It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the little black dress. Even in summer.
Effortlessly chic goals in one garment.
But I know that many of you do not carry the same cheerleading pom poms I do for black.
I get it. You may not like it so much against your skin tone. (BTW I poo-poo most fashion rules and if you’re dismissing black because the so-called fashion rules say it makes you look older, please think again. You know what I think about these rules 😉 )
So today I’m bringing you a little navy dress – the black dress alternative that is just as chic but perhaps more complementary to your skin tone.
This one is a genius dress from my friends at Surafina.
Ok navy lovers – and I very much count me as one – this is a VERY dark navy. I had to put my glasses on and do a comparison with my black pieces … in the sunlight … because my eyes were playing tricks on me. But navy it is.
It’s also appealing to my summer obsession of getting my shoulders out at every available opportunity.
The big difference between the cold-shoulder and the off-the-shoulder dress is that you can wear a normal bra.
HELLO. I know this a deal-maker for so many.
The other fabulous qualities of this dress are in its adaptability. It’s a free-size garment but has cleverly been designed with a tie that can be tied on the outside or inside to make the dress as loose or as fitted as you’d like.
I’m more of a loose-dress kind of girl (especially in summer) but I appreciate that not everyone is the same.
The fabric is rayon which is also a summer winner.
It’s a dress that you can dress down with flats or dress up with heels or wedges like the model has done. It’s a garment that would work for my summer casual work-from-home wardrobe and it’s one that I’d also wear for lunch with the girls.
Doesn’t get more versatile than that.
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