This plum dress from Asos Curve is something I’ve been drooling over for months, but the damn thing just won’t go on sale! I have five dresses; two black, two black and white, one gray. When I add color to my wardrobe it’s most often this kind of delicious plummy color. It looks great next to my skin and makes my eyes look green. I like the neckline of this dress, and the flow from the pleated skirt is really pretty. I’d wear it with pointy black flats and some gold jewelry.
$63, sizes 14-24
No, I’m not going back on what I said about wearing color. This green dress from Asos Curve is very pretty, but I’d buy it in navy; it’s just that you can see it better in green. The neckline is more modest that what I tend to wear (I’m all about the boobage), but I like the almost demure feel of this dress. In navy, I’d accessorize it with dainty silver jewelry and pretty black shoes.
$73, sizes 14-24
Still talking about color, this chiffon dress from Lane Bryant is right in my comfort zone with with main color of plum and the accents of bolder orange. I would definitely want to try this on in-store because I’m not sure about how the shape would look on me. I’d add some chunky gold jewelry and black sandals.
$99, sizes 12-26
This navy dress from Eshakti is a very simple silhouette that would look lovely with the perfect fit; very classic, and appropriate for many occasions. Eshakti lets you customize your dress, and I’d have this slightly above knee-length so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the full skirt. I think this would be beautiful with either wedges and colorful jewelry, or ballet flats and dainty jewelry.
$59.95 (an additional $7.50 for custom sizing and details)
sizes 0-36, but can be made larger with custom sizing
This gingham dress from Modcloth is a little sweet for me, but I think the way that the pattern orientation varies takes the edge off. And I know that in certain moods, a sweet dress would feel just right. I think I’d toughen it up with some punk-y black flats and silver jewelry, and a rockabilly scarf in my hair.
$64.99, sizes Small to 4X
This gray print dress from Modcloth is so weird and I love it. It’s my favorite color, gray, with black trim to sharpen up the silhouette, and a quirky print for interest. What’s not to like! I’d maybe get some colorful flats or wedges to wear with it, and a bright scarf for my hair and a bright purse.
$109.99, sizes XS to 4X
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