December Dresses: A Textured Fit & Flair

December Dresses: A Textured Fit & Flair

Juxtaposition: the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

Today’s dress definitely highlights contrasting textures– lace and velvet.

Earlier in this series I featured a stunning velvet dress from ModCloth. Today’s dress is from ModCloth as well. It’s no secret that ModCloth is has been my go-to for vintage inspired party dresses for years now. In fact, this dress I purchased over 5 years ago and I never tire of it.

Ta-da, here is the dress of my dreams!

Why do I love this dress so much you ask?

1. Style
I am a sucker for fit & flare dresses. I find them to be universally flattering, very feminine, and fun! These dresses were just meant to twirl in.

2. Color
Black is one of my all time favorite colors to wear. Blue happens to be my favorite color, in general. Combined they make a delightful and somewhat unexpected pairing.

3. Texture
I love, love, love texture. It just gives a piece of clothing a bit more oomph! This dress combines two incredible textures into one– lace and velvet. The black sheer lace is so lovely and it adds a bit of sexiness to the dress. The velvet draws the eye and makes the dress both more formal and seasonal.

4. Print
Y’all know I am head over heels for polka dots– always have been, always will be. Polka dots tend to be associated with “cute” looks or more on the casual end. What I like about this dress is that it presents polka dots in a more formal way.

This dress is great for winter weddings, graduation days, a night at the theater, and holiday parties– to name a few.

While this dress is several years old, I did find a couple styles that features certain elements.

Shop similar styles:

Diane Von Furstenberg – Forrest Organza And Lace Midi Dress – Womens – Black Navy:Shop it here!
M Richards Lace Cold-Shoulder Gown: Shop it here!
Eliza J Lace Tiered Hem Dress: Shop it here!
Gabby Skye Women’s Long Sleeved Round Neck Lace A-line Dress: Shop it here!
SheIn Dot Mesh Overlay Fluted Sleeve Swing Dress: Shop it here!
Tadashi Shoji Lace Long-Sleeve & Velvet V-Neck Dress: Shop it here!

I hope you enjoyed this dress, just as much as I have!

Cheers & stay chic!
-Taylor

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