Saturday night, instead of venturing into the warm yet dreary and rainy weather Madison has been having this weekend, I stayed in, got dolled up, and slipped on a brand new addition to my wardrobe.
Yep, that’s yours truly in a new ponte foil tank dress I spotted last Saturday at American Apparel. (Here is that dress on their website). I had just finished a volunteer opportunity downtown, and instead of heading home and relaxing, I got the urge to walk over to State Street and do some browsing around in the stores. I checked out the racks at American Apparel when, what to my wondering eyes did appear, this totally awesome tank dress.
Even though skintight polyester stretch fabric may not always look flattering to my figure, I’m still a fan of how it looks and feels. This dress is certainly no exception. The fabric really clings and fits like a glove. And though it may not be quite perfect, it does look somewhat flattering on my not-quite-perfect figure. (Just don’t pay too much to my midsection when marveling the dress, okay?) Note, too, the square neckline, which is like that on both the front and back of the dress. The neckline doesn’t draw too much to the chest area, and sometimes that can be a good thing, as is the case here where the fabric gets all the attention.
A couple of accessories to add: First, I had these particular gloves in my accessory bin for a long time (as far back as when I featured them with another silver dress in this photo). While I was taking these photos and praying the camera wouldn’t drain the last life left in the batteries, I headed to the closet, pulled these gloves from my accessory bin, and slipped them on. And I have to say if the dress didn’t have an air of elegance to it, the gloves certainly add to it.
Second is this Bisou Bisou black crop jacket that’s also been in my wardrobe for a long time, ever since I bought it at JCPenney and featured it in this photo. Just as I pared it then with a silver-tinted dress, I did the same here. This is certainly an outfit that’s ready for a night on the town. And truth be told, if it hadn’t started to rain Saturday night, I would have headed to the club in this ensemble (I really hate getting rained on while en femme). If you’re braver than I am when it comes to rain and snow, wear this to your holiday party, wherever it may be; it’s for sure that heads will be turning your way.
If you’d like to see a few more photos of this outfit, including me looking so fierce in a pair of sunglasses, please check out the 2015 album on my Flickr stream. Let me know, too, what you think of the outfit; I’m always eager to hear constructive criticism. Thanks for the look-sees. 🙂