It’s been years since I asked your opinion on whether or not I should keep an item of clothing. I’ve been pretty reckless with the donations. I need some help deciding on this dress, though.


Jacket, Mossimo. Dress, Rugby Ralph Lauren (consignment). Tights, We Love Colors. Booties, Blondo. Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Bag, Steve Madden. Gloves, gift.


I’d simply cull it if I weren’t planning on doing some teaching and professional speaking. It’s one of the few conservative dresses in my closet.

Pros:
warm, modest, well made, tailored, a-line shape, tweed

Cons:
bulky, unflattering(?), drab, frumpy

What do you think?

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Here’s how I’ve worn it:

Kasmira Kit

9 Comments

  1. Beefy Muchacho

    December 4, 2016

    Keep!

  2. Sandi

    December 4, 2016

    I like it and you have made some amazing outfits with it…. I still voted go! It’s just not you any more! 😉 sp

    • Kasmira Kit

      December 4, 2016

      I’m feeling that way, too!

  3. Colorado Mermaid (now in Northern Cali)

    December 4, 2016

    I voted go. Yet I want to say that in past outfits I really like it on you with a jacket or something to cover the top because its a-line skirt aspect is a great cut with flare, so from the waist down it looks fantastic on you! And tweed is professional for your teaching/speaking engagements. I just don’t like it as a double-breasted jumper from the waist up.

    • Kasmira Kit

      December 4, 2016

      I’m thinking about wearing it open over leggings. Maybe the double breasted part will look better open?

  4. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    December 5, 2016

    I voted “go” – I don’t love it, and you don’t seem to either. Don’t keep something just because it might be practical for you. It’s a little lumpy-bumpy in the middle – could you chop it in half and make a lovely flared skirt from it?

    • Kasmira Kit

      December 5, 2016

      I’m not that talented of a seamstress. I thought, being small chested, that the bulk on top would be flattering, but it’s not.

  5. Gerrilyn Mitchell

    December 5, 2016

    Maybe you could take it in another direction. I’m thinking by removing the left-hand side row of buttons (the side that doesn’t close) to make it look more asymetric (sp). Then changing the remaining buttons to something very different. I’m thinking toggles, latch type snap closures, or frogs, something unexpected and unique for tweed. Then you could sex it up a bit with a daring blouse with sheer chiffon tight sleeves and round neckline. Do everything against type. I’m a fan of a well-made garment, can you tell?

    • Kasmira Kit

      December 5, 2016

      It IS well made! I’m going to try a couple more outfits, including the dress open, as a vest.

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