I love a good LBD—who doesn’t?
But what I love more is an LBWD, a little black wrap dress. I already have several and know just how versatile (and forgiving) they can be. When Karina Dresses contacted me about giving one of their microfiber, machine-washable jersey dresses a test-run, I was a little reluctant because the dresses, while attractive, aren’t particularly my style.
But when I saw Rita, a LBWD, I couldn’t resist. The slightly plunging (read: sexy) neckline, hint of knee, and puffed shoulders got me—I knew this dress would serve me well in the office. And then I put her on, literally straight from the mailing envelope, and she looked just like this:
After wearing this dress to the office, and sitting in it virtually all day, I can attest to this: the dress is extremely comfortable, very flattering, and totally, 100% wrinkle-proof. A highly packable dress for ladies who travel. And since the company’s tag line is “dresses for ‘every-body,'” that means several dress styles fit up to a size 20. That’s good. Most of us are not a size zero.
I chose this dress in black knowing it would allow me to totally change the look of it with accessories. Since it’s summer now, I paired it with platform sandals to play into the ’70s feel, but added leather bracelets and gold to keep it fresh. I’m looking forward to wearing it with my wooly vests and OTK boots in fall. I think this dress needs a little naughty to balance out all that nice.
And thanks to Rebecca Minkoff!
Can I just say how much I’m loving the Rebecca Minkoff Spark Satchel I won, courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff’s Tumblr contest? I’ve been swapping it with other bags weekly this summer, and I cannot tell you how many people have complimented me on it. In fact, a girl yesterday asked me the exact brand name and style so she could track it down. It has turned out to be such a fantastic accent to my black-based wardrobe—plus, it’s well-made and roomy, without being huge. Total win, all the way around.