5 Dress Details

Plus Size Style, Style

There’s something about a gorgeous day in spring and a fabulous dress that just go together! The weather in Seattle last week was amazing and I decided it was the perfect time to debut this amazing feminine dress from City Chic.
All Things Kate in City Chic
I consider myself a dress aficionado (I have an entire closet just dedicated to my dresses), and this dress is the epitome of all things I love about dresses. When I go shopping for a new dress, I have 5 things I consider before purchasing a dress, and this little number meets all the criteria!

  1. A-line Bodice: My favorite cut of dress is a classic a-line style with a full skirt (bonus if it has a petticoat), reminiscent of the 1950s. I find this cut to be flattering for all body types with a very flirty and feminine feel.
  2. Bold Pattern: I love finding dresses in bright colors or bold patterns that I may not find anywhere else. The more unique the color or pattern the more inclined I am to buy it, especially anything polka dot or floral!
  3. Knee-length: Personally I prefer a modest knee-length dresses. Especially with a-line dresses, the knee length helps provide shape to the dress and the illusion of a smaller waistline.
  4. Twirl Test: I’m a four year old girl at heart, and I love twirling in dresses! If the skirt spins out during a twirl, it’s a keeper for sure.
  5. Quality Material: I look for quality materials when purchasing a dress – one that will last and stand the test of time, and hopefully doesn’t wrinkle!

Ray Ban Sunglasses
City Chic Dress Detail & Kendra Phillips Cuff
Stuart Weitzman Wedges
Twirl Test
Dress: [shopsense shopsense_url=”none” original_url=”http://www.citychiconline.com/dresses/wild-floral-dress-27191.html” save_to_store=”false”]City Chic Wild Floral Dress[/shopsense]; Sweater: [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=447298215″ original_url=”http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bp-v-neck-three-quarter-sleeve-cardigan-juniors/3620388?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=CORAL+SUGAR&resultback=388&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_2_D” save_to_store=”false”]B.P.[/shopsense]; Cuff: [shopsense shopsense_url=”none” original_url=”http://www.kendraphillip.com/master-store#!product/prd1/1412474011/large-lindsay-cuff” save_to_store=”false”]Kendra Phillip ‘Lindsay’ Cuff[/shopsense]; Shoes: [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=446210393″ original_url=”http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-hoopla-wedge-sandal/3620096?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=2096&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_5_C” save_to_store=”true”]Stuart Weitzman Wedges (similar)[/shopsense]; Sunglasses: [shopsense shopsense_url=”http://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=3315160″ original_url=”http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ray-ban-big-glamour-60mm-polarized-sunglasses/2943184?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=5824&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_13_B” save_to_store=”true”]Ray Ban[/shopsense]