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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Style Challenge: 5 Bloggers, 5 Looks, 1 Dressbarn Dress

I was approached a little while ago with a style challenge. How would 5 bloggers, with 5 different shapes, and 5 different styles, wear 1 dress? That's a lot of pressure for 1 dress right? But it turns out, it can be done and make you look good doing it. Let's do the Dressbarn break down, shall we.

1 Dress: a cobalt blue flutter sleeve ruffle wrap dress from Dressbarn for $39.99. [Update: this color is sold out. However, it is available in black!]

5 Bloggers: Lorna of The Fabulous ReportLara of Pretty Connected, Melissa of The Fat AppleMakeda of Glamazon Diaries, and moi.

I wear a size 14, but was sent a size 12 (bc my PR friend Nadia, bless her heart, thought I was smaller than I looked), and I was worried it wouldn't fit. But she told me that it would fit, and she was so right! The dress fit perfectly...with the exception of "the girls" popping out a little (but nothing a little safety pin couldn't fix). I love wrap dresses because they are easy breezy and you look put together everytime. Now I am a fan of Dressbarn, but haven't really shopped there in a very long time, mainly because I wasn't finding anything that fit my style. But, it seems Dressbarn does have dresses that fit my style, and you can't always go by how it looks on the hanger (or on the online mannequin). Can I also say that I love this color too!! It really pops.

How did I style the dress?
I wanted to go a little edgy...but not too much. I threw on my cropped sleeve faux-leather jacket that I got a few years ago from Forever 21, my beat-up but fave watch from Loehmann's (that was only $10), and my Balenciaga-esque caged front sandals (remember them from like 2007? I can't remember where I got the sandals from, but I think I paid like $30 or something).

What do you think? How did I do? Once I put the dress on, I was instantly in love. This is going to be my go-to dress for everything, even traveling because the fabric is suitcase friendly. Want to find some Dressbarn dresses of your own? Well, here's a 20% off coupon to help!

*Fashion Disclaimer: Dressbarn gifted me this dress to participate in the challenge. I was not under obligation to participate and did not receive any monetary compensation.*

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