Two colors I’m actively working on integrating into my wardrobe are mint and red. So the second piece I knew I needed from the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection (first was this shirtdress I’m in love with – see my review) was this mint and white houndstooth fit and flare dress.
Houndstooth Jacquard Dress by Christian Siriano
Cole Haan wedges, old (similar)
New Look clutch, old (similar)
Necklace from a friend (similar)
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I’m 5’10 and wearing the size 28. There isn’t any stretch to this dress, which doesn’t always work for me as I’m oval shaped with a softer midsection that usually needs some forgiveness in my fabrics. Like the shirtdress, I think this runs small because it’s so tailored. The length is a little short if I’m not careful to pull the dress down. The dress is fully lined, and I had a little bit of trouble with the lining wanting to bunch up underneath the bust in particular. I’d suggest if you have the opportunity, to size up on this. The jacquard fabric is lovely, and the color is perfect for spring and summer.
Photos by Emily Moseley
Also, if I had the chance to do it differently, I’d probably go with a nude heel instead of the yellow shoes. Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the yellow, it just didn’t quite match the look I was going for. Live and learn!
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