Friday, September 27, 2013
When I found this dress about twelve years ago at the Talbots in Columbia, MD, I had to have it. I was surprised at how feminine it looked when I tried it on.
The style is not really something I would have purchased before that- for the office, however the inspiration when I found it- the dress Sigourney Weaver wore to a business soiree in "Working Girl". The color a key factor.
I was just getting started in my business and thinking- if I needed to attend a business networking event, the dress would be perfect.
As you can see, I never wore the dress to a business soiree, the price tag is still attached, however did plan the accessories I would wear with it.
I have a tube of "Cherries in the Snow" lipstick that almost perfectly matches the dress color, ultra sheer nude stockings [my legs are very light], the black suede 9West pumps shown and gold button earrings [slightly larger than a dime]. My hair in a full style-- similar to Weaver's.
Oddly enough, the actual dress Weaver wore to the "Dim Sum" soiree [Youtube link], is more in keeping with what I would have purchased for the office with perhaps a little less fullness to the skirt. I liked wrap dresses with loose but more form fitting skirts. For me, that look worked well with a blazer.
In an earlier post, I mentioned I owned a black suede skirt set before the one my mother gave me as a Christmas gift one year.
Coworkers from my Rockwell office should remember that set.