Today, we are presenting you with a dress review of “Kasey” from the company Beautifully Modest. This is a very comfortable, feminine maxi dress, and we think you will find many such beautiful products on their website.
We also want to welcome you to another installment of ‘Portrait of Feminine Dress.’
Today, we want to show you some great ideas for how to style those things already in your closet- scarves, vests, jean jackets, boots, belts, dresses, and skirts.
We did make one alteration to the dress, which you can see below. The ruching at the waistband was just a little too long for my daughter’s taste and shorter torso, so we just turned the garment inside out, and removed 3-4″ of length on the top seam of the torso portion. The dress as-is should work on most body types. I think the length of the torso is just a matter of taste. You may or may not choose to do this with your dress.
Look for ways to use what you already have in your closet to its fullest extent. A plain knit top and skirt can be dressed up with a pretty scarf or cardigan.
When choosing styles, another great idea is to pick something that is not so trendy that it will date itself in 5 years. Identify items in today’s styles that have been “classic” for the past 60 years, and go with those.
Such items would include: leather riding boots (preferably with no heel), button-down cardigans, plain scarves, and simple a-line or maxi skirts.
Now For A Dress Review Of Another Kind
We are going to get really random here some creative clothing combinations to stimulate ideas. After you are done looking, go to your closet and start throwing together some outfit ideas. I believe that you will be surprised how many outfits you can combine with what you already have.
Most likely, you already have the basic staples to create some gorgeous fall outfits.
Cardigans seem to pull together so many things, sometimes with a belt and sometimes not.
With tunics and slacks/jeans, you can mix it up tastefully and look great!
Consider mixing some textures, patterns, and even florals, and see what you can do.
Below, note the strong cable elements in the sweater paired with stripes, floral scarf, and texture in the skirt. The effect is overwhelmingly nautical.
I seriously wore woolen A-line and pleated plaid skirts like this cut on the bias (diagonal) in the 60s and 70s. I recently found several very inexpensively in a thrift store in wonderful cool weather hues and feel totally cozy when I pair them with a turtleneck and an accent scarf.
3 More Updated Classics From the late 50s, 60s and early 70s:
Pair a fitted woolen sweater with white button down cotton shirt, A-line with front pleat and riding boots for a classic look that never goes out of style.
The patterned hose are such fun and would also be great with brown or black tights.
Peacoats are enduring style!
We hope you have enjoyed this conglomeration of ideas. Please do not allow this to make you unhappy with what you already have and desire more clothing. Enjoy what you have and find ways to create new outfits that you never dreamed possible.
Remember, comparison is the thief of joy. A beautiful smile and confidence in who God created you to be will be the best ornament that you could put on.
“Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
’Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.”
– Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf
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