interesting details on the dress but the color is not flattering. this is a hard color to wear. i think you either have to be very fair or very dark to add contrast. perhaps it looked better in person. in the photo the color makes her look sallow.
The caffe latte shade is wonderful, as is the cut, very chic and modern Italian summer. I personally think I nice, high ponytail would have worked better but her shoes work perfectly here because, really, heels would take away the natural feel and make the dress seem affected. Many women tend to spoil a chic, fresh, au natural look with a pair of misplaced spiky heels.
What strikes me about this photo is how perfectly tailored the dress is. Say what you will about the color, but the length of the dress is perfect, hitting at that individually perfect spot at the knee. And to balance out that she’s showing a lot of bare skin, she maintains a modest neckline. The way she tied the sash/ribbon defines her waist elegantly, and even the sleeves on this dress flatter her silhouette.
Perhaps it’s just me, but this is just not on…the sallow-inducing colour, the (unintentional) wrinkles in the skirt, the cutesy little girl ruffles, the very flat flats. She would look fantastic in lots of outfits, this woman – but not so much in this one.
I Know the balleina is a hot item for the feet this seaon ….and I like the pairing with the “quirky” dress here….both compliment each other in the sense of keeping the look interesting …which is what like!
Lengthen the sleeves and the skirt, and you would have a simple late nineteenth century day dress, or a child’s dress from that era. Laura Ashley did a lot of this kind of stuff in the sixties and seventies so it’s an odd mix of flashbacks. But it looks as if they’ve done this one in a very fine lawn, so the fabric relaxes into all the frills and tucks. Like something out of a children’s story book.