Dress, Michael Kors (thrifted); shoes, Nine West (thrifted); bag, MbMJ
Dress, Michael Kors (thrifted); shoes, Nine West (thrifted); bag, MbMJ

I’ve been lusting after Issa dresses for a long time, but I’ve never thriftspotted one, and they are hella pricy on eBay. So. No Issa for me. But! I did recently find the next best thing, which is this Michael Kors dress that has a very familiar cut. You may remember it — it’s the same style of dress as the one which the former Kate Middleton wore at the announcement of her engagement. That dress? Issa.

brooch, vintage
brooch, vintage
flattering from every angle
flattering from every angle

This is such a comfortable, flattering style, you guys — way more so that actual wrap dresses. If you are able to track down this MK version on eBay, do it! The brand resells for way less than Issa, and while this dress isn’t silk jersey, it looks (and feels) like a nice poly-spandex blend. I got quite a few compliments on it too, which is always nice. As much as my closet is overrun with dresses at the moment, I think this one will be safe from the dreaded purge for a good, long while.

only thing missing is pockets ...
only thing missing is pockets …

8 Comments on Dressapalooza

  1. Great dress. I’m with you on the wrap dresses. I don’t know where this nonsense came from that they’re the universally flattering dress. Shape-wise, I’m a slender (i.e. flat-chested) pear and I have never tried on a wrap dress that actually flattered me. I feel like the front is always popping open and the hips are always too tight and bad jersey can make everything going on underneath crazily visible. Maybe they’re actually just flattering to hourglass types?

    • Yeah, I agree for the most part. I think DVF wrap dresses are actually the worst culprits; even if I size up, I still need a camisole (and I do not have a large chest). I think I’m an hourglass (if you compare my shoulders/torse, waist and hips — not my bust, LOL!) but they don’t work great for me. I do have one wrap dress that’s fantastic because there is no gap at the bust, but it’s an exception. I don’t go out of my way to buy wrap dresses, for sure.

      I think wrap dresses *can* be more forgiving than other styles if you have a swing in weight, but only if you accept the need for a camisole. I found that my wrap dresses could accomodate a 1-2 size difference easily. Like, if the dress is a size 8, I could wear it as a size 6 or a 10.

  2. You look lovely Adina, it’s a great dress for you! Btw your second novel is only 99p here, spotted it on my wishlist last night. I need to download it. Does it follow on from the first or can I read them out of order? Not read the first one yet you see… but I will!

  3. First words – well word out of my mouth at the first picture was “Wow!” I love this outfit. You look so polished and you’re also comfy – I love it. Your hair look lovely too.