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The worthy dressMonday, May 6 2013

(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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841977524174275640 Carol

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

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03834003768778557195 FASHIONCONTAINER

    That dress is stunning! love the pictures.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18148186435860264388 monjournalpastrèsintime

    You look so beautiful !
    xo

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10938076244957361069 Coline Chavaroche

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

      http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

      Coline ♡

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03583236700476480541 at / least

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15285844883567096290 Hiding In Heaven

    Amazing dress !

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Gorgeous dress, stunning photos!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02824012147994972299 Six Feet From The Edge – Debbie

    Looks amazing on you! Love the unexpectedness 😉

    x

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    oh wow it´s amazingly beautiful! xo, Alma
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11404823464476045458 Anita

    Amazing! Gorgeous dress. X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13270685249307012167 Between Heels

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

  • http://stylishclindoeil.com/wordpress/ Jennifer – Stylish Clin d’Oeil

    Quelles sublimes photos! magnifique!

  • http://www.madeinsisters.com/ Coralie de Made In SisterS

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12766189027475671509 Portia Hunt

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15156448530367370570 Miss Kutsu

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18126187081113239601 EmerJa

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02107309646677745360 Curious Emily

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05709497277293395814 thankfifi

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15881454305405742979 Estelle

    Too good for words. I love Zanitas work too xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10303197399843213829 umi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15299732538671778721 Justyna J

    great dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon (Style-Chameleon)

    You look stunning in this dress!

    And I really love the way you write :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03828958551412253952 Christine (Fash n Chips)

    *hand up*

    And you look amazing! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556511019912842560 From Boho to Chiic

    WOW! Amazing ♥ No more words 😀 Beautiful this dress…

    Kisses xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07011418608350349702 Honorata

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03883041775239080494 elossa style

    beautiful dress and pictures. I love your blog, I follow u now.
    xoxo
    J
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  • http://denoto.net Hilde

    Adore thes dress, the way you styled it and these beautiful pictures!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p00e554e5232c8834 Amy

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02619970545325409370 Amandine

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15771357878492329874 Fashiable | Nanne

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11447980578885315619 April Onebane

    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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743878250551071129 Inez Balina

    This look is incredible!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04355540951903416953 Adela

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00697257277387298220 Domonique Wilson

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

    x

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.com Alexandra

    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!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286762292582816306 Raquel T.G.

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

    http://modaytendenciasrtg.blogspot.com.es/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07633724034831223156 Bambi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17505154416951889760 Carly’s closet

    I love this dress! So unexpected!

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    Carly's Closet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03764268104694591308 Mancina

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

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  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Eva (Creativity and Chocolate)

    Such a cool dress!! Love the design! xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12862920539739912850 Giovanna

    Love the pictures! I really like that dress!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.HeyLoveBlog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12263523343855106471 Sydney Fashion and Style Hunter

    So cute xx

    sydneyfashionandstylehunter.blogspot.com.au

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05879363537256774114 Enmivestidor

    Me encanta el vestido, es precioso.

    besos

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06406070562158062335 Styleclouds

    You look amazing!! xo, Christina

    Styleclouds

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12878472296730256179 Heather

    you look gorgeous I love your hair!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16503491965957466192 PatriciaBrand

    your very elegant with this dress!!!
    PatriciaBrand

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16638031186531485476 Elen Ellis

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    Very unique dress ! But it suits you sooo well. And those pictures are gorgeous
    Xoxo
    http://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.fr/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14409383731701387478 Mónica López Gutierrez
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02050918001379455094 Stella

    Such nice dress and heels!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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    Can you STOP being so freakin' pretty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05006362680788426521 ann kim

    SO gorgeous Camille!! Love the photos

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08755731031963053240 Mandi

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

    – Mandi
    Find Me A Muse

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11295651726100669717 Fanny

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

    Fanny
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14659896683257655398 Maud Schellekens

    Great look!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01410089960605097270 Huyen
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    wow. love the outfit. You look amazing!!

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    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Got nothing to add : )
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