Wearing this dress from sammydress.com makes me feel like I’m in an Empire of the Sun video, circa 2009, or at the very least the Dark Horse Katy Perry video. The bottom half is sheer (but not too sheer- it has a an opaque slip) and Grecian and bridal, while the top half is hipster-Aztec & Coachella inspired.
Do any of these references make sense? Here’s the thing– when I wear items of clothing that feel particularly trendy, I tend to throw references out there, usually pop music inspired. But judge for yourself. Would you rock this dress on a hot summer day? Could you see yourself blending into the hipster flora of your neighborhood? It’s flowy and bright and has great patterns, even a few bejeweled pieces that make me feel like nail art. It feels snug on the chest but in a secure way, kind of like how small dogs like to be bound in comfort vests (another reference!). I could see myself wearing this to an 11 am brunch in which you plan to imbibe in sangria, or a market run with Grecian sandals. The more I wore this dress in the safety of my living room, the more I thought, hey I can pull this off! I tend to make wardrobe choices that veer towards neutral tones like beige, navy, and grey and it’s fun to wear something that’s outside of your comfort zone, just to see yourself in a new way. — Jeanie Kwak