Hello! As you know, I am a fan of trying something new. When I found this geometric print maxi at TJ Maxx, I was intrigued. Button fronted, and with slits forming panels , I thought this might look good with leggings.
I Imagined it would be comfortable to wear with the slits and button front, giving lots of room for a long stride. I also imagined it might be good on the beach, offering coverage but enough room to roam. And it was only $7.00. What is a girl ( one aged 56?) to do. I took off the inexpensive tie belt, and used a good belt, tied and twisted to fit my waist.
The leggings are trimmed in pleater by Marcus Blaque. I dressed this look up a bit with heels by Vince Camuto in black kidskin, and two necklaces layered together. One is gold with diamonds, the other a large Ocean pearl strung onto blue- lavender iolite beads. The earrings are vintage Chanel. The black and white bag is my cute new Chanel.
Aracely Garcia did my make up and put my hair in a high pony, a favorite style of mine for decades now. I wanted my hair off my face, which is how I usually wear it. You can see the print better in this shot, too.
Below, you can see the panels, and how it moves when I walk. A dress over leggings can be tricky, but this was quite comfortable. Long strides and modesty intact!
This geometric print is versatile. I think from the waist up it looks traditional and formal, but the slits and panels, sort-of kimono like, did enable that very same kick...if I were so inclined. I was not! I did get a kick out of the price though!
I like the trend of dresses over leggings, and trousers too. It can be a bit hard to wear unless you are tall and thin, but I a going to give it a go for the fall, too. After this COLD winter, this seems like a very good idea.
Happy Week, my lovelies!
Now I must ask you, do you like this trend? Will you wear a dress over leggings or trousers, or skinny jeans? I also love a long tunic over leggings and pants. But both looks require some finesse so that it does not become too bulky.
Like any good outfit, and life itself, balance is key.