A month or so ago, I stumbled on a website called, Ruche. Ruche sells vintage inspired clothing, an inexpensive version of Anthropologie. There are a few curvy (plus size). The site adds new things everyday, so it is worth checking out. I ordered the “let’s make this last forever” dress. I love the turquoise and navy blue combo, the ruffles and the navy blue and white weave band around the waist. Since, I do not, typically, wear sleeveless, I am always looking for sleeved options.
So I created 3 sets using the dress as the focal point. The dress is quite romantic and I did not want to pick accessories that were too trendy.
In Look 1, I focused more on the navy in the dress. I selected the linen jacket to be worn open with tri-teardrop brooch on the ribbon of the jacket. The shape of the brooch is similar to the shape of the spots in the shoes. The bag color is a deeper shade of the top of the dress.
In Look 2, I focused again on the navy and included the white of the band, which is why I selected the striped jacket. I also liked the shape/silhouette of the jacket and the gathering in the shoulders. I wanted the ruffles to spill over the lapels. I picked the t-strap pumps and pearls because they continue the classic look. I selected the red satchel for that pop of color.
In Look 3, I wanted the accessories (except for brooch) to be complementary to the turquoise. The great thing is that the reddish orange color works well with the navy. I used texture by selecting suede options. The brooch would be worn on the lapel of the jacket and the ruffles would be inside the jacket.