Between the belts and fluorescent five takes was the Five Take: Sheer theme, which I had skipped because we were going through lots of rain that week. Today, we finally had perfect summer weather, so I decided to play catch-up with my Five Take post.
I’ve been really excited to wear this dress that I purchased from Domino Dollhouse. Marie Denee wore it in a post last week, and seeing how amazing she looked reminded me that I needed to get the piece on my blog as soon as possible. I love how Marie wore it flowing freely with the neckline slightly lower. I decided to belt it and wear it with the neckline as high as possible.
The large portion of the polka dot really makes this dress dramatic, which is what I love about it! I wore a black slip under the dress, but you can see where it ends right by my knees. This dress would look perfect over a swimsuit or under garments for the more adventurous.
I purchased the 4X, and I thought that the dress would be more flowy on me. I’m thinking that because I’m only 5’4″, the section of the dress that becomes more voluminous sits lower on me than it would if someone was 5’6″+. (that plus I have a big bum!). Because I had tied the neck as tight as possible (there are drawstrings in the back with a keyhole), the length was perfect, but it could definitely sit longer if you allow the dress to have straps like in Marie’s post.
At first I had added a coral belt, but ultimately decided to go with gold. I love the addition of metallic to this dress, and next time I wear this, I would add a metal necklace and go sans belt.
I like that this dress is sheer, but not so overwhelmingly sheer that I’d be nervous to wear it around town. I typically like sheer in small doses, but this dress showed me that an entirely sheer piece can be fun and sophisticated.
Make sure to check out how the other Five Takers wear sheer!
Becky at The Ramblings of Mrs. BeBe
Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista
Gina at Fat, Fit, Fine
Nicole at A Well-Rounded Venture
Do you like the sheer trend? If so, how do you wear it?