10.07.2009

The Illusion



The other night hubby and I had a date. We decided to head to the mall and just walk on the drizzly night. We ended up popping into Banana Republic and hubby found a few things to try one. Since I was sans kiddos I decided it would be fun to try on a few dresses. Well, I tried on this dress and fell head over heels. It is such an illusion. The banding around the waist makes mine appear smaller. The darts going down hides my "mama" bump. The darts going up gives me the illusion of having somewhat of a chest. Oh, and don't even get me started on the derriere. I am not one to spend a lot on a dress especially one that could not be used as an everyday dress, but I am wondering if adding a cardigan, belt, and tights could make it pass for a more casual look. As for now I am going to admire from a far, but if I am still drooling over the thought of this baby in a couple of weeks I just may need to go take the plunge, just maybe.

24 comments:

DesBisoux said...

it's very pretty! love the color!
it's a classic and you should go for it!
x

Smitten Design said...

and it has pockets!

Maria said...

ohh, I love it, I vote YES for taking the plunge! Especially diggin the accessories you added!

eco-stylista said...

I think that something which is so flattering needs to be bought!! It is so hard to find really flattering stuff. Even if you will wear it rarely, it is a real wardrobe staple!

Kasey said...

of course it looked stunning on you;-)
xo

Design Esquire said...

It's beautiful!! Banana has so many sales, maybe you can time it right? On the other hand, sometimes sizes sell out, so if you really love it I say go for it!!

Staley Mc said...

So pretty!! I would take the plunge if it looks that good on you!!

Staley Mc said...

So pretty!! I would take the plunge if it looks that good on you!!

Lily G. said...

Love the dress!! Great color for fall.

Jacinda Davis said...

I didn't notice the pattern until I looked on the Banana Republic website! It definitely looks quite versatile depending on the accessories you wear with it. I'm sure you'll be able to find some sort of discount on it!

Brandi said...

That Banana dress is fantastic! I'm totally doing the math in my brain right now ($132 - 10% if I go on a Tuesday - $25 from that gift card I have...) That blue/teal/awesomeness is my favorite color.

You have such good taste.

Julia said...

Oh, the lines are delightful. The style is timeless! I can just imagine how cute it would be on you!

Char said...

totally cute - I would go for it and the cardigan

Blueprint Bliss said...

oh, so pretty! i'm sure it looks great on you.

Blair said...

Oh, sounds like the perfect dress!!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I'd say...

Go for it. It's a darling dress!

Lavender and Lilies said...

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a pina colada said...

Just go for it! If you feel that good in it, you need it! :)

Hanako66 said...

it is very pretty...you could totally make it work for day!

LindsB said...

Buy it!! It will prob go on sale soon, but they might not have your size then. If it makes you feel like a million bucks then go for it!

Heather said...

My boss taught me a cool trick...do a google search for: banana republic coupon code (or similar for almost anything you're considering buying) and you almost always get at least 10% off. Good luck, and happy shopping!

Sarah Klassen said...

I think you must have it! There's nothing like putting on that dress that fits perfectly, feels divine, and is cut for a woman's figure -- it's beautiful, classic and versatile. Go for it :)

Kotori said...

Every now and then it's good to have a little splurge if it makes you feel that good. :)

Sabrina Mix said...

Beautiful dress, Paula!

Catch yours!

xoxo