I have been looking for a dress for a daytime, outdoor wedding I’m attending this summer. This particular dress needed to be pretty, but also stand up to being packed in a bag for a few days as the wedding is on at a resort campground. The campground has massages and a beach, but we’re staying in a yurt so there are no closets. Also, I have some brown sandals that I’d like to wear so I was looking for a brown dress. Shopping is not something I do often so it’s been an exhausting search.
After a lot of looking for a dress that wasn’t empire waisted* I settled on this one from Anthropologie. It’s cotton gauze so I will stand up to a little broomstick packing, and there is a fun secret ruffle on the hem on the underskirt. The silhouette is flattering and it doesn’t require any fancy or strapless undergarments. I’m very pleased.
This is my first Anthropologie purchase since 2000, when I ordered an ill fated sweater set from the catalog that mysteriously showed up in my mailbox, back when I suspect there was only one physical store. I know a lot of people who are Anthropologie fans, so I’m surprised I’ve managed to go this long without falling under the spell.
I also flirted with this cute Ballet Dress from the Gap. It was delightfully swingy, but would have wrinkled when packed. If I wore dresses more often I might get this anyhow. Interestingly, I fit into a size 2 in this style, and I’m most definitely not a size 2.
Almost every dress I tried on this season has pockets on the side seams. What is with that?
* I simply cannot pull that look off without appearing a little pregnant, made worse because I’m at that age where people have started speculating that I could be any minute now.