You’ve seen a glimpse of this dress from my honolulu post but I love it so wanted to share it as a lookbook. I used to have such an aversion to maxi dresses as I just assumed that shorties like me couldn’t pull them off. But after seeing them countless times on a petite girl like Nicole Richie, I decided to try one on and now I’m addicted! They are the best to just slip on a breezy summer day (or when you are on vacation in Hawaii).
Dress: Yumi Kim
Sandals: Steven by Steve Madden (similar to these)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (the latest gift from my hubs)
Yumi Kim has yet to disappoint me and I now own quite a few pieces from her line. This maxi dress even fit length wise for me which pretty much never happens. The only thing is, I kinda have a gigantic rib cage. No really, I do and I’ve known this since I was about 12 when my mom had me try on my sister’s dress and we couldn’t even zip it up over my rib cage when she and I were the same size. This always becomes a problem with dresses that don’t have much give in the chest area. Also being a size 0 and a 34C doesn’t help for fitted bra cup dresses, as I usually find them to be much too small for my size. But to fix all of these problems, I just had my tailor put a zipper in on the side and voila! it fits perfect. I tend to be one that is very conscious of my chest so very rarely wear low cut dresses but this dress kept the girls in pretty well and didn’t make me feel like they were the focal point as some dresses can do to them.
It looks like she is sold out of this dress but you can still get this one in the same print (on sale even!)
It was the perfect print for my surroundings and unfortunately was the only place that I’ve worn it this year but we have quite a few destination weddings booked for 2010 so I suspect I’ll be bringing this dress along with me!
update: Just saw that Yumi Kim is having 25% off this week! Perfect time to stock up!
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