I spotted this dress last week and thought it was interesting. The pattern was different, the colorblocking was cool, the color palette was very wearable…but I didn’t think it was right for the blog. However, after my fourth visit to the site to look at it again, I thought differently.
Printed sheath dresses require a bit more styling to make them work appropriate, but it can be done. The fit of this dress is a bit snug, similar to a Rebecca Taylor pencil dress, so I typically size up and then tailor where necessary. Since Dorothy Perkins dresses run a bit small, I will take a size 8 instead of my usual 4 to compensate for the sizing issue and give me a sleeker, less snug fit.
Like the idea of a printed pencil dress but not this one? I love this floral print sheath from Black Halo. This under-$30 dress brings back tie-dye in the best way. This dress has a gorgeous wood-block print and a pretty blue color palette. This white and black dress also has a charming dot print.
Plus size ladies might like the bright mix of colors in this print, and the colorful accent on this black and white print sheath. I also found this pretty blue and white floral dress and this dotted sheath with contrast belt.