I have always been a fan of monochrome dresses. Easy to accessorise (personally I like to add a splash of red) and if the white element of the dress is closer to your face it avoids the potential problem of black draining you – which can be ageing.
I like the way the graduated pattern on this monochrome dress with sleeves from Damsel in a Dress places the denser part of the pattern around the middle – again drawing the eye inwards and making the waist appear smaller than it actually is. It’s a clever trick to look out for – especially as our waists tend to thicken over 50! The ‘white’ element of the dress is on the upper part, and help to reflect the white around the face. The neckline helps to create the effect of broader shoulders ( great for pear shapes) as well creating the illusion of a longer neck – while being high enough to cover any crepey cleavage.
A great dress to accessorise for more formal occasions – I can definitely picture it with a wide brimmed hat for a summer wedding with black court shoes and a smart black patent clutch bag, or dressed down a little with a pair of red shoes and bag.
All in all a winner.
At the time of writing this dress is reduced from $109 to £89 at House of Fraser.