What I Found in my Closet this Week…
(Day 71 of the 365 Day Challenge)
**3/4 Length Sleeve Fitted Dress**
One of my favorite pieces to pull out of my closet in both the Spring and Fall is one of my ¾ Length Sleeve Fitted Dresses. It is perfect for both seasons because the longer sleeves keep me warm on those chillier days and evenings, but it still has a hint of color for Spring and a more neutral pattern for Fall. Most one-piece fitted dresses are also designed to be both flattering and forgiving. This dress, along with most dresses of this style, pulls in at my waist…the smallest part of my body and comes out just a little around my hips and lower abdominal area. Perfect for those months where I have a few extra pounds I want to hide but still fits like a glove when I’m at my ideal weight.
The other great thing about this dress is that it is 95% Polyester. Now, many of you may cringe when you hear the term “polyester,” however, the new technology used to create polyester is amazing. It’s not the same as your mother’s old polyester dress or jacket (or for me – the softball uniform I had to wear throughout high school…yuck!). This new type of polyester feels more like a sturdier cotton but is still just as soft as cotton. If you look at the tags of some of your newer, favorite pieces…ones that are soft and comfortable…you may be surprised that what you thought was some type of mix between cotton and spandex, is actually polyester. This material is my new favorite because its comfortable, fits my body well, and is tough to wrinkle. Most of the time you can take pieces made out of this material and wad them up in your luggage and pull them out and wear them…not that I’m recommending that 🙂
A ¾ Length Sleeve Fitted Dress is a must-have for all closets. They are perfect for work, a baby shower (which I wore mine for this week), church, or even a night out with your hubby (that is where this picture was taken…just before going out to dinner in Minneapolis with Mike). When combing the internet and catalogs for the perfect ¾ Length Sleeve Dress, I tried very hard to stay under $40, but I have to admit, I cheated a little on this week’s find. I LOVE Ann Taylor dresses so I couldn’t resist checking out their online store. I came across this beautiful Floral Burst Dress on sale for $79.99. The Polished Turquoise color of this pattern is perfect for Spring. This dress is also the exact same material that my favorite ¾ Length Sleeve Dress is made from! I love the pattern of this dress and know that once tried on, you would not only fall in love with the look, but the way it feels. Click on the link below to purchase this beautiful dress for yourself!
And that’s what I found in my closet during Week #10 of the 365 Day Challenge