There are few things I love more than a short mod-shaped dress. This weekend required a little retail therapy, and I didn’t even have to try this baby on to know it was going to become a new favorite. The collar, the pleats? Please. But how do you wear this kind of dress without feeling like you are wearing a sack (cuz you basically are)?
Length: Boxy dresses should be as short as possible. The legs will be the key players here, and when I say legs, I also mean shoes. Wear those heels, ladies, and don’t think twice about wearing the crazy-high ones either.
Bust: Ideally, the dress should skim the bust just sort of to show it exists. This can be done by unbuttoning the buttons like I have here.
Layering/Belts: A fitted cardigan will immediately give shape to a boxy dress, as will a belt. I’ll be wearing this little number with both of these items soon. MARK MY WORDS. Just not when it’s 100 degrees out.
June 11, 2012