When the latest Anna Scholz Collections were released, I went absolutely GAGA for this White Label Double Silk Back Cut-Out Dress. The dynamic double print, the gorgeous feminine shape and the idea of SILK all made me absolutely SWOON. This, (for me) was THE dress of the White Label Collection.
I seriously LOVE this dress. The execution seems so simple - but it's absolutely bang-on. The first thing the got me? The Dandelion print of the skirt. I was like - WHOA and then all of a sudden, I got distracted by the Galaxy print at the top of the dress... I loved (and still love) the contrast between the busy nature of the top - versus the more scattered print below. To be honest - the photo directly above this text is one of the most NATURAL photos of myself I think I've ever captured for the blog - I just felt so RIGHT in this dress. I look at the above picture and know that's EXACTLY what I look like day to day. Dare, I say - a perfect dress for a GREAT, natural shot.
The dress ran to just under my knee (I'm 5'5) and is nipped at the waist to offer definition. The top is comfortable for my lovely roundy breasts (38H) and I love how the skirt falls freely from me hip, but also tulips in a wee bit. This dress, with room + shape = LOVE.
Now - for all those ladies, who DON'T love a cap sleeve - or indeed, might find this a little breezy in Winter - I've tried it with a simple black blazer - just to show how great it looks under a jacket.
And you know what? This isn't even a good jacket - BUT IT WORKS.
I might add here that the silk of this dress is light and soft. It feels beautiful on the skin and to be honest - I think the best adjective for it is SUBLIME, it really is just so lovely.
Before I finish up, something else I love about this dress is its versatility. The thing is, while this dress is being sold as part of the Anna Scholz White Label Collection for AW12 - it will also be absolutely STUNNING as something to dress up and wear in Summer. Seriously. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
I'm wearing a size 20 in these shots and paired the dress with tights, LONG boots and simple jewellery... I think I've made it clear how much I adore this. Gosh, I adored it the moment when I first saw it come online!
You know - I sometimes hear women through Facebook or Twitter lament plus-size fashion or say they can't find anything to make them feel beautiful and SPECIAL. And like those women, I know it can sometimes be really hard to find those "perfect" outfits and pieces. Well, THIS is one of those dresses for me. This dress looks great, but really, for me this dress is special because of how it makes me feel. When I was doing the shots - my Mr. Darcy thought I looked most "gorgeous" in the Purple and Black textured dress featured in my last post... And I agree, that dress is SLAMMING - but for me, THIS Galaxy/Dandelion Print Dress made me feel pretty, feminine, sexy and confident all at once. I felt giddy in this dress - like I was a little girl dressed up to play princess. MAGIC.
I always say on this blog that Anna really knows how to design clothes for our curves - and with this dress - I've fallen in love with her fashion all over again. It happens EVERY season... Just WOW, really.
(This dress was sent to me to try and once the photos were done - went straight back to the Anna Scholz Studio. I was VERY tempted just to claim I'd lost it... SIGH!).