WIW : AKA More Draping;)

Hi Ladies,

Wore this to church today. Our weather is slowly warming up and today has been been lovely. I quite like that this 'looks' like a dress but it's a top and skirt in the same fabric. The only new item here is my cobalt sandals.

Looking at the pics, I see I should have worn my shapewear undies!!

Accessories simple, silver rings, silver bar necklace and very small square silver stud earrings.

I have had two recent revelations about my summer dressing! I quite like a longer skirt in summer with bare legs whereas a longer skirt in winter tends to look too much/too heavy on me. And despite my growing issues with my upper arms, I still prefer the look of sleeveless in summer as opposed to short sleeves :)

Your thoughts and/or suggestions for improvement of this outfit are much valued.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

xxx Deborah

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  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Picture please?  ;)

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Woops, here they are! Suz, what time is where you are?? It's 2.15 p.m. here. We always seem to be online at the same time :)

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I think the draping is beautiful. Nothing to add here. I agree with you longer skirts in the winter can feel heavy. I think it's because of the type of footwear required in winter. 

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    Ooh - that is beautiful!  I love the combo with the blue shoes!

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    You look like a grecian goddess!!  Love this look!

  • Vicki replied 7 years ago

    Great dress and I love the blue shoes. Have you styled it with the blouse loose over the skirt for an even freer look?

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Ha ha, Debs, it's just that I am ALWAYS online!! :) 

    It's true, though  - we are on at the same time. It's night-time here and Mr. Suz has gone to sleep early due to a very early waking this morning. 

    I love the sandals with this. What an inspired touch! And that looks like a great hot weather outfit. I actually like black in the summer even more than in the winter. It's nice with a bit of skin to show! 

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Looking lovely and cool, the draping is gorgeous and black for summer.....
    Perfect :)

  • Adelfa replied 7 years ago

    The dress is gorgeous. I am with you about sleeveless. I prefer it too despite having upper arms that are on the heavy side.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    This dress looks like the perfect warm weather style for you.  I also like black  more in summer than any other season.  The white watch looks great with it.

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    Love the blue sandals with it.

  • Lantana replied 7 years ago

    The assymetry must look even more appealing in motion.
    This will be a great hot weather outfit Deborah, with plenty of air circulation.
    Now, arms.
    I have no words of wisdom for you but here is my experience:
    My arms are old and battered and weathered with a long history of scarring, skin cancers and a fracture or two. Not to mention armadillo elbows. They have worked hard for me and still do. I aim for a philosophical acceptance of their signs of age and try to focus on their strength. I can't say I'm 100% successful. They look better when I'm swimming regularly, of course, but the down side of building my arms up is that they rapidly, and literally, go pear shaped as soon as I take a break.
    I will hide them this summer from the sun but I'll bear them indoors and at night.
    I don't think it spoils an outfit to have plump or wrinkly or tuck shop lady arms.
    I think poor posture does because it affects the line of a garment.
    So, if I were to give any advice it would be: accept your arms as the great love-givers they are and keep standing tall.

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!  I admire how well-defined and consistent your style is.  Yours is a unique signature style, in its own league here on YLF.

    ETA -- plus you look good sleeveless!  No need to be concerned.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Love the drapey dress and blue sandals! Your arms look great - this should not be a worry for you.

  • RunswithDolphins replied 7 years ago

    I think you look great and I love the mix of black, cobalt with silver jewelry.  If you're concerned about your arms, and I'm not sure why you would be, the wider strap on the shoulders is very flattering look.

  • annaj replied 7 years ago

    Looks great Deborah! I'm the same - sleeveless just seems to look better with skirts than short sleeves. I feel more comfortable with that combination too.

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous draping. The blue sandals are fantastic with this.

  • carter replied 7 years ago

    You look great. I totally agree with sleeveless over short sleeves, especially when you're not crazy about your arms. Short sleeves tend to hit at the widest part of the arm, making it look its absolute worst. Sleeveless tops make for much more shapely looking arms. I have ditched all my short sleeve tops except for a couple that are more cap sleeve length (stop above the top bicep curve). I also had a rude awakening with some elbow length tees I ordered and returned the other day...who knew elbows could be made to look fat and flabby?

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Stunning frock. Perfect for a hot Summers Day in the Southern hemisphere. Love the pop of blue on those pretty feet. 

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    So, this is a gorgeous "frock like" outfit, with  gorgeous looking bare arms (really, they DO look perfect for my eye-nothing to be ashemed for!). Love all black for summer, with showing soe skin and  pop of a color in the sandals! YLF, Deb!

  • karymk replied 7 years ago

    The blue sandals 'make the outfit' today, Deborah!

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    What a lovely dress!  I like the idea of flowy for warmer weather.  And fun shoes, a great way to add a spot of color.

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