polished boho

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polished boho

Short sleeved or spaghetti top dresses over long sleeved tops or tees have been all the rage lately. I can’t say I care for this trend, but this is a fashion blog, so it’s only right to give it a try. After spending some time in this outfit, I can report that I can care less for this “backwards trend”. It exudes a rather childish / high school flare. This trend is neither chic nor practical.

The dress in itself is a cute dress, to me personally a challenging piece for a number of reasons: The cutout details, the deep V-neckline and the A-line, short design makes it hard to layer. Pencil or straight cut dresses provide a lot more flexibility to layer, but A-line designs make it more difficult, since you have more fabric to work with. The prints are very loud and bold, so additional fabrics must be neutral and preferably without any outstanding textures. I chose neutral colors on top and added warm tights in eggplant, so the individual pieces blend better. The high booties add polish to the outfit.

What do you think? Would you try / wear this trend?

outfit details

vest – d’orsay (similar HERE)
turtleneck top – envy (identical HERE)
dress – tobi 
booties – nine west (identical HERE, similar w/ lower heels HERE)
Heelusions heel covers HERE
watch – daniel wellington
bangle – red reticule

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.com Patti

    Beautiful combination! Loving the stand-out heels. Thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com Victoria Fox

    I love this combination so much! Looking so very chic! Wishing you a wonderful monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

  • http://dailystylefinds.com/ Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    I can agree with you that the dress layered over a top is not something I would wear – but I really like how you have made this look more polished and sophisticated. I really like this look on you.

    LIsa
    Daily Style Finds

  • http://forfashsake.com Julia

    This trend is so funny :) This is how Muslim girls, who need to cover their arms and shoulders, wear spaghetti straps dresses. They do it for religious and social pressure reasons, we definitely don’t need to subscribe to it lol. You look very boho-chic wearing this but I’d rather prefer to see you in a French inspired pencil skirt + off-the-shoulder combo – one of the most magnificent looks you have ever posted !