Joe Fresh print tunic dress; Muberry soft biscuit croc Bayswater
Dress & sweater, Joe Fresh; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, Mulberry (via consignment)

I threw this outfit together in a last minute panic (the dress I was planning to wear looked terrible – the downside of ordering a ponte sheath dress online, untried) … and absolutely loved it. That doesn’t happen as often as it should. I find Joe Fresh really hit and miss; the quality is often a miss, but they occasionally get everything else so on point, I’m minded to overlook the quality. This is a good example: the top front of the dress is poly, and the bottom and back of the top is a poly-rayon blend; overall, it has a nice feel to it, but poly is poly. It’s a shame, because I adore the dress in every other respect.

This shapeless/shift/tunic style generally does nothing for my curvy figure, but this particular dress conveys the loose-on-purpose message better than most. It feels like an extra-long t-shirt, but looks like something that is conceivably office-appropriate. It has a slightly edgier vibe than my usual style, but for once I’m enjoying pushing my limits a little. $20 well spent, I say.

Banana Republic chambray chic tassel pendant necklace; Joe Fresh print tunic dress
necklace, Banana Republic


5 Comments on A Fresh Take

    • Thanks! The (illusion) waist is a dropped waist, so I don’t think a belt would really work. But I think I like it loose … its just a new style for me.

  1. At first glance the top of it reminded me of a map print. Then I realized you were standing in front of a map. Funny how the mind works. Either way, not bad for $20!

  2. I like it. Looks like separates, but it’s a dress! Dresses are nice – no multiple pieces to worry about – just through on a cardi and go. But now I want to hear more about the dress that didn’t make it.

    • I love, love, love this dress! I just wore it again the other day, and it’s so nice – and comfy.
      You’ll probably see the other dress at the next clothing swap. It was just the wrong size/fit for me – too lumpy and bumpy. I have the worst luck with LBDs!