I usually like a flowy shape for my dresses, and save “structured” for blazers and jackets. But this dress captured me, with its strict lines and crisp fabric (similar). It’s good to step out of the zone sometimes, yeah?
A structured dress is a fresh look for me:
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I found this unusual frock (no label! it’s making me nuts) at the Revolve consignment store in St. Petersburg. As soon as I tried it on, I had to have it – for a princely $15. It’s so well made, fully lined and finished with care. I realize it may not be the most “flattering” shape for me, but we don’t always have to dress to flatter; sometimes we can dress to express. This dress feels sophisticated, minimalist, and downtown NYC. I added only a modern necklace created by the talented Suzanne Carillo, and simple black booties (sim).
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This dress is extremely chic and pretty, love it Patti ! Kisses
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What a great find! It’s unique, well made and fits you like a glove, Patti! It is possibly a custom made dress then, and I think those are priceless!
This shape looks fab on you, Patti. Great with the boots and King, of course!
Fabulous black dress, Patti
I really like the shape of that dress, especially the neckline. I’m familiar with the brand Sheila mentioned – Kitchen Orange – and it does look like one of their pieces! I prefer to wear structured dresses, which are more flattering on me than loose, drapey ones, but I have a few of those I wear when it gets hot in the summer.
What a handsome accessory King is! He matches that fabulous frock a treat. A perfect shape, I love it. xxx
OMG I love that dress Patti. Its so you! Clean structure and the necklace is the prefect addition and so are the shoes! xxx Sabina
That black dress looks great on you! pretty!
Aw, I love seeing King in the picture. 🙂 That dress reminds me of a brand called Kitchen Orange. Love the cool details on it. Thank you for hosting, Patti!
A very sculptured look Patti which is uber flattering on you. Like Sheela, I also thought it have the flavour of Yamamoto.
This is such a unique dress, an unexpected twist to a normal LBD! Thanks for the linkup.
That dress has a stark simplicity to it so reminiscent of Japanese designers such as Kawakubo and Yamamoto, Patti. Seemingly plain at first glance, it holds so much potential in terms of versatility and little accent details. I love that collar on you. It’s almost nun-like yet not quite, if that makes sense, my friend 🙂 it really does fit beautifully on you.
And speaking of looking so edgy and beautiful, Patti, my weekly Project Sister Act Friday link-up is live and on the blog now, \and I would love for you to come and share this outfit. I’ve taken advantage of your Monday link-up for so long, it’s high time I repaid the favour 🙂 xoxo
ooo, I want to see more details. The outlines look cool, but what’s happening inside the lines? Like the gathering around the bodice….
I love the dress! –Hanna Lei
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I would have to disagree because I think this dress looks very flattering on you. It’s the cut I absolutely love. Kirsten xx
Patti, what a steal and Revolve has some great stuff. What I find most interesting about LBDs is their details, and this top part is great, fitted with detail and love the aline shape on you too. The necklace Suzanne made is the perfect piece for added texture/color. YOu look great!
Nice! That dress has a chic Jackie Kennedy vibe. And the bodice detailing complements the angular lines nicely.
What a cool dress, I think it looks perfect on you! 🙂
But I do think the dress flatters you—it seems fitted at the top and flares out at the skirt—very nice!!
I love the wording…”dress to express”—perfect!
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You rock this edgy stylish LBD Patti! Come join this latest GIVEAWAY I am co-hosting with JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) where a pair of Ashley Hoffman earrings from JTV’s Rock Star Collection is currently at stake! Happy Monday!
Lovely LBD Beautiful Patti. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
I like a structured dress, it helps to give me curves I don’t actually have. You look great, but sorry, it is King who is stealing the show! He is beautiful. I used to always have black cats as a child. We would name them Ajax and Comet, over and over. Lol!
The older I get the more I like dresses. It’s one piece and you have a look. Love your dress and especially how it is the perfect canvas to highlight Suzanne’s great necklace. Thank you for hosting Patti!
As usual, Patti, you have impeccable taste! I wish I knew how you find such wonderful pieces. This dress looks amazing on you!
I’m more a fan of flowiness as well, but this dress is so chic. I love it and it looks fabulous on you!
Fabulous black dress, dear Patti.
You always find the most amazing pieces Patti! Gosh I wish we knew who made this one, it’s wicked – Incredible detail & the length is perfection on you xxx
This structured style looks good on you. And Suzanne’s necklace is perfect with it. Hahaha, I’m glad King dressed to match!
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You can never go wrong with a LBD!
Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!
Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
Love the clean style and the length of this dress, Patti! Perfect for the office too.
After a long, sunny weekend I realised I need a few new dresses :-)))
Thank you for hosting the party!!
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Great fit!! You look fabulous!! .. Thank you for hosting
I love the shape of this dress, Patti! You look smashing.
I love minimalist, structured outfits, all clean lines and simple shapes. What a bargain!
What a timeless, classic piece! I love it and you are glowing in the sunshine!!
I really like the shape of this dress Patti, it looks great on you! I also love what you said, dress to express – I completely agree! 🙂 you look lovely! Hugs xxx
I adore the shape of the dress! I find A-lines are flattering for everyone. It really looks high end. My necklace looks great with it : )
I know what you mean about being frustrated when the labels are ripped out.
Patti I’m definitely one for structured dresses, so this style calls to me!! The necklace is the perfect addition :))
Thank you so much for hosting, see you at #iwillwearwhatilike tomorrow!
I really like the dress! It looks great on you! Wonderful find! And the necklace & booties go so well with it!
Patti, you look amazing. I love the shape and structure of the dress. It’s a little different for you too. Thank you for hosting the link-up xxxxx
Very cool dress. Love the almost architectural look of it. The necklace works perfectly with it.
Great dress Patti…super fit. Thanks for the link up!