i love the concept behind the 2 different stylings of the dress, but i would rather see it done with a grey version. the white and blue patched sleeveless shirtdress is so summer (and perfect in the first pic) that done up with wool and a scarf and jacket, it’s like wearing a bathingsuit with boots – too much seasonal contrast (just my opinion – she still looks gorgeous, but credit for that has to be given to her confidence, her legs and her way with a scarf).
ps rina – i can’t see what age has to do with it – but for what it’s worth, this dress requires bare legs.
I don’t care for the second photo too much. All the purple on the bottom is a bit distasteful. However, she DOES have the greatest legs I have ever seen on a woman. Long and lean–> Beautiful.
Also, (to the poster named Rina) I think that because her legs are very long, the dress may seem too short. Giovanna, if I’m remembering correctly, used to be a model so she’s most likely taller than 5 ft 9 inches. It’s not unusual that dresses that would be longer on other women would only hit her legs at mid-thigh or a few inches above the knee.
For editor regarding seasonal contrast – I thought these two images were interesting because of the contrast. It was very very warm in Milan (1st photo) and very cool in Paris (2nd photo) – When you are traveling and only have a certain amount of clothes how do you pull it together and still look the way you want. I had a cashmere sweater with me just incase it was cool on the plane or train but never thought i would need to wear it but Paris was a big surprise – last year it was sweltering. real life throw curves and I thought she handled it very well
for annon 10:06 Please, how can strappy purple shoes be “distasteful” with this outfit you might not like the choice but they are are far from distasteful – I’ll mark it up to poor word choice.
personally i like the first one better. the cream leather shoes and the red sunglasses add to the dress. i do think she should have worn her hair down with the first outfit, just to add one more little punch.
Find MORE of these, Wondersart! This is such fun! Two looks with one dress? I should say so! She’s amazing, and she looks wonderful both ways, and she knows how to get dressed, and because you’ve found her and put her up here for all the world to see, we too can get an eye for “one dress, two ways.” Thank you so much for this one. (And thanks for putting up the less than complimentary comments — I’m learning how not to look at things. ;))
sartorialist – i take absolutely no exception whatsoever with her layering skills, regardless of even her limitations while traveling (my own wardrobe projects, tracked through my various sites, reflect my strong personal value of “less is more”). but i definitely feel that the dress would be just as cute in a solid color, and that would make it more compatible with the second look (a deep red, a rich grey, anything, just so long as it’s solid). the pattern that it has does not lend itself to easily transition from one season to another. it is strictly a summer dress for a summer look. the layers, though expertly applied, are layers on top of a summer dress, rather than layers that transform a summer dress into a perennial option.
Thank goodness some people are paying attention to the weather. bare legs! Yay. I admit to hating leggings on most people, but when it’s this hot and humid it’s a crime for everyone! Plus, wearing things more than once… human, green, and stylish. haha
Wow…….nothing more to say about her legs. But regarding the second picture – I just donÂ´t think that purple and pink together are a good choice. I think it would have been better to choose either one of those and add a special ‘kick’ to her outfit.
I equally love both looks….and the second look, I love the layers, the casualness…the feeling of thrown together and yet the whole look comes off as polished and sophisticated…I wonder what she bought from Balenciaga.
By “distasteful” I wasn’t referring to the shoes only. I meant that I didn’t like the matching of the blazer and sweater with the dress and shoes. I just thought it was visually jarring to have a simply gray sweater with purple shoes and a purplish/blue dress. The shoes, in and of themselves, are very stylish. You’re right, perhaps “distasteful” was too severe in connotation.
She really looks great in the second pic, I do love the layering. The baby blue/grey combo going on and the magenta stilletos, the scarf is stunning… my big problem is the chanel bag. I think the color choice is not right and well, the bag itself is too “fashionista” and destroy the easyness of the outfit. anyways, kudos!
I think it looks much better layered, mostly since I’m not crazy about the dress itself. I think the uneven ‘shirt’ hem is too much with the shirt styling of the rest of the garment: it makes the wearer look like she forgot to put on pants. The layering, though, is unusual in a good way. There’s a fun masculine-feminine play between the baggy boyfriend sweater and scarf vs. the sexy sandals and girly pink bag.
please find more examples like this! I love how she took the same dress and wore it two different ways, to different effect. I’m also a huge fan of fuss-free dressing. A good look…not too too minimalist and sleek, so the effect isn’t severe, but just the right amount.