1. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    She looks good but her ankle strap sandal? Simply not recommended for woman with big legs. But the sandal could have look better on her if the front sole is 2cm thicker/higher, which I’m sure it will balance her legs.

    Btw, I’m not into braless either ;P


    • martine

      March 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      You sure have a lot of advice. All of it unnecessary. She looks perfect the way she is.

  2. The Sartorialist

    June 5, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    I disagree, I think in this case it helps define and give shape to her her legs

  3. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    I think the shoe is fabulous. I think she looks fabulous, I must immediately go shopping.

    The colors and the composition of the picture are both wonderful.

  4. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    Too much clunk. She needs less shoe.

  5. Boston

    June 5, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    I have to agree with the sartorialist. I have “big legs” and love wearing ankle strap sandals with skirts of that length. In my experience, the combination yields much positive feedback from the opposite gender.

  6. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    I love the background in the photo… the door. Somehow I could see this photo in black and white too. Sort of old world charm. I like the way she is holding the shopping bag and the expression on her face.

  7. Cocktail Jen

    June 5, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    Did you get the info on the shoe? I want a pair myself.

  8. AnastasiaC

    June 5, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    lovely simple style – great paper bag heehee perfect matching shade!

  9. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    Having big legs has always deterred me from wearing ankle strap sandals, but seeing this woman in hers makes me think that it’s not so bad. She looks really good in those shoes.

  10. stylethread

    June 5, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    I love this. I love the white cotton (is it eyelet?), the empire waist, and it’s overall simplicity. The wedges really seem to ground the ethereal nature of the dress and balance the silhouette nicely.

  11. Anonymous

    June 5, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    Her legs look great, I wouldn’t describe them as thick! It is nice to see a woman on this site who isn’t super skinny. There are lots of pics of old men with bellies, but almost all of the women are stick thin and 8 feet tall!

  12. ageez

    June 6, 2006 at 12:48 am

    i like the shoes. but am not impressed with the lack of “lift”. a little strapless bra would do wonders for the overall look

  13. Adalmin

    June 6, 2006 at 1:22 am

    She’s beautiful.

  14. Liza

    June 6, 2006 at 1:31 am

    Gorgeous Theory dress!

  15. 39-3

    June 6, 2006 at 1:39 am

    She is strikingly beautiful and I love how her expression is both maternal/feminine and strong. Thank you Sartorialist for finding her! She demonstrates perfectly that skinnyness is not a prerequisite to beauty.

  16. AnastasiaC

    June 6, 2006 at 1:52 am

    gosh a lot of posts about her legs – they look great and not that big IMO
    the shoe doesnt make them look stumpy at all – the dress length is perfect – shows off the perfect part of her leg!

  17. Daquaviar

    June 6, 2006 at 2:28 am

    I love it. Its simplicity in a woman that has a classic beauty that predates Kate Moss. And I praise those of you who get into it because you should! The wedges define a wonderfully shapely figure. And I agree, the lighting and composition of the setting are amazing.

  18. SwanDiamondRose

    June 6, 2006 at 4:08 am

    i agree it’s nice to see a woman who isn’t super skinny. she looks lovely.

  19. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 4:41 am

    she looks fabulous and relaxed – she can handle braless just fine (anyone can, actually, big deal). i would have liked to see a lower heel – look at the not so relaxed arch of her feet-, but the shoe looks good, as do her strong woman’s legs. great catch.

  20. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 4:58 am

    This woman’s walk must be somethin’ else.

    – desertwind

  21. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 7:33 am

    Sart is spot on. The shoes are perfect for her. I also like her choice to go without a bra. It gives her ensemble a wee bit of naughty zing, without being vulgar. Without seeing the back of the dress we’ll never know if this was a practical necessity. Another great photo BTW.

  22. Shopaholic D

    June 6, 2006 at 8:09 am

    so pretty! i agree with others, the shoes look good w/ the outfit. i especially like how her makeup (if she’s even wearing any) looks so natural!

  23. Gina

    June 6, 2006 at 10:02 am

    I’m still looking for her BIG legs…

  24. Miss Dish

    June 6, 2006 at 10:27 am

    i think people should wear whatever they want. and i think the ankle strap is about the thickness of the ankle – not the leg. she’s got gorgeous, delicate ankles and strong, well toned legs.

    i would, however, rethink the upper half of her dress. this looks like one of those max azria dresses where the neckline is adjusted by tightening or loosening the shoulder straps. if she’s going to go braless – i’d like to see a more relaxed bodice; something more roman goddess… as she wears it, the dress draws attention to her upper arms and away from that gorgeous neck.


  25. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 10:57 am

    cocktail jen:

    the shoe is from the Marc by Marc Jacobs s/s 06 line.

