I soooooo WANT, WANT, WANT, WANT, WANT this dress.
Isn't it simply stunning? It is borderline costumie yet so very chic. I fell in love with this dress several weeks back while perusing the Anthro website but at the full price of $188, I was certainly NOT buying it. But then...
It went on Sale. TODAY. It's now $99.95. And all of a sudden, I can justify buying it ... even though I still have no place to wear it to.
However, my intent is to wear this to work. I honestly think it could work. Originally I thought of throwing a black cardigan over it but that would completely hide the fantastic lace-up corset work on the back of the dress...
And then, it suddenly dawned on me. I would actually pair this dress with a tissue-weight long sleeved T-Neck top, black opaque tights and a pair of black high-heeled Mary Janes. I saw the perfect pair of Calvin Klein Mary Janes the other day that's calling my name as I walked by. When I get this dress (and trust me, it'll be very soon for I currently have a couple of sizes on hold) I will have to run out and buy me those very chic CK MJs.
I honestly think the Black T Neck would make this dress more wearable during the day, don't you agree? How else would you consider making this dress Office appropriate without detracting from the design?
I understand from the reviews that this dress runs small - at least 1 or 2 sizes smaller than usual. So my next question is, what size should I get? I'm so new to Anthropologie so I haven't quite figured out my size yet. But it would appear that I'm between a 4 and a 6 - depending ont he design. So, should I just get the 8 then? Have you tried this dress on? What size would you recommend I order?