Friday, January 17, 2014

Unflattering Friday

 Dress: Legacy Wrap Dress from Kiyonna via Gwynnie Bee (click on link to get a free month)
Cardigan: Avenue
Socks: Sock Dreams (on sale right now, would fit calves up to 21")
Shoes: Ariat
Necklace: Babil & Bijou
Earring: etXarte
Nail Polish: Unorthodox Annie from Colors by llarowe
I wore this dress to work last Friday. It started raining just before this photo was taken & by the time we left work, sleet. It was so slick out that I had to take my shoes off & walk to the car in my socks so I didn't fall on my behind. Scary. I'm glad Super Boo was driving. It was so nerve-wracking, that we nearly forgot we had to pick Oscar up from doggie daycare. Poor dog. 

This dress from Kiyonna is the first thing I've had from them that I just did not like. It is a wrap dress that is intended to wrap at the waist, but since things look more flattering tied higher up on me, that is what I did. Kiyonna inserts a hole on the right side of their wrap dresses to feed the belt through & because I was pulling the belt higher, more of my skin was visible through the hole so the cardigan to cover that up was necessary. Also, it was a bit too short for me as the hem rested at my knees & the belt was ridiculously long even after I wrapped it around twice. It would be a lovely dress on someone else, it was just not flattering on me. 


  1. Love those socks. How high do they come up on you?

    1. Thank you!! They would go over my knees, but I pulled them up to just under. They fit well. Not too tight. And they stayed up all day and did not slide down.

  2. Ugh, had a long post, and it disappeared! Anyway, I own the same dress, and I'm wondering if perhaps you were wrapping it wrong? I thought that because you mentioned the hole showing your skin, and that the belt was too long. The left side belt should go inside and come out the hole, then around back. The other side wraps over, then around. That way, no skin should show, ever. Anyhow, I like seeing your pictures since we're roughly the same size (except I have no boobs). I'm a teacher, and I'm outside DC. If you come this way, holler! I'm on FB. BonnieJKeller

    1. Thank you for your comment! Perhaps I *am* wrapping it wrong? I'll have to play with that. I LOVE Kiyonna wrap dresses, but there is always that bit of skin that shows. I don't think I have any boobs either, at least not for someone of my size. I am a 44C in Lane Bryant bras. That is always a bother with dresses in my size...I don't fill out the top the way they expect me to *smile*. I tried to add you on fb, but it doesn't give me the option to add you as a friend. Add me if you like, I should show up as Meshel Lewinski.