Can a short woman wear a long, loose dress with a large pattern?
Well, of course she can. Whether she looks fantastic or ridiculous is a different matter. And, to some extent at least, a matter of taste, or styling
I know it’s a bit risky for someone my size and shape to wear what’s basically an enormous shapeless sack, but I’m trying to pass it off as Bohemian Chic anyway. And you’d better get used to it, too, as this is what my ‘climate change wardrobe‘ looks like.
I collect big, loose dresses like this one. They may not be the most flattering style for someone my size and shape, but they are the only thing I want to wear when it gets too hot (that’s why I call them my ‘climate change wardrobe‘). For the record, anything above 25°C ( 77°F) is ‘too hot’ for me.
Anyway, I bought this dress at the Marimekko outlet sale last autumn, and I wore it to a Christmas Eve dinner at our hotel in Madeira.
You see, I don’t have any clothes that would be even remotely ‘formal’, or ‘festive’. And I would never buy anything for just one occasion, so whenever I have to ‘dress up’, I need to improvise.
So, I thought that if I accessorise the dress with pearl earrings, a fun evening bag, and nice shoes, this outfit could pass as a sort of 60’s style Bohemian beach party dress… Or maybe I’m mistaken and it just looks like something I would sleep in… I can’t decide, what do you think?
dress: Marimekko / clutch bag: Minna Parikka (old) /
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Nina Ricci
location: hotel Quinta da Casa Branca (Funchal, Madeira)
Do you have a ‘climate change wardrobe’?
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