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I was delighted to find that it was going to be 65 degrees today, so I had a chance to wear this dress before it gets too cold out. Call it batwing or dolman sleeve; this style is always comfortable and elegant. Newport News happened to call this dress batwing, I believe. Sometimes I almost think they are actually trying to sell their stuff to Goths…
The drop-waist of this dress is ruched to hug the hips in a very flattering way! The dress is jersey knit, so it’s a cat hair magnet, but at least it’s cut in such a way that there is no stretching over the pressure points.
This dress is so loaded with simple elegance that I just paired it with basic all-black beaded jewelry and lace armwarmers. The choker is just a piece of fancy trim to which I added some sequins and seed beads at intervals, and attached a clasp.
This is one dress that I love so much styled exactly like this that I don’t usually mix it up at all when choosing accessories for it. Sometimes I’ll wear long, bell-sleeve sweater armwarmers under it, when it’s chilly out. I’ll try to do something a little different next time, just to give the dress some re-blogging value. ;-D