March 23, 2011

WIWW - yes or no??

This is a one-outfit post because I need you to focus on this and not be distracted by other pictures.  My cousin called from the store saying she found a dress she loved but it was my size, not hers, so she was grabbing it for me.  I said go for it.  She said it's super cute - my mom said it's hideously ugly.  So I need votes - do you like it?? yes or no - - here it is:

It's definitely not something I'd pick out myself, but I don't mind it.  Oh, I know I need to be wearing black tights - that's on my to-get list.  Anyways, my problem is I can't see past the great deal - it's made by Vera Wang (although it's "Simply Vera, Vera Wang" which I'm sure is her everyone line) and retailed at $80 - it was on clearance for $7.    So I don't know if I love the dress or love the deal of the dress.

I wore it to an adult meeting (no children) at church and then out-to-eat.  All fancied up for the night out - I even have THe BumpIt in - could ya tell?  Of course you could.

Anyways, thoughts on the dress??

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30 Fabulous Comments:

You are gorgeous! The color of the dress looks great on you too. But...the dress isn't really my favorite, although like i said, I love that red color on you!

Is the top part of the dress? The long sleeved black part I mean? I have to agree with Nicole, the colour is fabulous on you but there is something off about the dress.

Now... I'm not very style savvy, and I may be completely wrong... but I agree with your mom! I didn't even read the text at first... I just said "Oh Lord!" *giggle*
If YOU like it... that's really all that matters tho! I used to wear things that everybody else thought was ridiculous all the time! (Remember Grunge?? Yeah... I owned that... LOL)

I am 50/50 - I think I love the deal of the dress...and the way the dress is made, it is very slimming. But I don't think I love the fabric they used. You look great though!!!

I am not a huge fan of the dress but you look cute none the less, the color looks great on you.

I agree wtih the others, you look great, but the dress itself isn't one I would have picked out either. I've found a lot of the Vera Wang stuff is just...kind of odd. Love the color & the shape of the dress, I think maybe it's the shiny stuff (sequins?) in the middle that throws me off.

Are you wearing a long sleeve shirt under it? I think that is what is throwing off the look. If it's too cold to wear it sleeveless, you could try it with a little cardigan or bolero jacket over it. That's my 2 cents, anyway ;)

Oh dear. I'm gonna have to go with 'no' on the dress, although I might like it as just a skirt. It's the weirdness of the shape of the top that's throwing me.

Your boots are killer though. That's what's wrong with living in Florida - there are about 2 days to wear boots all year. :-(

I definitely love it. It steps outside the box. I've always admired Vera Wang, both her every-woman line and her designer line. She is talented. And the $7 deal only makes it that much more awesome.

It's cute, on you. I'd never have picked it off the rack, but on you it looks great! Not everyone could wear that.

I just want everyone to know, its even uglier in person. This photo makes it look way better, and its still 'off' as someone said.

Mandy's mom

lol I was just laughing at your mom's comment above ....:) That's SO my mom too!

I personally don't care for the dress. But gosh darn woman you can pull it off. If I were to put that dress on ....I'm not even sure what I would look like. Not cute. But you wear it well. But I bet something else would look even cuter on !

I love the deal....but not the dress. I have to agree with everyone that the color looks great on you but not in love with the dress. I also think maybe it might look better with heels and not boots. Just a thought.

I actually LOVE it. It through me off at first, but the more I saw it, the more I loved it. It stands out and that's part of what I love.

I don't love it. The top part just throws me off. But if you like it, then it's great!

Black tights, and black flats may help. The boots and the length of the dress make you look "stubby". I also agree with someone that said to get rid of the long sleeves and go with a cardigan.

Okay, so I too like the color, the dress is interesting. However, I think a black cardigan could make it pretty hot though. And your black nylons need to stay, I think "tights" would be too much. You look good though, just try it with a cardigan. :)

I can't say I like it, but I probably wouldn't point and stare, either. If you decide you don't like it, turning it into a skirt is worth considering. I think it's the top that is mostly the problem. Still, doing something different once in a while is great!

This would be a NO for me. I don't care for the sequined top with the vintagey (70's) fabric pattern or the long-sleeved shirt underneath. The ensemble looks like something you would have seen on the Partridge Family. I agree with the person who said this would make a cute skirt. Perhaps you could refashion it and salvage a good deal for your $7.

i like the dress. it looks good on you. really good.
i don't care for the black long sleeve shirt under it.
i think a black cardi or black short/fitted jacket would be super cute with it. add a short necklace to frame the neckline with dangly earrings.
BUT don't get rid of the dress it's SO CUTE!

From Europe: NO - I wouldn't wear this. Tone

I love it! Not for spring but winter maybe :)

if i saw you out and about i wouldn't think twice about it...i think you look great! but now that i'm studying it, the dress seems odd...is it made of shiny fabric or something?

While you can rock it, I agree with many that the top seems off with the strange sequins. Maybe re-fashion as a skirt because I really like the red fabric!

Personally, I like it! I think it would be better without the shirt underneath because it throws off the neckline but I actually think it's a dress specific for winter. Just the tone of the red makes me think it's not a spring/summer dress. Maybe that's why it was on clearance?
You look great though. Love the accessories and shoes!

That's not a dress I would pick and I don't love it but, it look GREAT on you! :-)

I like it, but not styled like that. Shirts under dresses look really dated to me- I would pair it with opaque black tights and a skinny heel or ballet flats, and a cardigan over it!

I agree with most of the others, the dress seems a little off but YOU still look good! And I also think a cardigan might help it alot. It would be hard for me to look past the deal as well, what a steal!

I love it!! So cute and unique. I agree with the others that said that you need to get rid of the long sleeve shirt underneath and get a little jacket instead. A bolero would look awesome with this!!

I can't decide exactly why, but somehow the outfit reminds me of a square dancing dress. Not exactly, just western-influenced. I think swapping out the boots and adding a cardigan would help, but it really depends on what you're going for...

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