Black, White and Red All Over

Plus Size Style, Style

My closet is filled with fun spring and summer dresses of many colors, but sometimes a classic black and white patterned dress with fun accents is all you need for a lively look. Today’s look reminds me of the silly riddle we all told as kids: What’s black, white, and read all over? Now, I don’t look like a newspaper, but today’s outfit is certainly black, white and red all over!
Out of all the various types of dress silhouettes, the A-line is my favorite. I find that it is the most flattering cut for my shape (and the most forgiving!). Whenever I stumble upon a great A-line in my size, I can’t help but try it on (and most likely) purchase it! I also love that most A-lines come with a very full skirt, so I can spin like a 5 year old and have a fun circle skirt!
Kate Retherford, All Things Kate
Today’s look can be achieved very simply (another reason why I love dresses so much). Start with a fun monochromatic dress and accessorize with a colorful wide belt and matching shoes. I opted for red because the contrast is just so beautiful against a black and white dress.
What is your favorite dress silhouette?
All Things Kate, Seattle Style Blogger
Kate Retherford, Seattle Style Blogger
Cole Haan Air Monica Flats
Kate Retherford in Jessica Howard
 
Dress: Jessica Howard (similar¬†[shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Falfani-plus-size-dress-sleeveless-polka-dot-a-line%3FID%3D804882″ original_url=”http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-plus-size-dress-sleeveless-polka-dot-a-line?ID=804882&CategoryID=37038&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_LENGTH%3DKnee%20Length%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D343%26ruleId%3D65%26slotId%3D69″ save_to_store=”true”]here[/shopsense] and [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fjm-collection-plus-size-dress-sleeveless-printed-a-line%3FID%3D832242″ original_url=”http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/jm-collection-plus-size-dress-sleeveless-printed-a-line?ID=832242&CategoryID=37038&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DBlack%26DRESS_LENGTH%3DKnee%20Length%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D114%26ruleId%3D65%26slotId%3D78″ save_to_store=”true”]here[/shopsense]); Sweater: [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fbp-classic-crewneck-cardigan-juniors%2F3506373%3Forigin%3Dcategory” original_url=”http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bp-classic-crewneck-cardigan-juniors/3506373?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=White&resultback=200″ save_to_store=”true”]B.P.[/shopsense]; Shoes: [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.nordstrom.com%2FS%2Fcole-haan-air-monica-ballet-flat-exclusive%2F3247487%3Forigin%3Dcategory” original_url=”http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/cole-haan-air-monica-ballet-flat-exclusive/3247487?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=BLACK&resultback=2044″ save_to_store=”true”]Cole Haan[/shopsense]; Necklace: Kate Spade; Belt: Style & Co. (similar [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.macys.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fstyle-co-belt-gathered-stretch%3FID%3D446268″ original_url=”http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-belt-gathered-stretch?ID=446268&CategoryID=27807&LinkType=&swatchColor=Red#fn=COLOR%3DRed%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D9%26ruleId%3D52%26slotId%3D6″ save_to_store=”true”]here[/shopsense])