10th Commandment: August 22

Aug 22, 2013

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Billie and Blossom Cobalt Pleat Crepe Dress ($49)

I love cobalt. It’s a color that works in any season, and looks great on almost anyone. And this inexpensive dress with pleated waist details and a slight cap sleeve is a great work dress. If you’ve never tried cobalt before, give it a try. I have yet to meet someone who didn’t look beautiful in this vibrant shade of blue.

Speaking of cobalt, I tried on this DvF Raquel dress ($178) yesterday, and I loved it. The fabric is a good weight and the color is beautiful. I also loved this Tahari sleeveless dress with a pleated neckline and this inexpensive drape dress, which is also from Dorothy Perkins.

Plus size: Try this Salon Z cap sleeve sheath that is perfect for work. Petite: I love this Tahari half-sleeve dress with waist details.

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  1. liz says:

    That DVF dress is gorgeous. Belle, did you think it was too form-fitting or clingy for the office?

  2. MK says:

    Love this dress. Have you ever ordered from Dorothy Perkins before? I was wondering if you’ve ever had to pay for shipping to ship something back, and if so, how much it cost. Always nervous about sizing when I order something from a new place.

    • Jen says:

      I was going to ask this, too. There are a lot of dresses from Dorothy Perkins shown on this blog (which I LOVE, by the way!), but I’ve read very negative reviews of their customer service online. Belle, have you ever personally ordered from them? What was your experience? Thanks!

  3. rachel says:

    Why oh why does DvF love the middle seam? This color is beautiful and I’ve never considered wearing it before.
    Thanks Belle.

  4. Ashley says:

    Love the dress, but I’m always hesitant about cap sleeves. And now it’s on sale! …Oh wait, it’s out of stock in my size. Bummer.

  5. jt123 says:

    How forgiving was the fabric on the DVF?

    • Belle says:

      It had a decent amount of stretch. I tried on the S, and it was form fitting but stretched some. I would have gone up to the M though to make it more appropriate for work, you might not need to though. I’m just in between sizes right now, and DVF runs small.

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