Desigual floral dress
Dress, Desigual (thrifted); shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

I don’t know about this dress, you guys. I love the print and the colours, but I’m not a huge fan of the style. This Desigual dress was part of the 2012 f/w “Rainbow” collection, so it’s not that old, but it feels really dated to me – like something from the early 2000s. If I’m honest, it makes me feel a little old, because I feel like I’ve already worn this dress a decade ago. Am I crazy?

Desigual floral dress
the details …

That was largely a hypothetical question, but probably. So help me decide, internet peeps: should I keep it or no? Is there an easy way to alter an asymmetrical cowl neckline? Or should I even bother?

Desigual floral dress
keeper or not?

13 Comments on Beach Vacation Style: That Other Dress

    • I agree with Robyn. You should have a closet filled with functional pieces that you love to wear. It’s hard when the print and colour are so nice, but if you’re not sure, you won’t feel good in it when you do wear it. That said, maybe a trip to the tailor is in order…

  1. I’m so torn because there’s so much about this dress that I like and the color is stunning on you. That said, I think it overwhelms your frame too much in the front and at the waist. Totally worth taking it to a tailor to see if s/he can make it into a keeper, though.

  2. Well, i am of the opinion that Desigual are huuuuugely overrated, so….esp the annoying big logo at the neck. Always. 😉 they had a shop here in Uppsala that just closed. Because overrated, so bad sales.

  3. I vote no. The fit just looks really off – maybe because of the neckline? I would have dated this early 2000’s too. You have a lot of really flattering fun dresses with great prints – but this isn’t one. Sorry!

  4. As a fellow Edmonton resident, I enjoy reading your blog. With respect to this dress, I feel it is not a flattering as many of your other dresses so thumbs down.

  5. I add a vote to “if you don’t really like it, don’t keep it”. It’s nice and fine and alright, if you felt great wearing it I’d say keep it. You don’t, though, so away it goes.

  6. I tend to agree with Jessica that–between the asymmetry and print–it seems to overwhelm your petite frame. If you really like it, though, maybe exchange the black sandals for a purple or red pump, and swap the yellow envelope purse for a smaller clutch in the same color as your shoes?

  7. I feel this pain. I have a Desigual tunic that I really want to love, but it also has an asymmetrical neckline and the fit just isn’t quite there…buuuuut, it seems to keep finding its way out of my toss pile.

  8. I don’t know what it is but as pretty as the colors are, there’s something about the cut or maybe the pattern placement that just isn’t working. So much weirdness happening right in the middle around the waist, it just doesn’t look right. Maybe you can salvage it by making it into a skirt.

  9. OK, you guys have convinced me! It’s going straight to the donate/swap pile. And taking a few friends with it … your comments have really made me reconsider a few “borderline” pieces. Thank you, as always, for your thoughtful input!