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Adventure Dressing | Manolo for the Big Girl

Adventure Dressing

Every once in a while when the moon is in the seventh house and the planets have aligned just right, I open my closet –the one dedicated entirely to black dresses– and yearn for something a bit more…exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I love a black jersey dress but there is life beyond noir knitwear.   Here are three dresses that have rung my bell recently. They may not be for everyone, but if you’re a girl who’s not afraid to make a statement (or wear charmeuse) these might pay off for you as well.

JS Sequin Dress

For those who exercise their right to bare arms, this short shift is a mod choice for apples to show off those gorgeous gams.

Printed Silk Dress

I sort of love this dress. Jewel tones in beautifully draping silk. It’s the closest thing we big girls are gonna get to Pucci. But buyer beware, this could be a bit overwhelming for our petite plussies.

Maggy London Silk Charmeuse Shift Dress

A little70’s, but in a good way. Pair it with an enormously glam cocktail ring, keep the hair soft and the shoes simple. Viva!

6 Responses to “Adventure Dressing”

  1. Pinkleader October 9, 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    Those are lovely, but alas the wrong neckline for moi. This dress however
    is issuing forth a siren-like call. Or to borrow a page from StyleSpy, the Want Monster is nibbling on my toes. http://tinyurl.com/22ku92

  2. Twistie October 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm #

    I think I had dress #3 in the ’70’s!

    Of course mine was handmade by my mother out of a fabulous polyester print of Alphonse Mucha posters featuring Sarah Bernhart and had glorious little brass buttons of the head of Michelangelo’s David.

    Who says superfantsticness isn’t for twelve-year-olds?

  3. GoingLoopy October 9, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    Wherefore might I obtain the middle dress (the printed silk?) I likes it!!

  4. The Betsy October 10, 2007 at 10:32 am #

    For the top dress, HSN.com has a similar one from the same designer — JS Boutique — in women’s sizes, only it’s a more fitted sheath style. Still all sequins, though: http://tinyurl.com/2ck3yr. And it’s $139 as opposed to $199 for the one shown here.

  5. caitlin October 10, 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    Is that top one made out of plastic? Just curious.