Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Posted by Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant
If your taste for lady egg exposure lies closer to Victorian rather than Elizabethan standards, this message is for you. Perhaps the skin two handbreadths from the base of your neck morally reddens with bashful manifestation or perhaps you care not to reveal the previously smooth valley which age has begun to furrow.
As an admitted bashful bosom, you are no doubt skilled in the application of the neckline rising power of a camisole. But why not try a solution that includes built-in propriety?
Shabby Apple is a modest Camelot, home of treasures like the 90 Words Per Minute Secretary Dress. Let us admire each facet of this gem.
1. Neckline. Tying the neckline around the literal neck, keeps the entire bust and all that leads up to it divinely sequestered.
2. Sizing. While this frock is labeled "generously sized," I found the size smaller I ordered to be just a bit snug. I believe the draping would be more flattering if ordered in the traditional size.
3. Seasonality: This light-weight jersey is the perfect weight for a spring or summer day-dress. If you want to transition this piece into fall and winter, I recommend pairing it with a pair of embellished stockings and a sweater vest or core-warming cardigan. And let that playful little neck-tie peak out. With its ability to layer or stand-alone, the 90-Words Per Minute Secretary Dress could quickly become an all-season favorite.
4. Elementals. The rouching on the sides helps the dress to drape smoothly over shapely hips, however, given the overly cozy size I selected, it created a few unsightly lines across my generous bottom. Pick the right size, and this will not happen to you.
Does your closet need one of these too?
Then, click on over to Shabby Apple's Blog and find a promotional code cloaked like your sweater puppies, and redeemable on any Shabby Apple dress (see some of my high-necked favorites below).
Or you can enter up to two times for a chance to win your own Shabby Apple 90 Words Per Minute Dress.
Way to Win 1: Visit Shabby Apple's Blog, become a follower, and leave a confirming comment on their blogpost with the hidden promotional code.
Way to Win 2: Visit the Shabby Apple Store, and leave a comment on this Cardigan Empire post detailing your favorite dress, and why you think it would suit your body type.
The winner of Shy Décolletage Bosom Friend will be selected on Friday, October 9th. The winner gets to select a 90 Words Per Minute dress in her size of choice.