not long ago i told you about how sometimes a perfectly decent outfit can make me feel out of place. it's a fairly strange phenomenon that is entirely dependent on my personal nature as an expressive dresser.
and yes, despite my monochromatic, simple and tediously ordinary looks, i sense the little details of my outfits in a way that's probably inconceivable to anyone else. thus, my style reflects my nature as a nitpicker...
whilst i can totally miss the mark with an outfit choice i am comforted by the fact that there are certain looks i feel comfortable in regardless of the situation and time of day. the one below is one of them. a clever black dress, tights and comfy shoes.
dress by zara, tights by wolford, booties by prada, bracelet by jimmy choo for h&m.
i got the dress at least three years ago from zara – i cannot remember exactly when because i've worn it so much that i lose track of time. incredibly for me, i also have no recollection of the first time i wore it. only once have i doubted the suitability of it: my mother's funeral did not taint my relationship with the lbd although i feared i could never wear it again. the dress has become a staple i cannot imagine what i'd do without...
here are the perks: the shape works whether i am feeling fat or fine with my frame. the length is short enough to never feel too heavy but not too short to appear risque. the thin wool adjusts to almost every season from early fall to late spring. because it's a merge between sleeveless and cap-sleeved, it feels formal enough at night, but not too bare for day. the fluttery sleeve-fronts add a girlish detail while the collar adds credibility and design attuned feel. moreover, there are pockets for when i'm feeling nervous.
the only downside is that it is made of wool and summer wear is out of the question. oh, and that i cannot wear it every day because it needs to be washed from time to time. for someone else it might feel too dressy, but i've hardly felt ott with it. thus, the perfect dress.
do you have a works-every-time outfit of your own?