  26. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 11:41 am

    give the girl a break, she has a nice figure and looks fab!
    great pic, sart!

  27. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    She looks lovely, however, I find it troubling that everyone is focusing on her body type. Comments along the lines of “it’s great to see a larger woman!” really just highlight and reinforce mainstream beauty standards and bring attention to the fact that her body does not conform to the “desired” type. Why not just agree that she is a beautiful woman and leave it at that?

  28. litwit

    June 6, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Big? It would never have occurred to me to label this woman “big” in any way — she looks fabulous. The dress and sandals fit her perfectly.

  29. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    No one has mentioned that while the dress and shoes are great, she really could use a better bag. Why do New Yorkers so often insist on using paper shopping bags like handbags?

  30. The Sartorialist

    June 6, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    you’re kidding right?

    something people outside of the city forget is most New Yorkers don’t have cars. That is why you see people carrying two bags or shopping bags a lot more.
    We have to carry our stuff from place to place – maybe that is why we stay thin – people in other cities just stuff ALL their stuff in the car. Please don’t get me started on the city dumps that i see in stuffed into cars when I travel around the country.

  31. The Sartorialist

    June 6, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    I think the comments on this posts have been very postive.

    One thing i forgot to mention about the dress is the bow on her left shoulder. It might be hard to pick up in the photo

  32. alexandra

    June 6, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    The same day this was posted, Kelly Monaco wore the same dress on General Hospital. Sad that I know that. Very sad. It was very cute on TV as well, though. The shoulder bow really makes the dress.

  33. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    She is lovely! As for the “big” comments: take away the huge wedge shoe and she looks like she might be about 5’2″ or 3″ and *maaaaybe* a size 8 or small 10. If one keeps in mind that the door behind her is pretty narrow, you’ll notice that, proportionally, she really isn’t that big at all. I could understand no straps for someone really fat with cankles, but aside from an overly tall wedge I think they look great on her and really pull the outfit together.
    Me, I’m Big. I’m 5’6″ and 215 and I’d wear that outfit in a heartbeat if that dress came in a size 18. Braless to boot! :p
    ~Miss B

  34. 39-3

    June 7, 2006 at 12:47 am

    Anon 12:59: are you saying that I should suppress expressing my happiness that a non-skinny woman is being celebrated, because by pointing this out, I’ve somehow contributed to the only-skinny is beautiful myth?

    Furthermore, there is a fine and important line between “highlighting” (i.e., pointing out) and “reinforcing” (i.e., advocating). And comments about how great she looks even though she doesn’t fall into the thin mold certainly “highlight” but definitely do not “reinforce” the skinny stereotype.

  35. Anonymous

    June 7, 2006 at 10:33 am

    maybe she is carrying a pair of flip-flops in that bloomie’s bag. when I was working in manhattan, that’s what I used to do, carry comfy shoes for commuting, and painful but cute ones for work/dinner etc.
    I doubt she is a size 10, more like a 6-8. Yes, there are lots of size 2-4′s on this site, but believe me, NY has a diverse range of beautiful and stylish women.

  36. Anonymous

    June 7, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    this woman looks so sexy.

    re: 6:06 pm’s comment about nyc’ers carrying paper bags everywhere: have you ever heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle”?

    re: her shoes: i think i’m probably the only one around here who feels this way but… as much as i love a wedge heel i think she would look even more fabulous in a flat of some sort. just seeing the arch of her foot puts me in pain.

  37. Anonymous

    June 8, 2006 at 11:10 am

    I’m the bag commenter, and I was criticizing the *style* of the bag
    (that’s what this site’s about, no?) not its utility or it contents.

    I live in NYC, I’ve only owned a car for all of 1 year of my life, and have commuted by bike for most of the rest. I put *everything* in bags and tote it with me. Including extra bags, so that I don’t accumulate new paper/plastic ones. Shopping bags are wasteful, and I like logo bags about as much as I like logo tees.

    Reduce, reuse, recycle: I agree completely. Carry your own (attractive) bag, and you don’t need the ugly brown paper ones in the first place.

  38. Anonymous

    June 15, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    She damn saxy wooman. Dress is beautiful. I like it, braless.

  39. Anonymous

    June 15, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    She’s absolutely gorgeous and sexy and her legs look great.

  40. Miss John Smith

    December 7, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    Fab hipster look! Naughty twist going braless (as we all know is very “in” these days). You look gr8 dawling….

  41. martine

    May 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Gorgeous shoes, dress, face, legs. Gorgeous everything.

  42. Ping

    May 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I think that what we need to remember is that she is going out into the world wearing what she feels comfortable and confident in.

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