I added this dress to my Gwynnie Bee closet (more about GB here), and then wondered how the heck it would look on me – I imagined disaster. A red dress can just scream, “LOOK AT MEEEE!” and that makes me a little uncomfortable. Plus, the cold shoulder isn't something I ever wear, nor is a swing dress silhouette. When I put it on though, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a fun dress, really comfortable, and something I wouldn't have tried before.
MYNT 1792 Nadine Cold Shoulder Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee. Purchase in red here, black here.
I'm wearing the 4x/26 and am 5'10.
Necklace, Sequin NYC – similar
Nude pumps – similar
I tried so many shoes with this: black booties, black pumps, metallic sandals… none quite worked. When in doubt, I go with the nude shoe.
The underlayer of the dress was tight (not uncomfortable, just slim cut) and actually came down a little lower than the swing dress hem. It was a good option if you wanted some more coverage on the length. You can't really see it in the photos (a little in the 1st photo) as I didn't pull it down that far. Really nice construction and fabric. I can't see myself wearing the red very often so I sent it back to Gwynnie Bee, but I saw that MYNT 1792 also makes a black version which I think would be an awesome addition to a wardrobe for anyone needing a little black dress that is anything but boring.
Lane Bryant bangle – old, similar
Open Crystal Cuff – old, similar
Clare Vivier Mirror Folded Clutch – rent this, buy flat version – I just started trying out the Rent the Runway Unlimited program which is a subscription service for accessories. This clutch was in my first package. I love Clare Vivier bags but I don't think I'd use the clutches enough to justify the cost of purchasing all the ones I like. This metallic leather in particular isn't one I would probably use on a regular basis as I carry big honkin' purses with my laptop, but it was a really great bag that popped with this outfit. I'll write more about the RTR Unlimited program when I get another package.
Photographed by Emily Moseley
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