I don't think that it is particularly flattering for me. I mean, it's fine, but it's no show stopper, right? I think it makes me look a bit too straight up and down. Maybe that's why all the make-over shows approve of the style? Because it minimizes the curves? But it doesn't minimize them in a very appealing way. Am I being overly critical when I say that this dress makes me look rather solidly built and matronly? I don't think I am- this seems a pretty fair assessment to me.
The sleeves of this dress are a touch too long for me. They're cuffed up in these pictures but I'll shorten them before I wear the dress again. I'm thinking that perhaps the sleeves actually want to be shortened a lot. Like, to the elbows. Would that help?
What I'd really like is a wrap dress that didn't require me to wear a tank underneath to avoid indecency. I'd love a wrap dress that wrapped completely closed over my chest. The tank ruins the look of the V-neck and increases the frump factor considerably.
Also, these black shoes are killing me. Visually, not physically. I almost never like the way black shoes look with anything anymore. I used to wear black shoes with everything, but then again, everything I wore was black, so that makes some sense. Now I'd almost always prefer a colored shoe to a black one, but this dress is black and cream, so black seemed to be the best option. I'm adding a pair of nude heels to my wardrobe wish list. Wouldn't a nude heel look about a thousand times better?