Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Dilemma: H&M midi dress...

I bought this dress when I was last in Worcester from good old H&M. I love the colour and  length and it has proven to be a godsend for work but I'm just not sure how to style it without looking like someone's (frumpy) mother....

Dress: H&M, top [worn underneath]:  Gap, loafers: Office
In real life the skirt is perfectly swooshy and hangs nicely but I'm just not sure it is flattering me in the way a wrap dress should. I wanted it to be an easy throw-on outfit but these pictures have made me sure that I need to style it differently...


I love these shoes but I think they may have been too clunky for the dress, although I need the extra height due to where the skirt hits me on the leg. 


At least I can take some consolation in the fact that my top underneath matches perfectly! 


Outtake of the day: falling over on camera is never a good look!

Crazed face: model's own
How would you have styled it? Would you have worn different shoes?
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12 comments

Victoria said...

I don't think I'd wear those shoes with the dress, maybe navy ballet flats. And maybe its the length of the dress making it a bit frumpier? I do like the pattern though :) x

Catherine said...

I would throw on a fur gilet and add a chunky necklace. I agree with the shoes - midi dresses are hard to style. I'm 5'6 and the length hits me at the wrong place. You do look fab though x

Katie Wayland said...

Love the dress Maria! I would go for some high heels with this dress. Maybe with an orange/gold detailing to really pick out some of the subtle colours within the dress. I agree that Midi dresses can be hard to style but I tend to find high heels help and they add height and that can take away some of the frumpyness

Cheap Kicks said...

The dress looks gorgeous on you! I would change the shoes to something less chunky and maybe wear some coloured tights and lots of jewellery, especially a chunky necklace xxx

Gem said...

I really like this! I would add a splash of lipstick and purple or mustard tights maybe...
You could also add a cute bag, something loveheart shaped etc x

Caroline said...

I really like the pattern on the dress :) I would say maybe add a belt to break it up a bit but that could be tricky with it being a wrap dress. Some coloured tights would look nice with it too!

Caroline x
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daisychain said...

That is a gorgeous dress, it just needs killer heels! x

underthewillowtrees said...

This is such a gorgeous dress. Would definitely wear this myself, maybe with a pair of cute wedges. xx

Harriet said...

I see no frump at all, but I do agree with Laura - you need some biiiig shoes!

Christina said...

I think it looks amazing. I agree with Harriet - no frump in sight. I just see total sophistication.

Cxx

Winnie said...

It's not frumpy! If it were me though, I probably would wear higher heels. I might even define your teeny waist even more and belt it!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Loving the outtake there, awesomeness.

The dress, I love it, but can see how it might be a difficult one. Would suggest some slimmer heels or some shoe boots perhaps. You might also find a wide waist belt (over top of the ties) might add some toughness to the whole look particularly as we're still in Winter.

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