    xx

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  52. I love the dress. The photo's are absolutely beautiful! That first one is striking.

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  53. OMG, cette robe ! Et les photos de Zanita sont sublimes...

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  54. Great look!

    XOXO Maud

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  55. stunning dress!

    xx

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  56. LOVE THE SHOES OMG!! http://inspiringtrend.blogspot.com/

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  57. wow. love the outfit. You look amazing!!

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  58. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Got nothing to add : )
    M.

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  59. The "The worthy dress" is well written, just love your dresses and styles. hope to learn more from you!

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