This post reflects my thoughts on two gowns from woman-led online store. It also features how to style semi-formal and formal attire beyond special occasions for an alway delightful look.
- Why I Wanted to Try these Dresses
- How to Wear a Prom Dress at Day?
- Special Occasion Attire That Works Beyond Special Events
- In a Nutshell
Disclosure: Ad. The two dresses are samples of my choice from Ever Pretty. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion. This post has affiliate links. Get 20% off your Ever-Pretty purchuase with Promo Code highlatitudestyle20.
Why I Wanted to Try these Dresses
Pre-COVID, there were special occasions like balls, Valentine’s Dinner Specials, scholarship fundraisers, weddings, wedding receptions, donar receptions, cocktail parties, dance parties, highschool proms, social dances, christenings, fashion shops, promotional dinners, office Christmas parties at a hotel, … you name it. These were all occasions to don semi-formal or even formal dresses. They gave us the Cinderella feeling. After a year of missing out these uplifting events, I was like
Woman you want to dress up. You dress for yourself to feel and look great. What the heck, when you want to wear a glamours dress, just do it. It’s your life, live it to the fullest.
Dresses are a whole outfit. And they can be accessorized in so many unique ways. I can find ways to wear it now. Or as my niece would say
When you believe you can, you are half way there. #empoweredwoman #selfmotivation Click To Tweet
Thus, I picked the cream Midi Lace Party Dress and a black, sleek, modest velvet maxi dress with elbow-long sleeves.
How to Wear a Prom Dress at Day?
When I opened the opened the package, I was impressed by the quality of the dresses. At the really affordable price, I had expected some flat (read cheap) lace. But the lace has beautiful structure like being inspired by Bruxelles lace. When I first held the white beauty in my hands I was like
This dress is a cameleon.
Sure, it will look stylish with gloves, especially in satin and opera length. It works as summer dress, for going out, with a cardigan at work, and of course as a bride’s dress. Add a fancy hat and a bolero jacket, and a Southern Belle is ready for church. Add a flower headband, combat boots and it is an outfit you can what you can wear for an outdoor concert or Woodstock Revival (once the pandemic is over).
Next I opened the plastic bag of the Lace Bodice Velvet Evening Dress. The beautiful see-thru has embroidery and small black sequins. They are nicely sewn on, overlapping like the scales of a Regal Angelfish.
Stylist tip: When you buy a piece with sequins, make sure they are small and overlap to not look cheap.
My honest reaction was these dresses look way more more expensive than they are! Can you believe that the white one is just $40.99 and the black high waist velvet straight evening dress with lace bodice is just $64.99!
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That’s a smoking deal.
Special Occasion Attire That Works Beyond Special Events
Typically, dresses in the special occasion sector cost a fortune, when you look at the cost-per-wear. On the contrary, these Ever Pretty dresses can be worn more than just once or twice. Due to the quality of the dresses I have no problem styling and wearing them beyond their original purpose. I hadn’t expected that the dresses make this task so easy. See how I styled them for everyday life later in this post. First the obvious way.
Who May Like these Dresses
These gowns are a perfect fit forevery woman looking for affordable, but high quality dresses. No matter whether you are a bridesmaid dress in your bff’s wedding or just looking for a dress for the office. There is such a wide selection of dresses in all styles for all shapes and sizes from US2 to US26. Everyone can find something for their taste and budget.
Women with Romantic Style will love the cream lace dress as a wardrobe update for summer. When your style is Glamours the black velvet gown is perfect for you. Also every armshy or cleavage-shy midlife fashionista will love the black evening gown! Did I mention that the lace bodice actually has a nude lining underneath? This means we have perfect arm coverage!
No-show of midlife bingo wings!
Also the cleavage has this nude linging. This means perfect coverage of sun-damage from using mirrors for tanning in the 70s. Love that! The modest fashionista will love this feature as well.
Verdict: A sexy look without the flesh show!
Read the Size Chart
I am usually a US size 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. Thus, I always order my dresses in a size 4 to fit my shoulders. As you see, it’s a perfect fit. Typically, the skirt part is a bit loose and I have to take it in. This work wasn’t needed for both garments. Since I didn’t know whether it is me, just a random accidentally running smaller sample , I did some research. Obviously, the brand’s attire runs on the smaller side, but measures of the pieces (when taken flat) are in the ballpark of the numbers in the size chart. Therefore, I recommend that you take your measures and compare with the size chart for best fit. I have made doing so a habit.
Scientist tip: When a size chart gives the measures in both centimeter and inches always measure in centimeter. These measurements are more precise due to the finer increment.
Also, when you are full breasted, make sure to check the breast measurements. I am a bra size A (75A for my European readers). The dress fits well in the cheast.Size doesn't matter, but fit does! #HighLatitudeStyle #effordlesslychic Click To Tweet
Unique, Unusual Ways to Wear the Dresses in Your Everyday Life
I definitely can recommend these dresses to my friends!
You can buy these and more dresses online at Ever Pretty.
In a Nutshell
Ever Pretty is a woman led online store where women of all sizes, shapes, personal style and budget can find the perfect high quality dress that makes them feel and look as unique and amazing as they are. Browse their collection now for your own every pretty look.Who said you cannot wear semi-formal attire every day? Sure you can! Do it! #highlatitudestyle #everpretty Click To Tweet
Photos of me: G. Kramm
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